Monday, January 28, 2019

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Top 10 spices in India

What are the Spices
Aromatic food substances which enhance flavour are called spices, herbs, and seasonings. Spices add flavour and colour to food and make the food palatable and hence add variety in the diet.

Benefits of spices
  1. Spices are used for digestion and to reduce flatulence.
  2. Some spices have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
  3. Some spices help in improving the impaired blood glucose levels in the body and help diabetics.
  4. Some spices reduce cholesterol levels and may be useful in preventing heart diseases.
Let's see the 10 spices which we used regularly in our kitchen with their health benefits.

Top 10 spices and their health benefits


Ajwain
Ajwain

  • Ajwain: With its characteristics, aromatic smell and pungent taste ajwain widely used as a spice in curries. The essential oil present is a natural source of thymol. It is used in biscuits, namkeen, ompodi, rusks, pickles, beverages, etc.
    Medicinal values of Ajwain:
    It is a household remedy for indigestion. Ajwain is also helped in curing a common cold. Ajwain oil gives relief from ear and toothache. Ajwain also gives relief from arthritis pain. Just apply ajwain paste on to joints. If you have excessive pain or irregular periods than just sip ajwain water during that time and it gives you relief from pain.
    Fennel Seed/Saunf
    Fennel Seed/Saunf
  • Fennel Seed or saunf: It is a small dried food of an annual herb. The flavouring principle of it is a volatile oil. It also is known as sweet cumin and has the flavour of liquorice. It is chewed after meals and used as a mouth freshener. It is used in cakes, bread, cookies and candies, kurma, non-vegetarian dishes, biryani, kachori and in pickles.
    Medicinal values of saunf
    :
    Fennel seeds or saunf help to improves digestion. It also helps to treat asthma and other respiratory ailments. Fennel seed or saunf contain a compound called Anatole which is very helpful for lactating women. Saunf is also helping with diabetes and help in lower cholesterol levels. Saunf is also regulated blood pressure and enhances liver health. It also helps to reduce weight loss.

Asafoetida Or Hing
  • Asafoetida(Hing): It is an oleo gum resin exuded from the rhizome or root of Ferula asafoetida. The odour components consist of volatile oil. Asafoetida or Hing is easily available in the market mixed with starch to dilute the strong flavour. It is used in seasonings of rasam, sambhar etc.
    Medicinal values of Hing:
    Asafoetida or Hing is used as an antimicrobial agent. It is also used in treating chronic bronchitis or respiratory disorders or a whooping cough. It increases the levels of detoxification enzymes in the body. Asafoetida or Hing also help to cures stomach problem like indigestion or in case of gas bloating. It also gives relief in menstrual issues and also helps to soothe a headache and earache. Asafoetida or Hing also help to prevent cancer and treats colic pain. It also helps to heal insect bites and stings.
Cinnamon Or Dalchini
  • Cinnamon or Dalchini: It is a thin inner bark of the cinnamon tree. It is used in stick form in fruit preserves. It is used in the ground form in cakes, cookies and puddings, sauces and pickles. It is also used in pulav, biryani, kurma and most of the non-vegetarian dishes. Cinnamon also goes very well with any apple dishes.
    Medicinal values of Dalchini:
    Cinnamon or dalchini is the powerhouse of antioxidants. It also gives relief in a toothache. It also controls your blood sugar and cholesterol level. It is also effective against arthritis or osteoporosis. Cinnamon also helps to cure a cold, sore throat and cough. It also helps in weight loss and improves digestion. Cinnamon also helps to build strong bones as it contains manganese, fibre, iron and calcium.


Cloves/Laung
Cloves/Laung
  • Cloves or Laung: It is the dried flower bud of the clove tree. It contains about 15% of essential oil. Cloves or laung is used whole in meats, pickles, fish and many vegetarian dishes. It also used in cookies, cakes and puddings. It also used as a flavouring agent in pulav, fruit cake etc.

