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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Easy Fried Rice With Leftover Rice / Egg and Veg Fried Rice

                    After 2 months break, Muslim Food Blogger's Challenge is back and the theme chosen for this month is " Back to school lunch box ideas".  Most of the days my kids prefer sandwiches, but occasionally they like to have fried rice, pasta etc in their lunchbox. Today's recipe is a simple and tasty fried rice that can be done quickly with leftover rice..


1 1/2-2 cups cooked basmati / raw rice
2 eggs
1/2-1 tsp pepper powder
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 carrot, finely chopped
1/2 capsicum, finely chopped
1 tsp soy sauce
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

  1. In a bowl, add eggs and beat along with salt and pepper powder until well combined.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and pour beaten egg and scramble it well at low flame.
  3. Then add the chopped onion, carrot and capsicum and mix well for 2 minutes at high flame. Don't over cook the vegetables, must retains its crunchiness...
  4. Now add the cooked rice and enough salt and stir well till it gets heated up.
  5. Add the soy sauce to this and mix well. Adjust the pepper powder and salt and remove from the flame..
  • You can add any vegetables of your kid's choice...

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Apple Mousse


4 medium apples, peeled and chopped into pieces
5-6 tbsp sugar ( or as required)
1 tbsp gelatin
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1-2 drops of light green food gel / colour

  1. In a sauce pan, add the chopped apples and 3-4 tbsp sugar and cook it adding 1 1/2 cup of water till soft.
  2. Then puree it in a blender and strain it into a bowl ( about 2 3/4- 3 cups of puree). Keep it aside. 
  3. Soak gelatin in 3 tbsp cold water for 5 minutes and melt by double boiling method (ie, melting gelatin by placing it over the pan of boiling water) till you get clear solution.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add the whipping cream, 2 tbsp sugar and vanilla essence and whip until you get stiff peaks. Keep it aside.
  5. Add the cooled gelatin mixture to the apple puree and mix well. Add green gel colour and mix well.
  6. Now add the whipped cream to this mixture and fold in the cream very gently.
  7. Pour into a serving dish or into dessert bowls and refrigerate for 4-5 hours or until set. Garnish and serve chilled...
Recipe Source: Magic Oven

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Fresh Dates Milkshake


8-10 fresh dates
2 cups chilled milk
2 tbsp sugar or as required

  1. In a blender, add the pitted dates, chilled milk and sugar and blend well until smooth.
  2. Pour the prepared milkshake into serving glasses and serve......

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Kovakka / Ivy Gourd Pachadi


1 cup sliced kovakka / ivy gourd
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup yoghurt
3/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
oil as required

  1. Cut kovakka into thin slices. Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a pan and fry the sliced kovakka till crispy and golden brown at medium flame. Remove them from the flame and drain on paper towels.
  2. Grind together grated coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp mustard seeds to a fine paste.
  3. Mix this coconut paste with yoghurt and salt.
  4. In a pan, add the fried kovakka and coconut-yoghurt mixture and mix well and heat in low flame for 1-2 minutes. Don't allow to boil. 
  5. Heat oil in a pan, splutter 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and fry dry red chillies and curry leaves and pour this over the curry. Serve with rice....

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Brinjal Tawa Fry


2 brinjals, cut into round pieces
1/2 cup gram flour / kadalapodi
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp sambar powder
salt to taste
oil for frying

  1. In a bowl , add gram flour, chilli powder, turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt and mix well.
  2. Add the brinjal pieces to this and coat well with the masala on both sides and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat little oil in a pan/ tawa and shallow fry the marinated brinjal pieces till brown on both sides...Serve hot...
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