July 22, 2016

Lemon Quinoa Recipe - How to Make Quinoa Lemon Pulihora Recipe

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If you are looking for more Healthy Recipes then do check Quinoa Banana Almond Muffins, Methi Millet Pulao, Pudina Millet Rice, Foxtail Millet Pongal, Lobia Chaat and Chana Chat.

Lemon Quinoa Recipe 
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 15 minsServes: 1 - 2

Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Breakfast, Lunch

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • Few Cashew Nuts
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 2 - 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Oil
  • A pinch of Hing
  • Salt to taste
Instructions:
  • Rinse and pressure cook the quinoa with one cup water for 3 whistles.
  • Spread the cooked quinoa on a wide plate and let it cool completely.
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  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, chana dal and peanuts and fry until light golden brown.
  • Then add the cashews to it and saute until golden brown.
  • Add the slit green chillies, red chilli and curry leaves and fry for a minute.
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  • Add the turmeric powder and hing and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add the cooked quinoa and salt and mix until well combine.
  • Turn off the flame and add the lemon juice to it.
  • Combine well and serve with yogurt or raita.
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July 21, 2016

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - How to make Mac and Cheese Recipe - Cheese Pasta

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe 
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 15 minsServes: 2 - 3

Author:
Cuisine: World
Recipe type: Main
Recipe adapted from The Kitchn

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Pasta, any shape
  • 3/4 cup Milk ( 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup, divided)
  • 1.5 cups Grated Cheese (Cheddar or any melting cheese)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper Powder as needed
Instructions:
  • Bring water to a boil in a big vessel with salt.
  • Add pasta and boil until cooked. 
  • Do not overcook the pasta. It should be firm to bite, yet cooked through. 


  • Drain water and rinse with cold water. Drain and keep it aside.
  • Dilute the flour in 1/4 cup of milk and keep it aside.


  • Warm 1/2 cup of milk in the saucepan over medium flame.
  • Add the flour and milk to the warm milk and continue stirring until the milk thickens slightly.


  • Turn the heat to low. Add the grated cheese and salt and stir well until the cheese has melted.


  • When the sauce is smooth and creamy, remove the pan from the flame.


  • Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce.


  • Combine until well coated.


  • Sprinkle some pepper powder and serve immediately while still warm.
  • If the sauce is dry after cooing, add little milk and reheat to make it creamy again.

July 20, 2016

Eggless Quinoa Banana Almond Muffins Recipe - How to make Quinoa Muffins

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Eggless Quinoa Banana Almond Muffins Recipe  
Prep Time: 15 mins|Cook time: 60 minsMakes: 6 big muffins

Author:
Cuisine: World
Recipe type: Snack, dessert
Recipe inspiration: Martha Stewart

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Quinoa
  • 1 Ripe Banana (approx. 1/4 cup pulp)
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Almonds
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk, boiled and cooled
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
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Instructions:
  • Rinse and cook the quinoa with one cup of water until soft. Do not overcook the quinoa. It should not be mushy. Let it cool completely.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Line a muffin pan or muffin cups with paper liners and set aside.
  • Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar to ensure even mixing.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, oil, vanilla essence and milk and mix until well combined.
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  • Add flour mixture and cooked quinoa to the milk mixture and mix until just combine. Do not overmix the batter.
  • Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full with batter and top with some almond slices.
  • Immediately place them in the preheated oven and bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool muffins in pan for few minutes and  transfer to a wire rack. let them cool completely.
  • Serve as breakfast, snack or dessert. 
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July 19, 2016

Veg Hakka Noodles Recipe, How to make Vegetable Hakka Noodles Recipe

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Veg Hakka Noodles Recipe   
Prep Time: 15 mins|Cook time: 15 minsMakes: 2 - 3

Author:
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Recipe type: Main

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cups Noodles
  • 1 Capsicum, chopped lengthwise
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Cabbage, chopped lengthwise
  • 1 Carrot, chopped lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup Spring Onion, chopped finely (white & green part)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 - 3 Large Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp Soya Sauce
  • 2 tsp Chilli Sauce (I used red chillli sauce)
  • 1 tsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Vinegar
Instructions:
  • Cook the noodles by following the instructions given in the pack or boil water in a vessel with little salt and 1/4 tsp of oil and cook the noodles until soft.
  • Drain water and rinse with cold water. Keep it aside.
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  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the chopped garlic and fry for a minute.
  • Then add the chopped spring onions, carrots, cabbage and stir fry for 3 - 4 over high flame.
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  • Now add the chopped capsicum to it and stir fry over high flame for 6 - 8 minutes or till the edges of the veggies starts to light brown.
  • When the veggies are cooked and still crunchy, add the soya sauce, tomato sauce, chilli sauce and saute for a minute.
  • Now add the salt, pepper powder and vinegar and mix well.
  • Add the cooked noodle and saute for 2 minutes on high flame.
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  • Remove from the flame and serve hot with tomato ketchup or manchurian.
Notes:
  1. Fry the vegetables always over high flame.
  2. Do not overcook the noodles. They should be cooked but not mushy.
  3. You can skip the vinegar if you don't have.
  4. Use green or red chilli sauce. I've used red chilli sauce.
  5. Do not add more than 2 teaspoons of soya sauce as it tastes bitter.
  6. Add a small onion along with vegetables if you want.
  7. You can use any cooking oil but olive oil gives a nice flavor.

