Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Chicken Tikka in India is like Kangaroo in Australia, they live in each other. But this 'Kangaroo' is now spreading fast across the globe like a wild-fire, courtesy our love for this dish. And with a fan following of that magnitude this dish perfectly deserves to be my first non-veg recipe on "ShwetaintheKitchen". Yaaaaaaaaay to all my chicken lover friends out there !!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Yay!! Immensely happy posting my 50th recipe. I started my food blogging voyage few months ago & never expected to reach golden jublee milestone so soon. Everyone loves to celebrate such occasions with something special. In this situation that 'special' would be a recipe very close to my heart, something I love to cook for everyone around me, & hence decided to go with it at THE 50th recipe of ShwetaInTheKitchen - presenting to you my all time favorite -Vegetable Biryani , a total hit in my family.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sometimes I have only small potions of different variety of veggies left over, which on their own are too less to make a dish. That's when I like to mix the veggies together to give me my versatile Mix Vegetable Curry. Versatile because it gives me an option of serving it with Roti/Paratha (Indian bread) or Rice or even as a gravy layer for Vegetable Biryani.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Vegetable Spring rolls are ageless appetizers in my Chinese cuisine closet, my granny loves it, the kids in my family love it - it works in any kind of party. It is primarily made by rolling a mixture of shredded vegetables like cabbage, carrot, bell peppers & sometimes even noodles & sprouts in to thin spring roll pastry sheets. There are many versions of the stuffing & the ways to cook these i.e. fry or boil or now a days even bake. But for now, I decided to stick with the traditional Indo-chinese way of deep frying. Frying gives these spring rolls a crunchy texture which I definitely like.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Gobi (Cauliflower) Paratha is a popular North Indian breakfast recipe which is now loved in every part of India. It is quite filling and satiating breakfast and a punjabi-household favorite. Eat it with butter, yogurt, chutney , pickle or even ketchup it always tastes super yummy.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
With Summer at its peak, keeping yourself hydrated is vital. But if you got bored with monotony of cold water and are looking for other natural options, try Watermelon Juice. Thinking about it, watermelon is available in abundance during summers. Its nature's way of balancing the heat with this coolant fruit which contains 92% water & is naturally sweet so you need no sugar to be added to your drink. Isn't that great - some calories saved
Monday, August 13, 2012
Pohe/Poha (Flattened rice) is a very popular Indian breakfast dish. Its most basic version is prepared with only onions referred to as Onion (kanda or pyaaz) Pohe but you can add potato & green peas to the basic version to make it Kanda Batata Vatana (Onion Potato Green peas) Pohe. This is the way I like to make as then it gives me wholesome dish.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
It breaks my heart to hear burgers are catergorized as junk food. They are soooo delicious just like all the members of junk food family. Since we are living in a calorie conscious world we need to watch what we eat, not that I munch a burger every other day but every calorie counts, right. So then why not replace the deep fried patty with a healthy chickpea shallow fried patty!!?? I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome, it tastes so much better that you must try it.
Traditionally burger & french fries are a great combo, but since I wanted to keep my junk food at minimum I opted them out.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Couple of years ago I started feeling saturated with the usual (read lazy) breakfast options, and I was compelled to start exploring new breakfast options, to feed my soul with freshness to begin my day. And that is when I discovered my Sevai (Vermicelli) Upma recipe. Basically I added the main ingredient vermicelli from the regular sweet dish my mom makes (Sevai kheer) to the Maggi recipe my granny makes. Ever since I made this, we all have been hooked to it, so much so that it is present atleast once a week on our breakfast table.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Enjoy this protein packed lentils curry!!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
My hubby is a big Chinese cuisine Fan & Noodles are his favorite. So after trying out a couple of restaurants we both knew that the kind of noodles we like (Indo Chinese) are best when they are made at home. Almost every alternate weekend we like eating noodles, so I keep trying new options. After Vegetable Noodles here is my version of Chilli Garlic noodles using the ready made Chilli Garlic sauce that is available in market.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Do you have some ripe bananas at home which you were planning to throw away as they are no longer pretty or look edible. I'd say don't ! I now have a delicious way to save one from a guilt trip of throwing away bananas. Banana Chocolate chip Muffins is an apt recipe for using your ripe bananas. The more ripe the banana is the better it is, as then you have to add less sugar. A total win win!!