Friday, February 5, 2010

Tasty Corn Sandwich

Wow..Just the thought of this Sandwich gets my mouth watering.Frankly speaking,I had tasted this on a local stall when I used to work in Vashi and gradually had gotten addicted to it.Later when I changed my workplace,i started making this at home.Its very simple.

Bread Slices
Sweet Corn Boiled
Mushrooms Boiled
Capsicum Finely chopped
Onion Finely chopped
Tomato finely chopped
Salt /Pepper if needed

Just put all ingredients together and grill the sandwich.

Enjoy the molten cheese and corns:)..pure addiction

Bon Appétit


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Lapsi Rawa Dosa

Dosas of all types are adorable.. so, made some for dinner yesterday. I just took some inspiration from lots of other blogs, and added my own stuff!

You need:
1 cup Lapsi (thick rawa)
1/3 cup rice flour
1 chopped onion
Chopped coriander leaves
1 chopped green chilli
5-6 curry leaves chopped
1/4 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp curd
Salt to taste

Mix all the above ingredients with enough water to form a dosa type batter. Leave aside for atleast 15 mins. Since this is not the normal rawa dosa, it'll be a bit different from that.
Then, heat a tsp oil in a non stick pan, pour a laddle of the batter. I cooked on high flame, and since my non stick tawa is totally worn out, some of my dosas kept tearing off! But nevertheless, they were yumm!

I served them with green coconut chutney. Spicy food is simply awesome!
You need to churn these in the mixie:
1/2 a fresh coconut - (the one we use to make coconut milk)
Bunch of fresh coriander leaves
2-3 green chillies (deseeded preferably)
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste

I sure had lots of these dosas and chutney!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Simple Pasta

Since it was just me and hubby at home for dinner, I decided to make pasta. Simple and quick, not too many ingredients though. Hubby just doesn't like the sweetness of tomatoes, so I couldn't make any red sauce, and was too tired to make white sauce. So, just make it like a Pulao :)

200 gms packet of pasta - boiled and kept aside

Grated cheese (for garnishing)

1 large capsicum (sliced)

1 large carrot (sliced)

2 onions (sliced) - I used white onions here

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp oregano powder

Salt to taste

Olive oil to cook

Heat oil in a pan, and add the ginger garlic paste. Once the aroma starts coming, add onions and cook until transparent. Add the remaining veggies and all the other ingredients (except pasta), and cover and cook until the veggies are done to your liking. I keep it semi done, for the slight crispiness.

Then add the pasta, stir well, cover and cook for 2 mins.

While serving, I garnished the pasta with lots of grated cheese and heated in the microwave for 1/2 a minute. This really made up for the lack of sauce in the pasta!



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Caffè Mocha

Caffe Mocha essentially is cofee combined with chocolate and milk.There are various ways of making this cofee at different places right from Starbucks to the local CCD.
Both things as such are highly addictive so we thought we can make a simple recipe for this to make it at home
Instant Cofee Powder(Bru /Nescafe)
Coco powder
White chocolate bar/Dark chocolate bar or both
Warm Milk
Whipped Cream(Sweetened)

Put the Coffee powder in the Mug and add very little coco powder.Add sugar and very little(about 1 tablespoon) of boiling water.Stir vigorously .
Take some warm milk and add teh mixtiure.Mix it well in the blender.
Now pour this mixture in the mug.Now grate the chocolate bar in the mixture.Keep this mixture in microwave till chocolate melts
Add whipped cream..

Your Caffè Mocha is ready

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lapsi Upma

Woke up hungry Sunday morning, and wanted to have something hot, steaming and spicy.
There was a pouch of Lapsi Rawa (the thicker rawa, used to make porridge) lying around.
So, heated oil in a pan, added mustard seeds, curry leaves, and a chopped green chilli. Then, added a large chopped onion. Cooked till light golden. Then, added turmeric powder, enough water to soak the rawa kept aside, salt to taste, and since I was making 2 servings of the upma, added 2 maggi magic cubes. Then, added the rawa (which was already dry roasted) and covered and cooked untill done. (Kept added a bit of water, till it was done)
As simple as instant noodles! And definitely very healthy. Lapsi rawa is a very good source of calcium too. Perfect breakfast!!

Quick Chicken Curry

Posting after really long! Cooked after a long time too! Churned up a quick, simple Chicken Curry yesterday for dinner. It was good, since there was not even a speck on gravy remaining..

You need
2 small cups boneless chicken
1 tsp curd
1 pouch chicken masala (I used some Everest chicken masala)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium onions (ground to paste)
A pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Clean and marinate the chicken in curd, chicken masala and giner garlic paste for a few hours. I kept it in the fridge.
Heat some oil in a kadhai, add any spice (like a clove or 2), add the onion paste and cook till oil seperates. Then add the marinated chicken, turmeric, salt and mix well. Add water, and cover and cook until done. Very easy and yummy.
Alternativerly, you can make a dry preparation (i.e. dont add water), and have it as a snack, or as a filling in yr sandwiches.

Tip: to make Ginger Garlic paste at home, use equal quantities of ginger and garlic, and grind to a fine paste using oil. Don't add water, use just the required quantity of oil to make a fine paste. Store in refridgerator. This way, its stays fresh longer