Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sweet and Spicy Edamame

        I am pretty sure that you all tried Edamame before. I think(actually, i'm pretty sure), I'm in love with these green soybean.
Edamame is one of the most famous appetizer in Japanese cuisine. In Japanedamame beans are often boiled in salty water still in their pods and served as an appetizer. This appetizer is pretty addictive and you can't stop eating them.
      Today I'll share you how can turn regular edamame into a Sweet and Spicy Edamame.  When you pop the edamame into your mouth, your lip touches the edamame pod that is coated with sweet and spicy and garlicky taste. I'm sure the aroma and spice excites your palate leaving you wanting more.
     When you make  this sweet and spicy edamame at home, just need to be sure of one thing: make a plate for each of you. Sharing doesn't go well with this recipe.:)=

2cups Edamame(in shell)
1 1/2tsp Oil
1tsp Crushed or minced garlic
1/2tsp Crushed or minced ginger
2tbls Soy sauce
1/2tbls Vinegar(use rice vinegar if available)
2tbls Water
1tsp Brown sugar
1tbls Crushed red pepper flakes(adjust according your taste)
* Cook the edamame in microwave for about 2-3minutes.
* Take a small mixing bowl, add soy sauce, vinegar, water, red pepper flakes and brown sugar.

* Heat the oil in the pan.
* Add garlic and ginger.
* Cook for 1-2 minutes on low-medium heat.
* Stir continues.
* Add soy sauce mixture in it.
* Cook and stir until the sauce reduce on medium heat, probably about 3-4 minutes.

* Add cooked edamame and toss well.* Mix well and turn off the stove.
* Arrange edamame in the plate or bowl.
* Pour any sauce left in the pan on and alongside the edamame.
* Sprinkle some more crushed red pepper flakes if you like more spicy.

* Serve and eat right away.

          Be versatile and try all food.
Happy cooking till next time.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Tindora Parathas

              Hello again, today I am going to share an unique combination recipe of parathas. It's just one kind of variation of stuffing paraths using Tindoras.
           I made simple and comforting parathas featuring Tindora(Ghiloda) as the star ingredient. Perfumed with cinnamon-clove powder and green chilies-garlic paste. Tindora paratha's recipe is jazzed up with some sugar and slightly squeeze of fresh lemon too. this is one of the must try kind of recipe.
            Tindoras are very famous vegetable in India and so many other countries too. Each region of India calls is by names like Tindora, Ivy-gourd, Ghiloda, Tinda, Kovaikkai, Dondaikkai or Tendly. With such a variety, each home has a way of making it too. There are so many ways to make this vegetable, but today I'm going to share some different way to eat these Tindoras. When you are running out of any quick paratha recipe to cook, don't pass out Tindora in the grocery aisle and try this simple, yet delicious paratha recipe. Time to cook now....
 For dough;
2 cups Wheat Flour
1 tsp Oil
1 tbls Ghee
1 tsp Cumin powder
Salt to taste
Water as required
 For stuffing;
1 bowl Crushed Tindora
1 tbls Oil
1 tbls Green chili and garlic paste(adjust according to your taste)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cinnamon-clove powder(adjust according to your taste)
1 tsp brown sugar(you can use any sugar)
Few drops of lemon juice
Salt to taste.
  For dough;
* In large bowl combine all the ingredients in the wheat flour.
* Knead well with water to form a dough.
*Cover it and let it rest.
 For Stuffing:
* Crush Tindoras in food processor.

* Heat the pan and add oil.
* Add mustard seeds, sesame seeds and green chili-garlic paste.
* Sauté for a while.

* Add crushed tindoras and cook for 8-10 minutes on low-medium flame or cook until the crushed tindoras are well cooked.
* Add cinnamon-clove powder.
* Add sugar,salt and some lemon juice.

* Mix well.
* Turn of the stove and let it cool down.

  For Paratha;
* Divide the paratha dough in to equal parts.
* Roll the dough half way in round shape.
* Fill stuffing in to paratha and cover it.
* Seal the edges completely.

* Roll it again and make paratha.

