Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Makai no Chevdo - Spiced Cornflakes mix

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Hello readers,

May this festival be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Navratri is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here’s hoping this festival will be great for you!

Makai no Chevdo is another lip smacking delicacy I learnt from my mum that I used to devour with great joy every year around the festive season in India.

You will need :-
  • 250 g raw cornflakes - makai poha ( do not get cornflakes cereal )
  • 100 g raw peanuts
  • oil for deep fry
  • 2-3 tbsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp caster sugar ( boora )
  • 1-2 tbsp crushed citric acid ( limbu na phool )

 First Heat oil in a deep fry pan on a medium heat. When oil is ready to fry , add little cornflakes at a time in a round sieve.
Cornflakes will puff immediately. Drain the oil from cornflakes with the help of a sieve and put it over tissue paper ..Fry all cornflakes let the tissue paper soak extra oil from them.
On a slow heat now fry peanuts and add them into fried cornflakes.
Now add all the remaining ingredients to cornflakes and peanuts. Mix really well.
Adjust the seasoning.
When cooled keep in an air tight containers.

Linking this to Grand Festive Feasts event by me.
Celebrate - Navratri~Diwali guest host by Nayna, event announcement by JCO ( me ).
Know Your Natural sweetness - White Sugar guest host by Sharanya , event announcement by JCO (me).

Friday, 12 October 2012

You're Invited - Amrita Vishal - Doodhiya Karela~Bitter Gourd in Milk

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Hello readers,

You're Invited !
The reason behind this concept was to meet so many of you wonderful food bloggers and display YOUR cooking expertise.

So how it will work ?

I will invite you food bloggers and publish Guest Posts by you on JCO. It would be fab if you invite your fellow bloggers to also write posts for JCO so please feel free to do so and don't be shy!

Today we have our twelfth guest Amrita Vishal of Sweet 'n' Savoury . Amrita is a newbie in the bloggingworld and her baby blog is taking it's first few steps. Wonderful blog with delicious and yummy recipes.
Let's meet Amrita

Hi Jagruti,
I am extremely happy to finally have found a recipe worthy of participation in your awesome blog site.
I am Amrita Gill ,a resident of the beautiful city Kolkata known for its amazing food and even more amazing foodies. My story is of a 'I don't like cooking' to 'I can't wait to cook' person. I am a Physiotherapist by profession having worked in Apollo Gleneagles hospital for 6 years. I quit my job to join the amazing and wonderful world of motherhood being blessed with a beautiful daughter, Vaanya. She is 15 months old now and continues to fill each day of our lives with abundant joy and happiness.
I started cooking after I got married 2 1/2 years back to my friend, my soulmate Vishal. He has loved and appreciated even the worst of my cooking attempts and has always encouraged me to never stop trying. I am blessed to have both my mothers as 'Out of the world' cooks. I remember my Amma (mother-in-law) very sweetly gave me a handwritten collection of recipes and said -''Cooking is not rocket science. Whatever you cook with love will always come out amazing''.
Me and husband are taking baby steps in the world of blogging having joined our blog site Sweet'n'Savoury just a couple of months back. The idea was to share what we love to cook,experiment and serve straight from our heart.While I am an avid Baker, Vishal loves to experiment with seafood and meats.
I came across your lovely blog site while participating in your on going event Monsoons of India. What I particularly loved was your unending motivation to connect to fellow and new food bloggers by hosting various events. Your recipe list is full of innovative and lip smacking vegetarian dishes with such simple and extensive illustrations. Your blog site is truly a treat and a lesson to new food bloggers like me.
So without further ado let me share a very yummy family recipe that we all love to eat. It uses the infamous Karela(Bitter Gourd) and we call it 'Doodhiya Karela'(Bitter Gourd in Milk). The dish has this wonderful combination of bitterness from the Karela( Bitter Gourd) and natural sweetness from evaporated milk.

You will need:
  • 6-7 medium sized Karela(Bitter Gourd)
  • 2 medium size onions(sliced)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric) powder
  • 1/2 tsp lal mirch(red chilli) powder
  • 1 tsp dhaniya(coriander) powder
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Deseed the Karela and cut in 1/2 " thick long strips.
Heat oil for frying in a pan. Deep fry the karela and take out on an absorbent tissue paper to drain excess oil.
Take another pan and put 2 tbsp oil. Add jeera and once it browns add the sliced onions. Cook till the onions are browned well. Now add the fried pieces of Karela and pour 2 cups of milk. Cook for 15-20 mins stirring occasionally so that the milk reduces in quantity. By the end of this time the entire milk would have evaporated. Now add salt, haldi, lal mirch and dhaniya powder and mix well. Serve hot with thin paranthas.
Hope you enjoy as much as I loved making and sharing this recipe.
Happy Eating
Thank you very much Amrita for introducing this healthy and innovative dish. I love karela and can't wait to try it out this karela sabji. Why only me ? Even our readers should try and let us know too !
It's an honor to have you on JCO !!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Round Up - Flavours of Kenya

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Hello readers,

I would like to thank simply.food for giving me the opportunity to guest host this lovely event. Also a big thank you to all the bloggers who sent their entries to this event and support. Please keep giving us your support continuously by sending entries for JCO's other events .

Round up

1. Banana Mandazi 3. Matoke~ Green banana plantain stew 5. Kenyan Spicy black eyed bean stew
2. Lobia Curry/Black Eyed Pea Gravy/Kunde 4. Kenyan Nyayo Beans Curry 6. Protein Packed Pulao

Monday, 1 October 2012

Round Up - I'M well Stuffed !

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Hello readers,

Thank you very much friends for supporting JCO  by sending your beautiful entries. I really enjoyed hosting this event.
Let's look at the round up !

1.Paneer Parantha 18. Gujiya 35. Gobhi Ke Paranthe
2. Stuffed Buns 19. Dil Pasand / Dil Kush 36. Peas Paratha
3. Chickpea Stuffed Bell Peppers 20. Stuffed Eggs 37. Oats Kozhukattai
4. Stuffed Capsicums ( Soya, dal & vegetable Filling) 21. Tofu Eggplant Sandwich Toast 38. Pasta Fritters
5. oats dosa rolls 22. Sooji Halwa Paratha/Sheeryachi Poli 39. Nivedita
6. dhokla stuffed capsicum 23. Dal Jo Phulko ( Sindhi Stuffed Dal paratha) 40. Gobhi Paratha
7. stuffed bhindi with fresh coconut 24. Eggless Oreo Cookies 41. Thenga poorna kozhukkattai
8. stuffed tinda(round gourd) 25. Aaloo Ke Paranthe 42. Ellu kozhukkattai
9. Urad dali ki kachori 26. Stuffed Egg Plant 43. Kara kozhukkattai
10. Stuffed Bitter melon/karela 27. Maggi Stuffed Bun 44. Stuffed Karela
11. Spice Stuffed Paneer Pakoda 28. Stuffed Karela 45. Stuffed Sweet Roti
12. Nivedita 29. Bread Rolls 46. Egg-Stuffed Papaya Baked
13. Wholewheat Stuffed Buns ! 30. Spring Onion Rings 47. Apple Pies
14. Pudhina paratha 31. Vella Kozhukkattai 48. Nivedita
15. Bharwa Karela/ Stuffed Bitterguard 32. Pasta Stuffed Potato Triangles 49. Stuffed Chichinge\Snake-Gourd (different syle)
16. Mixed veggie masala dosai 33. Tortellini with Spinach and cheese 50.  
17. Dosa roll 34. Ambarsari Kulcha