Rose Milk Recipe

Ingredients:
2-3 Drops Rose Milk Flavor
2 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
1 Cup Skimmed Milk
1/2 Cup Chilled Milk (for blending)
This measure is for single serving
People who cannot find rose milk essence can mix rose water with some red color same method for almond/ badam milk you can add almond essence with cardamom and yellow food color to make badam milk  for pista milk you can add pistachio flavor mixed with cardamom and green color  for mango milk add kesar and mango flavor and few drops of orange color to make mango milk. 

Step 1:
  • Heat the milk add sugar bring to a boil keep stirring well once the sugar has melted well remove the milk from flame bring the milk to room temperature and place the milk in the freezer we want the milk to crystallize as show in the photo below.    

Lets Prepare:

  • In a blender add 2 scoops of chilled crystallized milk and 1/2 cup of chilled milk add sugar if needed add few drops of the rose or any flavor and blend well serve instantly this recipe has to be prepared just minutes before serving so keep all ingredients chilled do try this recipe...Enjoy...:)




Chocolate Egg Cream

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup
1 Bottle Club Soda
1 Cup Milk
2 Tbsp Sugar

Lets Prepare:
  • Boil the milk add sugar and mix well.
  • Chill the milk club soda and chocolate syrup in the refrigerator.
  • Using a tall tumbler add the chocolate syrup and fill 1/4 glass of milk mix well with a spoon add the club soda slowly mix well....serve...enjoy...:)
I would call this bubbly goodness yummy however my friend did not like this drink she told me its like chocolate milk with soda...my friend and youtube viewer ganesh requested me to do a video i was not to sure to record this recipe after all a dozen of them have already uploaded the same video over and over again but hey no one recorded in tamil so the recipe demo this time my friends is in tamil and very indian try this recipe as adults we have our own taste kids will love this recipe for sure...enjoy...:)
This time the recipe video demo is in tamil do watch and enjoy...:)

Egg Cutlets

Ingredients:
4 Boiled Eggs ( Cut in half's )
4 Tbsp All Purpose Flour / Maida
1/2 Onion Finely Chopped
3 Green Chillies Finely Chopped
Fist Full Coriander Leafs Finely Chopped
1/4 Tsp Chat Masala
1 Packed Ready To Use Aloo Mash Powder = 120grams packet
3 Tbsp Bread Crumbs 
1/2 Inch Ginger Grated
1 Cup Bread Crumbs (for coating the cutlets)  
Oil For Frying
Salt as per taste.
Lets Prepare:
  • In a mixing bowl add half packet of the instant aloo mash tip in the onion, coriander, grated ginger, chillies 4 tbsp of bread crumbs and chat masala add salt as per taste mix all the ingredients well before adding water add water little at a time and mix the aloo use your hands to mix and get all the ingredients incorporated well form a soft dough like consistency and allow the mixture to rest for 5 mins.
  • Make small roundels out of the aloo masala using your palm flatten the prepared tikki and place half  egg in the middle and start to cover the aloo masala over the egg make sure there is no gap's peeking the entire half egg should be cover with the prepared masala.
  • Refrigerate the prepared cutlets for 1/2 hour.
  • In a bowl add maida add salt and water make a smooth batter and set aside also add bread crumbs to a plate.









  • Remove the cutlets from the fridge get it to room temperature. 
  • Dip the cutlet in the maida batter first and roll it in bread crumbs and reserve in a plate.
  • Heat oil in a wok on medium flame and slowly tip in the cutlets start frying the cutlets in the oil one by one drain the oil and serve hot...you can also cut and serve the cutlets as shown in the photo sweet and sour sauce can be served along with it some time back i served with chilly sauce people liked it a lot do try the easy recipe and post your comment...Enjoy...:)



Tips & babbling:
  • Its not compulsory to use ready aloo mash for this recipe...you can use regular boiled potatoes grate and mash...tastes equally great.
  • cheddar cheese can be add to the mash potatoes for extra flavor and taste kids will love it.
  • You can also stuff the potato with a paneer cube in the middle instead of egg once i stuffed a cube of cheddar cheese in the middle and fried in the same method loved it.
  • I used half the packet for masala  cutlets and the other half to prepare plain potato mash cover just in case if we have kids from neighbour hood visiting.
  • I got the ready to use mash on sale from spar you can find it in big bazaar or reliance cost me 18 Rs for 120grams.
Best recipe for kids party or kitty party... I made a batch for a kitty party at office everybody like it this is last year story I'm talking...I made fresh batch for my dad you know its Sunday and he likes beer what better way to treat daddy...:) we enjoyed...it was a nice day...life is too short to think about calories eat well and work out thats the magic mantra Happy Cooking...love you...:)

As usual my demo video for the recipe do watch and try to prepare the recipe...enjoy...:)


Chettinadu Style Mutton Chukka ( Uppu Kari )

Uppukari is a salty meat stir fry to compliment a Southindian meal. 


