Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Spicy mashed potato | Simple Dosa stuffing | No onion, no garlic dosa stuffing

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Spicy mashed potato | No onion & garlic mashed potato | Simple potato Dosa stuffing

Ingredients

1. Large potato 4 (cut into halves)
2. Cooking oil 4 tbs
3. Split chickpea lentil (chana dal)  2 tbs
4. Peanut 4 tbs (roasted)
5. Mustard seed 2 tsp
6. Curry leaves 5-6 
7. Dry red chili (whole) 2-3
8. Salt to taste
9. Roasted cumin powder 2 tsp
10. Red chili (kashmiri) powder 2 tsp

Preparation

1. Take four potatoes, wash properly and cut them into halves. Now put the potatoes in pressure cooker, 2 cups of water and close the lid. Cook the potatoes on medium heat till two whistles are done.
2. After two whistles are done, wait till the pressure is released. Take out the potatoes from the pressure cooker, run them under cold water, peel the skin and keep them aside.
3. Now in a pan take 2 tbs of cooking oil or olive oil, add 2 tbs of chana dal (split chickpea) and saute for couple of seconds on low heat (so the lentil doesn't burn). Add 4 tbs of peanuts and saute for few more seconds, now add mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chili (whole), when the mustard seeds splutters add potatoes (mashed).
4. Add salt to taste, roasted cumin powder and red chili powder mix all the ingredients nicely. Cook for 2-3 minutes and take it out in a bowl.
5. Stuff hot in dosas, or eat all by itself with steamed rice and enjoy your spicy mashed potatoes.




                                        Thank you, eat healthy and stay healthy.





Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dahi vada | Street style dahi vadas | Dahi vada, the authentic odia street delicacy.

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Eggless vanilla cake recipe | Simple vanilla cake | one cup cake recipe

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Dahi Vada | Street style Dahi Vada | Lentil fritters in spicy tempered curd

Ingredients

1. White urad dal 1 cup (soaked in water)
2. Idli rice 1/2 cup (soaked in water)
3. Oil to deep fry
4. Thick curd 2 cups
5. Salt to taste
6. Cumin powder 1 tbs
7. Red chili powder 1 tbs
8. Drinking water 4 cups
9. Mustard seed 2 tsp
10. Whole red chili 2
11. Curry leaves 5-6
12. Ginger 2 inch (crushed)

Preparation

1. Take one cup of whole or split white urad dal and half cup of idli rice or dosa rice. Soak both of them in water for 6 to 8 hours, or over night.
2. After 8 hours, wash the rice and lentil, drain the water, add salt to taste and grind them into paste. Don't add much water while grinding, as the batter must be thick enough to shape the fritters. Now keep this batter in a warm place for 2 to 3 hours before frying.
3. After the batter is fermented for couple of hours, make the vadas, heat cooking oil in a pan for deep frying on medium heat. To make a vada apply some oil in left palm, then take some batter in right hand and make the vada using both the hands and slip the vada into the oil slowly, take care not to burn your hands. You can also use a ceramic plate or a piece of banana leaf to make the vadas.
4. Fry the vadas on medium heat, so that they are cooked from inside. Fry the vadas till both the sides turn golden brown. Take them out and keep them on a oil absorbing cooking paper.
5. Now make the curd water, for that take 2 cups of sour curd in a bowl, 3 to 4 cubes of ice, and add salt to taste, cumin powder, red chili powder, crushed ginger mix all the ingredients, finally pour four cups of drinking water, mix & keep it aside. Add the fried vadas in this curd water and let it sit for 30 minutes.
6. When the dahi vada is prepared, make a tempering to give it a street taste. For that take 2 tbs of cooking oil in a pan add 2 tsp of mustard seeds, 2 red chilis, and 5-6 curry leaves, when the mustard seed splutters, pour the tempering to the prepared dahi vadas.
7. Now enjoy your dahi vada with potato curry or yellow pea curry. Or just all alone.


                                           Thank you, eat healthy and stay healthy.







Monday, October 16, 2017

Vanilla cake recipe | Eggless vanilla Cake | Simple vanilla Cake | One cup cake

Ingredients

1. All purpose flour 1 cup
2. Butter 1 cup (melted)
3. Heavy cream 1 cup
4. Milk 1 cup (warm)
5. Sugar 1 cup
6. Baking powder 1 tbs
7. Vanilla extract 1 tsp

Preparation

1. In a big bowl take one cup butter and one cup of sugar, use confectioners sugar for baking, but if you don't have confectioners sugar then grind the granulated sugar to powder and use it. Now mix them using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
2. When the sugar is mixed with the butter add one cup of heavy cream and beat it until it becomes thick whipped cream. This is going to help the cake to be more spongy.  
3. Now add one cup of warm milk and mix again. Adding warm milk is going to balance the temperature of the liquid mix.
4. Add one cup of all purpose flour, mix, now add one tsp of vanilla extract and mix all the ingredients nicely, to avoid lump in the batter. Or you can pour the batter into a sieve to get it smooth. 
5. Now grease a baking try and preheat the oven. Finally add one tbs of baking powder, mix it with a spoon nicely and pour the batter into the baking tray.
6. Bake the cake at 350 degree F for 30 to 35 minutes, After baking check the cake by inserting a tooth pick or knife in the cake, if it comes out clear then the cake is baked to perfect.
7. Let it to cool down, garnish with some whipped cream and fruits and enjoy your eggless vanilla cake.


                                                                               


                                             Thank you, eat healthy and stay healthy.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Health benefits of dates

Dates

1. Dates are very good source of vitamin A, vitamin K and protein.
2. They also contain vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamine, folate and niacin.
3. Dates also contain essential minerals such as calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and potassium.
4. Dates are known to be very good source of energy, fiber and sugar.
5. Helps to reduce the risk of heart problem and other cardiovascular diseases.
6. Dates contain sulfur which helps to reduce allergies.
7. Helps to keep the bone and teeth stronger.
8. Boosts the immune system and prevent diseases.
9. Helps to improve digestion, reduces constipation and irregular bowel movement.
10. Helps to reduce night blindness.
11. Helps to reduce anemia and provides energy.
12. Helps to increase sexual stamina.
13. Keeps the nervous system healthy.