July 15, 2016

Spinach Bread Pizza Recipe - How to Make Spinach Bread Pizza Recipe

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This is a super easy and quick pizza recipe with bread and spinach. I have already already posted a bread pizza recipe with vegetables. This can be served as a breakfast or snack. If you are looking for more Spinach Recipes then do check Palak Paratha, Palak Sev, Palak Pakoda, Spinach Sambar, Toor Dal Spinach Chutney and Aloo Palak.
  
Spinach Bread Pizza Recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 7 minsServes: 2

Author:
Cuisine: World
Recipe type: Snack

Ingredients:
  • 4 Bread Slices
  • 6 tbsp Grated Mozzarella Cheese or any melting cheese
  • 1/4 cup Spinach, washed and chopped
  • Few Slices of Onion
  • 1 big Garlic Clove
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano / Italian Seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper Powder as Needed
Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven 200 degree C.
  • Peel and chop the garlic into small pieces and set aside.
  • Apply the tomato sauce on one side of each bread slice.
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  • Then top with chopped garlic, chopped onion and chopped spinach.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the spinach layer.
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  • Bake them in the preheated oven for 6 - 9 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle little more pepper powder if needed.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.veg
Notes:
  1. I have used tomato sauce for this recipe. You can use pasta or pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce.
  2. You can also add different vegetables along with spinach.
  3. Do not over bake the bread slices.
  4. Serve this spinach pizza as breakfast or evening snack.
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June 28, 2016

Eggless Chocolate Chip Crescent Cookies Recipe - Eggless Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Crescent Cookies  
Prep Time: 15 mins|Cook time: 15 minsMakes: 60 - 65 small cookies

Author:
Cuisine: World
Recipe type: Snack, dessert

Ingredients:
  • 1 + 1/4  cups All Purpose Flour
  • 6 tbsp Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar , plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

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Instructions:
  • Combine the butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk until light and creamy.
  • Add the vanilla essence and salt and mix well.
  • Add the flour and chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  • Make it into a soft dough.
  • Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 40 - 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
  • Line the baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  • Dust the work surface with little flour and roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness.
  • If the dough is very stiff to be rolled, let it sit at room temperature for few minutes.
  • Cut the cookies with a cookie cutter and place them on the prepared baking tray.
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  • Bake them in the preheated oven at 180 degree C for about 10 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.
  • Let them cool slightly.
  • When the cookies are still warm, sprinkle the powdered sugar on the top of the cookies or dip the warm cookies into the sugar powder.
  • Let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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June 23, 2016

Double Ka Meetha Recipe - How to make Hyderabadi Double Ka Meetha Recipe - Ramadan Recipes

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If you are looking for more dessert recipes for Ramadan then do check Fruit Falooda, Chocolate Gulab Jamun, Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa, Besan Condensed Milk Burfi, Date Coconut Rolls, Chocolate Peda, Pineapple Kesari and Besan Ka Halwa.


Hyderabadi Double Ka Meetha Recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins|Cook time: 50 minsServes: 4

Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Dessert

Ingredients:
  • 10 Milk Bread Slices
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water for sugar syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Cashews, raisins and almonds as needed
  • A pinch of Saffron (optional)
  • Oil for deep frying
Instructions:
  • Bring milk to a boil in a heavy bottomed wide pan.
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  • Once boiled, add the saffron and let it boil until the milk quantity is reduced to half. Keep stirring occasionally.
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  • Turn off the flame and keep it aside to cool.
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  • Remove the brown edges of the bread slices and cut them into pieces.
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  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying and fry the bread pieces till crisp and golden brown evenly.
  • Drain them on paper towels and set aside.
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  • Combine the sugar and water in a pan and mix until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Boil the syrup for few minutes on medium flame. Add the cardamom powder to it.
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  • Now add the fried bread pieces and mix well to coat the syrup well.
  • Let it simmer for couple of minutes.
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  • Now add the prepared milk to it and combine.
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  • Let it cook over medium flame for about 5 -10 minutes or until the milk evaporates. It should not be dry and mushy.
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  • Add the dry fruits and combine well.
  • Serve warm or chilled.
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