    Medicinal values of Cloves
    :
    Cloves or laung helps to improve digestion. Cloves or laung is also effective for headaches, toothaches, sore muscles and arthritic pain. It also encourages healthy teeth and gums and also helps to stop bad odour. Laung also controls blood sugar levels. Cloves or laung have antibacterial properties that protect against infections and even in cancer. Laung also prevents from cold, cough and flu.
Turmeric
Turmeric
  • Turmeric: Turmeric root has been revered as a staple of Ayurveda medicine for more than 4,000 years, making it one of the oldest known medicines in human history. Turmeric or Haldi is used in all vegetarian and non-vegetarian diseases. Raw turmeric or haldi is also used to make haldi or turmeric milk which is very good for back pains or for also cold and cough. 

    Medicinal values of Turmeric: Turmeric or haldi has an anti-inflammatory ingredient called Curcumin which gives relief from body pain or stiffness and also reduced sallow en outside and inside body parts. Turmeric or haldi is the powerhouse of antioxidants. It also controls your blood sugar and cholesterol level and keeps your heart healthy. It increases the levels of detoxification enzymes in the body. Asafoetida or Hing also help to cures stomach problem like indigestion or in case of gas. Turmeric or Haldi has antibacterial properties that protect against infections and even in cancer. Turmeric or cancer also helps cures in diabetes.
Cumin Seeds
Cumin Seeds
  • Cumin Seeds: Cumin Seed is pungent, sharp and astringent. It contains 2-4%  essential oil. There are many varieties of cumin seeds including the dark one from Kashmir. The seed is usually used in curry and seasoning. The seeds are used in soups, cheese - spreads, candies, lassi, pongal and pulav. It is also used as a part of curry powder, sambhar powder and rasam powder.
    Medicinal values of Cumin Seeds:
    Cumin seeds contains bio-active substances called phthalides which increase the levels of anticancer protective enzymes in the body. Cumin Seed also helps in lowering the blood glucose level.
    Cumin seeds help in strengthening the immunity of the body. It also helps in strengthening the bone by increasing the bone density. Oil extracted from cumin seeds when applied act as an anti-inflammatory. Cumin helps in normalizing the uric acid level in the kidney, therefore, prevents the kidney from nephrotoxicity. The extract of cumin seeds helps in preventing blood loss because of its iron abundance. Cumin seeds are rich in Thymol content, therefore, are very useful. In pregnant women on taking cumin seeds to increase lactation.
Fenugreek Seeds 
  • Fenugreek Seeds: Fenugreek seeds are dark fawn in colour and has an astringent aroma and contain 5% bitter oil. The oil has a strong celery-like odour. It is bitter in taste and used in small quantities. To reduce bitterness it is always used in cookery with sour substances. 
    Medicinal values of Fenugreek Seeds:
    Fenugreek seeds aid in maintaining the blood glucose levels in non-insulin dependent diabetics. The fibre present in the seed may responsible for this. It is also used with buttermilk in the treatment of dysentery. Fenugreek seeds can be used to reduce premature signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines and also effective in treating acne.  They are a good source of protein and hence promote hair health. Fenugreek seeds have anti-fungal properties that are effective in treating dandruff. It also controls your blood sugar and cholesterol level. They have anti-inflammatory properties that aid pain mitigation during menstruation.Fenugreek seeds contain phytoestrogen that seems to increase milk production in lactating mothers. Fenugreek has anti-inflammatory properties that are effective in fighting arthritis. Fenugreek seeds can be used to treat several stomach ailments and are a natural digestive tonic that aid digestion.If you include fenugreek seeds in your diet you can lose weight over time.
Garlic
Garlic
  • Garlic: Garlic contains an antibiotic principle "Allin" which is converted to allicin by the enzyme alliinase. Allicin further breaks down to allyl disulphide, which is responsible for characteristic flavour. When garlic is crushed the cells break and the enzyme is released and these compounds are formed. It is used in recipes like rasam, pickle, chutney, pulav, sauces, soups etc.
    Medicinal values of Garlic
    : Garlic is used to treat various digestive disorders. Garlic has antibacterial properties against that fight against bad or negative bacteria. The extracts of garlic inhibit the growth of many pathogenic fungi belonging to Aspergillus and candida. Extracts of garlic can lower cholesterol level and prevent heart diseases. If you include garlic in your diet it lowers the risk of certain cancer like colon, stomach, breast cancer etc. Garlic had active compounds which helped to reduce inflammation. It also helps to fight with the common cold.
Ginger
Ginger
  • Ginger: Ginger had a volatile oil called "gingerol". It is mildly present with the lemony or camphor note. The flavouring compound has sharp burning sensory stimulation. Dry ginger is more pungent and valuable for the zest it gives to blander spices. The whole root is used for curries, pickles, chutney, preserves dried fruit. Ground ginger is used as masala, in preparations like pulav, pongal, all vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. It is also used in beverages like tea, lime juice etc.
    Medicinal values of Ginger
    Ginger helps to reduce inflammation and pain in joints. It is also used in treating migraine headaches. Ginger is also effective in alleviating nausea. Ginger also control your blood sugar and cholesterol level. If you're having difficulty digesting, chewing on some raw ginger can help soothe your tummy. Pregnant women the world over rely heavily on ginger when it comes to morning sickness. Its effectiveness against nausea and vomiting is thanks to the gingerol, zingerone, and shogaols that ginger contains. Ginger can be really helpful when it comes to chemotherapy. It also gives relief from cold and flu and reduces muscle pain and soreness. It also helps to detox your body.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