Ingredients:
500 Grams Lamb Meat ( Curry Cut )
250 Grams Sambar Onion / Baby Shallots
1 Tbsp Pepper powder
1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
10-12 Dried Red Chillies
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds
1 Full Garlic Peeled 
2 Sprigs Curry leafs
1/2 Cup Yogurt 
2 Tbsp Clarified Butter or Desi ghee
3 Tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste.

Lets Marinate:
  • In  a mixing bowl add the meat, yogurt, turmeric powder, pepper powder, garam masala, salt, ginger and garlic paste mix well cover and allow to marinate for 1/2 hour.


Lets prepare:
  • Heat a pressure cooker with 2 tbsp oil, add the marinated meat fry the meat for a bit and add 1/2 cup of water to cook cover the lid and allow the pressure to build once you see steam vapor place the whistle and put the flame on high allow the meat to cook well for five to six whistles. switch of the stove after five whistles and allow the pressure to cool down a bit before opening the lid.
  • If you find excess moisture in the meat put the meat back on flame and allow the moisture to evaporate completely from the meat and set aside.
  • Heat a wok add the 2 tbsp clarified butter and 1 tbsp oil tip in the fennel seeds fry a bit add the onions fry the onions a bit add the garlic and curry leafs add the dried red chillies and salt to sfry the onions fry alll the ingredients the onion should turn transparent tip in the meat and fry till the meat has incorporated well into the other ingredients garnish with curry leafs and lime serve hot with south indian meals...Enjoy...:)

Carrot Payasam (Pongal Special)

 HAPPY PONGAL!
Wishing everybody happy pongal / sankaranthi...:) pongal is celebrated 5 days in tamilnadu its a way of thanks giving festival and also know as harvest festival. we normally start the festival by praying to the sun / surya pujai we'll use new earthen pot (chatti) to prepare the pongal. 

First day before we start pongal puja we would clean our house and burn all old things which are waste items like old broomstick old bedsheets practically any material which is of no use would be burnt this is called as boghi by 4am we would start burning old items before sunrise. after boghi we would have a bath and do puja and start to shop for new clothes, sugarcane, bettel nut and leafs, different types of vegetables and fruits most important and should buy items are flowers, peanuts, pumpkin, earthen pot, ginger and turmeric shoots and sweet potato.

Second day women and girls would clean the front yard of the house and draw wonderful rangoli / kolam patterns filled with all rainbow colors inviting good fortune and grand welcome for family and friends. small bonfire would be lit by the male members of the family to start preparing pongal the women meanwhile would finish doing ganesh and lakshmi puja and will decorate the earthen pot with turmeric paste and vermillion then fill the pot with washed rice and dal and head to the bon fire decorate the bon fire area with sugar cane ginger and turmeric shoots and draw rangoli and would start preparing pongal placing the pot on the fire the entire pongal making ceremony should be completed with in 10am as they prepare the pongal normally the rice and dal would boil and froth to the brim of the pot this is auspicious every body will start shouting pongal o pongal which means the festival has started with a good sign.

Then everybody would hurry up and start preparing different varieties of vegetables, rice,rasam,papdam,vada etc after cooking they would carry all the dishes back to the bonfire and decorate all the dishes on top of a banana leaf and serve to the sun god by 12 in the noon the puja and offering for sun god should be done by 12 noon every one would do surya pujai if they are a farmer they would also decorate their harvest for the puja.

Third day is mattu pongal where in working cows and cattle are washed and decorated to put up a big show they are then taken to the local village gathering to show of their cows. best looking and most decorated cows have a cash prize after the show there is jallikattu where in wild bulls are released in the village streets with cash rewards tied on top of their horns its like the festival in spain where in every body will chase the bull and the one who catches the bull and clams it down wins the cash reward. 

Fourth day kaanum pongal is a day out for every one we would offer puja to ancisters and also visit old people and offer them gifts and cash. old people would bless us and also give us gifts my granny always used to get me ribbons and sweets kids are the ones who enjoy kaanum pongal as they get more gifts from elders.

Fifth day  we would all visit temple an return home from our village wishing our uncles and aunts for good fortune and health to flow and to return back to our village the next year to celebrate this wonderful festival however nowadays villages have changed to mega cities and sky scrapers adoring modern India there is no space left for families to gather and celebrate our younger generation should have to compromise and celebrate according to apartment standards. 

