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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rajma chawal




Ingredients:

Rajma: 1 cup (soaked in water overnight).
Onion: 1 (finely chopped)
Tomatoes: 3 (finely chopped)
Garam masala: 11/2 spoon
Red chilli powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Oil to fry  and some cilantros.

Method:

Step1: Pressure cook rajma for 8-10 whistles with salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder.
Step2: Fry onion until transparent. Add tomatoes and little water. Close lid until tomatoes are cooked.
Step3: Add rajma, garam masala powder and mix well.
Step4: Crush some od the rajma dhal to thicken the gravy (optional) 




Rajma dhal is ready and is best with steamed rice!.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Egg less Mango Cheesecake



Ingredients

For the crust:
Graham cracker powder: 1 cup
Butter: ½ stick
Sugar: 1/4th cup

For the filling:
1 large ripe mango
Cream cheese: 8 oz (thawed at room temperature)
3/4th cup of sugar
1 teaspoon corn starch

Method:

For the crust:
Step1: Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
Step2: Mix the graham powder, sugar and butter.
Step3: Put the graham cracker mix in a pie plate and spread evenly and firmly.
Step4: Bake for 6 minutes at 350 degree F.

For the filling:
Step1: Peel mango and chop into small chunks.
Step2: Blend mango chunks, cream cheese, sugar, corn starch.
Step3: Pour mixture on the baked crust and bake again for 35 minutes at 350 degree F.
Step3: Let the cheese cake cool and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Step4: Garnish cheesecake with mango pieces and strawberries (this step is optional).

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tomato chutney





Ingredients:
Tomato: 3
Onion: 1
Chana dhal: 3 table spoon\
Red chillies: 2
Garlic: 1 clove
Ginger: 1 table spoon
Tamarind: 1 small piece

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon
Split urad dhal: 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves: 4-5 leaves

Method:
Step1: Fry onion until transparent Add tomatoes and fry until it turns mushy.
Step2: Fry chana dhal, red chilies, tamarind.
Step3: Grind them together into a fine paste
Step4: Heat oil. Add mustard, urad dhal, curry leaves.