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alsi ke ladoo recipe

Benefits Of Flax Seeds (Alsi / Tisi): 
Flax seeds are also known as a super food as flax seeds contain omega-3, potassium, Vitamin B Group, magnesium, zinc and other important nutrients. Flax seeds are also rich in fibres. If you included flax seed in your daily diet it control your cholesterol level, blood pressure.  It also keeps your heartbeat normal as it keeps your blood thin which prevent you from a heart attack. Flax seed also contains antioxidant and photo-chemical which keep your skin wrinkle free and healthy. Flax seed also helps in loose weight.
Flax seeds
Alsi/Tisi (Flax Seeds)

Benefits of Jaggery/ Gur:
Jaggery or Gur helps in purifying the blood, also helps to fight cold and flu. It keeps our liver healthy and fights constipation. Jaggery or Gur rich in iron so it also helps to increase blood in our body. It also prevents burning sensation in the Stomach. It also helps to keep intestine healthy and prevent joint pain also. It also keeps your energy level high. If you want to lose your weight, then included jaggery in your daily diet instead of sugar.

Benefits of fenugreek seeds(Methi dana):

Fenugreek Seeds
Methi Dana(fenugreek seeds)

Fenugreek seeds have lots of benefits as it helps to cure acne. Fenugreek seed also prevents hair loss and makes your hair shiny. Fenugreek seed also helps to fight dandruff and avoid premature greying of hair. Fenugreek seed also helps to control blood sugar or diabetes and improves your heart health. If you consume fenugreek seed in your daily diet than it helps to control your cholesterol and help the bones to fight arthritis. Fenugreek seed also has lubricative properties which help in easy digestion, and also help to loose weight. Fenugreek seed also uses as a cooking spice.

Ingredients for Alsi/ Tisi/ Flax seed ladoo

Flax seed - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Wheat flour/ atta - 1/2 cup
Mix Dry Fruit (almond, cashew nuts, pista) - 3/4 cup
Fenugreek seed - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1-2 tbsp

How to make Alsi/ Tisi/ Flax seed ladoo
  1. Firstly, measure all the ingredients- flax seed, jaggery, atta, mix dry fruit, fenugreek seed.
  2. Then dry roast flax seed until its colour turns from brown to golden brown on low flame.
Roasted Flax Seeds/ Alsi


3. Dry roast wheat flour or atta until it colour changes from white to golden brown on low flame.

Roasted Wheat Flour
4. Now take one teaspoon ghee, roast all mix dry fruits - almonds, cashew nut and pista.

Roasted Dry Fruits
5. Dry roast fenugreek seed.
fenugreek seed/methi dana

6. Now blend flax seed in a grinder mixture.

7. Now in a mixer grinder add roast atta and dry fruits along with powder of flax seed and mix all ingredients into a mixer grinder.