I'd planned for a huge cookout with friends however we were unable to gather and celebrate pongal which dampened my spirits a bit but at least I'm happy that i can share my carrot payasam with my blog friends and youtube friends for pongal its healthy and tasty I've added my own twist to a payasam recipe hope you all try my recipe and enjoy...:)

      
Ingredients:
100 Grams Carrots (roughly cubed)
2 Cups Skimmed Milk 
1 1/2 Cups Water
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Milk Powder
1 1/2 Tbsp Badam Milk Powder
1 Pods Cardamom
5 Almonds
5 Cashew nuts 
10 Raisins 

Lets Prepare:
  • Using a heavy bottom pot add the water and bring to a boil tip in the roughly chopped carrots and cook till well done.
  • Add the cooked carrots to a blender and prepare a puree set aside.
  • In the same pot add milk sugar and cardamom pods and bring to a boil add the carrot puree to the milk mix well and place the flame to medium high.
  • Once the payasam is boiling tip in the milk powder and badam mix and allow to reduce keep stirring constantly to a thick pudding consistency.
  • Chop the nuts into small pieces.
  • tip in the nuts and raisins into the carrot payasam serve hot or cold...Enjoy...:)

































I've done detail recipe demo on youtube do watch  enjoy and try my recipe out...:)

Tawa Paneer Tikka

Ingredients:
200 Grams Paneer / Cottage Cheese
1 Cup Yogurt
1 Large Green Bell Pepper / Capsicum 
1 Large Ripe Tomato deseeded 
1 Tsp Tandoori Chicken Masala
1/2 Pudina Masala
1/4 Chat Masala
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
Lime juice few drops
A Box of Toothpicks or Fruit Picks
Oil for shallow frying
Salt to taste.
It has been quite some time since i prepared this recipe i don't remember few ingredients that i used to add but  this was best recipe during my school days every saturday i used to make them mom always used to prepare mint chutney to go along with these tikka's. paneer was real famous during 90's in Bangalore as far as i remember every marriage party during 90's served paneer in some way or the other best part is we get paneer tikka pizza only at Bangalore as far as delhi and mumbai I've not seen paneer tikka pizza there but a friend told me recently paneer tikka pizza is available at domino's in delhi any how long story short you can top this tikka's for pizza as well but make sure not to bake the paneer it goes rubbery and hard not tasty... first bake your pizza with sauce and then top with prepared tikkas and cheese using a microwave put the pizza on high for 5 mins and serve hot.

Chop the Veggies:
  • Chop the onion into cubes.
  • De-seed and chop the bell pepper and tomato into cubes.
  • Cube the paneer as well.


Marinate the paneer:
  • In a mixing bowl add the yogurt, chillypowder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, tandoori masala, pudina masala, chat masala, ginger garlic paste, lime juice few drops, salt as per taste and 1 tsp oil mix all the ingredients well tip in the paneer and the veg and mix well cover and allow to marinate for 5 to 10 mins in room temp.
Shallow Fry:

  • Using fruit picks or tooth picks skew the pepper cube first then a cube of onion and the tomato skew the paneer prepare atleast 5 to 10 skews to shallow fry.
  • Heat a tawa or iron skillet add 2 to 3 tbsp of oil and start to shallow fry gently turning the tikkas to all the sides fry till the tikka turns golden color all sides and serve hot with pudina chutney and lime wedges...Enjoy...:) 

My Video Demo For The Recipe



Filter Coffee My Way

I'm using a traditional steel coffee filter contraption for my filter coffee.
Ingredients:
3 Tsp Coarse Ground Coffee (Bru Coffee)
2 Tsp Sugar
1 Cup Milk
2 Cups Water
Steel Filter coffee Contraption has a steel mesh compartment with lid and the coffee collector in the bottom.... 

Lets Prepare:
  • Boil the water and milk we need hot milk and water for this recipe.
  • I've used the Bru filter coffee blend to brew my coffee in the filter. Once the powdered coffee is added press it down a bit using back of the spoon.
  • Add the hot water to the coffee and cover the lid allow the coffee to drip in the bottom compartment. 
  • Once the coffee is collected to the bottom compartment use as much as coffee require per person add milk and sugar stir well and serve hot...Enjoy...:)

I've done a detail demo video do watch and enjoy....:)

Prawn Fry (Eral Varal)

Ingredients:
250 Grams Fresh Prawns (shelled out and deveined)
2 Medium Onions (cut into medium cubes)
1 Medium Tomato(cut into medium cubes)
4 Green Chillies (cut into pieces)
1 Sprig Curry leafs
1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic paste
1 Tbsp Red Chilly powder
1 Tbsp Coriander powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tbsp Kitchen King masala or Garam masala
1 Pinch Asafoetida
Lime few drops
3 Tbsp Oil
Coriander & Mint leafs for garnishing
Salt to taste.


