Saturday, 28 March 2015

Green Chili Stew | Green Chile Recipe | Hatch green chile recipes | Easy Green Chili recipe

Green Chile Stew Recipe is the one which I had recently tried and I was completely doubtful whether this easy green chile recipe would come out tasty before preparing. My hubby does not like very hot dishes even the ones which have capsicum. So, I was quite doubtful while cooking too. But I wanted to utilize the Hatch Green Chiles(Bajji Milagai - in Tamil or and Bhavnagiri Green Chillies) which were sitting inside refrigerator for more than 5 days. I bought it for making Mirchi Bajji(Milagai Bajji). But I was unable to do it. I went through several recipes with Green chili but I was not satisfied with the results. I want an easy green chile gravy kind of thing for mooli paratha and sweet corn pulao. So, I stopped searching and started with my own recipe:)
Hatch Green Chile Recipe

I had this green chili stew with sweet corn pulao and mooli paratha(recipe will come soon). It was so yummy seriously. My hubby gave a 5-star rating which was unbelievable for me.

Green Chili stew recipe

Ingredients - Green Chili Stew | Green Chile Recipe | Hatch green chile recipes | Easy Green Chili recipe:


Green Chile(Small Bajji Milagai) - 6
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Tamarind - 2 peanuts size
Coriander powder(Dhaniya powder) - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Jaggery powder - To taste(2 or 3 tsp)
Salt - To taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Water - As required
Coriander Leaves - To garnish


To saute and grind:

Oil - 1 tsp
Big onion - 2 medium size roughly chopped
Tomato - 2 medium size roughly chopped
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Green Chile Recipes 

Green Chili Stew | Green Chile Recipe | Hatch green chile recipes | Easy Green Chili recipe - Instructions:


Cut the hatch green chile horizontally into two and then vertically which yields 4 slices from each green chili. Remove seeds from all green chiles except one. It is you who has to decide how many green chiles you want to keep with seeds. This is purely based on your preference and how hot you want the dish to be.

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Add 2 tbsp of oil to tamarind and soak it for sometime and extract the juice from it.

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Heat a tsp of oil, add cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Add roughly chopped onion slices and saute till they turn transparent.

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Add tomato slices and saute till they turn mushy.

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Cool down this mixture and grind it in a mixer to a paste. Add little water if required.

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Heat another tsp of oil in the same pan. Add the cumin seeds and curry leaves.

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Add the ground onion and tomato paste. Add tamarind extract, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, jaggery powder and mix well. Add little water if required. Allow it to boil for 2 minutes in medium flame.

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Add the hatch green chili slices now and boil it for at least 5 minutes in low flame or till it reaches the gravy consistency. Check for salt and adjust if required. Switch off the stove. The taste of the green chillies should be completely absorbed by the gravy. Transfer into serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

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Serve hot with roti, pulao, fried rice or parathas.

Easy Green Chili Recipe

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Corn Pulao | Sweet Corn Rice | Sweet Corn Pulao Recipe

Corn Pulao - Pulao cooked along with sweet corn. Corn Pulao recipe is a very simple and delicious one. I swear you that it has nice aroma if you follow the recipe exactly. Sweet corn rice can be cooked in few minutes. So, Sweet corn pulao is one of the easy dishes that can be prepared quickly in the early morning for packing lunch boxes. Kids will love it and there is no doubt in that. Also, it is such an easy recipe which can be prepared by bachelors too. Serve it for your guests too.

Corn Pulao

I have used Basmati rice here. As you know, Basmati rice has a wonderful aroma and flavor. Hence it is the best rice variety for pulao recipes. Even if you do not have basmati rice in stock, you can prepare with normal rice.

sweet corn pulao
Recipe Source here.

Side dish Recipe suggestions:

Any manchurian gravy, paneer gravies, raita(Many like to have raita for pulao  as it is quite easy to prepare).  Click on the below links to check out the recipes for side dishes.
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Monday, 23 March 2015

White Sauce for Pasta Recipe - How to make White Sauce for Pasta

White Sauce for pasta Recipe is quite easy. Once the white sauce is ready, all you need to do is just adding cooked pasta in the white sauce and cook for some more time. My hubby does not love to have Pasta as main course. My kid eats a little but not much. It is only me who likes Pasta at home. So, making pasta is very rare at my home.

Easy White Sauce for Pasta

After a lot of research about making white sauce for pasta, I understood that butter, milk, flour and cheese along with some herbs make a tasty white sauce. The white sauce for pasta recipe which I have given here is very simple and I did not add any vegetables except onion. I made it on a lazy Sunday morning. But I will make this homemade white pasta sauce again and cook pasta along with few vegetables. Hope that will be more tasty than the plain pasta cooked in white sauce.

White Sauce for pasta 

Dried basil and Oregano are the best herbs to get a flavorful white sauce pasta. You can just add the herbs mix which you get from Pizza shops. Carrot, capsicum, sweet corn are the best vegetables to add. You can add garlic paste too if you like garlic flavor.

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Methi Ka Paratha Recipe | Methi Roti | Methi Chapathi | How to make Methi Paratha

Methi Ka Paratha is the first thing which comes in my mind when I see a bunch of fresh methi leaves. It is not required to do anything extraordinary to prepare tasty and healthy methi parathas. Adding few ingredients along with methi leaves to our normal wheat flour turn normal chapathi into a tasty and more healthy one. Every one will agree methi paratha has its own unique flavor. All credit goes to Methi leaves(fenugreek leaves). We call it as Venthaya Keerai in Tamil. If you want a paratha in different flavor but with not more effort, Methi Ka Paratha should be your choice.

