Wheat Balls (Laddoo)

India...Is a Multi cultural society with many celebrations...Festivals...And  Laddoo is an integral part of any Festival.

So here is a simple recipe for Wheat Laddu/Laddoo.This is a healthy Laddoo for kids especially.
This recipe contains  wheat flour and nuts with some butter and sugar.Replace butter with low fat margarine and sugar with Jaggery/sugar substitute .Then this can be a completely healthy snack.
So here we go..

Wheat flour (atta)- 2 cups
Sugar-Powdered-1 cup
Almonds-1/2 cup
Milk-2 tbsp
Butter/Margarine- 2-3 tbsp
Cardamom-2 nos

Method Of Preparation 
1.Heat a non stick pan and dry fry wheat for 3-5 minutes until light brown.
2.Now add the butter/margarine and mix well with a spatula.Butter should coat all the wheat flour nicely and let this fry for 3-4 minutes.Now a nice aroma emerges.

3.Add in the powdered sugar.Sugar has been powdered along with whole cardamoms.
Mix really well.
4.Now add milk little by little and mix until it turns smooth.Allow it to cook well.
5.Add in chopped nuts.

And mix well.
6.When its warm mix it well with hands.

7.Make balls and coat with powdered sugar.

ENJOY  delicious nutritious Laddoos!!!!


Chicken Dry Fry ~Low fat

Healthy Chicken Dry Fry
Chicken-500 gm
Onion-1 big
Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
Coconut milk-2tbsp
Tomato sauce-1 tbsp
Oil-1-2 tsp
Curry leaves
Chilly powder-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Chicken masala powder- 1tbsp
Method of Preparation
Marinate chicken with Chilly powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,salt and ginger-garlic paste.
Pour 1-2 tsp oil in a grill pan and cook this marinated chicken really well.Now add chopped onion,curry leaves and chicken masala powder.Let this fry for a while.
Now add 1-2 tbsp coconut milk and mix well.Stir continuously,after 3-4 minutes all the coconut milk will evaporate and you can find oil from the coconut milk.
Now add in 1 tbsp tomato sauce.
Now let this chicken fry in this oil.
Wallah..! Relish your taste buds with this low fat fried chicken.
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Honey&BBQ sauce Chicken Drumsticks

juicy chicken in honey and BBQ sauce
This particular recipe, I got from a professional chef.An authentic Chinese recipe.
Chicken is marinated in BBQ sauce along with honey,garlic,rosemary and other ingredients.
We'll get a very juicy,slightly sweet and spicy chicken drumsticks.Another Kids favorite.
Deepsrecipes is giving more importance to kids recipes?You won't be wrong if you think so,after all Kids are God's representatives on earth.
Lets's not get into spiritual talks..All the gourmets who visit this page are looking for only good food and good food photos..So here we go..
Chicken Drumsticks-1 kg
For Marinade
Good quality BBQ sauce-2 tbsp
Garlic and Ginger paste-11/2 tbsp
Honey-1-2 tsp
Salt-1 tsp
Pepper powder-1-2tbsp
Paprika-1-2 tsp
Vinegar-1/2 tbsp
For Garnish
Sesame seeds
Parsley chopped
Method of preparation
Method is so simple.
Mix all ingredients for marinade.

Marinate the chicken drumsticks in this marinade for 1-2 hours.

Cook on a non stick pan or Grill pan or in oven(180 degrees for 20-25 minutes).
Pour 1 tsp oil once the chicken is cooked and all the liquid is absorbed.Fry for another 2-3 minutes.

Serve it with Fried rice.
Click here for Fried rice recipe.


Egg Puff

This is my 100th blog post..One full year passed by..And this culinary journey continues ...
Thanks to each and every one in my new blog world and social networking ...It's a real pleasure to share my recipes with you all.

EGG PUFF..Everyone may have childhood memories connected with this snack? 
Try this one at home,it's super simple and can be a good tea time snack.
Serve hot egg puffs straight from the oven when your kids come back after school,what else can they ask for?Vegetarians,substitute egg with veg filling.So here is the recipe.
For the filling
Eggs-3nos (Boiled)
Onion-2 big
Chilly powder-1tsp
Pepper powder-1 tsp
Salt-to taste
Meat masala powder-1 tsp
For the outer layer-Puff pastry sheets
1.Boil eggs.Cut them into half and sprinkle salt and pepper.
2.Saute chopped onion in 1 tsp oil.Add the powders and cook well.

