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Healthy Omlet

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Today's breakfast dish is helathy omlet. Omlet is a dish made from beaten eggs and sometimes added with some veggies  and cheese. All depends on your taste and preferences. Here goes the recipe.....


We need:


Eggs 4
Chopped onions 1/4 cup
Chopped Tomato 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 2 sps
Chopped Spinach 3sps
Chopped green chili 1/2 sp
Diced or sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup
Chopped bellpepper ( any color) 1/4 cup
Milk 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil 1 sp
Haldi pinch
Black pepper powder 1/4 sp


Method:


Add all the cut veggies into mixing bowl.
For better taste cut veggies into very small pieces.                                       Add salt, haldi and pepper powder to veggies and mix well.
Now break down eggs  in separate bowl and beat well.
 Quantity of veggies depends on your taste.

Now add veggies and fold properly so that veggies are mixed well into beaten eggs.
Now add milk and mix it again.
Heat skillet, add oil and spread all over the pan.
Now pour the egg mixture onto pan and cook on medium …

Blueberry Pancake's

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Breakfast on the run....which means anything that can be made with in 30 minutes. 99% of people are always hurry in having their breakfast. So why not make quick and healthy breakfast for your family. Today's recipe is buleberry pancake's. Made these lovely pancakes with store bought pancake mix. Am sure you'll enjoy every bite of these yummy pancakes..... here goes the recipe......

We need:


Pancake mix 2 cups
Eggs 2
Milk 1 cup
Blueberries
Honey / maple syrup


Method:


Add eggs and milk to pan cake mix.
Also mix blueberries.
Heat pan and add little butter to melt.
Now add 1/4 cup of mixed pan cake mixture on to the pan.
Cook on low flame.
After 30 seconds flip over and cook for another 30 to 40 seconds.
Serve hot with honey or maple syrup.


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Scrambled Egg Toast

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Today we are starting with 4th weeks theme "Breakfast on the run ".  Today's recipe is very simple yet healthy dish.

We need:


Bread slices 4
Eggs 2
Milk 1/4 cup
Butter 1/2 sp
Black pepper powder to taste
Salt to taste


Method:


Beat eggs in a mixing bowl add milk and salt to taste.
Heat pan add butter.
Now add egg mixture and black pepper powder.
Mix well and cook on low flame.
Keep stiring till done.
Add cheese if u like to.
Toast bread on pan or toaster.
Spread the cooked  scrambled egg mixture on toasted bread and top it with another bread.
Serve hot or warm with a cup of milk.


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Shahi Pulao

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Shahi Pulao is one of the simplest pulao to be made. Can be served with any veg or non veg gravy curry.

We need:


Basmathi rice 2 cups
Onion slices 1/2 cup
Green chilies 3
Cilantro chopped 1/4 cup
Mint chopped 1/4 cup
Jeera / cumin 1/2 sp
Shah jeera 1/4 sp
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1/2 inch thick stick 1
Bay leaf 1
Cardamom 2
Salt to taste
Oil 14 cup
Garam masala powder 1/2 sp


Method:


Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
Heat pan add oil , jeera and shah jeera.
Now add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and green chilies.
Saute for a minute and add sliced onions.
Cook till golden brown.
Now add chopped mint and cilantro leaves.
Mix well and add soaked rice without water.
Fry for few minutes  and add 3 1/2 cups water.
Cook on low flame will done.
Garnish with chopped mint and cilantro.

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Ginger and Cinnamon Tea

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Ginger and cinnamon tea is perfect for the winter season. Specially to the one who is suffering with cold,  cough, flu and sore throat. A healthy drink that's great for digestion and nausea.


We need:

Ginger 1 inch thick
Sugar to taste
Water 1/2 cup cup
Cinnamon powder 1/4 sp
Milk  1 cup
Tea powder 1sp

Method:

Boil water in pan.
Add tea powder, grated ginger, sugar and cinnamom powder to  boiling water.
Boil for 5 minutes on medium flame.
Now add milk and bring it to boil.
Add sugar to taste.
Filter the tea and serve hot.
Garnish with thinly sliced ginger on top.

