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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

NEW YEAR'S EVE







New year's eve Smiley

As the New year is fast approaching I like to gift my kids on this newyear's eve.I stay in a small town as I couldn't get any unique and fashionable gifts here.So I usually login to http://www.flipkart.com/ to buy products.They have variety of items on their online store and I can buy easily in few steps.Sometimes I dont find any offers and no idea when they will announce them.A good friend of mine Priya satheesh from http://www.priyasmenu.com/ suggested me about 27 coupons.

http://www.27coupons.com/   When I entered into this site it asked for the registration........



I've registered my mail id and password,there appeared the screen............It also gives 250 points for every signup.SmileyBelieve it or not,my eyes stared at the page for few minutes.OMG how many online stores.........I din't know that there are hundreds of online stores and offering lots of discounts.I searched for flipkart and I found it on the first line.When I clicked on the icon it went to a page that contains the different categories of flipkart products and its offers on each category like female apparels,watches,sunglasses etc.........It not only shows the percentage of its offers but also its expiry date,to save the coupon etc...



Normally when I login to flipkart I can't find the special offers and discounts seperately for the product what I want.But in 27 coupons we can find them easily and the upcoming offers too........This site http://www.27coupons.com/stores/flipkart.com/ is very useful for me to find my offers and discounts pretty well.when I clicked on view offer it directed me to http://www.flipkart.com/ page with the link what I have selected.I just have to follow the instructions and buy the product using debit card,credit card,To whom this order applies,cash on delivery etc....

Smileyya.......I forgot to tell you what I'm going to buy for my kids for this newyear's eve....I'm planning to surprise them with watches from flipkart. Smiley yippee..............their is 50% off on watches in flipkart through 27 coupons.I can't believe this wow.I'm going to place an order for my kids.I have to rushup becoz it ends in 27th december.

Just I have to click on the product to check my availablity which I'm going to buy and also to know the specifications of the product,If I get satisfied with the features I can place my order.They will deliver the product within 3working days without any delay.So soon right? And if I don't like the product I can resend them through courier.Without any hesitation or delay they will repay my money or replace the product if I want to.


I'm going to save my 50% of money for my watches and do futher more shopping.What about you guys?Hurryup login to 27 coupons and get exciting offers in flipkart.A friendly site with hundreds of online stores shop with 27 coupons,I'll give them Smiley . It is really an awesome site to know about online stores and have a wonderful newyear with 27 coupons..........

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

CARROT ICECREAM



Carrot Icecream



Ice cream using carrots is it possible? This is the question arises in everyones mind when I say this...But nothing is impossile when we try hard and whole heartedly,this is my strong belief.

This is my challenge for shh secretly challenge from Vimitha Anand.When she suggested carrots and walnuts for me,my mind went blank and confused Which dish I have to prepare?Carrot halwa,carrot stuffed chappathi........I thought over and over again and suddenly a flash came into my mind.......Why not make an Icecream with Carrots and Walnuts..!!!!!!!!

This is a simple recipe with some techniques I used to make a soft and tasty Icecream without any Icecream powders and an Icecream maker.Using Carrots and Walnuts will make you stay away from deficiencies like memory loss,hair loss,cholestrol,obesity etc....Becoz carrots have beta-carotine and walnuts have vitamins A,C,E.

Icecream is an universal word loveable to all ages ,Becoz.......................




Ingredients:

Full cream milk-1 cup  

 Carrots,chopped-11/2 cups

   Sugar-21/4 cups  

Milk powder-2 tbsp 

Fresh cream-1/2 cup  

Walnuts-2 tbsp 

 Sugar-1/4 cup 

 Water-2 tbsp  

Carrot peels-to decorate



Preparation time:20 mins   

Setting time:4 hrs in fridge

Serves:5-6 persons  


Method:

ICECREAM:

In a deep-bottomed pan heat milk to boil add carrots and cook till done add in 21/2 cups sugar and stir well.When it dissolves remove from fire and cool them.

Add milk powder to the cooled mixture and beat well in a mixer.

Refrigerate Fresh cream to chill and beat till it thickens and add the mixture and beat well.

Pour the cream mixture into an aluminium tray or in a food grade plastic box and cover tightly then place in freezer for 4 hrs or until it sets.No need to beat again.

PARLINE:

In a heavy nonstick pan add sugar to caremalize add water stir well into thick consistency add crushed walnuts mix well and pour into a heatproof bowl.When cooled break into pieces and sprinkle over icecream.you can mix in the powdered parline into the icecream mixture and set.


You can try this recipe with any kind of vegetable or fruit according to your creativity.






















Thursday, 11 December 2014

PEANUT AND CHERRY SHORT CAKE




Peanut and cherry short cakeSmiley





Short cake is a crumble cake or biscuit having a filling of fruits and and cream on top.It usually made of flour,milk and some with eggs.It is an awesome treat for christmas,so yummy and eyecatching for kids and a popular christmas treat in many countries...........The short cake recipes were being followed from 1588 to till date with lots of variations......

