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Rose Milk recipe

Rose milk is a good energy booster and a flavorful drink and can be included in your diet.

Ingredients:

Rose Syrup (3 tsp)

Milk (chilled, 1 cup)

Basil seeds/Sabja (1/2 tsp)

Method:

Soak Basil seeds or Sabja in water for about 20 minutes.

In a serving glass, pour milk, rose syrup and mix well.

Add Basil seeds or Sabja into it.

Delicious Rose milk is ready to be served. Enjoy!

 

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Blog Diet recipe Diwali Festival Festival recipe Home Cooking Snacks Vegetarian

Baked sev recipe



Baked sev is a crispy and tasty snack.  This recipe is a healthier version of the original sev recipe. Enjoy this festival with this delicious and crispy sev.




Ingredients:
Bengal gram flour (1 cup)
Asafoetida powder (a pinch)
Turmeric powder (a pinch)
Salt (1/2 tsp or as per taste)
Lime juice (2 tsp)
Oil (2 tsp)
Water (1/8 cup)

Method:
In a mixing bowl, add bengal gram flour, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix the dry ingredients together.
Add lime juice, oil and mix well.
Add little by little water to make a soft batter. The dough should be soft and have a chapati dough consistency.
Give the dough a cylindrical shape.
Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celcisu for 10 minutes.
Grease a baking tray.

We will use a chakli maker or sev maker or chakli press to give the sev its shape. It is avaliable in all indian market.
It comes in many shapes. we will use smallest shape hole fo the sev maker to get thin sev.
Add the smallest shape in the chakli maker. Place the the dough into the cylindrical shape conatiner of the sev maker and press it.
Now close the chalkli maker and start to turn around in a cricular motion till the dough comes out from the other end.
Once it comes out , spread it on the tray without overlaping one another.
When it reaches the end, simply break the noodles chain and place it on the tray.
The sev is now ready to be baked.
Bake it at 180 degree celcius in a pre heated oven for 9 mintues.
Once the sev gets cooked and becomes crispy, allow it to come to a room temperature.
Break it into small pieces to give it a nice sev shape.
You will get a crispy and tasty sev with very little oil.
The baked sev is now ready to be served with a hot cup of tea.

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Blog Chips Diet recipe Fish Home Cooking Non vegetarian Salad Sea food

Baked fish recipe

Baked fish with vegetables is an easy to prepare Baked fish recipe which can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots (sliced, of half carrot)
  • Potatoes (long cut, of half potato)
  • Tomato (2, long cut)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Oil (1 tsp)
  • Fish (fillet, 2)

Method:

  1. Take an oven proof dish and place the sliced carrots, potato & tomatoes. We are adding the vegetables to the tray so that the fish will have some accompaniment to go along with it.
  1. Sprinkle some salt as per your taste.
  2. Add a little bit of oil just to glaze the vegetables and mix the vegetables.
  3. Spread out the vegetable and on top to it keep the fish fillet. Fillet is a cut of fish without skin and bone. I am using a white Basa fish which is now found in plenty in department stores.
  4. Add some salt & little bit of oil to the fish and put in a pre heated the oven at 180 degree celcius for 15minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, take the dish and prick the potato with a fork. If it has become soft and the fish is cooked the dish is
  6. ready. If not retun it back to the oven and cook it some more.
  7. Serve the dish on a plate along with some of the vegetables. It is a very nutritious dish as it uses very little oil in the preparation and has proteins from fish, vegetables and potato.

Baked fish with vegetable is ready to be served.

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Blog Dal recipe Diet recipe Home Cooking Soup Vegetarian

Carrot and lentil soup


Carrot is good for eyes, liver & teeth.  Lentil has protein & also a good source of iron.

Carrot and Lentil soup is an easy way to add vegetables to your child’s diet. Beside being nutritious, it is simple to make as well. www.veenaskitchen.com brings to you a step by step recipe breakdown to make it easy for you to cook this at home.

            

Ingredients:

  • Carrot (1, sliced)
  • Lentils/ Broken Green gram dal/broken moong daal(1/2 cup, Half cooked)
  • Clarified Butter/Ghee(1 tsp)
  • Onion(1/2 chopped)
  • Garlic (3 cloves, chopped)
  • Vegetable stock/Lentil stock (3 cups)
  • Salt(1 tsp or as per taste)

Method:

  1. In a pan add clarified butter. After it is hot add onion, garlic , carrot and saute it for a while.
  2. Add the half cooked lentils to the carrot.
  3. Add around 3 cups of stock. As I am making a broth, you can add a bit more of the stock if you want. Add seasoning as per your taste or if you want to skip adding salt for your kids meals, you may avoid salt completely.
  4. Allow the lentils and carrot to cook and once it is cooked and tender to touch.
  5. Switch off the flame. If you want you may add some herbs to enhance the flavour , but kids dont understand complex flavours and might stop eating the soup completely. So best is to keep it simple and slowly introduce various tastes to the meals.