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Namak para

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Today we are starting the second group of Bm 25. My theme for this week is cooking with alphabet's. Today's recipe is a snack recipe called Namak para. Its a crunchy savoury snack from India. Here goes the recipe.......

We need:


Maida / All purpose flour  1 cup
Melted Ghee / butter 3 sps
Ajwain / Carom Seeds 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Method:


Add ajwain and salt   to flour.
Now add melted butter and mix well.
Using water little at a time make the flour into  soft dough.
Cover it and let it rest for 30minutes.
Now knead the dough    for 4 to 5 minutes and divide it into 6 equal portions.
 Heat oil in deep frying pan.
Now roll each dough ball into big circle like chapati.
Using knife cut it into long strips or as diamond shape.
Drop each strip or piece into oil slowly.
Fry few at a time.
Fry till golden brown on medium flame.
Remove and let them cool to serve.

When completely cooled store in air tight container.

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Banana stuffed crepes

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Today's recipe is from Thai Cuisine. A dessert called stuffed banana crepes. Its very simple and tasty. Few simple ingredients which are always available at home. Thai cuisine has always been my favorite as the dishes are some what similer to indian dishes. Simple ingredients and lite food. I bought this Thai recipes book from a book shop which had lots of simple and delicious dishes.  Here is the recipe for todays yummy dish....

We need:

Maida / All purpose flour 1 1/2 cup
Brown sugar / sugar 2tbsp
Eggs 2
Milk 1 3/4 cup
Lime juice 1
Butter  2oz
Banana's 3
Corn syrup / maple syrup 4 tbsp

Method:

Add sugar, eggs and half the milk to flour and mix well.
Beat until smooth.
Slowly add rest of the milk to make a smooth batter.
Also add lime juice.


Heat pan / skittet and melt little butter.
Now pour quarter of the batter and spread it all over to amke thin crepe.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on low flame and flip over to cook on other side.
Repeat the same with rest of the batter.
Slice b…

Stuffed Bell Peppers( Bharwaan Mirchi)

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Today's recipe is from the same cook book"  Indian Home cooking" . It was difficult for  me to choose what to cook for today because this book has lots of veg and non veg recipes. Finally I wanted to cook something which I never tried. Bought some fresh bell peppers from farmers market today and tried Bharwaan Mirchi which is a stuffed bell pepper recipe. It was soo simple to cook and  also colorful as I used 3 different colored  peppers. 


We need:


Bell peppers / Capsicum  3( any color)
Potato 2 medium
Coriander seeds 1sp
Cumin seeds 1sp
Green chili chopped 1/2 sp
Chili powder 1sp
Chopped cilantro 2sps
Chopped mint leaves 1sp
1 lime juice
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder 1/4sp
Oil 2sps
1 egg


Method:


Boil the potatos in presser cooker.
Let them cool, peel off skin and mash it.
Meanwhile cut around the stems of bell pepper, removing about 2 inch round from the top od each bell pepper pull out and discard these tops.
Scrape out the ribs and seeds with spoon or small knife.…

Zarda Pulao

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We are starting 25th Edition of Blogging Marathon today. Its been awesome doing different themes for each marathon. I have been part of BM since its 5th edition. I wonder how Srivalli comes up with such a wonderful themes. It was more fun seeing and learning new and different recipes from all the lovely bloggers.
My theme for the 1st week of Bm 25  is Cooking from a Cook Book.  I bought the book "Indian home Cooking" by Suvir Saran and Stephanie Iyness from the local library. It had variety of recipes from soups to sweets. For today I choose a different rice recipe which is called Zarda Pulao. This simi sweet dish has lots of nuts  and  flavored with saffron. Any gravy curry goes well with this.


We need:


Basmathi rice 2cups
Water 4 cups
Saffron threads 1/4 sp
Milk 1sp
Oil or ghee 1/4 cup
Cinnamon 2inch stick
Green cardamom 10 crushed
Grated ginger 1sp
Raisins / currants 1/4 cup
Blanched almonds 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts 1/4 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup


Method:


Wash rice throughly and soak in…