I made this yummy recipe with unusual ingredients peanuts and whole wheat flour.But it doesn't leave hands in taste and texture.It is really a delicious dish with christmas special spices topped with cherries and cream.I strongly recommend all my visitors to try this recipe.It can be made easily by beginners too..........

It can be topped with any kind of fruits that available in that season.You can try this with orange,mango,rasberry,strawberry etc....I think marmalade can also work well.Lets have a look of this yummy christmas treat.......!!!!!!!!

Peanut and cherry short cake

Makes-2 medium sized short cakes

Prep.Time- 40 mins

Cooking time-15 mins 

 5 mins for assembling

Ready in 1 hr

Easy to make 





Ingredients:

Wholewheat flour-1/2 cup  

  Peanuts,ground-2 tbsp 

 Icing sugar-2 tbsp 

 Butter-31/2 tbsp

 Ice water-1 tsp 

 Cherries-1/4 cup(I used tinned) 

 Lemon juice-1 tsp or you can add orange juice also  

Nutmeg powder- a pinch 

Whipped cream-1 cup  

vanilla essence-few drops  

icing sugar-2 tsp 

caster sugar-1 tbsp 

 cocoa powder-1/2 tsp(optional) 

 pink colour-1 drop



Method:

Dry roast peanuts and remove husk.In a mixer add peanuts and 2 tsp icing sugar beat till it makes powdered form.

Seive wholewheat flour and ground peanuts with 2 tbsp icing sugar add butter and mix well to make a crumbly texture.Combine them well with ice water to make a soft dough.Wrap the dough with cling film and keep it in fridge not freezer for 30 mins.

Take out from fridge and roll flat sprinkling with some flour on top in  1/2 inch thick and cut a big roundel using a cutter.........

Meanwhile.......

Preheat the oven at 170°c/350°f

Place the flattened short cake in a baking tray and bake for 12-15 mins or till it turns light brown.

Remove from oven and cool them.In the meantime prepare the cherry topping and make the whipped cream..

Cherry topping:

In a pan add tinned/fresh cherries,caster sugar,nutmeg powder,cocoa powder,lemon/orange juice,vanilla essence cook till the cherries mashes well and reserve.

Whipped cream:

Freeze cream,beater hooks and the bowl for an hour.Now beat the cream until peaks add pink food colour mix well and put into a piping bag with decorative nozzle.

Assembling:

To assemble the short cake place a shortcake in a plate and fill the cherry topping in the middle then pipe some cream on the sides of the cake.You can decorate as you wish and enjoy the christmas treat......!!!!!!!!!Smiley












Note:


Dont hesitate if you dont have medium sized cutter,you can also use any round boxes to make the shape.

I've rolled and cut the dough and then kept in fridge becoz it will be very firm  when we take out from fridge.Obviously the dough will crack when rolling adjust it with flour.Preheating is approximately done for 10 minutes.Bake the short cake according to your oven temperature more or less than 15 mins.You can use plain flour instead of whole wheat flour and almond instead of peanut 



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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

SHEERMAL(FLAT BREAD)








Sheermal(Flat bread)



Sheermal is a persian flat bread which takes a main part in mughlai cusine.It has taken it main part in hydreabadi and lucknow cusine.It is made of flour and ghee with yeast in saffron flavour.It is a sweet bread baked in oven,can be eaten as it is or with any stuffing.

I made it for WKTB group in fb by Aparna from my diverse kitchen.




Sheermal(Flat Bread)

Ingredients:

Flour-21/4 cups

   yeast-11/2 tsp

  sugar-2 tsp  

salt-3/4 tsp

  Egg-1

  lukewarm milk-1/4 cup 

 milk-1/2 cup 

rose or vanilla essence-few drops 

 Ghee-1/4 cup  

saffron-few strands  




Method:


In a mug add lukewarm milk,salt and sugar dissolve them and sprinkle yeast on it and place undisturbed for 10 mins or till rises up.......In a standmixer bowl add Egg and milk  whisk well.Add the yeast mixture,rose/vanilla essence mix well.

Sift the flour and add gradually to the wet ingredients and knead a soft and pilable dough in the middle add ghee to coat well.

Place in a bowl,cover well and place aside for 11/2 hrs till it rises up.Now flour the surface and divide the dough into 2 parts.Spread the dough into a flatten disc with 11/2  inch thick.place on the baking dish and prick them with fork.Mix saffron and warm milk and brush them on sheermal.Meanwhile...

Preheat the oven to 180°c

Bake sheermal for 10-15 mins,do not over bake them and serve with jam or any kind of spread..........Enjoy this delicious bread..............























