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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MAGGI MASALA POWDER RECIPE / HOMEMADE MAGGI MASALA (TASTEMAKER) - Video Recipe

maggi tastemaker powder
Homemade Maggi Masala Pwd

Here is the easy recipe to make your own flavorful maggi masala (tastemaker) at home. The secret lies in the correct proportion of mixing the masalas & spices. It gives a unique awesome flavor & enhances the taste of the noodles. Check out this easy video recipe and make your own delicious noodles at home with this maggi tastemaker mix recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Ginger pwd - 1 tsp
  • Garlic pwd - 1 tsp
  • Onion pwd - 2 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 2 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Keep all the ingredients in plate.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Blend to fine powder.
  4. Flavorful & healthy homemade maggi masala powder is ready.
maggi masala tastemaker powder

This masala can be used for sprinkling for noodles, pasta & any dish as per our option.

maggi tastemaker powder

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

HOW TO MAKE FRENCH TOAST? - Easy Video Recipe

how to make french toast
French Toast

Here goes the all time favorite ubeatable French toast recipe that makes a healthy option for weekday breakfast or brunch. The flavors of cinnamon along with beaten eggs with creamy inside makes it ideal option for kids. In this recipe, the thick slices of bread are soaked in egg mixture and toasted to golden along with butter. Check out the truly delicious French toast video recipe here.

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Ingredients

  • Bread slices - 5
  • Eggs - 2
  • Whole milk - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, add whole milk.
  2. Add salt, sugar, cinnamon pwd, vanilla essence and stir.
  3. Beat eggs and add to it.
  4. whisk together until the mixture turns frothy.
  5. Melt butter in frypan.
  6. Dip the bread slice in the egg mixture for few seconds.
  7. Place it on the hot pan.
  8. Toast the bread in low medium flame.
  9. Flip it to ensure the bread is toasted to golden & crispy on both sides.
  10. Remove from flame.
  11. Healthy delicious French toast is ready.
  12. Enjoy hot with dollop of butter.
  13. Drizzling honey on the top of French toast also tastes great.
how to make french toast

Sunday, February 19, 2017

MASALA FRENCH FRIES - Easy Video Recipe

French Fries
Masala French Fries

Masala french fries are crispy & irresistably tempting snack that is loved by everyone around the world. It is quite easy to prepare this hot, fluffy yet crispy french fries at home. The secret lies in the frying process..ie. the oil needs to be in perfect temperature. If the oil is very hot, the potatoes will turn brown with inside not been cooked and if the cool is cool, then the potatoes will absorb oil and become soggy. It should be cooked in right temperature so that the french fries are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Check out this easy video recipe and enjoy the spicy golden strips of goodness at your home.

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Ingredients

  • Potato big - 2 or 3
  • Corn flour - 3 tbsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly flakes - 1/4 tsp
  • Dried methi leaves - 1/2 tsp
  • Chat masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chilly pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil to deep fry

Method

  1. Wash & peel the skin of potatoes.
  2. Chop it to thin lengthy slices.
  3. Spread them in a plate and sprinkle salt to it.
  4. Mix well and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. You can see the potatoes has let out water.
  6. Drain the water and place the slices in the tissue paper.
  7. Wipe off the wetness and set aside.
  8. In a mixing bowl, add corn flour, pepper pwd, red chilly flakes, dried methi leaves, chat masala pwd and red chilly pwd.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Sprinkle the masala pwd over the potato slices.
  11. Coat well with masala.
  12. Let it marinate for 5 minutes.
  13. Heat oil in frypan.
  14. Once the oil is hot, add the potato slices to it.
  15. Deep fry in high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  16. Now reduce the flame to low and deep fry until crisp & golden.
  17. Drain in kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
  18. Lipsmacking delicious masala french fries is ready.
  19. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup or any dip of your choice.
French Fries

Thursday, February 16, 2017

HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER? - Easy Video Recipe

homemade peanut butter
Homemade Peanut Butter

Hope its not just me, who is worried about using store-bought peanut butter with all the unwanted additional ingredient in it as preservative. The good news is its pretty easy to prepare this versatile spread at home. The main ingredients required are roasted peanuts, sugar, salt, honey & oil. Its not only healthy for kids, surprisingly it helps in weight loss also & highly nutritious. This delicious paste pairs excellent with sandwich, roti, fruits, chocolates, etc. Try this easy video recipe & enjoy the great healthy eating option.