3.Now preheat the oven at 230 degrees.
4.Take one puff pastry sheet.Keep the filling at the middle and fold it in the shape of an egg puff.

5.Bake for 25-30 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
Delicious egg puffs ready in no time..ENJOY!!


Summer Smoothie.

Summer drink ,ageing and health,dieting

Scorching hot summer? Let's help our body by consuming more fruits and water especially during summer days.
Here'z a recipe packed with nutrients.
Avocado-1 no
Apple-1 no
Banana-1 no
Carrot-1/2 no
Milk-1/2 cup
Water-1/2 cup
This combination will provide a delicious  smoothie.
Blend all the fruits and carrot together with water (and sugar/honey to taste).
Once everything is properly incorporated add milk and blend well.
Serve chilled.
Live Healthy...!


Vanilla Cupcakes

Best and easy Vanilla cupcakes.Here is a recipe.
All purpose flour-1 1/2 cup
Wheat flour-1/2 cup
Baking powder -1 tsp
Baking soda-1/4tsp
Milk powder-2 tbsp
Butter-2 tbsp
Sugar-1/2 to 1 cup
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Chocolate chips-just for decoration.
Whisk dry ingredients together.
Beat butter,sugar and vanilla in a bowl.
Add some(very little by little) water and combine the dry ingredients with this .Mix to get a fluffy thick batter.The quality of cupcakes depends on the amount of water you add.
This is the consistency we need-

Now line paper cups in a muffin pan .Pour the batter to almost 3/4 of the cups .Add some chocolate chips on top for decoration.Flatten the top with a spoon.

Now bake at 190 degrees for 25 minutes.
You will get well raised fluffy cupcakes.



Mutton Cutlet Recipe

Cutlets are a favorite evening snack..It is  perfect for an elegant dinner or lunch Party.
This can be a healthy snack for kids,since here we are going to shallow fry these in very less oil.
Mutton Minced-200g
Boiled Potato-1 big
Ginger garlic paste -1 tbsp
Onion -1 big chopped
Green chilli-2 nos
Cloves,Cardamom and Cinnamon-Powdered -1-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Chilly powder-1tbsp
Meat Masala Powder-(optional)-1 tbsp-This gives a very good flavor.
Coriander leaves-
Salt -to taste
Oil-1 tbsp for shallow frying.
1.Cook minced meat with some salt and pepper.
2.Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.Saute onion chopped ginger garlic paste and salt.
Add minced meat.Now add in green chilly chopped,turmeric,chilly powder and meat masala powder.
Saute well.After 2-3 minutes add in mashed potato and lots of chopped coriander leaves.
Cook and mix well.Now this mix will be like a lump.Once its cooled a bit,shape into balls and then flatten with  hands.
Coat with bread crumbs and shallow fry until golden brown on the top.(I have avoided beaten egg coating.Vegetarians can use thin corn flour batter instead of egg.Here I have omitted both.)
Serve hot with tomato sauce.


Almond chocolate chip Cupcakes~Happy Mothers Day!

  " With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood " ~Isadora Duncan 


On this special day,I am very glad to share a very simple kids favorite recipe:
Egg less Almonds&chocolate chip cupcakes.Really delicious and can be a great breakfast for the kids.

All purpose flour-1 1/2 cups
Whole meal-1/2 cup
Milk-1/2 cup
Sugar-1/4 cup
Chocolate chips-
Baking powder-1tbsp
Soda-bi-carbonate-a pinch
salt-a pinch
Oil-2 tbsp
Mix the dry ingredients with a fork except chocolate chips.
Now add the milk and oil and mix well to a very smooth consistency just as cake batter.Add in chocolate chips,almond slices and mix carefully.
Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius for 5-8 minutes.
Pour the batter into muffin pan lined with paper cups and bake for 20-25 minutes.
This is an healthy and tasty way to show your love for your kids on MOTHERS DAY...!!
Also it's a great and easy job to decorate them if you have some extra time.