8. Melt jaggery along with 3/4 cup water and ghee on low flame in heavy bottom kadhai until it turns glossy and thick, then switch off the flame.

9. Now add the mixture of flax seed, dry fruit and fenugreek seed into jaggery syrup.
10. Make ladoo when the mixture become slightly warm.

Flax seed laddo/Alsi Laddo
Notes
  1. Increase or decrease the amount of fenugreek seed and it totally depends on your taste.
  2. You can also add dry fruits of your choice like lotus seed or makhana. These dry fruits gives more crunchy taste to your ladoo.
  3. You can also use finely chopped dry fruits instead of the mix in the mixer grinder.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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Cheese Soup Recipe

Hi Friends,

Today I am going to share you the recipe of cheese soup. As you all know that soups are very much
in demand in the winter season. I already shared the benefits of soups in my previous blog 
Homemade soups | घर पर सूप कैसे बनायें?. Let us see the benefits of cheese before starting the recipe.

Benefits Of Cheese:

Cheese is the rich source of calcium which helps to strengthen the bones. Cheese also contains
vitamin B12 and protein. Regular consumption of cheese in diet can help women in osteoporosis disease.

Cheese soup recipe:
Cuisine - Indian
Course - Starter
Prep time - 5 minute


Notes

Cheese Soup
Cheese Soup



Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Til Chikki | Til Patti Recipe

Til(Sesame seed) Chikki or Til Patti is on high demand in the winter season. It is prepared in India on the occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan, Khichdi.

Till Chikki
Till Chikki

Before start the recipe of Til chikki let us see the the benefits of these ingredients.

Benefits Of Til/white sesame seed:

Till/Sesame seed

The potent nutritional benefits of sesame seeds include their ability to prevent cancer, improve heart health, lower blood pressure, build strong bones,  and prevent diabetes. They also help cure sleep disorders, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, boost respiratory health, and aid in dental care.Sesame seeds are a rich source of natural oils, lignans, antioxidants, protein, dietary fiber, and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. They also contain thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, zinc, copper, riboflavin, and vitamin E.A half cup of sesame seed contains approximately three times more calcium than half a cup of whole milk.

Benefits of Jaggery/ Gur:
Jaggery/Gur
Jaggery/Gur


Jaggery or gur helps in purify the blood, also helps in fight cold and flu.It keeps our liver healthy and fights constipation. Jaggery or gur rich in iron so it also helps to increase blood in our body. It also prevent burning sensation in Stomach.It also help to keep intestine healthy and prevent joint pain also. It also keep your energy level high. If you want to lose your weight, then included jaggery in your daily diet instead of sugar.

Health benefits of Gur and til:
  • Eat til and gur in the form of tilkut, chikki or ladoo, then it act as a natural booster.
  • They also help to keep bones strong.
  • They act as a natural multi vitamin.
  • You cant believe but it also helps to heal wound faster especially in children
Recipe:

Cuisine- Indian
Course- Sweet
Prep Time- 5 minute
Cooking Time- 10 minute
Serve- 20 pieces

Ingredient:
Roasted Sesame Seed/ white Til- 1cup
Jaggery/ Gur - 1 cup
Water- 5 tbsp


How To Make
  1. In a heavy saucepan/kadhai, dry roasted sesame seed on low flame till it splutters and colour changes to golden brown.
  2. In another heavy bottom, kadhai pour 5 tbsp water and then jaggery.
         
  3. Melt jaggery on a low flame till the melted jaggery turns glossy and thickens.
      
  4. Check the consistency by dropping syrup to a bowl of water, it should form hard and cut with a snap sound.
  5. If the sound comes, then switch off the flame otherwise boil for an  another 1-2 minute.
  6. Then add, ghee in a melted jaggery syrup and then add white sesame seed and mix well till the jaggery coats sesame seed/till well.
  7. Immediately pour the mixture onto a greased plate or over butter paper.
  8. Then rolled the mixture with a greased rolling pin into a slightly thick block.
  9. Allow to cool for a minute and when its still warm cut into pieces.
      
