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Singapore Noodles- How to make perfect Singapore Noodles

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Noodles  are  my family's favorite dish. Kids love noodles. Noodles are usually cooked in boiling water. Drained and  deep fried or stir fried with some veggies or meat. Singapore noodles are stir fried with some veggies, curry powder, soy sauce and meat. This dish is not only famous in Singapore but also famous in England, Australia  and American Chinese cuisine.
For the final day of BM 38, I prepared my favorite Singapore Noodles, which can me made within no time. Here  you can see how  Felicity Cloake has  prepared the delicious  perfect  noodles. 





We need:

Rice Vermicelli  
Green beans 6
Grated ginger 1/2 spoon
Crushed Garlic 1/2 spoon
Sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup
Sliced Green Onion 1/2 cup
Curry powder 3 spoons
Soy sauce 3 spoons
Green chili finely chopped 1 spoon
Pinch of sugar
Red or green bell pepper sliced 1/4 cup
Peas 1/4 cup
Eggs 3
Peanut or regular oil 2 spoons
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup

Method:

Boil the water and add vermicelli in it.
Switch off stove and let the vermicelli soak in hot water f…

French Toast-How to make perfect French Toast

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Do u want to prepare some  healthy and quick  breakfast  dish? French Toast is one such simple and delicious breakfast recipe.French Toast also know as Eggy bread, soaked in beaten and spiced eggs and then fried. In France and Belgium French Toast is called as Pain Perdu,which means lost bread in French because its is the way to reclaim stale or lost bread. The hard bread is softened by dipping in spiced beaten eggs  and then fried in butter and dusted powdered sugar and served with jam or syrup on the side.

For day 2 ,am here to show you how to prepare French Toast. Here is the original recipe of Felicity Cloake who shows us how to prepare the perfect French Toast.

We need:

Large eggs 2
White bread 4 slices
Butter 2 spoons
Granulated sugar 2 spoons
Salt to taste 
Pinch of cloves  powder
Pinch of mace powder
Pinch of nutmeg powder
Cinnamon powder 1/4 spoon
Lemon zest of 1/4 lemon (optional)
Plain flour  or maida 2 spoons

Method:

Melt down 1 spoon of butter and keep aside.
In a mixing bowl beat  the …

Lemonade - How to make perfect Lemonade

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Today we are starting with the last and  final  week  of BM 38. My theme for this week is "How to Cook the perfect" series...  This is a very interesting theme which Srivalli announced for this month. There are lots of recipes in this  page  which are perfectly made.
My first post under this theme is  Lemonade. Made this along  my kids  and they too enjoy making this yummy refreshing  Lemonade.Here you can check the original recipe posted by Felicity Cloake




We need:

Lemons 2
Sugar 4 spoons
Mint leaves for  garnishing
Water 3 cups 
Pinch of salt

Method:

Cut one  lemon into chunks and put it in blender along with juice of another lemon.
Also add salt, sugar and little water to make a puree.
Now add rest of the water.
Add sugar according to your taste
Add mint leaves and refrigerate to chill.
To serve pour in glass with some ice cubes and fresh mint leaves on top.


Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 38.

Oats Pancake / Oats uttapam

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For final day of week 2, BM 38, am here with some healthy and delicious Oats Pancake.  I have added some grated carrot, cilantro and spinach to make it more tasty and healthy. Can have it for breakfast, after school or  for  dinner too. But remember to serve hot as it tastes better while the pancakes are hot. We had it with some coconut chutney but kids loved to have with ketchup. Here goes the recipe......


We need:

Oats 1 cup
Rice flour 3 spoons Jeera / cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Yogurt / curds 3spoons
Grated carrot 2 spoons
Chopped onion 2 spoons
Chopped cilantro 1spoon
Chopped spinach 2spoons
Salt to taste
Green chili chopped 1/4 spoon( optional)
Chili powder 1/4 spoon
Oil 


Method:


Heat pan and dry roast the oats for 5 to 6 minutes.
Let it cool and make a powder out of it.
Add rice flour, carrot, onion,  green chili, cumin seeds, spinach,cilantro, salt and chili powder.
Add curds and mix well.

Now add enough  water and mix well to make a smooth batter like dosa or uttapam batter.
Let it rest for 10 to 15 m…

Potato Toast / Potato Sandwich

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Potato is one vegetable which my family loves.  As brinjal , potato is also loved by most of them around the world. I also heard that potato  skins along with honey is used as remedy for burns in India. Burn centers in India  have experimented with  the use of the thin outer skin layer to protect burns while healing.
Potatoes are prepared in many ways with or without skin. Steamed or fried or baked. There are N number of recipes with potatoes. For today, end day , week 2 of BM 38, am here with potato toast / potato sandwich. Simple and delicious  snack for mid day, after school or for breakfast. Here goes the recipe....


