Saturday, September 25, 2010

Vegetable Corn Soup

Soup is the epitome of comfort, a wonderful soul warming food filled with wholesome ingredients and fantastic flavors,specially on a cold winter or a rainy day.Soups are ideal as appetizers or starters, as a side dish, or as a one-pot meal.


  • 1 medium Onions, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato,chopped
  • 1large Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large Potatoes, peeled and cubed 
  • a handful of spinach leaves,chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup macarooni
  • 1tsp garlic paste
  • 3 cups Cold Water
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Salt 
  • 2 tbsp,soup powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp,Butter

  • Add butter to a pan and melt over medium heat.
  • Add  onions and saute  until soft.
  • Add tomatoes and saute for 3 more minutes
  • Now add the garlic paste and cook till the raw smell of garlic dissapears
  • Stir in shredded carrots, corn,macarooni,spinach leaves,cubed potatoes, soup powder,cold water, coarse salt.
  • Reduce heat to low. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot

Friday, September 24, 2010

Strawberry Smoothie

Healthy, fast and fat-free, the strawberry smoothie is a perfect choice when berries are in season.Its simple to make and  tastes yummy,beside strawberries provide loads of nutrients  vitamin A, C and B6, fiber, potassium, folate and various antioxidants and flavonoids. Your immune system needs these fighters to protect you against diseases related to heart and cancers.

  • 7 large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla or strawberry ice cream
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp Sugar,if strawberries are sour or if you use frozen strawberries


  • First Blend strawberries ,sugar and  milk together until strawberries are well blended, 
  • Than add ice cream  and whip for just a little bit ,the mixture should be smooth and  thick.
  • Serve with a scoop of strawberry icecream and enjoy!!!!!!

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Besan Ladoos

Laddu or Laddoo  is a sweet popular in various countries of South Asia such as India ,Pakistan ,Nepal and Bangladesh.It is made out of flour and a variety of other ingredients formed into balls.
Besan ladoos are rich, sweet dessert-snack made from gently roasted gram flour (besan).Its a common dessert prepared during festivals or any other joyous occassion.

  • 1 1/2 cups gram flour(besan)
  • 2 tablespoons semolina flour ,fine
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • a handful of  cashewnuts and raisins (fried in ghee),keep aside
  • 1/4 teaspoons coarsely grounded cardamom seeds 

  • Put the besan, semolina, and ghee in a large frying pan and mix.
  • Turn the stove on to medium heat and begin to roast the besan mixture until besan becomes light golden brown in color.  Stir the mixture continuously with a spatula to prevent burning.  
  • When the color has changed you will also start to smell the sweetness of roasted besan.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add  fried cashewnuts,raisins, cardamom seeds powder, and sugar. 
  • Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes
  • Now to make the ladoos, lightly grease your hands with ghee/oil and  take about 2 tablespoons of warm besan mixture into your palm and   form a smooth, round ball.
  • Leave the ladoos on a plate to cool to room temperature before putting into a covered container.

Goan Fish Curry

Goan Fish Curry along with boiled Rice,is the staple food in any Goan home,whether rich or poor.Goans just can't seem to eat their food without their fish Curry.This is a slightly spicy-tangy dish.So guys go ahead and try this amazing dish sure that you all will be in love with this dish,just like us Goanese:)


  • 2 Pomfrets,large-Clean,cut and apply salt,keep aside
  • 1 medium size onion,chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato,chopped finely
  • 1 Green Chilli ,slit
  • 1tbsp,coconut Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  •  Salt,to taste
  • A bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves, for garnishing

Ingrediants for Masala:

  • 6 Kashmiri Chillies
  • 1/2 Scraped Coconut
  • A Small Piece of Ginger
  • 3 Flakes Garlic
  • 1 Tea spoon Corriander seeds 
  •  1/2 Tea spoon Haldi Powder
  • 1/2 Tea spoon Jeera seeds
Grind all the ingrediants for the masala  with water or a little vinegar and keep aside.

  • Heat a deep pan on a medium flame, add the oil and heat. 
  • Add the onions,green chilli and fry till golden brown
  • Add the chopped tomato and cook till the mixture leaves the side of the pan.
  • Now add the  masala paste you just ground to the oil and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the 2 cups of water (add more water if you would like more gravy) and bring the gravy to a boil. Reduce the flame to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add salt to taste.
  • Gently add the pieces of fish to the gravy and cook for 10 more minutes. Do not cover the pan at any time during the cooking
  • Incase this dish turns out a little too spicy for your taste ,you can add a tablespoon of coconut vinegar.
  • Turn off the fire and garnish with corainder leaves
  •  Serve immediately with plain boiled rice.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vegetable and Dry Fruits Pulao

  • 1 1/2 cup rice
  • 3 Cups water
  • 2 onion (chopped)
  • 6-8 cloves
  • 1 large stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. while peppercorns
  • 4 cardamons
  • 1 large tomato (chopped)
  • 1 large capsicum
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric 
  • Carrots ,shredded-1/4 cup
  • green peas-1/4 cup
  • salt to taste or 1 maggie cube
  • ghee-3tbsp
  • handful corainder leaves-chopped,for garnishing
  • Soak the rice for 1/2 hour atleast. 
  •  Heat ghee in a pan and when hot add cloves,cinnamon, peppercorns, cardamon
  • Add onions, and fry till brown
  • Add the tomato and cook till it mashes well
  • Now add the capsicum and fry for sometime
  • add the rice and fry on slow fire for 4 minutes
  • Next add peas,carrots,and mix.
  • Then add the turmeric, salt and 3 cups of water.
  • Bring this to a boil, reduce the head and cover.
  • Cook till tender and serve hot  
  • Garnish with coriander leaves