Lets Prepare:
Heat oil in a wok tip in the ginger and garlic paste fry for a minute add the curry leafs and asafoetida fry tip in the chopped onion, tomatoes and chillies  fry for 2more minutes tip in the chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and kitchen king masala also add salt as per taste fry all the ingredients throughly till oil separates to the sides tip in the prawns fry well for 2 minutes add 1/2 cup of water and cover allow the prawns to cook for 20minutes on medium flame allow all of the moisture to evaporate and the prawns should cook through add lime juice and garnish with coriander serve hot with rice, sambar and rasam prefect side dish...do try this simple recipe and Enjoy...:) 



















My demo video for eral varal watch and do try the recipe out...enjoy...:)



Besan Masala Toast



You can use any bread for this recipe whole wheat bread is very tasty and healthy for this recipe. recently I purchased soya bread from my local bakery i did not like the taste it was healthy but not to my liking  however i did not want to waste the loaf of bread i prepared this masala toast it was a hit we loved it i will be preparing this masala toast with soya bread here onwards. How ever I've used regular salt bread for the recipe shown. ragi bread is packed with protein diabetic patients can prepare masala toast with ragi bread even athletic people can try this recipe with soya, ragi or wheat bread. you can prepare this recipe for breakfast or tea time snack its simple easy to prepare no fuss everybody will like it. I've shown a very simple way of preparation in my demo video you can use a sandwich toaster grill if you have one at home many people dont have a grill toaster at home so I've shown the recipe using tava / iron skillet the regular conventional style...:)

Ingredients:
A loaf of plain salt bread
1 Cup Besan / Gram flour
4 Tbsp Rice flour
1 Sprig Curryleafs (finely chopped)
2 Tbsp Coriander leafs (finely chopped)
4 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1 Small Onion (finely chopped)
1/4 Tsp Chilly Flakes
1/4 Tsp Cumin Powder
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Pinch Asafoetida
Oil for frying
Salt to taste


Lets Prepare:
In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients besan flour, rice flour, onion,cumin powder, chilly flakes,baking soda, curry leafs, coriander leafs, green chillies, asafoetida and salt mix all the ingredients well add water and prepare a batter allow to rest for 10mins. Heat a tava or iron skillet on medium flame add 1 tbsp of oil mix the batter once before dipping the bread in the batter. once the tava or skillet is hot dip the bread in the batter the batter should coat either sides of the bread well fry the bread toasting either sides of the bread well serve hot with ketchup...Enjoy ...:)

Tip: 
Sift the besan flour and rice flour before preparing a batter.
Use a whisk while preparing the batter.

















Keema Mattar Samosa

Keema Samosas are all time favorite at my house. The filling can be chicken or mutton with aromatic blend of spices stuffed in a pastry sheet and fried till crispy. 
Ingredients:
Wheat Spring Roll Pastry Sheets
1 Medium Onion (Finely Chopped)
1/2 Cup Green Peas (Cooked)
4 Green Chillies (Finely Chopped)
150 Grams Lamb Meat
1/2 Tsp Chilly powder
1 Tbsp Coriander powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tbsp Garam Masala
1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic paste
1/2 Tsp Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander leafs
1 Tbsp Clarified Butter or Dalda
1 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste.

Lets Prepare: 
  • Boil 1 cup water add 1/4 tsp salt add the peas to boiling water cook till well done.
  • Heat oil and clarified butter in a wok add the ginger and garlic paste to the hot oil and fry till raw flavor has gone tip in the onions fry till transparent tip in the dry masala's chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and the garam masala fry well till there is no raw flavors.
  • Add in the meat fry well for 2 mins add 1/2 cup  water and salt as per taste cover and cook the meat till half way done.tip in the green peas coriander leafs and lime juice and fry well cover for 2 more mins till everything combines.
  • Make sure keema filling should not have any moisture it should be dry and moist when tasted.
  • Cut the spring roll sheet into half . spoon out 1tbsp keema to one end of the spring roll sheet fold the samosa as shown in the diagram.
  • We will have to follow the same method and layer the pastry sheet twice or thrice to form perfect looking triangle samosa. since the pastry sheet is thin we need to layer and fold twice. 
  • Once the samosa is folded seal the edges using lukewarm water.
  • Heat oil in a wok to fry the samosa's once the oil is hot place the flame to medium heat gently slide the samosa in the hot oil and fry till golden brown drain the oil from the samosa and serve hot with pudina chutney ...Enjoy...:)


Do watch my demo video for keema mattar samosa 
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