Sunday, 30 November 2014

CHAPPATHI-EGG RICE WRAP(Burrito)





















Chappathi-EggRice Wrap


Whole wheat Chappathis are healthy and wholesome meal. It helps us to get vitamins and minerals to our body.When it is stuffed with egg rice then we dont need any other dishes to complete our meal.It is fullfilled,colourful and mouth-watering dish........Smiley

A burrito is a type of Mexican food consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling. The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more pliable.Try out this yummy recipe and enjoy international dish at home using available ingredients at home.............I made this wrap for shh secretly challenge.This time my partner is Ramya venkateshwaran.She suggested me flour and egg.........




For the dough

Ingredients: 

Flour-1 cup  

 salt-1/4 tsp  

water needed

Method:

In a bowl add flour and salt mix well add water knead to a thick dough,cover with wet cloth and keep aside for 10 mins.Roll out a small ball sized dough into a thin flat sheet.Heat the griddle/tawa do on both sides without oil.cool the chappathis.


For Egg Rice:


Ingredients:

Boiled Rice-1/2 cup  

Egg-2 

 Onion-1 medium size,chopped 

  Capsicum chopped-2 tbsp  

oil-1 tsp 

 Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp 

  pepper crushed-1/2 tsp 

Garlic crushed-2 pods   

salt to taste

Method:

In a wok/deep bottomed pan add oil heat well add cumin seeds to splutter.Add garlic,onion saute well add eggs leave for 1min undisturbed when it half boiled break them into pieces and stir well.Add in salt and pepper mix well and cool them.

For Assembling:

Onion-1,thinly sliced 

  Lettuce leaves-2 pieces  

Egg Rice a cup  

Tomato sauce-1 tbsp  

Cheese-1 tbsp,grated(optional)  

Mix Egg Rice and tomato sauce and set aside.

In a plate place one chappathi sprinkle onion slices on one side.Place one lettuce leaf  and a scoop of  Egg rice mixture spread on one side.Sprinkle cheese and roll the wrap tightly by folding the sides.You can serve as it is or do again on the tawa and serve warm.........















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Monday, 24 November 2014

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

HERBAL SOUP
























Herbal Soup

Cold and cough will never leave us in any season.If we are low immune then this dragon will live with us for ever.Cough ll never leave us even to sleep.Even kids will suffer a lot of cold and cough........Medicines for cough will give you relief but not immediately.......I present you hear a herbal payasam which will give immediate relief and  comfort from severe cold..............

I got this recipe from my aunty and she got this from her mom,may be she got from her mom.................................It is so authentic and tested recipe.So you can try this without any fear......................very simple and yummy medicineSmiley The ingredients given below are full herbal products you can find these items in a departmental store or in an organic shop in your locality...............



Serves-3 persons  

 prep time-`5 mins 

cooking time-5 mins





Ingredients:

Raw rice-2 tbsp

   chitharathai(galangal roots)- 1 stick 

 Thippili(long pepper)-1/2 stick,Break into two 

  vaalmilagu(Tailed pepper,Jawa pepper)-3-4 corns  

      panam kalkandu(crystalized palm sugar or rock candy)-3 tbsp   

jaggery-1/4 cup,grated  

coconut grated-2 tbsp or coconut milk-1/2 cup 

water-1 cup ground paste :3 cups water 

a pinch of salt

Method:


Soak raw rice in water for 20 mins.

Grind chitharathai(galangal roots),Thippili(long pepper), vaalmilagu(Tailed pepper,Jawa pepper) grind them to a course powder and take 1/2 tsp from that powder.You can preserve the remaining for next time.Add soaked Raw rice and ground powder to the mixer and grind to a fine paste with some water.

In a nonstick pan put ground paste stir well with water if you are using coconut milk use instead of water,milk should be watery in 1:3 ratio and heat them....stir continuously because it may create lumps.When the mixture thickens add panam kalkandu(crystalized palm sugar or rock candy) stir till it dissolves.Mix in grated jaggery,salt and coconut grated,if not using coconut milk.Stir well and remove from fire and serve hot..............!!!!!!!!!!Smiley




Note:

  • Use Raw rice(paccharisi)
  • mix the ground paste either in water or in coconut milk
  • Use coconut milk or grated coconut 
  • While boiling stir continuously to prevent lumps you can use ballon whisk too..
  • For grated jaggery slice the jaggery with knife.
  • you can make this in drinking cosistency or in soup consistency.For drink,use some more water or coconut milk.
  • It is very effective when drink in empty stomach.

Do it drink it and keep yourself and your family away from this nasty cold.........Emoticon




chitharathai(galangal roots)

Thippili(long pepper)

Vaal milagu(tailed pepper corns)

ground herbs

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Herbal soup with coconut milk

Herbal soup with grated coconut










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