Thursday, October 27, 2011

Diwali special – Caramelized Fried Apple Ice-cream

Diwali – the festival of lights, is being celebrated all over the country for this whole week. Last year Kitchen Gossip celebrated the victory of good over evil and light over darkness with some very traditional faral <dishes prepared typically for diwali festival>, some savoury dishes like Mathri & Chivda and also some Sweet dishes like Atte ka Halwa & Besan Ladoo. Some free ideas were also shared for decorating Diyas and making Kandil <Diwali special Lantern>

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This year I’m celebrating Diwali @ The Foodie’s hometown for couple of days and later @ Mom’s place in Mumbai. So no Homemade Faral for me this year. But for this festive occasion I do have this amazingly simple , totally non-traditional and quite healthy desert.

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I had these loads of apples lying in my pantry and I wanted to finish these in an instant manner. I had seen this Apple Stir Fry on some cookery show, so I tried to replicate this dish over the weekend. I was quite satisfied with the output but thought it was a bit incomplete to have it just like that. So did a small makeover to make it an ice-cream desert.

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  • Apples : 2 in no.
  • sugar to taste
  • sale to taste
  • butter to sauté
  • Ice-cream of your choice

You Do:

  1. Peel the apple, and slice it to not so thick-not so thin slices.
  2. Melt butter in a non stick pan, Sauté the apple slices in the pan.
  3. Its similar to shallow frying, making it slightly light golden brown on both sides.
  4. Follow with salt and sugar.
  5. Add enough Sugar to caramelize the slices,  they should not turn mushy.

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Done. Serve it hot either just as a desert or as a side dish to some spicy dish.

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I assembled the desert with some caramelized apples then Naturals Malai ice-cream and topped with some apple slices again. You can top of with some dry fruits. But as the ice-cream starts to melt with the hot slices, we just finished them off as soon as we were done with assembling.

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Thanks to The Foodie who aptly bought the Ice-cream immediately, we cherished this experimental desert. It was worth the effort totally :D

Wish you all a Very Happy and Safe Diwali.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Open Toast Sandwich

As kids, when we bought our Microwave we were up to trials and errors with many new recipes with this new appliance. One of our easiest and finisher dish was – The Open Toast Sandwich. ;;)

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This requires two kitchen appliances – Toaster + Microwave.

It was a common breakfast, whenever we wanted to finish off some leftovers. :">

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That's what I did with my leftover kadai mushroom, used it in my new open toast sandwich.

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  • Toasted the slice bread , I used brown one. apply butter if you want, I avoided it.
  • Used some plucked lettuce and followed by mushroom kadai over the toast.
  • Covered with some grated cheese.
  • Microwave-ed for 30 seconds , or till cheese melts.

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You can replace mushroom with any spicy dry sabzi . Eat-Start immediately, once out of microwave. Complete the tasty breakfast with a nice full glass of milk.  :D

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Guess What ?

Trying one more hand @ guessing game here, I failed miserably before – number of times, so trying to make this a bit more difficult by making this colourless .. Guess this ???

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Goes for Susan’s Black and White Wednesdays

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cooking Light

way to cook Vegetarian, the complete visual guide to healthy & vegan cooking

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The Foodie gifted me this, on woman’s day,I know now Long time back…somewhere at the start of March ..

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I had clicked these snaps then… but then my busy schedule.. made me wait for the last Eight long months to post here… But its never too late for such visual treats ..

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Book has its all – delicious recipes – fresh,healthy ingredients – smart tools and techniques.

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Book covers quite a lot, including couple of Indian recipes as seen above, to totally new mix and match recipes as seen below…

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I have couple of recipes lined up from here … soon …

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Till then take care and happy cooking !

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Apple lost its colour ..

Three apples have changed the world.

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red coloredsecond awakened Newton

black n whitethe third one was in the hands of Jobs.

RIP – Steve Jobs .

Goes to Susan’s Black and White Wednesdays.

Read the above mentioned quote somewhere, liked it, believed it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Poha – Kanda Pohe , western India’s common breakfast

Few years back, for me Poha (Flattened Rice) was the typical Maharashtrian breakfast or evening snack. In arranged marriages, the session where a boy and girl meet for the first time is called – “Kanda Pohe”. Such is its traditional symbol in this part of the country.

But I had no idea, that this same breakfast is synonymous with one more state – MP , to be precise Indore. Infact For me, Pohe is synonymous with The Foodie. He hearts to cook this with variations, and can have this on daily basis.

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Though most of us know this recipe, I wanted this to go on my space as this is one of our regular basis breakfast. Very Simple to prepare, quite healthy and totally filling to start your day.

You Need:

  • Thick Pohe : 2-3 cups <there is also thin pohe which are used to cook Chivda>
  • Onion : 1 Medium – coarsely chopped
  • Potato : 1 small – cut into small cubes (optional)
  • Green chillies – 3-4 – coarsely chopped
  • Curry Leaves – 3-4 (optional)
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tbsp.
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Lemon – Half Piece
  • Coriander leaves – handful – finely chopped
  • Peanuts – 3-4tbsp (optional)
  • Scrapped coconut – for garnishing (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste

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You Do:

  1. Take the Pohe in colander, and pour water over to moisten it.
  2. Heat Oil in Kadai, Add cumin and mustard seeds. Follow with chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Once spluttering is done, add onion. Follow with potatoes, once the mix turns translucent add Moist Pohe.
  4. Add turmeric, salt and sugar, stir well. Follow with peanuts.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice. Garnish with coriander leaves and scraped coconut and serve hot.

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Just 5 steps and you can break your night fast with the first meal of the day – Breakfast :D

IMG_5108he finishing off … while I’m trying to click.. before he does so …

This goes to Dish Name Starts with K event.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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OF Mushrooms, just getting to know, things which are colourless look beautiful when they are colourless :)

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One more for Susan’s Black and White Wednesdays

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Dry Kadai Mushroom Masala

Most common Mushroom dish @ my place is Chilli Mushroom, but I do give try to varied recipes with this Fungi Family. I wanted a dry masala dish, and I got a nice simple Kadai Mushroom masala @ Sharmi’s space. 

The only change I did was to use one tomato instead of tomato puree, mushrooms give out enough water to cook itself. Once mushrooms were cooked neatly, I dried out the extra gravy to keep it to my dry consistency.

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We loved the spicy flavour and delicious texture of this dish. Thanks Sharmi for the wonderful share.

Sending this to Priya’s Bookmarked Recipes event.

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