Saturday, December 11, 2010

Our Nanhi Pari born on Nov 21st

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bye Bye Friends

Dear All,

I am planning to take a break from blogging for sometime due to personal reasons.I miss u all and wish u all a very happy blogging!!!!!!!!!

Warm Regards
Lady Chef

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mango Pudding

 Well the mango season is here and a yummy recipe with mangoes!!!!!!!!

Mango diced-6 gms
Ice-10 gms
Hot Water-20 gms
Gelatin Pwd-2 gms
Evaporated Milk-10 ml
Sugar-6 gms
Strawberry Halved-1
Mint Leaf-1

Mix mango,ice,hot water,gelatin,8 ml evaporated milk and sugar in a bowl.
Pour into a glass,regrigerate to set
Once set,garnish with strawberry and mint leaf
Top with remaining evaporated milk and serve

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yam Fry

Another veggie fry just for all of u!!!!!!!!!!

Yam,Peeled,washed and cut into square tile-like pieces-500 gms
Turmeric,red chilli and corriander pwd-1tsp each
Garam masala pwd-1/2 tsp
Oil to fry
Salt to taste
For the batter:
Chickpea flour-2 Tbsp
Rice flour-1tsp

  • Mix turmeric,red chilli,corriander and garam masala powders with salt
  • Add yam and keep aside for 30 minutes
  • pressure cook till the cooker gives off one whistle
  • Remove and keep aside
  • For the batter,mix together all the flours with enough water to make a thick paste
  • Dip yam in the batter and deep-fry in batches till reddish brown on all sides
  • Drain and serve hot

Crunchy okra

I have recently tasted this dish at one of my friend's place,liked it very much and took the recipe from her immediately.People who hate okra should try this!!!!!

Okra,Sliced fine-250 gms
Bengal gram flour(Besan)-100 gms
Chhat Masala,Garam Masala and red chilly pwd-5 gms each
Ginger Garlic paste-20 gms
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

Mix together all the ingrediants except oil,ensuring okra is well coated
Deep-fry okra in batches in hot oil till golden brown and crispy
Drain on a paper towel and serve immediately

Green Idlies

A healthier and colorful version of our dear old idlies!!!!!!!

Parboiled Rice,washed soaked overnight and ground to a smooth paste-4 Cups
Urad Daal soaked overnight and ground to a smooth paste with very little water-1 Cup
Green chilles finely chopped-4
Ginger-2.5 cms
Spinach-4 Cups
Oil-2 Tbs
Salt, to taste

  • Mix the rice and daal batters
  • Mix in salt and keep it at room temperature overnight to allow it to ferment
  • Fy green chillies,ginger in hot oil
  • Add spinach and cook till it turns soft
  • Cool and coarse grind
  • Mix it with idli batter
  • Spoon the batter into idli moulds steam for 10 minutes
Serve hot with cocout chutney


A dessert that can be prepared very easily and tastes delicious!!!!!!!Ultimate Sinning!!!!!!

Cooked Basmati Rice-1 Cup
Milk-1 Cup
Heavy Cream-1/2 Cup
Coconut Milk-3/4 Cup
Cardamom ground-1/4 tsp
Golden Raisin-5
Unsalted Pistachio-1/3 Cup

  • In a large nonstick Saucepan,combine rice and milk over medium heat
  • Heat until the mixture begins to boil
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook at a simmer until the mixture begins to thicken,stirring frequently for 5 minutes
  • Increase the heat to medium,add heavy cream,coconut milk,sugar and cardamom
  • Continue cooking till the mixture begins to thicken again after 5-10 minutes
  • Once the mixture thickens,remove from the heat and stir in the raisins and pistachios.
  • Let it cool and refrigerate.
  • Can be served chilled or at room temterature