We need:

Red Potatoes 4 small
Bread slices 8
Grated carrot 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 3 spoons
Chaat masala 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Green chili 1 ( optional) 
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Lime juice 1 1/2 spoon
Oil  or butter


Method:


Boil red  potatoes and mash them.
You can use any kind of potatoes here. 
Add chopped cilantro, grated carrot  chaat masala, garam masala, green chili, lime juic…

Crispy Rice Delights

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Today we are starting with 2nd week of BM 38. My theme for the week is kids delight-after school snacks . Its soo tough to prepare something for picky eaters like my kids. Kids like snacks and tiffins more than the regular food like rice or roti. I have an idea how to turn regular food to yummy and healthy snack. 

My kids say a big NO to rice.  Also you all might think what to do with  left over rice. Add some veggies to cooked rice, mix little gram flour and fry them in oil. This way you need not worry if your kids are not eating rice. Instead of deep frying in oil you can even bake them to make it more healthy for kids and grownups too.

Tried this yummy and delicious   crispy rice balls this weekend for my kids and guests. And these were loved by everyone. These would make a  perfect after school snack, mid day snack or appetizer for any kind of party.



We need:

Cooked rice 1 cup
Gram flour / Besan 3 to 4 spoons
Grated carrot 1/4 cup
Sliced onion 1 small
Green chili 2 chopped
Capsicum chopped…

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

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 Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Blending elements of several Southeast Asian traditions, Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. The spiciness of Thai cuisine is well known. Thai food is known for its balance of three to four fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal like sour, sweet, salty and bitter.

Khao phat is one of the most common rice dishes in Thailand. Usually made with  chicken,  shrimp,  coconut or pineapple, or vegetables.  For final day of week 1 of BM 38 under Gourmet Rice Dishes  am here with Thai Pineapple Fried Rice. Here goes the recipe..........

We need:

Jasmine rice / any long grain rice  2 cup
Pineapple chunks(Canned  / fresh ) 1 cup
Raisins 1/4 cup
Red chili flakes 1/2 spoon
Roasted Cashew nuts 1/4 cup
Frozen peas 1/4 cup
Carrot chopped 1/4 cup
Onions sliced or medium pieces 1 cup
Capsicum / bell pepper cubes 3/4 cup
Curry powder 4 spoons
Salt to taste
Oil 4 spoons
Chopped ginger and garlic 1 s…

Tomato Mushroom Pulao

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Mushrooms are a low-calorie food usually eaten cooked or raw and as garnish to a meal. Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin B, and  are used in many cuisines  like  Chinese, Korean, European, Japanese and Indian. Indians replace Mushrooms in the place of meat. 
For day 2 of BM 38, I made healthy and delicious Tomato Mushroom Pulao. This 1 pot meal is simple and easy to prepare in under 40 minutes. Here goes the recipe.....




We need:

Basmathi rice 2 cups
Tomato 2
 Baby mushroom 2 cups
Peas 1/2 cup
Onion sliced 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts 10
Curry leaves 4
Cinnamon stick 1 inch
Cloves 3
Cardamom 3
Bay leaf 1
Black peppercorns  10
Mint leaves chopped 1/2 cup
Cilantro chopped 1/2 cup
Haldi / turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1spoon
Salt to taste
Oil 5 spoons

Method:

Heat oil and add whole  spices, saute for a minute and add cashew nuts.
Fry for few seconds and add sliced onions and curry leafs.
Saute till onions turn light brown.
Now add chopped tomato and Mushroom pieces. 
I have used baby  mushrooms here, you can …

Palak Paneer Pulao

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 Today we are starting with  1st week of BM 38.   My theme for this week is "Gourmet Rice Recipes". 

 For day 1 am here with Palak Paneer Pulao. Who doesn't  like  Palak Paneer, it is one of the popular dish in North India. Made with Palak( Spinach) and Paneer( Indian cottage cheese).  You would definitely love this rice dish if you love Palak Paneer.  This yummy and spicy pulao is made with palak paneer and some whole spices.   This 1 pot meal is quick and easy to prepare. Here goes the recipe.....


We need:

Spinach / Palak 3 cups
Paneer cubes 1 cup
Onion sliced 1/2 cup
Green chili 4
Basmati rice 2 cups
Haldi / turmeric 1/2 spoon
Garam masala powder 1spoon
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Black peppercorns 10
Bay leaf 2
Cardamom 3
Cloves 4
Cashew nuts 10
Ginger garlic paste  1spoon
Mint leaves / pudina chopped 1/4 cup
Cilantro chopped 1/2 cup
Oil 1/4 cup

Method:

Heat 1 spoon oil and add washed spinach and green chili.
Let it cook on low flame till done.
Cool and make it to smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan …