Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wish all the readers of Asan Khana Happy Diwali,
my bags are packed I will be leaving for Diwali Celebration tomorrow to my inlaws place ,prepared some hand made chocolates to gift ,tried my hands making Hazelnut bites,Choco coconut ball and Choco Almond nugget.
Sugar syrup half cup
Hazelnut half cup
Tempered Chocolate as per need
Keep hazelnut for 2 to 3 minutes in sugar syrup
Take them put and roll them over tempered chocolate
Keep on butter paper and leave to set.
Grated coconut powder
Edible decoration to decorate
Mix grated coconut powder with tempered chocolate
Shape into small balls
Decorate with edible decoration
Keep on butter paper to set
Choco Almond Nugget
Grease a tray and keep aside
Pour thick sugar syrup in the tray
Followed by tempered chocolate
Top it with blanched almond and keep in fridge to set
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Yesterday night I got 200gm of cottage cheese from local market, and tried three recipes with it ,I prepared Cottage cheese curry for dinner as my cousin was there for night stay I had to treat her to something good ,Farrafel with cottage cheese for Advays tiffin and sandwich for our breakfast today which me and my cousin happily went munching on our way to mall just opposite our building for Wake up Sid movie,…
Movies keep changing every friday, and all I can do is sigh whenever I see across the road from our balcony, so near yet so far that is the situation with me ,there are three malls near our residential area, but no time and company to go and take a break, or blame it on my hectic schedule so yesterday when my cousin came here for night stay ,she agreed for the movie though she had seen it ,so nice of her, but then who wont agree ,I can watch this movie again and again, so fresh and so real,….so today after a long long time I got to watch something which I truly enjoyed right from the start to the end,,…and good music too J I guess i can go on and on raving about Wake up Sid,…don miss the movie u guys gonna luv it,..so coming back to cooking here goes the recipe of
Cottage cheese curry
Cottage cheese 100gm
Onion one chopped lengthwise
Garlic cloves two chopped
Green chili chopped one
Tomato chopped one
Cooking oil one tbsp
Salt as per taste
Black pepper half tsp
Garam masala powder half tsp
Cumin seeds half tsp
Red chili powder half tsp
Turmeric powder half tsp
Coriander powder half tsp
Milk half cup
Heat oil in a wok
Add cumin seeds ,once they start spluttering
Add chopped onion,garlic and green chili
Fry till onions start changing their colour
Add tomatoes and fry further till oil is seen along the sides
Now add all the masalas except garam masala and mix well
Sprinkle few drops of milk if it starts sticking
Add cubed cottage cheese mix well
Add remaining milk, mix well and cover and cook.
Serve hot with chapati or rice.
For Advays tiffin this is how I prepared Farrafel with cottage cheese
boil farrafel and keep aside,in a wok add half tsp of oil ,and fry cubed cottage cheese ,once done add boiled Farrafel ,fry for a minute add one tbsp of tomato ketchup ,pinch of salt and pepper and remove from flame.
Grilled Cottage cheese and Onion Sandwich
For the filling heat oil in non stick pan ,add sliced onion and cottage cheese and let it brown for a minute ,once done garnish with salt,pepper and Italian herb.
Place the mixture in between sandwhich bread and grill it.
Enjoy the cottage cheese parade ,...
cee u guys soon...tk cre,...:-)
Friday, October 09, 2009
This post is specially for my Mom as today is her birthday, couldn’t plan anything special for her as I was really dead tired after yesterdays Karva Chauth Fast for which I had gone to my inlaws place ,evening thought of giving her surprise by preparing something sweet as dinner was already prepared I thought of preparing pudding for her and thus tried my hands in preparing Glutinous Black rice pudding,
Small bowl of black rice
Water to cook the rice
Amul mithai mate two tbsp
Blanched almonds few
Heat water in non stick wok and cook rice
Once rice is semi cooked add mithai mate and keep stirring
Lover the flame and cover and cook for some time
Once done serve warm or chilled garnished with blanched almonds,…
Thank you Note
Thanks a ton Amma for the everlasting love and care whch you have given us,Thanks for treating us like Sons,and thanks for being with me always ,without your support it would have been very difficult for me to stay here alone ,I know Thanks is a very small word in return to whatever you have given me,..but believe me it comes from the heart
.Wish u Many Many Happy Returns of the Day,…again
Lotz of Luv
Monday, October 05, 2009
Chicken Drumsticks two
Kashmiri Masala hals tsp
Salt as per taste
Black pepper powder half tsp
Oil one tbsp
Green chili slit lengthwise one
Onion chopped lengthwise one
Tomato chopped lengthwise one
Rub Kashmiri masala on the chicken drumsticks and keep aside.
Heat oil in non stick wok
Once oil is hot lower the flame and slide the chicken drumsticks slowly in the wok
Sprinkle salt and black pepper on the chicken and keep turning the sides.
Once done drain on kitchen towel and keep aside
In the same oil add chopped green chili, onion and tomato and stir fry for few minutes.
Before removing from flame add the chicken drumsticks again to the wok, chicken shouldn’t be mixed with the onion and tomatoes.
Spread onion tomato mix ,place the chicken drumsticks on it and serve with fresh homemade curd.
This was my dinner two days back,…and ya I did sprinkled chat masala before serving…I know sometimes I over do myself ,and ya I again missed hubby and my sisters,..:-(
Its October already but delhi is the same weatherwise,today morning I read in newspaper that’s its gonna rain continuously for 3 to four days,I was quiet skepticalas since past few days itw as quiet hot,but I was wrong because it did rain today and this is what I prepared to celebrate Rain..Hari mirch BHAJI
…and this is how i prepared wash green chilies and keep aside,in a mixing bowl take half cup of chickpea flour ,salt hafl tsp,asafoetida a pinch,grated ginger garlic paste,make a smooth paste with water mix the chillies in the batter and keep aside,heat oil in non stick wok ,once oil is hot lower the flame and slide the coated chillies into the oil,keep turning till they are brown form both side.Serve hot with tea and chutney,...Rain was the reason i prepared them and the weather truly complemented the taste,,,,this plate of Mirchi Bhaji with tea if joining Aparnas Kitchen for High Tea Event started by Meeta of Whats for Lunch Honey,...
Friday, October 02, 2009
Its always fun cooking for others,it gives me extra kick and i am extra charged but two days back when i was preparing mutton curry i didnt feel the same zeal ,and i knew what the reason was its the absence of Pallavi and Hubby ,while cooking i started missing both of them and realized that cooking for self is no fun :-(i dont get much opportunity to cook nowdays reason being my hectic schedule and the approaching exams,craving for spicy mutton curry led me to kitchen and this is how i prepared the curry