Thursday, 30 April 2015

Golgappa bhel puri

Bhel puri stuffed in golgappas.

Food Recipes Preparation time: 10 minutes

Recipe ingredients: 

1 cup Puffed rice (Murmura /laiya)

1 small boiled potato

2tbsp finely chopped tomatoes

3tbsp chopped boiled potatoes

5tsp sev

4tsp fried chana dal

3tsp salted peanuts

Salt to taste

1tbsp lemon juice

3tsp sweet tamarind chutney

Chopped coriander to garnish

6 golgappas

Recipe method:

Mix together the puffed rice, potatoes, tomatoes, sev, chana dal, peanuts, salt and lemon juice. Mix well. Fill in the golgappas. Top with a little tamarind chutney and garnish with chopped coriander.

Chinese Bhel

We are savour Chinese food; especially the Chinese bhel that has become a hot Food Recipes favourite among youngsters and has replaced their plates of vada pav and bhel puri is a must learn. Here are two recipes that will help you serve a Chinese platter at home, with a twist.

Noodles- 1 cup
Onion finely chopped- 1 cup
Shredded cabbage- 1 cup
Capsicum cut in thin slices- 1/2
Carrot shredded- 1 cup
Cornflour- 2 tbsp
Soy sauce- 1 tbsp
Red chilli sauce- 1 tbsp
Ajinomoto- 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 tsp
Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
salt to taste
Oil- 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce- 1 tsp
Oil to deep fry noodles

Boil noodles in hot water adding ½ tsp oil to it
Once it's boiled put it under cold water so that the noodles don't stick to each other.
Once it cools down dust corn flour over it and mix well & deep fry them.
Take another pan and pour some oil and saute the onion
Add Ginger garlic paste then add Carrot , cabbage & capsicum and turn your gas on high flame.
Now add Ajinomto, salt, black pepper powder, chilli sauce ,tomato sauce and soy sauce
Now mix Fried Noodles and mix well
Garnish with Coriander leaves and green onions (optional) serve immediately

Soyabean and Baby corn fried rice

Rice- 2 cups
Oil- 3 tbsp
Soya chunks- 200 gms

Baby corn- About 10 pieces cut in four equals

Beans Finely Chopped- 100 gms
Carrot Finely Chopped- 2
Onion sliced- 1
Cabbage Finely Chopped- 100 gms
Spring Onions Finely Chopped- 2
Green Chillies finely chopped- 2-3
Ginger Chopped Finely- 1 tsp
Garlic Finely Chopped- 1 tsp
Soya Sauce- 2 tbsp
Vinegar (optional)- 2 tbsp
Salt & pepper to taste

Wash and soak the soya chunks for a while, and bring them to a slight boil till they become soft, drain them and keep it aside
Cut the baby corns in four equals, and boil them for a while, later shallow fry them and keep aside
Wash and soak the rice in enough water for 10-15 minutes and drain.
Boil water, add rice and little salt.
Cook uncovered on low heat till rice is tender.
Take care not to overcook the rice. Each grain of rice should be separate.
When rice is done, drain and add some cold water
Heat oil in a kadhai / large pan
Saute onion ,then add garlic, ginger and green chillies
Add and stir fry all the chopped vegetables, along with the soya chunks and baby corn
Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Take care that vegetables are not overdone, they should be crisp.
Mix salt and pepper to taste.
Add the cooked rice and mix well. Now mix the soya sauce to it.
Cook for 2-3 minutes and serve hot.
Garnish with spring onion
P. S. Non vegetarians can add shredded chicken and scrambled egg

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Innovative ways to make 'slurpy' Ramen noodles

Ramen, a wheat noodles soup dish is the latest slurpy Japanese treat in town. Usually a meat or fish-based broth flavoured with soy sauces, it is loaded with toppings such Food Recipes as fresh seasonal veggies and meat slices. 

Since the preparation allows ample scope for innovation, chefs across the country have taken a fancy to dishing out innovative Ramen preparations.

