Sunday, July 31, 2011

Garden salad with Yogurt Mustard dressing

As you all know salads can be made of different ingredients.I prepared a green salad for dinner to cut down some calorie intake at nights.
I have used limited veggies or can say like those are available in my refrigerator.
The dressing has been altered with some ingredients to cut calories. For a mayonnaise & sour cream I used home made low fat yogurt.
Ingredients :

1 cup of Shredded Carrot 
1 Cup of Shredded Red Cabbage 
1/2 cup chopped Onion 
1 cup of chopped Lettuce
1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes 

1/2 cup Low fat free yogurt  
2 Tbs Lemon juice 
1 Tbs Mustard powder
1 clove of Garlic minced
1/2 Tbs Red chili flakes
1/2 Tbs ground black pepper
Salt acc to taste

Take a big bowl with all the veggies mixed in it expect tomatoes. 

For Tomatoes
Cut cherry tomatoes in to half n place them on a baking pan. Drizzle a little of Olive oil. Bake tomatoes @ 350 degrees for 15mins.

For Dressing 
Take a bowl n mix up all the dressing ingredients together to a smooth paste. 

Take the tomatoes out of oven. Let them cool for few mins. Mix up dressing and veggies together. 
* Cover the salad bowl and allow it to sit in a refrigerator for a tasty salad.

Out come: After tasting it my hubby said let's skip dosa's for dinner & replace them with Salad :) 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Eggless Honey Mocha Cake

Weight watching is a Obsession. Isn't it??? At least that's what I feel about my self. 
The day I have started a concept of healthy diet I have been going crazy about whatever I cook & eat.The concept of this " Honey Mocha Cake " has just came out from one of those obsessive ideas.

Coming to the main point here I wanted to get rid of sugar which is a culprit ( In my view...) and that one got replaced by " Honey". 

1/2 cup All purpose flour ( Maida)
1/4 cup of Low fat milk 
2 Tbs of Melted Butter 
4 Tbs of Honey 
1 Tbs chocolate powder 
1 Tbs Coffe powder 
1/2 Tbs Vanilla Essence 
1/2 Tbs of Apple cider Vinegar 
1/2 Tbs Baking soda 
1/2 Tbs Baking powder 
2 Tbs Almonds (optional)

Preheat Oven to 200 degrees. 

Sift flour, baking powder, soda, Chocolate & Coffe powder in a bowl and keep it aside. 

Wet Ingredients:
In another bowl mix  low fat milk, butter, apple cider vinegar, honey & vanilla essence.
Mix both (powder & wet ingredients) in a bowl without lumps. 
Grease a pan with little butter and pour the cake mix in to it. Garnish with almonds.Place the pan in preheated oven. 
Bake it for 20mins at 300 degrees. 
Tooth pick should come out clean when inserted. Switch off oven and allow the cake to cool down.
Cut it in to nice pieces & serve it. 

Out Come: The cake is just sweet enough and yummy :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gobi Carrot Kurma

2 Cups of Gobi
1 Cup of chopped Carrot  
1 Cup chopped Onion 
2 Medium Tomatoes 
Coriander leaves for Garnish 
For Gravy Masala
2 Tbs of Cashew 
2 Tbs of Gasagasalu (Poppy Seeds)
1 Tbs Ginger Garlic Paste 
2 Tbs of Coconut Powder 
1 Tbs Garam Masala Powder 
1 tbs Coriander Cumin Powder
Chilli Powder (According to taste)
3 Tbs of Oil
Salt ( Varies with taste)
1/2 tbs Turmeric 

To start with let's boil 4 cups of water with pinch of salt. Switch of the stove then add Gobi to pot and switch of the heat. Allow it to sit for 10mins. Then stain water and  keep gobi aside
Heat a pan with 1 tbs of oil add onions to it and saute them till are transparent. Remove onion and put them in a blender. 

Add Cashew,Poppy seeds,Tomato, Coconut powder to the blender. Blend them to a paste.

Add powders:
Heat a pan with 2 Tbs of Oil add Ginger garlic paste to it. Fry it till the raw smell is gone or say 1 min then mix coriander cumin , Garam Masala,Turmeric, Chilli powders to the pan and fry them for 2 sec's.
Now add the ground paste fry it for few seconds. Then carrots go right in to the gravy. sprinkle enough salt and close the pan with a lid. Allow them to cook for 15mins.Check for carrots then add Gobi to pan.Let it cook for another 5 mins. Then garnish with Coriander leaves.

* Can be served along with Roti,Poori & Rice. 

Out Come: I just couldn't take a nice pic with a garnish as we licked off whole curry in few mins along with hot roti's.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bangaladumpa Kura | Simple Potato Curry

2 Potatoes ( Cut them in to small pieces)
1 medium Onion diced
Cumin Coriander Powder
2 Tbs Coconut powder
Curry leaves   
1 Crushed Garlic Pod 
Red Chili powder 
2 Tbs Oil 
Channa Da 
Urad Dal 
1. Heat a pan with oil and add seasoning to it. Once the mustard starts spluttering add crushed Garlic & Curry leaves  to the pan allow  to fry for 1 min and add Onion to the pan.
2. Fry them till they are transparent & add Potato to pan. Sprinkle a little salt & turmeric then close it with a lid. 
3. Once the potatoes are done add Cumin Coriander powder , Coconut pwder & Mirch powder mix it well with curry.
4. Fry it few mins and the curry is ready to serve. 

* This goes well with Rice, Roti & Poori