Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oats n fruity

Oats is generally considered a health food.It is said to help in lowering cholesterol levels.It has soluble fiber in it than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion and an extended sensation of fullness.I happened to see this oats & fruits drink in a TV show.Made few alterations according to the items i had to make this health drink.

This is how i made it
Oats 50 gms
Apple 1
Badam 8
Dates 4 or dry grapes 1 tsp
Sugar little
Milk 1 cup

In a heavy bottom pan add little water & milk.To this add oats,cook & cool it.Soak badam over night in water.Soak dates or dry grapes for 10 mins.Grind badam and dates/dry grapes to a fine paste.Use the water u used to soak badam to grind them as it has lot of nutrients.To this add the sliced apple & grind to a paste.To this paste add the cooked oats &sugar & grind to a thick shake.Serve chilled.

NOTE:You can avoid sugar if u don't want it sweet.
Can use any seasonal fruits like strawberry,papaya or pear.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Meethi keerai

I always loved spinach & all green leafy vegetables.Any form of keerai i would eat with out hesitation.I always wanted to make meethi keeri in South Indian style.So made this keerai kai this weekend.We just loved it.This meethi keerai is very gud for people with diabetics.

Here is the recipe

Meethi keerai 1cup(finely chopped)
Onion 1
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Dhaniya powder 1/2tsp
Coconut 1/4cup (grated)
Sugar 1 tsp
salt to taste
oil 1 tsp

Mustard seeds 1/4tsp
Moong dhal 2 tsps

Soak moong dhal in water for 10 mins.Squeeze out wate
r & set aside.Wash methi leaves completely & chop them finely.In a kadai add oil & splutter mustard seeds.Now add the cut onions & saute.Then add the cut meethi leaves,moong dhal,chilli powder, dhaniya powder & salt.Mix well cover & cook.When the leaves have cooked add sugar & grated coconut.Mix well.

Avoid sugar when you prepare for people with diabetics.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dates cake

Month of May has been a month full of fun & enjoyment.I was going out almost all weekends and whole week busy with planing stuff.We bought a big box full of dates last week.I made this dates cake last Friday.It came out so well it was over the same day.

This is how i made it
Dates 1cup(seedless)
All purpose flour 1 cup
Milk 3/4cup
Sugar 3/4cup
Baking soda 1 tsp

Chopped almonds 2 tspGrind dates with little milk to fine paste.To this ground paste add oil & beat well.Now add flour & baking soda.Add the remaining milk to this mixture & beat them together.Add the chopped almonds to this mixture.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Grease a bakin
g tray with oil.Now pour this mixture in the tray & bake for 30-40 mins.Yummy dates cake is ready to be served.Cut it into desired shape when cooled.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Godhumai adai

Hello all....iam blogging after almost 3 weeks.I have been quite busy going out & having fun.We went to NY & celebrated our wedding anniversary in Atlantic city with friends & cousins.Happie shopping too.Only today i got bac the energy to sit in front of my laptop.

After all the food we had out side i decided to make something healthy.So i made these godumai adai this week.It was easy to m
ake & quite filling too.

Suitable for diabetic people.Here is the recipe...
Wheat flour 1cup
Rice flour 1/2cup
chilli powder 1/2tsp
Green chilli paste 1/2tsp
vegetables 1cup(beans,cabbage,peas)
onion 1cup
coriander leaves few
salt to taste
oil few tsps

Mix all ingredients & make batter.Batter should not be too watery nor too thick.It should be in in thick pouring consistency.Make small adais.It will take a little long to cook.If u add oil to the batter u don't have to use oil when cooking adai.

Try it u will love it.U can have it with raita or pickle.