Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Choco Walnut Butter Cookies

It’s winter and it’s time to bake and celebrate the season. I want to celebrate every bit of this winter season. Most of the people from America going to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow but here in Canada we celebrate this in October but that time my daughter was not ok so I was not able to make anything special to celebrate this occasion. So I thought to prepare something which can make me feel that it is Thanksgiving here also.

I prepared some simple BUTTER CHOCO WALNUT COOKIES which is a very simple and a perfect treat for us. I don’t know why specially in winter when outside is completely white the baking smell makes the house more perfect. Because of the wind I can’t even open my balcony door. So almost the whole day the house was filled with the smell of the cookies.

1.All-purpose flour: 1 cup.
2.Butter softened: ½ cup.
3.Grounded sugar: ½ cup.
4.One egg.
5.150 gm choco chip.
6.150 gm chopped walnuts.


Pre heat the oven in 180C and cover your backing tray with a backing paper.

In a large bowl whisked the butter and sugar first till it become smooth.

Now add the egg and mix nicely.

Now add the flour and mix well.

Now add the chopped walnuts and choco chips and stir to combine.

Now use your hands and make some small balls with the cookies mixture (tablespoonful) .Place the balls in the pre heat tray and make some distance between the cookie balls.

Now bake the cookies in pre heated oven for 15 to 18 mints or till it looks golden.
Now remove the cookies from the tray and place them in a cool rack.

The easy CHOCO WALNUT BUTTER  cookies is ready to celebrate the winter season with a hot cup of coffee or Tea.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


In my house we actually never get bored with chicken preparations so I try to make something different every time. And after every time when I get good feedback from my friends I really feel great because they actually give me feedback after trying my recipe. Yesterday while chopping the boneless chicken pieces I thought to make some kabab’s for evening snacks but then I thought again I have to cook some dinner so better to make some chicken preparation so my tadays dinner task will be done. 

After making it I am really confused what to call the dish then my blogger friend Tanushri suggest a name for the dish which is really uniquea SALAM-E- MURG. The specialty of the dish is i was marinate the onion and green bell peppers and grill them in oven and add it in the chicken gravy the smoky smell of onions and pepper make the dish super yummy. 

1.Boneless Chicken: 500 gm. (cut them into cube size).
2.One medium onion paste.
3.One large tomato paste.
4.Two table spoon ginger garlic and green chili paste.
5.One table spoon curd.
6.One tea spoon red chili powder, One tea spoon coriander powder, Half tea spoon black pepper powder.
7.salt and sugar as per taste.
8.Sunflower oil for cooking.
To Grill: 
1.One medium red onion cut into big square size.
2.Half green bell pepper cut into big square size.
3.Pinch of salt, black pepper powder, red chili powder.
4. Pinch of Tandoori chicken masala (readymade).
5.One tea spoon curd.
6.Few drop of oil.


First marinate the onions and bell pepper pieces with all the mentioned grilled ingredients for 30 mints.

Now wash and clean the chicken pieces and marinate them with curd some salt and black pepper powder for 30 mints.

Now make a curry paste with onion paste , ginger garlic green chili paste , tomato paste with all the spices powder.

Now grill the marinated onion pieces and bell pepper pieces in high temperature for 10 to 12 mints. Now take out from the oven and keep it aside.

Now add some oil in a vessel and fry the marinated chicken pieces in high flame till they turn little brownish and keep it aside.

Now add some more oil in the same vessel and add the curry paste and cook till the oil separate from the masala. Now add some salt and sugar and cook for another few seconds.

Now add the fried chicken pieces and the grilled onion and bell pepper pieces and mix well with the gravy.

Now sprinkle some water and cook for another few mints with a lid.

Now remove the lid the super yummy SALAM-E-MURG is ready serve hot with Rice or Roti.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mixed Veg Dal in Pressure Cooker specially for Kids

Last few days were the worst days because of my daughter’s health, she was having terrible problem in her stomach. She stopped eating and we were literally feeling hopeless. Dr gave her some medicine but still she was not eating. But from today morning she is little ok. So I thought to make something with protein which can help her to regain some energy. 

I prepared some mixed dal with lots of fresh veggies, she really likes the dal and after 36 hours she ate some solid today. I am really feeling relaxed after her lunch. This type of vegetable dal is always perfect for anyone who is not willing to have anything else. And I think this one is good for small babies also.

1.Moong dal: a handful.
2.Musur Dal: a handful.
3.Squash: 10 to 12 small pieces.(small square size:
4.Radish: few small pices.
5.Beans: 4 to 5 piece cut into small pieces.
6.Pumpkin: Few small pieces.
7.Sweet Potato: Few small pieces.
8.Valor: 5 to 6 cut them into small pieces.
9.A small bitter gourd cut into small pieces.
9.Pinch of roasted ajwain powder.
10.Few cumin seeds.
11.One table spoon of butter or Ghee.
12.Pinch of turmeric powder.
13.Salt and sugar as per taste.


First wash and clean the veggies, then wash and clean both the dal’s.

Now in a pressure cooker add the ghee or butter let it hot add the cumin seeds and the ajwain powder. Then slowly add all the chopped veggies and sauté for few mints.

Then add the clean dal’s and a pinch of turmeric powder, salt and some sugar and sauté for few seconds.

