Friday, March 27, 2015

Palak Puri(Poori) Recipe | Spinach Puri

Palak Puri Recipe
Poori is a deep fried flat bread that can be prepared using whole wheat flour & APF. Poori, Batura are my kids most favorite tiffin items but I rarely make it for them. Even though pooris are easy to make, I am lazy to do deep fry stuffs and will cook only to feed blog.  But the things are changing now, as my kids listing the menu to cook what today and what they like to have. And often Poori will be in their list, so this time it is Palak Puri/Spinach Puri. The little one was so much excited to see green colored puris and he loved it a lot. I also prepared Palak Rasam with the left over palak puree(I used a big bunch of palak to make puree) and that was super hit more than this palak puri. I wanted to make it again to share here as it tasted so good and healthy too.
Sometimes the simple things will turn out great in the kitchen and this palak puri is one such recipe. The color and flavor sure pleases everyone. For palak puree, I prepared the same way I used to do for Palak Paneer but you can also simply use the blanched spinach to make simple puree and mix it with wheat flour and make dough. I like to mildly spice up the puree with some ginger, garlic and green chilli. Here you go.,

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani | Easy Chicken Biryani using Pressure Cooker | How To Make Chicken Biryani In Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani
Easy and simple way of making Chicken Biryani using Pressure Cooker / Pressure cooker chicken Biryani recipe with step by step photos. At home, everyone loves Biryani/Pulao, at least once in a week or once in 10 days I cook Biryani or Pulao for them. Chicken Biryani is my most favorite of all and even my kids love it a lot. I usually prefer simple and one pot recipes on weekends and I very rarely make Dum Biryani or Layered Biryani. One pot cooking is not only easy also it saves
time spending in the kitchen especially during weekends. Pressure cooker Chicken biryani is a simple version of biryani with great taste and flavor.
As chicken does not take more time to cook,this whole cooking process takes 30 minutes or less time. A complete meal in 30 minutes or less. Here, I used 1 cup coconut milk but you can skip or replace it with yogurt or chicken stock or simply cook with water. Coconut milk enhances the taste and flavor also using chicken or meat stock/broth gives rich flavor to the dish. I have already share Chicken Biryani using Yogurt recipe and today lets see the easy pressure cooker method using coconut milk.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Oats Paniyaram Recipe | Easy Oats Paniyaram Using Idli Batter | Left over Idli Batter Recipe Ideas

Oats Paniyaram Recipe
Oats paniyaram is an Instant recipe that can be prepared using some left over idli/dosa batter. This oats paniyaram is a healthy, yummy and filling dish that can be served for breakfast, dinner or a perfect after school snack for kids. Here, I used store bought oat flour but you can make it home easily by grinding the rolled oats or quick cooking oats in blender and add it to the recipe. It is good to include oats and other whole grains in your daily meal. Whole grains are rich in fiber and low in calories and also they helps to reduce blood cholesterol and aids in good digestion. I use oats, millets, legumes and lentils in my daily cooking along with veggies.
Oats Paniyaram is one such healthy recipe with great taste. To make it even more tasty and crispy I also added some semolina/sooji/rava and rice flour to the batter. This oats paniyaram is not only my kids' favorite V also loved it a lot. If you don't have paniyam pan/Appam pan or Aebleskiver pan no worries, you can use your tawa/griddle or any wide pan and make it as thick pancake or Oats Oothappam. I tried that too, oats oothappam turned out soft and yummy. Now off to the recipe.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe | Vanilla Strawberry Milkshake Recipe | Fresh Strawberry Recipe Ideas!

Strawberry Milkshake
Milkshake or Ice cream Milkshake, The only milk based drink that my kids love. My kids usually prefer lemonade or mocktail kind of drinks and very rarely likes milk based drinks that too only milkshake and Strawberry Milkshake is their most favorite of all. Milkshake or smoothies can be prepared with very less or available ingredients. These less ingredients recipes sometimes does magic in our kitchen sure to please everyone with its deliciousness. And one such simple recipe is this Strawberry Milkshake recipe. Also these milkshake/smoothies are easiest way to feed fresh fruits to the fussy eaters. But my kids they prefer milkshake or smoothies only if it is prepared with strawberries or Banana or chocolate.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Homemade Tomato Puree | How To Make Tomato Puree At Home | Homemade Tomato Puree Easy Method(Pressure Cooker Method)

How To Make Tomato Puree
Homemade Tomato Puree, Easy Pressure cooker method with step by step photos. Tomato Puree(sauce) is one of the basic and important ingredient for making any sauce-pizza sauce/pasta sauce, North Indian gravy like Malai Kofta Curry, Paneer Kolhapuri, Paneer Buterr Masala, sabzis, soups and many more recipes. Initially I was using canned Tomato puree more than the fresh tomatoes and then reduced the canned stuffs due to its preservatives and added artificial flavors.
If you have tomato puree in hand, you can make any Indian curry in no time. As the tomatoes are pre cooked and thick tomato puree/sauce tend to cook faster and can make any gravy and sabzis quickly. I saw this pre cooked Tomato Puree recipe in youtube and have tried it couple of times for my gravy/curry recipes. I felt this pressure cooker/pre cooked method is more easy and best than the usual way of making tomato puree by blanching the tomatoes then cooling in ice cold water and blending. Based on the tomato variety the color and texture of tomato puree varies. Here, I used vine tomatoes you can use roma tomatoes or campari tomatoes or any desired variety.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Barnyard Millet Tomato Bath(Tomato Pulao) | Kuthiravali Tomato Pulao | Millet Tomato Bath | Easy Millet Recipes

Barnyard Millet Tomato Pulao
Kuthiraivali Tomato Pulao is a simple yet flavorful and healthy one pot meal recipe with step by step photos. Few Months back I saw this millets in Indian Grocery Store in the name of Mario/Vrat Chawal. The grains looked tiny and pale in colour. It also resembles like a Millet grain and checked Google. Then found to know that it the same Kuthiraivali/Barnyard Millet. This Morio/Mario/Sawa Millet/Barnyard Millet is cooked and eaten during fasting days and hence it is also called as Vrat Ke Chawal.
I was happy to found another variety of Millet in my place and immediately bought a packet to try it. I have been using Foxtail Millet/Hulled Millet/Thinai in my cooking and have shared few recipes here too. With Barnyard millet I tried this tomato pulao and it turned good. Mildly flavored and easy to make one pot meal recipe perfect to pack for lunch box or makes a great weekend vegetarian meal along with some raita & vegetable stir fry. I served it with plain homemade curd & Onion Pakoda.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Nutella Mousse Recipe | Eggless Nutella Mousse | 2 Ingredients Nutella Mousse Recipe - Easy Nutella Recipes!

Nutella Mousse
Two  Ingredients Nutella Mousse is a simple yet delicious dessert recipe. For all those Huge Nutella Fans this Eggless Nutella Mousse is one must try recipe. It took no time at all to make and also requires only 2 ingredients. Last week on Instagram one of my friend shared this Nutella Mousse pic and I was so much tempted and impressed with this simple recipe. Also, I had a reason to make this dessert, Yes.,this is my 800th post & I LOVE Nutella.
Can't believe that my small space has 800 recipes in 3 years. Somehow I missed to feature my 600th & 700th post but this time decided to share it with some sweet recipe.  Here's my 800th post Nutella Mousse, so simple, rich and smooth delicious Mousse tastes similar to Chocolate Mousse.