  10. Lastly, store in an airtight container once cooled completely.
Notes
  1. Dry roast the sesame seeds on a low flame.
  2. Instead of jaggery, you can also add sugar if you like the taste of sugar.
  3. Also, add dry roast nuts to make it more nutritious.
  4. I also add water to make jaggery syrup, otherwise, if you add jaggery directly into the kadhai, it burn immediately and there is a taste of burnt in chikki.
  5. You can also add saunth powder if you like the taste of saunth.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Granola bar recipe

Granola Bar
Granola Bar
Granola bar or Energy bar are now-a-days is very common among everybody specially sports persons. These bars have lot of good calories which boost up instant energy. These bar are the mixture of lot of cereals, seeds, nuts, berries jaggery etc. Before start the recipe of the granola bar let us see the benefits of the ingredients used in this bar.
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Benefits of Almonds  
Granola Bar - Almonds


Almonds are high in calcium and also in fibre. It also contains Vitamin E and magnesium. Highest in calcium of all nuts. Its also help in lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, and can help protect against diabetes.

Benefits Of  Cashew nuts

Granola Bar - Cashew Nuts

Rich in iron, high in magnesium (more than almonds). Cashews help prevent cancer, promote a healthy heart and strong bones, and also are good for your skin and hair.

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Benefits of Pista/pistachios
Granola Bar - Pista
Pista had lots of health benefits. It helps in blood purify. If you consume pasta in your daily diet it makes your eyes and brain strong and healthy. It also controls your cholesterol and also prevent from cancer.

Benefits of Raisins
Granola Bar - Raisins

If you include raisins in your daily diet routine, then it gives you lots of health benefits. If you feel tired then eat raisins as it contains a lot of carbohydrates and fibre. It also gives you instant energy. If you are suffering from anaemia than eat raisins daily as it helps to make blood. Raisin also  give you relief from a dry cough and constipation.

Benefits of Dried Dates
Granola Bar - Dried Dates

Dried Dates improves your digestive system as they are full of fibers but not consume more than 3-4 daily because they are high in calories.It also give relief from constipation.Dried dates are rich source of calcium which help to keeps your bones and teeth strong.They are also a rich source of natural sugars(glucose and fructose) and helps to increase your instant energy and stamina of your body.

Benefits of Pumpkin seeds
Granola Bar - Pumpkin Seeds


Pumpkin seeds helps to heal the wound faster. It also help to increase immune system of body. Due to rich source of magnesium it keeps our bone healthy and strong. It also keep skin and eyes healthy.

Benefits of White sesame seed
Granola Bar - White Sesame Seed


The potent nutritional benefits of sesame seeds include their ability to prevent cancer, improve heart health, lower blood pressure, build strong bones,  and prevent diabetes. They also help cure sleep disorders, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, boost respiratory health, and aid in dental care.Sesame seeds are a rich source of natural oils, lignans, antioxidants, protein, dietary fiber, and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. They also contain thiamine, vitamin B6, folate, zinc, copper, riboflavin, and vitamin E.A half cup of sesame seed contains approximately three times more calcium than half a cup of whole milk.

Benefits of Oats
Granola Bar - Oats

Oats are low in calorie and fat hence they are good for heart. They are rich in fibres so helps in digestion and helps in weight loose.It also controls diabetes and high blood pressure. It also increase immune system of body.

Benefits of jaggery/ gur

Granola Bar - Jaggery/Gur

Jaggery or gur helps in purify the blood, also helps in fight cold and flu.It keeps our liver healthy and fights constipation. Jaggery or gur rich in iron so it also helps to increase blood in our body. It also prevent burning sensation in Stomach.It also help to keep intestine healthy and prevent joint pain also. It also keep your energy level high. If you want to lose your weight, then included jaggery in your daily diet instead of sugar.

