Friday, May 29, 2009

Bing.........Microsoft new search tool

Hi friends..

how are you all?I missed all your wonderful dishes from the past 2 weeks..i am sorry friends :( I just came from long vacation..i will update my blog with new dishes soon :)

I came here with one good news today..Microsoft introduced a new search tool in competition with google.It's really cool ..just now my husband told me abt this..i just searched for the shopping mall ,gas prices,weather is recognizing our loacation and showing the the search results near to our location..check it. (Microsoft search engine)

MSN/Live search is changed into bing with new features i guess :)

Try it and Let me know your comments friends..

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lemon squares

A recipe for lemon squares, a popular dessert made with a cookie/buttery short bread crust with tangy lemony topping. I hope everyone loves to eat Lemon bars. When making these bars we have to pre-bake the shortbread crust and pour the lemony filling on the crust and bake it untill it sets. check the video how to make lemon squares/bars from food networks.

This is my 50th post,i am celebrating this happiest moment with this mouthwatering dessert :)


For Crust:

unsalted butter-11/2 sticks,
sugar-1/4 th cup
all purpose flour-1 cup
pinch of salt

For Filling:

sugar- 2 cups
eggs-2 to 4
fresh lemon juice-1 cup
grated lemon zest -2 tsp
All purpose flour -1/2 cup

For Topping/Garnishing:

Powdered sugar

Lemon zest


1.FOR CRUST: Using mixer,cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour and salt and mix until the it forms a dough.

2.Pour above mixture into a greased pan ,Press into the bottom of your pan and bake/chill for about 20 minutes, or bake until lightly browned. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool while you make the filling.
3. FOR FILLING: In your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the sugar and eggs until nice and smooth. Add the lemon juice and zest and stir to combine.

4.Add the flour and mix well. Pour this mixture/filling over the freezed/baked crust and again bake for about 20 minutes, or until the filling is set. Remove from oven and allow it to cool.

5.Cut into squares or your desired shape and dust with powdered sugar.


Follow the recipe given by food networks..the recipe i had given is different in proportions..i have altered the proportions in my desired way..

Monday, May 4, 2009

Plantain fry

I hope many of you knew the health benifits of use plantain in your meals :))

Here is the recipe for plantain fry..


plantain -2 small
onion -1 big (finely chopped)
pinch of turmuric
salt to taste
lemon juice-3 tsp
oil-2 tsp
seasoning ingredients
shredded/grated coconut -2 tsp
garlic cloves-4
coriander powder-1 tsp
red chilli powder-1/2 tsp


1.Heat oil in a pan add all seasoning ingredients (chanadal,uruddal,cumin seeds , musturd seeds ,dry red chillis,curry leaves) and fry few min and then add onions fry till onion becomes transparent.

2.Now add plantain pieces , turmuric and salt , mix everything , cover and cook on a low flame until plantain pieces become soft.

3.Finally add red chilli powder,coriander powder,coconut ,garlic( mash it n add it) ,mix well and fry for few min.Atlast add lemon juice and mix well and switch off the stove.
4.serve hot .Its good with rice along with rasam/sambhar.

I am sending this to "15 Minute Cooking" hosted by mahimaa's kitcen hosting by Mahima..

Mango icecream

Mangoes have been one of the very favorite fruits in the Indian sub-continent...called the "King Of Fruits".I am carving for the mango icecream from many days..I made tongue licking mango icream today becoz i have purchased a new icecream maker last weekend.

Mango tins can be found in many Indian Grocery Stores. You canalso use the mango pulp too in the recipe.Here is the recipe..


ripe mangoes-1 to 1 1/3 pound (2-3 mangoes)
sugar-¾ cup
whip cream-½ cup
curd-2 tsp
vanilla extract-¼ tsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice-1 tsp


1.Peel the mangoes, slice them into quarters, stir them in the sugar, then blend it using blender,add mango puree with the whip cream, curd, vanilla and lemon juice and blend until smooth.

2.Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator abt an hour, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

3.Mango icecream is ready !!

I am sending this to following event:

Announcing : MY FAVOURITE THINGS EVENT - Frozen Desserts hosting by aquadaze and is conceived byBindiya

Friday, May 1, 2009

Samiya pulihora

I tried this recipe from mahimaas kitchen.This came out very well..It really tastes like pulihora only.Thanks alot mahimaa..we had wonderful light dinner yesterday with this..

You can eat this as breakfast,Brunch,lazy/quick/light Meal too :)

The basic recipe is same..mine is a bit variation in quantity of ingredients or its my refined version of recipe :) .Anyway i am giving the recipe can check original recipe here


Vermicelli-1 cup
water-1.5 cups
peanuts-1/2 cup
tamarind-3/4 th of small lemon
seasoning ingredients(cumin,urud dal,chana dal,mustard seeds,red chillies)
curry leaves
salt to taste
turmeric powder-1/8 th tsp or a pinch
oil-3 tsp


1.First soak the tamarind in little amt of water and keep it aside.

2.take a pan ,heat 1 tsp od ol and roast samiya till golden brown and transfer that to another bowl/plate and keep that aside.

3.In the same pan,add remaining oil & add all seasoning ingredients along with peanuts and green chilli and fry till peanuts become golden brown.

4.Now squeeze water from tamarind (this should adjust according to your samiya quantity for 1 cup of samiya ,tamarind water around 1.5 cups),add this to the tadka/seasoning and increase the heat to med-high and let it heat untill the water is boiled.

5.Add salt,turmeric and mix well.Now add samiya and mix well.Keep the heat in med-high till the all the water evoparated from the samiya in b/w mix the samiya,and then reduce the heat to low and continue to cook till samiya becomes dry..

6.Samiya pulihora ready..serve hot..

Note:1.If you feel tamarind is not healthy..add shredded/grated unripe mango in the tadka fry for some time and add normal water.

2.You can also use dry mango powder and use normal water instead of tamarind water.

3.If at all you have a doubt in your mind,how it will tastes..just use lemon juice in samiya upma..:) then next time go for this!!

4.Be cautious while adding water to samiya...if you add more..samiya becomes mushy!!