Carrot & lentil soup is now ready. Serve it in a bowl and allow to cool a bit before serving.

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Christmas Diet recipe Fish Home Cooking Non vegetarian Salad Sea food Starter

Prawn & Potato Salad



A delicious and healthy Prawns, baked potatoes and zucchini salad, very simple recipe.




Ingredients:

  • Potatoes (2 large, cut into thick slices)
  • Zucchini (2, cut into thick slices)
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt 
  • Garlic cloves (4, sliced)
  • Prawns (250 gms)

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 200 degree Celcius for 10 minutes.
  2. Grease a bake tray, add the potatoes into it.
  3. Drizzle olive oil (2 tbsp), salt (a pinch) and mix well. 
  4. Pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes or till the potatoes turn soft and tender. Keep it aside.
  5. In a pan, add olive oil (1/2 tsp) and place the zucchinies over it.
  6. Cook them in slow flame for 2 minutes or till it turns light golden in color on one side.
  7. Sprinkle salt (2 pinches) and turn the other side.
  8. Cook the other side as well and keep it aside.
  9. In a pan add Olive oil (1 tbsp), garlic and saute till golden in color.
  10. Add prawns and cook till it turns light golden in color.
  11. Sprinkle some salt over it.
  12. Turn the other side and cook till golden in color. Stir and remove the prawns once cooked.

Assembling the salad:

  • In a serving plate, place the potatoes.
  • Place the zucchinies on top and top it with prawns.

Our Baked potato, Zucchini and Prawn salad is now ready. Enjoy!

Tips:

Prawns cooks in 1 minute, hence turn over immediately it turns golden in color on one side.

Do not over cook the prawns.

Use non-stick pan while cooking to use very little oil.

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Diet recipe Home Cooking Salad Vegetarian

Crunchy green apple & cucumber salad



Crunchy green apple & cucumber salad wonderful diet recipe




Ingredients:

  • Green apple (1, diced)
  • Cucumber (1, skin pealed & diced)
  • Salt (2 pinches )
  • Pepper (a pinch)
  • Iceberg lettuce (1/2, torn into pieces)
  • Yogurt (1/3 cup, whisked)
  • Garlic (chopped, 3 cloves)

Method:

In a bowl, add green apple, cucumber, salt(a pinch), black pepper powder & mix well. Keep it aside.

Salad dressing:

In a bowl, add yogurt, garlic, salt(a pinch) and mix well. Salad dressing is ready.

Assembling:

In a serving dish or bowl, spread the iceberg lettuce  and place the seasoned green apple and cucumber.

Drizzle some garlic yogurt dressing on top.

Crunchy green apple & cucumber salad is now ready to be served.

 

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Diet recipe Home Cooking Salad Sauce Summer recipes Vegetarian

Garden fresh salad



Garden fresh salad is loaded with vegetables, high in fiber and good on your diet.



Ingredients:

  • Onion(3, diced)
  • Tomatoes(4, wedges)
  • French beans (long cut, 150 gms)
  • Baby potatoes (8 to 9)
  • Lime juice (1 tbsp)
  • Olive oil (2 tbsp)

Method:

For vegetables:

  1. Fill a vessel with water, add salt (1/2 tbsp) and bring it to boil.
  2. Add the french beans into it and cook them till tender.
  3. Drain away the water and add the french beans in ice cold water so as to retain its green color.
  4. Drain away the water from the french beans and keep it aside.
  5. Fill a vessel with water, add salt (1/2 tbsp) and bring it to boil.
  6. Add the baby potatoes into it and cook them till tender.
  7. Drain away the water from the potatoes.
  8. Cut the potatoes in halves.

Dressing:

In a bowl, add freshly squeezed lime juice, olive oil and mix them well. Dressing for the salad is ready keep it aside.

Assembling:

In a bowl, add the salad dressing, baby potatoes, french beans, onion diced, tomato wedges and mix them well.

Garden fresh salad is now ready. Serve fresh. Enjoy!