Granola Bar Recipe:
Prep Time: 40-50 minute
Cooking Time: 10- 15 minute
Total Time:   60 minute
No of bars:  5 [250 gm ]

Granola Bar Ingredients:
Almond - 16 gm.
Cashew nut - 15 gm.
Pista - 13 gm.
Raisins - 5 gm.
Dried Date - 25 gm.
Pumpkin Seeds - 6 gm.
White Sesame Seed - 12 gm.
Oats - 1 cup
Jaggery/Gur - 80 gm.
Khajur - 30 gm.

How To Make Granola Bar:
1. Finely chop all nuts - almonds, cashew nut, pasta, raisin, dried dates, khajur and
    gur/jaggery.
Granola Bar - Chopped Nuts

2. Dry roast oats, nuts-almonds, pista, cashew nut separately in a kadhai/heavy bottom pan.

Granola Bar - Roasted Oats

Granola Bar - Roasted Nuts
3. In another heavy bottom kadhai pour 5 tbsp water and then add jaggery.

 4. Melt jaggery on a low flame till the melted jaggery turns glossy and thickens.
Granola Bar - Melted Jaggery
5.   Check the consistency by dropping syrup to a bowl of water, it should form hard and cut with a          snap sound.
6.   If the sound comes, then switch off the flame otherwise boil for an  another 1-2 minute.
7.   Then add, ghee in a melted jaggery syrup and then add oats all nuts and khajur.
8.   Immediately pour the mixture onto a greased plate or over butter paper.
9.   Then rolled the mixture with a greased rolling pin into a slightly thick block.
10. Allow to cool for a minute and when its still warm cut into pieces.
Granola Bar

11. Lastly, store in an airtight container once cooled completely.
Notes:
  1. Add sugar instead of jaggery, just caramelized the sugar and mix all the nuts.
  2. Add nuts of your choice.
  3. You can also add different cereals like muesli, cornflakes, rice puff etc.
  4. Add seeds like flax seeds, melon seeds, dried cranberries.
  5. Always chopped the jaggery into small pieces so that it melts immediately and cooks evenly.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Homemade soups | घर पर सूप कैसे बनायें?

Every sip of warm and healthy vegetable soup is a divine experience during cold winter days. The simple yet flavorful soup recipe is not just easy to follow but also customization to bring in your favourite taste with selected veggies. But it also depending on how many veggies you use and how chunky you cut them. It's the easiest way to warm up your kitchen on a cold day and feed yourself and your family in one delicious and healthy bowl.

Vegetable Soup
Vegetable Soup

A soup is an appetizing and easily digestible preparation made from a variety of foods and generally served as the first course in a main meal. It may be served hot or cold. Soup can be classified as a thin or thick soup.

Nutritive Value of Soup

The nutritive value of a soup depends on the ingredients used. Clear/thin soups are of value only to stimulate the appetite at the beginning of a meal,while thick/ cream soups are nourishing as well as appetizing.Thin soups have a very low calorie value as compared to thick soups.

Essentials for the  preparation good cream or thick soup
  1. Mix the vegetable puree and white sauce only at the time of serving.
  2. Both the puree and white sauce should be hot at the time of mixing.
  3. Gradually pour the puree into the white sauce.
  4. If tomatoes are very sour, a bit of sugar may be added to the puree.
  5. Do not heat after the puree has been mixed with the white sauce.
Characteristics of a well prepared soup
  1. The soup should have a natural pleasing colour.
  2. The soup should be mild flavoured and not have very strong flavours.
  3. The soup should not be greasy
  4. Cream soups should be as thick as cream
  5. Other soups should be slightly thicker than juice
Garnishes and accompaniments to soups

Garnishes eg, croutons, grated cheese, butter, cream, saute mushrooms, onion rings,chopped mint and diced vegetables help to make a soup appear more attractive as well as more nutritious and tasty.

Accompaniments to a soup are crisp bread sticks, thin toasted bread,dinner rolls etc.

How to make interesting soups with instant soup powders

Soup powders and cubes are easily available in the market.

Tomato soup powder
Cook as per instructions on pack.Boiled noodles,steamed vegetables like carrots, peas and sauteed mushrooms may be added.

Vegetable Soup Powder
Cook as per instructions on pack. Add steamed or sauteed vegetables like beans, peas, capsicum, cabbage to it.