Then add enough water and cook with 3 to 4 whistle, your veggies dal is ready serve hot with plain rice or roti.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Andhra Style Brinjal Curry or Baby Eggplant Curry

After a long time I purchased some baby eggplants or Brinajl from shop, while buying only I am really excited because eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. I really didn’t want to cook them in simple way so I tried to cook it in Andhra style. And they turned out too good. The taste of tamarind made this dish so different. I think this one is perfect for Roti or you can have with rice also.

The baby eggplants are really soft so you don’t need to cook for a long time, but the freshness of the brinjals gave this dish a different look also. I added some fresh coconut also to make the gravy thick. A very easy way to feast yourself with this simple EGGPLANT CURRY, and perfect for vegetarian guests too.

1.Few baby eggplants (4 to 6).
2.One medium sliced onion.
3.One large chopped tomato.
4.Two green chili.
5.One tea spoon ginger paste.
6.One tea spoon garlic paste.
7.Half cup shredded coconut.
8.Half tea spoon red chili powder.
9.Half tea spoon coriander powder.
10.Few mustard seeds, Few meethi/fenugreek seeds, one dry red chili, Few curry leaves.
11.Sunflower oil for cooking.
12.Salt and Sugar as per taste. table spoon tamarind pulp water.


Wash the baby eggplants, now cut them on top horizontally and vertically like + but don’t cut it completely.

Now add some oil in a vessel and fry the brinjal pieces with a cover, just fry till the brinjals look soft and keep them aside.

Now in a different vessel and some oil, allow it to hot then add the sliced onions and fry them till the onions are soft. Now add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for some time.

Now add the chopped tomato, red chili powder and coriander powder salt and shredded coconut and cook for 4 to 5 mint in low flame with a cover.

Now allow it to cool and make a fine paste with the masala mix.

Now add some oil In a separate bowl, then add the mustard seeds, meethi seeds, curry leaves and dry red chili then slowly add the masala mix and cook for few mints.

Now add some sugar and the tamarind pulp water and some extra water also and mix well, now cook this with a cover till the oil start floating on top.

Now add the fried baby eggplants and cook for another 3 to 4 mints with cover.

Now switch off the flame you easy BABY EGGPLANT  CURRY or MASALA BRINJAL  is ready to serve.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Moonger Laddu or Moong Dal Laddu: DIWALI SPECIAL

Diwali is a festival when we can’t stop ourselves to eat sweets so I can’t stop myself to make another DIWALI SWEET MUGER LADDU OR MOONG DAL LADDU. A very easy homemade sweet and the ingredients are very less. I remember during my school days a shop near my house where we cousin sisters were used to go to have this MONGER LADDU. I still remember the taste, so while making this I took a round in my childhood days.

This is a very famous DIWALI sweet in North India, the basic ingredients of the dish is MOONG DAL AND GHEE. Wishing all my friends, family and followers a happy and safe Diwali may this Diwali light make your life colorful.

1.Moong Dal: 1 ½ cup.
2.Milk Powder: 5 table spoon.
3.Sugar: 1 cup and 3 table spoon.
4.Three freshly crushed cardamom.
5.Chopped cashew nuts (7 to 8).
6.Ghee: ½ cup.


First wash and clean the moong dal, now drain out all the water. Now dry roast the moong dal in medium flame till the aroma comes out from the dal.

Now let the dal become cold, now grind the dal in a mixture like powder.

In a large bowl add the moong dal flour , then add the sugar, milk powder freshly crushed cardamom powder, chopped cashew nuts and mix well.

Now in a vessel heat the ghee, now add the warm ghee into the bowl and mix well with hand nicely.

Now start making the laddu’s with the mixture, if you are not able to round them properly add some more ghee or some water also to make the laddu in proper round shape.

Your easy MOONG DAL LADDU DIWALI LADDU is ready, enjoy the special day with lots of sweet and crackers.

Karachi Halwa or Cornflour Halwa: DIWALI SPECIAL

One more special day for what we actually wait for 365 days because this day is a very special day for us - the festival of light DIWALI. In this special day we light all corner of our house. We decorate our house with lights, Rangoli and buy new dresses for all our family members. And the most important part of our DIWALI is making sweet dishes for our guests. Every year I have guests in my house in DIWALI so before the day I have to prepare some sweet dishes for them.

This year I prepared some KARACHI HALWA which is a famous sweet dish from KARACHI. The main ingredients of this sweet are corn flour so you can call it Cornflour Halwa too, a very easy a quick sweet dish to impress your guests.

1.Cornflour: ½ cup.
2.Water: 2 ½ cup.
3.Sugar: 1 ½ cup.
4.Few chopped cashew nuts (you can use almonds or pistachios also).
5.Two freshly crushed cardamom.
6.One table spoon ghee.
7.Little ghee for greasing the plate.
8.Little orange food color.


First grease one plate with little ghee and keep it aside.

Now in a vessel add the ghee and fry the chopped cashew nuts till they turn golden brown and keep it aside.

Now in a separate vessel add one cup of water and sugar allow it to boil  in high flame for 3 to 4 mints, then add the freshly crushed cardamom’s.

On the same time in a bowl add the cornflour and 1 ½ cup of water and mix well no lamp should be there.

Now add the food color and mix well, now add the cornflour mixture into the boiling sugar syrup and reduce the flame in very low and stir continuously.

In between add the fried cashew nuts with the remaining ghee left in the vessel and keep string till it become like a jelly.

Now pour the mixture into the greased plate and smooth the surface and the corner. 

Keep the plate in refrigerator for 30 to 40 mints. And then cut them in square size. Garnish a cashew on top