Friday, February 13, 2009

Baby Girl..

This was something that one of my friend's sent me when my baby girl was born..

Your little baby's here at last,
And your hearts all awhirl,
As you thank God above for sending
You a little girl.

She'll wrap you around her little finger,
With her innocent little eyes
And you'll want to give her
All that she desires.

And as you cradle her sweet head
And hold her in your arms,
You are holding a piece of Heaven,
Who will thrill you with her charms.

For little girls have a special way
Of looking up at you
And thanking you and loving you,
For all the things you do.

when I am reading it today.. I can't help but wonder how true....

Veg grilled Sandwich - inspired from cool zone

There is a sandwich corner called "cool zone" near my house. I just love the egg sandwich and the burgers that they make there.. My hubby likes the veg grilled sandwich from there. So few days back I went to that shop asked the guy there how he prepares and got the recipe :). After some permutations and combinations here is the recipe for "the grilled sandwich"..

Things you need:
Bread - 4 slices
Tomato, Onion, cucumber, potato thinly sliced - around 6 - 7 slices each
black olives and jalapenos chopped - 1 tbsp (This is my addition)
cheese slices - 2 slices ( I use amul lite)
tomato sauce - 4 tbsp
salt and pepper for taste.

Lay 2 slices of bread on the baking tray
Smear Tomato sauce on the slices.
Arrange onion, tomato, cucumber and potato slices on this.
Sprinkle salt and pepper.
Place cheese on top.
decorate this with olives and jalapenos.

Cover with the other 2 slices.
Grill for 8 - 10 mins. (top slice becomes golden brown in color).
Grilled sandwich ready to eat.

This is my entry for “Just For You” hosted by Alka from Sindhi Rasoi..

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Potato Peas Chaat

When I am at home, I prefer eating snacks rather than eating a full fledged lunch.. Now as I have too much time on my hand!! I thought I will update my blog..

I made aloo mutter the other day and as always miscalculated the amount of peas I soaked and cooked for it.. this miscalculation of vegetables always happens with me.. I think this is the reason why I end up cooking a lot of fast foods..

So for the potato and peas masala

potato - 1 boiled and chopped.
peas - 1/2 cup cooked with a little salt
puffed rice - 1 cup
green chillis paste - 1 tbsp
pudina paste - 2 tsp
tamarind chutney - 1 tbsp
oil - 1 tsp
crushed potato chips - 2 tbsp

Mix all the ingrediants and server immediately.

I usually get a big bunch of pudina leaves. grind then and store the paste in the fridge.
Tamarind chutney - If I am preparing it use Tarla Dalal's recipe else I use maggie bhelpuri chutney.

Sabakki Sendige (Sabudana Papad)

Summer is arriving.. In my house my MIL and her sisters have started perparing pickles and papads :). I am enjoying this coz I am the official tater of stuff that they prepare..

Today we did sabakki sendige.

You need:
Sabakki - 1 litre
green chilli paste - 4 tbsp (as per taste)
Salt - as per taste
Hing - 1 tsp

Soak the Sabakki in water for 2 hrs
cook it in the cooker for 3 whistles. Remember to keep lots of water.
Add the green chilli paste, salt and hing.
Put in the plastic as shown below and keep it in sun for 2 - 3 days.

Veg Noodles

Back to blogging after a very loong break.... Lots have things have happened in the last 1 year.. new member added to our little family. Yes we have been blessed with an angel :) After 6 months of strict dietary restrictions (both from my MIL and MOM) now back on eating spree... I do not have words to explain the reaction of my taste buds when they tasted pani puri after 8 loooong months. I think I have earned their eternal gratitude :)

Now back to my recipe, I love noodles any form.. soft, fried anything!! Now a days this is my way of ensuring I am eating all the required vegetables

Things you need:
Finely sliced vegetables: (appro 2 cups)
potato - 1
cabbage - 1/2 cup shredded
carrot - 1
capsicum - 1/2
cauliflower - 9 - 10 florets
beans - 10 - 12
onion - 1 medium sized
Noodled boiled - 2 cups
tomato sauce - I prefer using Maggie tomato chilli - 4 tbsp
soy sauce - 1 tbsp
pepper powder - 3 tsp
chilli flakes - 2 tsp
salt as per taste
oil - 2 tsp

Heat oil in a wok.

Add chilli flakes and onion. Saute onion on med flame for 3 - 4mins
Add all the sliced vegetables. Saute for 4 - 5 mins / or till 80% cooked on high flame.
Add the sauces, salt and pepper powder.
Stir and then add the cooked noodles.
Stir fry for a cpl of mins till the masala is mixed with the noodles. Serve Hot.

P.S: You can add oregano to enhance the taste.