* Heat the tawa, place paratha on it.
* Cook on moderate heat for 2-3 minutes.
* Turn it and pour half tbls oil or ghee or butter, spread it on paratha and shallow fry over low heat.
* Turn it and again pour half tbls oil or ghee or butter on other side.
* Cook on low heat till gold brown.
* Serve hot with yogurt or garlic chutney or onion or fry green chili.
          Hope you guys try this recipe, leave a comment below as its always great to hear from you guys.
            Ending today with a Spanish phrase, "barrigallena, Corazon content" which literally means "full stomach happy heart."
 Adios Amigos!!  Till I write again.
                          Happy Cooking!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nutella Popsicles

"Nothing is better than sweet summer treat"
       Really it's best time for kids to having fun games with some different kinds of ice creams, snow cones and of course Popsicles...Woohoo!!! Here is short and just few ingredients recipe for awesome Popsicle...
A perfect Hungry Shot for kids this summer. This is a creamy Popsicle due to the perfect ingredient, Mascarpone. It taste like a ganache for a sofisticated cake. And it has all most all kids favorite Nuttela too.. Isn't it the yummiest treat for kids in this summer...????
      Let's start before it starts to melt....
200g Mascarpone cheese
125g Yogurt
250g Nuttela
* Mix all the ingredients with whisk until well combined.
* Pour the mixture into Popsicle mold.
* Freeze for at least 7-8 hours.
* Take the molds out from freeze, pour some warm water on the exterior of the mold.
* Extract the Popsicles out.
* Serve them immediately.

"Life is short eat Nutella Popsicle first."

   Stay tune with me for another delicious fusion recipe. Till then Take care.:)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Kachori Pizza

   Hello, I’m back again with kid’s favorite Pizzas!!!! Yes, but this Pizza has some twist and turns.. This pizza has some Indian taste too, so of course it’s my all time favorite Fusion Recipe.
  There are countless ways to create Pizza, as well as a never-ending debates on the best way of cooking it..:) As it moved into different societies, pizza came to mean different things to different people, taking on more significance than a simple snack perhaps ought to have.
     Like many other foods, now pizza also has humble origins and was consumed by the poor and working class, in all most every country. Through it’s versatility, Pizza became convenient these days. And because of versality, Pizza became popular around the world because one could top Pizza with just about any ingredient and still call it Pizza.
     So let us start, one of Indian fusion variation of Pizza. ‘Kachori Pizza’, I guess name is enough for you guys to understand about ingredients, so let’s move forward to the recipe now.

To make kachori Topping::
1 Cup Crushed toover Lilva or Green soyabeans or Green peas
¼Cup Shredded coconut
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of Asafetida
2tbls Oil
¼ tsp Mustard seeds
¼ tsp sesame seeds
¼ tsp Sauf
½ tbls Green chili and garlic paste
¼ tsp Cinnamon and clove powder
Few Raisins
½ tbls Lemon juice
¾ tbls Sugar
1tbls Chopped cilantro
Salt to taste.
For Assemble Pizza:::
1 Loaf of French bread
2tbls Olive Oil
½ cup Pizza sauce
¾ to 1 Cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
Some chopped cilantro and green chilies.

*For Kachori Topping;;
Heat the pan, add oil in it. Add mustard seeds and asafetida powder. Add green chili and garlic paste. Saute for a minute. Add crushed toover lilva and stir well. Add shredded coconut along with sesame seeds, turmeric powder, cinnamon and clove powder, salt and sauf and raisins. Stir and sauté for at least 6-8 minutes. Add chopped cilantro in last and turn off the stove. Add sugar and lemon juice. Mix well. Adjust sugar, salt and lemon juice according to your taste. Let it cool for a while.
*For assemble Pizza;;
Cut the French bread in two lengthwise slices. Place both slices of bread on greased baking tray.
Brush olive oil on the bread.
Spread pizza sauce on bread.
Top it with kachori stuff to evenly cover the sauce.
Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese.Finally sprinkle chopped cilantro and green chilies.
Preheat oven on 350*c.
Bake pizza in oven for about 10-15 Minutes or until bread crush get crispy and the cheese melts and starts bubbling.
Remove from oven.
Cut into piece and serve hot.
                          I am cooking up something for you….. Please stay tuned…..!!!!!