Vermicelli Rice

This is again a kid's favorite. Buttery rice with vermicelli .This can be a great and easy Party item too.So here's the recipe.
Long grain (Basmati) Rice-2 cups
Vermicelli-3/4 cup
Butter-1 tbsp
Salt-to taste
Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes.Fry it in 2tsp butter ,add 31/2 cups of water and then cook on medium fire.
Fry the Vermicelli in another spoon of butter.When it's brown,add very little water and let it cook well.Now add the cooked rice little at a time and mix well with the rice.Add salt to taste.
You can add some more butter on top.Mix well and serve hot.
Our special,delicious,buttery rice is ready !!!!


Fried Rice With Minced Meat

Fried rice comes from Chinese cuisine.But Chinese barely add minced meat to the Fried rice,but why not think out of the box? We can call this an Indo-Chinese fusion recipe.
This particular dish turned out to be very tasty and satisfying.  
The Vegetables for Fried rice
Spring onion
Bell pepper-1no
Baby Corn-
Garlic-2 cloves
And a)2 cups of Long grain rice.
b)Garlic chopped
c)Dry red chilly-crushed 2nos.
d) Worcester sauce-1 tbsp
For Keema(Minced Meat)
Minced meat-250g
Pepper-1 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste-1 tbsp
1.First cook Long grain rice.
2.Cook minced meat with salt,pepper,ginger-garlic paste and very little water .Keep aside.
3.In a wok,add 1 tbsp oil.Saute crushed garlic and dry red chilies.
Now add all the veggies and 1 tsp Worcester sauce.When its half cooked add the prepared meat mixture and saute well until color changes to dark brown.
Now add remaining Worcester sauce and rice.Mix well,add plenty of spring onion on top.Now close the lid and simmer for 5-8 minutes.
Serve hot.


Vitamin C for weight Loss .

The effective way to reduce body weight is to regulate digestion i.e.; regulate metabolism and thus regulate sugar absorption to cut down those extra pounds.
Our tiny little lemon can help digestion; this is a well known fact. So what if you take a glass of warm water with fresh lemon juice as the first thing in the morning?Your body is getting a natural and healthy digestive aid.

Yes, studies prove that Vitamin C helps in absorption of Calcium thus leading to reduced fat absorption and increased fecal fat excretion.
 Lemon contains Citric acid,which boosts digestion and the best part is that it reduces the sugar absorption from the food you eat.

Great news,isn't it!!! So consume more Vitamin C rich food like lemon,kiwi,grapes,oranges...Studies prove that people who eats these fruits are less likely to gain weight.

 Lemon juice is most effective for skin and hair.
Over all,Lemon is a magical fruit.But are we giving significant importance to this fruit??

Now today's recipe.This is a curry using lemon as the main ingredient.

Lemon-2 nos
Green chilies-4-6 nos
Yogurt-1 tbsp
Coconut grated-2 tbsp
Mustard powder-2 tsp
Method of preparation
Wash and clean lemon.
Cut lemon into small pieces.Add salt and mix well.Keep aside.
Grind together coconut 2 tbsp,green chilies and mustard powder to a smooth paste.Mix this paste with yogurt and pour into the lemon mixture.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds.Add dry red chilly and curry leaves to the oil .Pour this over the curry.
Very tasty,tangy curry is ready...Health benefits are boundless as we already discussed...



South Indian Breakfast

 Thattil Kutti Dosa with Garlic Chutney

for dosa batter
Raw Rice-3 cups
Urad Dal-3/4 cup
Fenugreek Seeds-2 tbsp
Soak these ingredients in water for 5-6 hours.
Grind into a thick batter.Add salt and keep it for fermentation (8-10 hrs).If you want to prepare this instantly you can add Eno fruit salt.
Make small dosa on a tawa.
For the chutney
Coconut grated-1 cup
Green chillies-2-4 no
Garlic -2 cloves
Ginger -1 small piece.
Salt -to taste
Shallots-2 nos
Coconut oil-2 tsp
Method of preparation
Fry shallots and garlic in coconut oil.Add some curry leaves to this.Now grind all ingredients together.Very special delicious chutney is ready to serve with the dosa.
Some chickpea curry is also great healthy combination with these.

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