Creamy Mushroom Soup

Ingredients for the soup Butter 2 tablespoons Onion chopped 1 nos Mushrooms 500 gram Floury potatoes 250 gram Vegetable stock / broth 1 litre Fresh cream 250 ml Salt and pepper powder to taste Ingredients for garnishing Butter 1 tablespoon Thyme leaves a bunch Mixed mushrooms thinly sliced 100 gram Salt and pepper to taste Dried meat slices Preparation For the soup Slice the mushrooms Chop the onion and garlic cloves. Heat butter in a pan, add chopped onion and garlic and saute till translucent. Add the mushrooms and saute further for a few minutes. Add the sliced potato pieces … Continue reading Creamy Mushroom Soup

Oats Blueberry Cake

Ingredients Oats flakes 2 cups Hot water 1 cup Honey 100 ml Baking powder 1 teaspoon Salt a pinch Eggs 2 nos Butter 50 ml Yogurt 1/2 cup (120 ml) Blueberries 100 gram Bananas fully ripened 1 nos Preparation Mix the oats flakes with the water and a pinch salt and allow to soak for a few minutes till it become room temperature. Now add the baking powder and the eggs and mix them together. Peel and mash the bananas and add to the batter. Add the butter, yoghurt and honey and mix the batter together. Add the blueberries and … Continue reading Oats Blueberry Cake

Rice Risotto the Classical Way

The risotto recipe which has its origin in North Italy uses mainly white wine and parmesan cheese for its fine taste. Ingredients Risotto rice 250 grams/ 1cup White wine 250 ml/1 cup Vegetable stock 500 ml Parmesan cheese grated 100 gram Butter 2 tablespoons Onion red 1 nos Salt and pepper to taste. Preparation Clean, peel and chop the onion. Heat the butter in a pan on low- medium heat and saute the chopped onions for a few minutes. Add the rice to the onion in the pan and saute till the rice becomes translucent. Add the wine and allow … Continue reading Rice Risotto the Classical Way

Zucchini Risotto

Ingredients Risotto rice 300 gram Zucchini 300 gram Onion (red) 1 nos Garlic cloves 1 nos Olive oil 4 tablespoons White wine 100 ml Vegetable stock 800 ml Green peas 100 gram Parmesan cheese 100 grams Butter 1 tablespoon Almond flakes 2 tablespoon Salt and pepper to taste. Preparation Clean and chop the onion. Slice the garlic finely. Wash and clean the zucchinis and peel thin ribbon like pieces using a vegetable peeler. Slice the rest of the zucchinis into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and garlic to the pan and saute well. Add … Continue reading Zucchini Risotto

Potato Croquettes

Potato croquettes are a simple and delicious snack which can be served as a side dish of the main menu also. Ingredients Potatoes (easy cooking or floury) 500 grams Egg yolks 2 nos Eggs whole 2 nos Butter 2 tablespoons Hard cheese grated 2 tablespoons All purpose flour 2 tablespoons Bread crumbs 3 tablespoons Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 1 tablespoon Preparation Wash, clean, peel and cut the potatoes into medium sized pieces. Boil 2 litres of water in a large pan, add salt and cook the potato pieces fully submerged in water and simmering for about 10-15 … Continue reading Potato Croquettes

Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Espanola)

Tortilla or omelette is part of the daily dish in Spanish households. It can be serrved as a snack or appetiser, as a side dish, or as main dish. It is delicious and appetising and easy to prepare. Ingredients Eggs 5 nos Onion finely chopped 1 large Potato peeled and finely minced 1 large Salt to taste Olive oil 2 tablespoons Pepper powder as per taste Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and potatoes and saute stirring well adding 1/4 teaspoons of salt. Cook till the ingredients become tender. Now beat the eggs adding a bit … Continue reading Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Espanola)

Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry.

Ingredients Sweet potato 250 grams Chickpeas 400 grams (Cooked from the tin) Coconut milk 1 cup Onion finely chopped 1 nos Garlic 3 cloves Ginger finely chopped 1 nos Curry powder 1 teaspoon Cumin powder 1 teaspoon Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon Carrots peeled and diced 2 nos Bell pepper cleaned, deseeded and diced 1 cup Cherry tomatoes sliced into two 10 nos Pepper as per taste Salt to taste Preparation Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan on medium flame and add the chopped onion and saute for a few minute. Add the chopped garlic and ginger and saute till the … Continue reading Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry.

Fried Chicken Italian Style

Ingredients Chicken thighs 8 nos Olive oil 2 tablespoons Vinegar 150 ml Chicken bullion paste 1 tablespoon White wine 1/2 cup Creme fraiche (Fresh creme) 1 tablespoon Butter 1 tablespoon Basil leaves dried 1/4 teaspoon Rosemary dried 1/2 teaspoon Oregano dried 1/4 teaspoon Pepper 1/2 teaspoon Garlic 8-10 cloves crushed. Salt if needed Preparation Wash, clean and dry the chicken thighs using kitchen tissues. Place the chicken thighs in a deep pan or bowl, add the pepper powder to the chicken. Mix the rosemary, basil and oregano together and add half of it to the chicken and mix together. Heat … Continue reading Fried Chicken Italian Style

Spätzli Pasta Fry with Potatoes and Minced Meat

When we come to pasta recipes there are aplenty of possibilities for a variety of tastes to be enjoyed. There are a lot many forms and varieties of pasta with different ingredients offered at the market or you can prepare your fresh pasta yourself. Here in this recipe I am using readymade dry pasta from the market. Spätzlis are a special kind of pasta with eggs as their ingredient. They are offered in many forms in the market. Ingredients for the pasta fry Spätzli pasta 250 grams Potatoes 250 grams Minced meat 250 grams Onions finely chopped 2 nos Green … Continue reading Spätzli Pasta Fry with Potatoes and Minced Meat

Idli Soft and Fluffy

Idlis are a special preparation using fermented lentils and rice batter. A very popular food item in south India it is supposed to be very healthy. Ingredients Rice 1 cup Black gram (urad dal) 1/2 cup Boiled rice 2 tablespoons Salt 1/2 teaspoon Preparation Wash and rinse the black gram in a bowl and allow them to soak in water overnight. Wash and rinse the rice and soak it in water overnight or at least 8 hours. After 8 hours drain the water from both rice and black gram. Add the soaked black gram along with the boiled rice and … Continue reading Idli Soft and Fluffy