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Ingredients

  • Roasted peanuts - 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp

Method

  1. Roast peanuts to golden.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Add peanuts to blender and add salt, sugar.
  4. Blend to smooth powder.
  5. Add honey, oil and blend to fine paste.
  6. If required add little more oil and blend until it turns smooth consistency.
  7. Flavorful & healthy homemade peanut butter is ready.
  8. Transfer to air tight container.
  9. It makes a delicious spread to apply on bread, sandwich & roti dishes.
homemade peanut butter

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

EGG PARATHA / ANDA KA PARATHA - VIDEO RECIPE

stuffed paratha
Egg Paratha 

Whenever you are bored with regular roti, chapati for dinner, here comes the excellent paratha recipe which is diligently filled with flavors. This stuffed paratha recipe is so easy to prepare and tastes simply out of the world. It is best served with mint chutney, yoghurt or pickle. Check out this easy video recipe and enjoy the healthy taste.

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Ingredients

To make dough

  • Wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - handful

To make egg bhurji

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilly - 1
  • Sliced onions - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Eggs - 2 to 3
  • Fresh coriander leaves 
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste

Method

To make dough

  1. Add 1 cup of warm water in mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt, cumin seeds, ajwain, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd and coriander leaves.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add wheat flour and knead to smooth soft dough.
  5. Add oil and knead well.
  6. Let the dough rest for 10 mins.

To make Egg Bhurji stuffing

  1. Heat oil in fry pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds and wait to splutter.
  3. Add sliced onions and green chilly.
  4. Add salt and toss.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  6. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, garam masala pwd and saute.
  7. Beat eggs and add to the mixture.
  8. Scramble the eggs in high flame.
  9. Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Turn off flame.
  11. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Inner egg bhurji stuffing is ready.

To make paratha:

  1. Make small balls out of the dough.
  2. Take one ball, dust with flour.
  3. Roll it to thick small disc.
  4. Place 2 tbsp of egg bhurji and seal the edges of the disc as shown in video.
  5. Pat it flat and roll it to thick parathas.
  6. Repeat the same for all parathas.
  7. Now heat a frypan.
  8. Drizzle oil to it.
  9. Place the paratha and fry on both sides, until it turns golden and cooked.
  10. Remove from flame.
  11. Lipsmacking healthy delicious egg paratha is ready.
  12. Enjoy hot with yoghurt, pickle or any curry of your choice.
stuffed paratha

BANANA PANCAKES - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

pancakes
Banana Pancakes 

Looking for a healthy, delicious breakfast treat for your kids? Here goes the moist, fluffy banana pancake recipe that is super quick to prepare. It tastes delicious with soft inside and crispy outside. The flavor of banana & vanilla makes a heavenly combo that your little ones will enjoy. Check out the quick, easy video recipe & enjoy the gluten-free banana pancakes.

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Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour or maida flour - 1 cup
  • Egg - 1
  • Ripe banana - 3 to 4
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Thick milk or yoghurt - 2 cups
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Beat egg and keep ready.
  2. Mash banana in mixing bowl and set ready.
  3. In another bowl, add whole wheat flour or maida flour.
  4. Add salt, sugar, cinnamon pwd and baking pwd.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add whole milk and stir gently.
  7. Add beaten egg and mashed banana.
  8. Combine together to make smooth batter.
  9. Melt butter in dosa pan or frypan.
  10. Take a ladle full of batter.
  11. Spread to small thick discs.
  12. Cook in low flame to golden.
  13. Once it is cooked on both sides, remove from flame.
  14. Fluffy delicious banana pancakes are ready.
  15. Serve hot with drizzling honey & with a dallop of butter.
  16. It makes a healthy breakfast / dinner or snack recipe for kids & adults.
pancakes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MUTTON KADAI / KARAHI GOSHT - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

Kadai Mutton
Mutton Kadai 

Kadai Mutton is an authentic, royal Indian non-veg dish. Its lipsmacking delicious and makes up a popular delicacy for get-together and weddings. This easy & no fuss mutton kadai recipe can be prepared within 45 mins at home. The recipe is prepared by cooking tender mutton along with aromatic spices. This tasty dish can be served as a curry along with naan/ roti and rice. Check out this authentic delicious video recipe here.