Soup for different needs
  1. Sick patients and infants - Thin and clear soups
  2. Starters to meals - Preferably thin soups
  3. As a main dish - Thick soups like chicken sweet corn
  4. For cold season - Spicy and piping hot soups like hot and sour soup
  5. For hot season - Chilled soups like chilled cucumber or lemon soup 

Clear soups like
  1. Clear tomato soup 
  2. Lentil soup
  3. Mix vegetable soup
Cream soups like

  1. Cream of Tomato soup
  2. Cream of Green Pea soup
  3. Cream of Spinach soup
  4. Cream of Mixed Vegetable soup
  5. Cream of Mushroom Soup

Tomato Soup
Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup Recipe:

Cuisine - Indian
Course - Starter
Prep time - 20 minutes





Ripe Tomato: 200 gm.
Onion: 20 gm.(1/2 small)
Carrots: 20 gm.(1/2 small)
Water or vegetable stock:  1/2 Cup
Bay Leaf: 1
Cinnamon: 1 Small piece
Black pepper: To taste
Salt: To Taste

For Garnishing:
Croutons
Butter
Chopped Coriander Leaves

How to make:

  1. Chopped Tomato, Onion and Carrot and put into the sauce pan/kadai/heavy bottom pan along with water or stock. Bring to a boil. Simmer for another 15-20 minutes on a low heat.
  2. Remove the whole spices. After cool down, mix all this into a blender. 
  3. Pass through a sieve.
  4. Heat again and bring to a boil.
  5. Put chopped coriander leaves and small cube of butter.
  6. You can also add croutons.

Note:

  1. To make croutons cut bread into cubes and either you deep fried or baked into OTG at 160 degree for 8 to 10 minutes or you can also dry roast bread cubes into heavy bottom pan.
  2. You can make more healthy and testy soup by adding seasonal vegetables like corn(boiled), peas(boiled), mushroom(saute), broccoli(boiled).
  3. You can also add boiled noodles.

I will share other soup recipes in my upcoming blogs.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Jaipur ki Pyaz Kachori recipe

Cuisine- Indian
Course- Snack
Prep time- 20 minutes




pyaz kachori

pyaz kachori





   Salt:1/2-1 Tsp

   For filling:
   Onion: 1/2 Kg.
   Potato: 3-4 medium size (Boiled and Mashed)
   Besan: 3 Tbsp(Dry roasted)
   Coriander seeds:  1 Tsp (crushed)
   Coriander powder: 2 Tsp
   Mustard seeds: 1 Tsp
   Cumin seeds: 1/2 Tsp
   Hing: 1/2 Tsp
   Salt: To Taste
   Amchur powder: 3 Tsp
   Green Chili: 2 (Finely Chopped)
   Ginger garlic paste: 1 Tbsp
   Red chili powder: 2 Tsp
   Garam masala: 1/2 Tsp
   Sugar: 1 Tsp
   Oil: For frying

How to prepare dough:
  1. Combine all ingredient-Maida, Oil, and Salt in the deep mixing bowl and knead into the stiff dough using water and keep aside at least for 15 minutes.
  2. It will be better if you covered the dough with wet muslin/cotton cloth.
How to prepare pyaz kachori filling:
  1. Chopped the onion finely.
  2. In a pan or kadhai, dry roast besan and keep aside in a bowl.
  3. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadhai or broad pan, add crushed coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, hing and saute for a half minute.
  4. Now add coriander powder and saute for again half a minute and add chopped onion and salt.
  5. Saute onion continue until light brown.
  6. Add ginger garlic paste, finely chopped green chili and red chili powder and saute again for 1 minute.
  7. Add boiled potato (It will be better if you use grated potato), roasted besan and sugar.
  8. Mix well all ingredients and cook for again 3-4 minutes and add amchur powder.
  9. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  10. Add 2 chopped onion and mix well.
  11. Now take small ball size dough and fill onion masala and roll out.
  12. Deep fry the kachori on low-medium heat.
  13. Enjoy the kachori with the Green chutney or mayonnaise.