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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Egg Curry/How To Make Egg Masala

This Egg Curry or Egg Masala or Egg Gravy goes well with Phulkhas/Chapathi. It can be Eaten with Rice/Roti/Dosas.
     "Egg" was the one thing that I hated most when I was a kid. My mom insisted that I eat it, so i tried boiling it and add it to my diet whenever possible (not regularly though).This masala is one such idea to include eggs in my diet. No grinding required for this gravy but make sure you add enough onion and tomato ,so you get enough curry while serving .


Similar recipes for roti/Chapathi:


  1. Egg Gravy(Rice side dish)
  2. Mushroom gravy
  3. Kala Channa/Kondakadalai gravy
  4. Potato Masala


EGG Curry


Preparation time:10 min
Cooking time:30 min
Serves:2

Monday, 27 October 2014

Curd Rice/Thayir Sadam

      "Rice" being a staple south Indian Food, we need variety of rice dishes .Variety varies from delicious  "biriyani" to simple "tomato rice" .Curd rice is the easiest of all rice varieties.Some people even think ,why  are you giving the recipe for this rice ?Some times easy recipe gets faulty and the day got ruined because of not getting the simple  "Yogurt" rice .The trick is you have cook the rice mushy and cool it down before you add curd to it .If the curd is too tangy you can add little milk to get right taste.
 Some common names of this rice "mosaru anna" or "bhagala bath" in Kannada,"Yogurt rice "in telugu .Its commonly called as "thathi Annam" in Tamil Brahmin's community.

Some more rice varieties for you to devour:

  1. Channa rice
  2. Mushroom Biriyani
  3. Coconut rice
  4. Mint Pulov
  5. Lime rice
  6. Vegetable pulov
  7. Vegetable biriyani


Curd rice

Cooking time:15 +5 min
Serves:1-2

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Gulab Jamun Recipe/Easy Desserts

This Method of making gulab jamoon is the easiest compared to other methods.Getting ready mix and put together and enjoy the dessert right ?
   How Did you all  celebrated Diwali ?Breakfast without jamun on diwali day ?I can't think .This is our breakfast plate on Diwali day .


Diwali thaliGulab jamun is one sweet usually present in Diwali breakfast without fail, as far as i remember .Its easy and it taste heavenly .We kids eat it a lot and will finish around 30 jamuns within 2-3 days during our childhood days .Now my kid loves jamun a lot . knead,fry and dip ..Very easy right ?My mom gets RK gulab jamun mix but here i don't get the same brand .I got gitz which is equally good .

Some easy sweets for festive occasion




Tips to get perfect gulab jamun

  1. While frying the Gulab jamuns keep the flame low otherwise you get the brown colour outside inside it will be raw
  2. Add exact amount of water not too much not less .In previous case you can't roll the balls in later case you get cracks while rolling .
  3. Jamun balls should be crack free otherwise it will just melt in the sugar syrup you can't find the full balls in the syrup.
  4. Sugar syrup and water added to the jamun mix will be mentioned in ready made mix box,so note it down and do it accordingly .
  5. Don't press the balls hard while rolling ,then  jamuns will be raw inside and will be heavy too (you can't cut it with spoon easily)

Gulab Jamoon
 
Preparation time:15 min (preparing sugar syrup and kneading the mix)
Cooking Time:30 min
Yields:40 Jamuns

Monday, 20 October 2014

Healthy Cake/Avacado Cake

     I wanted to bake healthy cakes for my kid .I know avacado is healthy and i already included them in one of my cake recipe .So i just can't buy cakes from outside.
      For this month Shhh ..Secret challenge sonali pathak gave me avocado and blueberry as the secret ingredient.I was little skeptical about the ingredients first ,then i decided to make a cake with them.The cake was just awesome .
       I added milk and water to this cake .So better place the cake in refrigerator and microwave for 20-30 seconds before serving,if you eating it other day . Its healthy to the core .It was gooey because of the addition of ragi flour .It was soft to the core because of the addition of avocado  .
    My little one loved it a lot .Even my husband was surprised it is made of ragi and avocado .You can add more oil instead of milk to extend its shelf life.

Some other cake recipes

  1. Strawberry cake 
  2. Cheerios Cupcake
  3. Christmas cake

Avacado cake

Preparation time:20 min
Cooking time :1 hour -1 1/2 hours
Yields :10 -12 cupcakes

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Healthy child makes a happy home

       "Mommy I don't feel well" No mother wants to hear this from her child. When kids fall sick everyone in the family suffer.

By following these little things you can keep your little ones relatively healthy

  1. Have them drink vitamin c everyday .
  2. Avoid junk and processed foods .Eat fruits and vegetable. At least 5 servings a day
  3. Avoid sugary drinks by replacing it with homemade fresh juice .By doing so you can improve your health and of course save few pennies  .
  4. Avoid sugary foods like cakes,chocolates,cookies. These are the culprits behind obesity and causes major health problems like fatty liver,heart problem ,type 2 diabetes,dental problems etc 
  5. Try to replace eating out at restaurant visits by having a family get to gather .
  6. Give them clean water by boiling or filtering the water.Major health issues are caused by water now a days .
  7. Keep the house clean .
  8. Keep your kids clothes and socks clean as well.

      Now a days there is an increasing use of organic food because of the chemicals in our day today food and artificial hormones in our milk. Try to give kids organic milk .I haven't raised this point in above  because major people can't afford organic .

     Kids are usually unaware of what goes on with processed foods. So us parents have to teach them how to make a healthy meal at home from the scratch . Leading a healthy life is what people want now a days but they are completely ignorant of buying processed food and eating fancy(fatty) meal at restaurants . Earning money is important but do we need  to spend all the money we make on health care? If we don't know , how will we teach our kids? This is a big question and it remains unanswered.
     By following above said simple rules (in points noted)  and eating a good amount of health supplement like dabur chyawanprash makes mom's work easy I assure.Dabur chyawanprash has Ayurvedic herbs that strengthen your body's immunity by stimulating "Natural killer cells".So your body is immune against various infections.Most wonderful part is they have sugar free version and two wonderful flavours mango and mixed fruit for the kids .So lets make our India immune .

Sending this entry to Daburchyawanprash healthy child
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