Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ohhh so simple spinach soup

My kids tend to avoid greens so whenever we have buttered spinach or blanched beans with olive oil n sesame as side dishes,they tend to fuss a lot.But not anymore as we now blend and soup up all these veggies and with a little drizzle of lemon juice,they polish up the soup. A high speed blender is a magical can whip up delicious pates,dips and soups at the touch of a button......the veggies can go in raw with skins on and the blender just pulverizes them to such a smooth consistency that you d never know that you were eating healthy peels and we made a delicious spinach soup with the blender(vitamix) and it was polished is the recipe..its too simple!!!!!!

spinach soup in the blender
2 cups spinach washed well
3 pods garlic sliced
1/2 onion sliced
1 glass chicken stock
little salt and pepper
1/2 lemon squeezed
a dollop of cream
.lightly saute the onion and garlic in butter and olive oil
.add the spinach and saute 30 seconds
.add this to the blender with 1 glass chicken stock ,cream ,little salt and pepper and BLEND on high for 1 minute till you achieve a nice smooth creamy warm soup.taste for salt.
.serve in a bowl with a drizzle of lemon juice and a dollop of cream

Friday, July 20, 2012

Healthy sugar free carrot cake with wheatflour

Hi..tried out a carrot cake yesterday which was great for diabetics or health conscious.i used xylitol as 
my sugar but you could go for brown sugar goes the check out the link.

Healthy sugar free carrot cake with wheatflour
.2 cups grated raw carrots, c/cut in pieces and chopped
.1 cup pecans or walnuts
.1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour, sifted 3 times
.1 1/2 teaspoons salt
.2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
.1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
.2 teaspoons baking powder
.1 cup xylitol/brown sugar
.1 cup (240 mL) egg substitute or 4 large eggs
.1 /4 cup (60 mL) olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees (180C degrees). Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch (22.5 x 32.5 cm) pan.
2. grate carrots chop pecans..

3. Place flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and sugar a bowl and mix..

Turn on kitchen aid machine and quickly increase to med. Run machine for 30 seconds or until ingredients are mixed. Stop. Add beaten eggs very slowly  and then oil. Select HIGH. let ingredients get well mixed but dont overbeat as it can curdle. You may need to stop the machine and run a spatula around the inside of the container to integrate ingredients. 

4.Remove and stir in carrot and nut mixture. Pour into pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

cool cake on wire rack and cut from centre till you have two bases.

ice with cream cheese frosting
cream cheese frosting
,1 pkg cream cheese
.1/2 cup hung yogurt
.1 tsp vanilla
.1/4 cup better
.beat till well incorporated.put in fridge and ice cake when cool.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Murg hara pyaz(chicken with spring onion greens)

Hi...tried out a lovely chicken dish today with dominant flavors of mustard seeds and spring onion goes the recipe.......

Murg Hara Pyaz(sprinng onion chicken)
serves 2.prep time 20 mins.
.350 gms boneless chicken marinated in lemon juice and cut in chunks
.4 tablespoon mustard oil
.3/4 cup chopped onion
.4 large tomatoes finely chopped
.1 hpd tsp tomato puree
.2 tsp mustard seeds
.salt to taste
.1.5 hpd tsp cumin powder
.red chilli powder to taste
.100 grams spring onion green chopped


.Heat 2 tablespoon mustard oil.add onions and cook till add tomatoes and cook atleast 10 mins

.In a separate wok,heat remaining oil and add mustard seeds.saute till they crackle.

.stir in the onion-tomato mixture.cook 2 mins.

Add the chicken,salt,cumin powder and red chilli powder.
.cook for another 15 minutes on low flame.add tomato puree and cook till done.
.mix in all the spring onion green and cook 1 minute.

Remove from heat and serve hot with roti.