The option of playing around with the broth, ingredients and meat choices also allows them to keep the dietary preferences of people in mind and yet dish out a novel treat. Even the choice of noodles, meats and veggies vary from baked and boiled to fried.

Food lovers are lapping up this dish that has confidently matured from being a mere appetizer to a full-fledged `meal in a bowl' -combining soup with other Japanese preparations such as yakitori or grilled and skewered chicken.

However, the most interesting avatar this humble dish has donned--and one that's fast gaining popularity--is the Ramen burger, where chicken, pork or mutton patties are served in noodley-buns.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Green tea ice cream

Here's the recipe for a rich, creamy, and Food Recipes refreshing green tea ice cream. Note: You would need an ice cream-maker for this.

Ingredients for the ice cream 20g sugar 300g green tea syrup 700g milk 300g cream low fat 10 egg yolks

Green tea syrup 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1/2 cup water 2 tsp green tea

How to make Green tea ice cream

-Preparation for the green tea syrup In a small saucepan add the sugar and the water and let them to boil Add the green tea and stir the mixture well to dissolve any remaining sugar grains Let it cool Strain the syrup to remove the tea The syrup is ready!
-Ice cream preparation First mix the sugar with the yolks and put them in a pan Then you must add the (cream low fat) ,the milk and the green tea syrup Let the mixture cool and put it into the ice cream maker Your green tea ice cream is ready!

Spaghetti and meatballs

A classic dish that's almost always turns out delicious, spaghetti and meatballs is a great weeknight meal: if you get your Food Recipes bearings right and plan a little ahead, you can set this dinner up on the table within an hour. What's better, there's plenty of leftovers to be relished later as well!

Servings: 4-5
For the meatballs Chicken mince: 500g; Mutton mince: 500g; Onion: 1 (finely chopped); Eggs: 2 (beaten with a fork); Half cup fresh breadcrumbs; Paprika powder: 1 tsp; Salt: 1 ½ tsp; Pepper: ½ tsp; Olive oil: 1 cup (for frying)

For the sauce

Tomatoes: 5 large (finely chopped); Canned tomato puree: 100g; Onions: 1 (finely chopped); Garlic cloves: 6-7 large (minced); Cheese (preferably parmesan): ¼ cup (grated); Chicken stock cubes: 1-2; Red wine (optional): 150g; Fresh parsley: 1/4 cup; Salt: 1 tsp; Olive oil: 2 tbsp

For the pasta

Spaghetti: 500g; Spring onions: 1 cup (finely chopped); Fresh parsley: ¼ cup; Parmesan cheese: 1 cup; Olive oil: 2 tbsp; Extra virgin olive oil: to drizzle on top; Salt: 1 ½ tsp; Vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, aubergine, spinach, and button mushrooms work very well with spaghetti. Chop them to bite size. For some added crunch, throw in some roasted pinenuts!

Note: If you are running short of time, simply boil the spaghetti and leave out the add-ons.


Meatballs and the sauce

1. First get the meatballs ready. Add both the mince meats, onion, parsley, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, beaten eggs and rest of the seasoning. It's time to get your hands in and mix the ingredients really well. The more you mash the mince, the tenderer your meatballs are going to be.

2. Roll the mince mixture to equal sized balls. You can do this prep way before dinnertime as well. Just make the meatballs and put them in the freezer.

3. When you're ready to fry the meatballs, take a non-stick frying pan and put it on the gas on full. Add the olive oil and bring it to a smoke. Before adding the meatballs, put the oil on medium. Now, pop the meatballs one by one and fry them till they are brown. The meatballs will brown better if spaced out a bit, so be patient with this!

4. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil on a flat heavy-bottomed pan. Add the minced garlic and bring it to a sizzle. Stir in the onion and let them caramelise. Now, if you're using chicken stock cubes, add them as well and let it toast.

5. Stir in the tomatoes and add the salt. Cook it till the tomatoes soften up. Then add the canned puree. Add the red wine (or water) and bring it to a boil.

