Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zucchini,Edamame and Carrot Soup


Zucchini - 1
Carrot - 2
Red pepper - 1
Edamame - 1/2cup
Cayenne - 1tsp
Ginger and garlic - 3tsp
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Jeera - 1tsp
Olive oil

1.In a heavy bottom pan add little oil.
2.Then add jeera and then ginger garlic.
3.Saute for a min and then add the onion.
4.Saute till golden brown and then add zucchini.
5.Saute for 5mins then carrot.
6.After 5mins add the edamame.
7.Then add cayenne.Mix well.
8.Lastly add salt ,peppers and Tomatoes.
9.Mix well and add 2cups of water and let it boil.
10.After the vegetables are cooked well put the flame in low and let it stand for about 10mins.

A very healthy soup ready.

Whole Wheat, Oats Butterscotch Chip Cookies


Whole wheat flour - 1cup
Oats - 1/2cup
Water - 1/4cup
Sugar - 1/2cup
Butterscotch chip - 1/4th cup
BAking soda - 1/2tsp
Canola oil - 3tsp

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
2.Add water and canola oil and form a dough.
3.In a baking sheet make small balls and make a round shape.
4.Pre heat the oven to 220Degrees and bake for about 10 to 15mins.

Easy Garlic Bread


Bread - 2 slices of your choice
Garlic Powder - 1 tsp
Spinach - few leaves cut finely( Dint have parsley or any other herb) so used spinach :)
Olive oil - 1tsp

1.Mix garlic powder,salt,chopped spinach and olive oil in a small bowl.
2.Take little amount of the mixture and spread on the bread slice evenly.
3.In a pan put the bread slice and fry until light brown.
4.Do the same for other slices.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ICC - August Challenge

It was a very long break. We shifted to chicago and so much work.Just now settled a little bit. So thought I should post the Kolukattai recipe for the Indian Cooking Challenge.


2 cups freshly grated coconut (can use frozen unsweetened coconut)
1 cup jaggery (grated)
1 tsp cardamom powder
one pinch nutmeg
2 tbsp Milk

1 cup rice flour
1.25 cup water
pinch of salt
1 tbsp oil

1.In a heavy bottom kadai mix all the ingredients for stuffing and let it sit for 15 min. Cook until it starts boiling and stuffing will turn yellowish brown and will be sticky. Take the kadai off the heat. Set it aside to cool down.

2.In a bowl take the rice flour,add little salt and then little by little add hot water. Make sure you mix with spoon as your adding hot water.Make a dough.
3.Take a small ball of the dough. Make a round shape with it and add little stuffing and close all sides of the dough on to the center and make the tip a little sharp. Make the same way for rest of the dough.
4.You can use the idly vessel for steaming the kolukattai.