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Ingredients

  • Mutton pieces  - 1/2 kg
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Sliced onion - 1 cup
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Tomato sliced - 1 cup
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Yoghurt - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cloves - 4
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Saunf pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 3/4 tsp
  • Dried fenugreek leaves - 1/2 tsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves - handful
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean, wash the mutton pieces.
  2. Drain water thoroughly and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in frypan.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute in high flame.
  5. Add sliced onions and salt.
  6. Toss until onions turn light brown.
  7. Add green chilly, tomatoes and cook till soft.
  8. Add turmeric pwd, 1/2 tsp red chilly pwd and yoghurt.
  9. Mix well until the masala incorporates.
  10. Add mutton pieces and stir.
  11. Allow to cook for few minutes along with masala.
  12. Turn off flame.
  13. Transfer the contents to pressure cooker.
  14. Add 1 cup of water and stir.
  15. Cook the mutton for 4 whistles in high flame.
  16. And turn the flame to simmer and cook for 10 mins or until the mutton is done.
  17. Heat oil in kadai or fry pan.
  18. Add cumin and wait to splutter.
  19. Add bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.
  20. Wait to splutter.
  21. Add curry leaves
  22. Add cooked mutton along with water.
  23. Add turmeric pwd, 1/2 tsp red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, saunf and garam masala pwd.
  24. Allow to boil until the masala thickens.
  25. Add freshly ground pepper pwd.
  26. Sprinkle chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  27. Once the curry attains desired consistency, turn off flame.
  28. Sprinkle dried fenugreek (methi) leaves.
  29. Flavorful, hot and spicy kadai mutton is ready.
  30. It pairs up excellent with roti or rice dishes.
Kadai Mutton

Thursday, February 09, 2017

VEGETABLE SOUP / MIXED VEGETABLE SOUP - VIDEO RECIPE

veg soup

Vegetable Soup

Making healthy, creamy and delicious restaurant style vegetable soup at home is absolutely easy. This veg soup makes a hearty satisfying meal that's equally delicious and nutritious also. It is perfect for cold rainy days or winter nights as it is low in calories. Check out this great tasting veg soup video recipe here..!

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Ingredients

  • Mixed veggies chopped - 1 cup
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic sliced - 1 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Corn flour - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Method

  1. Melt butter in frypan.
  2. Add grated garlic and fry till light brown.
  3. Add sliced onions, spring onions, carrot, beans, cauliflower and saute. (Also you can add any veggies of your choice)
  4. Saute well.
  5. Add 2 cups of water and cook the veggies covered.
  6. Add fresh sweet corn, peas and stir.
  7. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  8. Add sliced spring onion greens.
  9. Add salt, pepper pwd and sugar.
  10. Mix well and allow to boil.
  11. Turn flame to low and add corn flour paste. ( add 1 tbsp of corn flour with 1/2 cup of water and make a smooth paste)
  12. Stir well and turn off flame.
  13. Garnish with red chilly flakes and chopped coriander leaves.
  14. Rich n creamy delicious restaurant style healthy Vegetable soup is ready.
  15. Enjoy hot.
veg soup

PARUPPU PODI / TOOR DAL POWDER - VIDEO RECIPE

toor dal powder
Paruppu Podi 

Paruppu podi or toor dal powder is a flavorful and nutrition packed blend of spices. This is a staple food in our home and it comes in handy when we dont want to spend more time in kitchen. It makes a heavenly combo with hot plain rice with a spoon of gingely oil or ghee. Here comes the simple video recipe to make spicy andhra style paruppu podi at your home in healthier way.

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Ingredients

  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Fried gram - 1 & 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly - 10 to 15 ( as per your spice level)
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Hing ( asafetida ) - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in frypan.
  2. Add red chilly and saute for a minute in low flame.
  3. Add toor dal, pepper, cumin and saute till the dal turns light brown.
  4. Add fried gram ( pottukadalai ) and saute.
  5. Add curry leaves and toss.
  6. Add salt, hing and stir.
  7. Turn off flame.
  8. Allow the ingredients to cool.
  9. Transfer to blender and grind to smooth powder.
  10. That's it...andhra style spicy paruppu podi is ready.
toor dal powder

It makes a heavenly combo along with hot white rice & spoonful of ghee.

toor dal powder