6. Now add the meatballs to the sauce and cover the pan with a lid. Let the meatballs cook in the sauce, on a simmer, for 15 minutes.

7. After 15 minutes, open the lid and check for the sauce consistency. It should be thick enough to stick to the meatballs.

8. Add the parsley and the grated cheese on top before removing the pan from the fire.

9. The meatballs are ready to be served.

Note: It's better to get a combination of mince meats for a melange of flavours and textures; you can also try this recipe with beef and pork.

1. Boil water in a pan. Once the water starts boiling, pop the spaghetti into the water and cook it according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot. Add a teaspoon on oil and mix well, this way the spaghetti won't stick together.
2. In a large skillet, add oil and toss the vegetables till they are roasted.
3. Now, add the spaghetti -- bit by bit while adding salt to it - so that the salt is evenly spread. Mix the vegetables well with the spaghetti. Take it off the gas.
4. Garnish with the parsley and grated cheese.
5. Drizzle the spaghetti with extra virgin olive oil on top, before serving. 

Quick and delicious party appetizers

Are you having a party for friends or office colleagues or family soon? Here are some Food Recipes very easy, quick and delicious appetizers to serve to your guests at a party -

Bruschetta: Chop some tomatoes, basil and get some feta cheese. Cut a loaf of bread into small bite size pieces and drizzle some olive oil on top of them. Roast them lightly for a few seconds. Top them with the chopped tomatoes and basil and sprinkle with cheese. You can also add chopped garlic, sauteed mushrooms or onions and different herbs on it.

Pita bread and hummus: Ready some dough with maida, olive oil and a pinch of salt for your pita breads. You can even go for the ready-made flavoured flatbreads available in the market. Soak some chickpeas in warm water and mash them gently. Add some chopped garlic, chili powder, olive oil and salt to taste.

Mozzarella balls: Get some mozzarella cheese and add some chopped basil and chili flakes (you can even add some salt if you want). Roll them into tiny balls and enjoy!

Crackers with salsa: Whip up a quick salsa by mixing chopped cucumber, tomatoes and feta cheese and squeeze in some lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Serve with crackers to your guests.

Raspberry and Nutella spread: Select your choice of bread or flatbread and serve it with a raspberry and nutella spread for those who have a sweet tooth. Your party will surely be a hit then.

Mozzarella skewers with cherry tomatoes: If you think mozzarella balls might not work, put them on a skewer with cherry tomatoes, pour a little olive oil and sprinkle some herbs on top. Lightly roast them or grill them to get that perfect brown color on top.

Smoked/grilled cottage cheese: You can cut and marinate some cubes of cottage cheese to add a spicy and tangy punch to them, and put them on the coal. Served with mint chutney, these will surely get over in a jiffy.

Irish coffee

Here's the recipe for the legendary Irish Coffee

Food Recipes As the legend goes, on one cold winter's night an American Flying Boat (also known as a seaplane) landed into the village of Foynes, in the Limerick County of Ireland. As the frozen-to-the-bones passengers and the crew stumbled into a local restaurant, the chef welcomed them with piping hot coffee adding a shot of whisky to each cup. Thus the fabled Irish coffee was born.

Nowadays, Irish coffee is usually included in a menu's dessert section. The following is one method that makes an ideal drink for when the weather turns a little chilly and you need a quick pick-me-up.


Instant Coffee - 2 tblsp
Irish Whiskey - 1/2 cup
Thick Cream - 1 cup, whipped
Caster Sugar - 3 tblsp
Nutmeg Powder - little

1. Heat 3 cups of water over medium flame.
2. Bring to a boil and switch off flame.
3. Add the coffee granules and mix well until fully dissolved.
4. Add the whiskey and caster sugar.
5. Stir well.
6. Pour into individual serving mugs.
7. Top off with cream and sprinkle a bit of nutmeg powder.
8. Serve at once.