06 February, 2012

Hidden Cashews

Hidden Cashews
     
  Who don't like cashews? Almost every one loves it, wright. ok! What comes in mind on hearing the word 'cashew-nut' ?! is it kaju kathli?.., kaju-pista roll?..,classic salted cashews?...peppery cashew or spicy flavored cashews?..now tell me How about tasting some home-made cashew yummies @ tea-time chatting along with your kids and with your family members?! yes! let's go for it!





Ingredients:
Cashews - 30.
Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup.
Gram flour - 1 cup.
Rice flour - 4 tspn.
Chilli powder - 1 tsp.
Salt - as needed.
Oil - for frying.

Method:
  • combine bread crumbs, rice flour, gram-flour, chilli powder n salt.
  • add needed water to make a thick mixture.
  • heat oil in pan, dip each cashews in the prepared mixture n deep fry it(can deep fry 8-10 dipped cashews at a time).
  • transfer it to an absorbent paper n serve.
it's a perfect tea-time snack. it's just mix-all n fry!

okey! surprise ur kids with these hide n seek yummies when they come back home after school hours, hope they'll surprise you with hugs n kisses with luv on you!


04 February, 2012

Food facts

Food Facts
 while i was surfing thru some recipes n foods, happen to read these facts some are totally unknown!! and some that pulls me to the involvement!!!...so am here sharing to make you say "oh! is that so?!"....



1. Apple is made of 25% air, that is why they float.


2. Apples, onions, and potatoes all have the same taste? Why not try the test: Pinch your nose and take a bite out of each.







3. Corn always has an even number of ears.


4.  Corn makes up about 8% of the weight in a box of corn flakes.
 
5.  Honey is the only edible food for humans that will never go bad.



6.  Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.



7.  Pear is a fruit that ripens from the inside out.


8.  Strawberries are the only fruit which has its seeds on its outer skin.


9. The color orange was named after the fruit.


10. The color of a chilli is no indication of its spiciness, but size usually is - the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is.







how about knowing more??!!!...yeh! hope to share more facts with you in the upcoming posts.

03 February, 2012

Variety Poori - Mint+Coriander

Mint - Coriander poori

  YES! it's variety poori since after my last updated  post on variety idly(kanchipuram idly). it's well accepted we need a change in almost everything and so our taste buds are also wants too...so y not treat our taste buds with usual foods but with a different taste n flavor....yes! ready steady cook!



Ingredients:
Wheat flour - 1 cup.
Water - 1/2 cup.
( the ratio of wheat flour n water is 2:1 only for poories) 
Fresh coriander leaves + fresh mint leaves(finely chopped) - 1/2 cup.
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp.
Green chilly paste or finely chopped  g.chillies - 1 tsp.
Salt - as needed.
Oil - for deep fry.

Method:
=> sieve wheat flour. 

=> combine cumin powder + salt + green chilly paste + chopped mint,coriander leaves and mix well.

=> Add sufficient water and knead.

=> Add one tablespoon of oil and knead into a dough ( unless the chappathi dough, it should be little bit harder for making poories).

=> Cover with damp cloth and rest the dough for about ten minutes. 

=> Divide into  small equal portions and roll into balls. Further roll each portion into a poories. 

=> heat enough oil in a pan. 


=> slowly slide the rolled poori into hot oil. turn over the poori as soon as the poori floats n remove when it changes to golden brown ( it needs only 10 sec to get it ).

=> transfer to an absorbent paper n it's ready to serve along with almost all ur favorite curries...


TIP: home-picked mint n coriander leaves r always give in more taste to any dish n only a small little area is needed to grow out these little plants.

GO FOR IT! mint n coriander lovers will definitely luv it!
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