Saturday 30 July 2016

Dish #437 - Prawn and Avocado Salad

Eating Avocados Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels.Avocados Are Loaded With Fiber, they contain more Potassium than Bananas.
Avocado is one of the few fruits that will provide you with "good" fats. That means it can help keep your cholesterol levels already in the healthy range, and help lower your risk for heart disease.
Here is a beautiful salad made with Prawns and Avocados... another healthy dish.....

Sunday 17 July 2016

Dish #436 - Cajun Hot Wings

Cajun Hot wings... my very own recipe... simple yet lip smackin' good...deep fried but in this lovely monsoon weather I guess a lil bit of Indulgence is allowed :-)

Dish #435 - Beetroot n Paneer cutlet

Here's a snack made from Beetroot and Paneer or Cottage cheese, which is not only healthy but also delicious.
Beetroot is not our favorite vegetable but due to its gaining popularity as the new super food that beets and beetroot juice can improve athletic performance, lower blood pressure and increase blood flow, I have been trying to incorporate beets in our diet.
Paneer or Cottage cheese is high source of protein and keeps you feeling full for a couple of hours...

Saturday 16 July 2016

Thursday 7 July 2016

Dish #433 - Khubani Ka Meetha (Apricot Dessert)

A beautiful dessert that is usually made with dried apricots.... Orginally from Hyderabad but now served in most restaurants...Its not only easy and quick to make but also is the perfect way to finish a Mughalai meal...of Hyderabadi lamb pulao or Ayesha's Chicken Biryani.

Dried apricots - 100 gms
Ghee - 1 tbsp.
Sugar - 2 tbsp.
Lemon juice - 1 tsp.
Cardamom - 2 cloves - peeled and powdered
Pistachios - Peeled and toasted

In a large bowl soak the apricots in water till they are all just covered with water, and soak for about 2-3 hrs. If you are using fresh you can de-seed them and use directly.
Take a large pan keep on low heat, and the ghee, when slightly hot add the drained apricot and fry and mash for about 10 minutes. Then add the sugar and lime juice and fry for 10 more minutes.
Then add the cardamom powder and half the pistachios and sauté well.
Remove on to a serving platter/dish and garnish with the remaining pistachios.

Saturday 2 July 2016

Dish #432 - Pan fried Salmon with Mushroom Sauce and Broccoli

Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. Eating salmon is beneficial in the treatment of osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions. Consuming salmon regularly has been associated with reducing the risk and incidence of depression. It also increases your cardiovascular health.
Simple pan-fried salmon is not only easy to make but also healthy.

Dish #431 - Lychee Lemonade

Bangalore is pretty chill now due to monsoons...but its summer in most countries.....with very high temperatures...
Here is wonderful drink made using lychees... At this time of the year fresh lychees are available everywhere...but you could even canned lychees...

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