Methi Roti


Methi Ka Paratha Recipe was introduced to me by my friend Amrutha. She offered few parathas to my kid when she prepared once. My son ate it without any complaints and he liked it. I asked her the recipe. But she used to add few more ingredients like besan flour. I forget it actually and followed my own way. But if she could not have offered methi rotis on that day, I could not have made it in my kitchen :) Here I have given simple and basic version of Methi paratha.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Charm your lady with a stunning necklace

Gifting your loved ones needs no special occasion, especially when it is for your woman. A simple ring can make difference, yet beautiful necklaces can make her to fall hard for you. Next time when you like to gift your lady, charm her with a stunning necklace.

Without matching accessories, one looks bland and incomplete in any kind of outfit. Wearing a stunning necklace is an easy and breezy way to look outstanding. Although there are different types of necklaces available, I particularly like the below types.

1. Pearl Necklace Sets:


Pearl Necklace

Any woman can shine and look exotic when she wears necklace with perfectly round pearls. Pearl necklaces can complement our Indian, traditional and contemporary outfits. Matching pearl earrings can uplift your look.

When you shop a pearl necklace, keep in mind that the pearls should look fresh, uniform and round in shape. Prefer fresh water pearls to get a good looking and non-dimming necklace. Buy from most admired brands or else you will end up in buying necklace which might appear dull.

Many women prefer pearl necklace set to wear with salwaar kameez or traditional saree. I am sure that it will create a glamorous and outstanding look instantly.

2. American Diamond Necklace:


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American Diamond necklaces can give the modern look that any woman likes to have. Nowadays american diamond necklace sets are available in different hues and designs. With no doubt, these are the striking ones when it comes for evening parties and special occasions. Choose Subtle and chic necklace that features intricate designs for your lady. She will feel proud to own such a beautiful jewelry piece in her wardrobe.

3. Gold Necklace:


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No one can demur the fact that gold always secure the highest place in every woman's heart. Real or Imitation, Gold is the best jewelry for many occasions. When it comes to pure traditional outfits, gold is the best to uplift your look. Golden necklaces in modern designs make the woman to look charming, elegant yet classy. 

Choose the right necklace sets for your lady that can add elegance and beauty.

Image credits - AskmeBazaar
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Monday, 16 March 2015

Know about Lakme School Of Style - India's first Fashion Video Magazine

With wide array of beauty products, Lakme is one of the pioneers in the beauty industry. Lakme has just #LakmeSchoolOfStyle, India's first fashion video magazine. The editor-in-chief of Lakme School Of Style is Karan Johar. The channel is India's largest youth and fashion revolution.

There is a lot of useful videos available in #LakmeSchoolOfStyle. Here I have picked two of my favorites to write about. Don't stop just with these videos. Check out their youtube channel and subscribe to keep you updated.

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Satiate your cravings at ice-cream parlours in Bangalore

Summer has arrived and it is time to relish yourself with some brilliant flavors of smooth and creamy ice creams. I am sure that scorching summer is torturing you not only physically but also mentally. Take time to chill yourself by heading into some of the best ice cream parlours in your city. We present you a list of best ice-cream parlours in Bangalore.



1. Cream & Fudge:

If you want to taste ice creams with ultra creamy textures in a fantastic parlour, you just need to head into Cream & Fudge Ice cream parlour. They have a wide range of brilliant flavors to entice you. We can select our favorite flavors. The ice cream is hand folded on a frozen marble stone with our choice of mix-ins of nuts, fruits, candies and fudge. Do not forget to take your kids when you go. They will praise you for sure:)

Cream & Fudge operates not only in India but also in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. They have branches in most of the important cities in our country.

Right now, Cream & Fudge is available in the following locations.

Address #1: Cream & Fudge: Kmj Arcadia Industrial
No.15, Kmj Arcadia Industrial Main Road, 5th Block, Koramangala, Near Jyoti Nivas College Bangalore – 560095 Tel: 080-40943794, India

Address #2: Cream & Fudge: New BEL Road
#202, New BEL Road, Bangalore – 560054 Tel: 8041270999, India

2. Haagen-Dazs:

Want to taste some international luxury ice creams? Haagen-Dazs is the right place to taste international ice creams in the city. The ice creams are expensive but still you will not get disappointed. Sorbets and Fondues are huge hits among the people.

Address:

1 MG Road Star Centre, Shop No 9, Ground Floor, 1/2, Swami Vivekanda Road, Trinity Circle, MG Road, Bangalore

3. Corner House:

Corner House is one of the popular ice cream parlours in Bangalore. It is established in 1982. Corner House has different branches in various locations. You can check the addresses in their website. They proudly say that they are delighting customers over 25 years with their irresistible ice creams. They have some unique ice cream creations like the DBC(Death By Chocolate), Trilogy and Cake Fudge. The bill will not hurt your pocket too much. So, make sure that you visit Corner House in this hot summer.

Are you ready to taste the best ice-creams in Bangalore? Also tell me, what is your favorite ice-cream joint in your city?

Image source: http://wollpopor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ice_cream_free_wallpaper_downloads.jpg

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