Sunday, 28 May 2017

Idli Upma

Idli Upma - a perfect breakfast dish made with leftover idlis. Its basically a South Indian breakfst dish and made very regularly at almost many houses. Its tastes so tasty and also its very filling and easy to make as well.

This serves 2 plates of Idli Upma...
Leftover Idlis 6 to 9
Onion 1 medium finely chopped
Tomato 1 large finely chopped
Green Chili 1 slit
Fresh Curry Leaves few
Turmeric Powder 1 tbsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tbsp
Oil 1.5 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt as per needed {as in idlis we have already salt}
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves
Water just 2 tbsp for drizzling over the idlis

Firstly crumble the idlis roughly, but crumble in such a way that no big pieces are there.

In a pan heat oil. Once heated, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Once they crackle, add green chili, curry leaves and onion and saute. Saute until onions are soft and transparent.

Now add tomatoes and saute until tomatoes are mushy and cooked.

Now add the crumbled idlis, and the masalas - turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt {just a pinch, as we have added salt while making idlis}. Mix everything well, and cook for a minute.

Now drizzle few drops of water, mix once and cover and cook for around 2 to 3 mintues.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. 

Serve hot. 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Rooh Afza Lemonade

Rooh Afza Lemonade is a simple yet an very refreshing drink, that's "Just Perfect" during summers. 

Makes 1 glass of Rooh Afza Lemondae...
Rooh Afza Syrup 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice of 1 lemon
Sugar 3 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Chilled Water 1 glass

In a bowl take the juice of a lemon. 

To it add sugar, salt and water and mix well untill sugar dissolves completely.

Now add rooh afza syrup and mix well.

Transfer to a serving glass.

Serve chilled.

Enjoy and get refreshed during the summers.... 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Onion Tomato Raita

Onion Tomato Raita is a simple dish always an best accompaniment to rice dishes like Biryani, Pulao and also with roti sabji, or for someone like me with any dish...

Curd 1/2 cup
Onion 1/2 Finley Chopped
Tomato 1/2 Finley Chopped
Cucumber 1/2 Finley Chopped
Green Chili small 1 Finley Chopped
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves few
Salt as per taste
Red Chili powder a pinch
Roasted Jeera Powder / Roasted Cumin Powder a pinch

In a bowl take curd, whisk it well with a whisker or spoon.

Now add all the chopped ingredients - chopped onion, chopped tomato, chopped cucumber, chopped green chili and  mix well once.

Now add the masala's  - red chili powder, cumin / jeera powder and salt and mix everything well properly.

Now garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Transfer to a serving bowl.

Enjoy with Biryani, Pulao or as per liked...

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Doodh Keri {Mango Milk Dessert}

Doodh Keri - is basically a simple,  refreshing , mouth watering dessert. 

My mom makes this during summer time evenings, serving it nicely chilled. I too make this and all actually like it a lot. This dessert is basically made in almost every Gujarati houses. 

It's nothing like a grand dessert or so, but just a simple homely dessert with mango and milk combination. 

Mango 2 cubed { I used Alphonso}
Boiled and Chilled Milk 3/4th cup
Sugar 1/4th cup or as preferred or as per the sweetness of the mangoes

In a bowl take milk and add sugar to it. Mix well until sugar dissolves.

Now add the cubed mangoes and mix once.

Chill for sometime in fridge.

Transfer to a serving bowl.

Enjoy with family during the summers and mango season...

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