Friday, 31 July 2015

Dahi kebabs

The post name may not attract you...but I am sure the recipe would definitely. Dahi kebabs are my hubby's one of the favourite item. We have tasted this yummy at many places ....some places it was hit and other places it was total miss. Whenever we used to like it.... We tried to thought what all should have gone inside....till the time it melted in our mouth.. 
So, Google search started & after many trial & error, this one set our taste buds. This actually melts in the mouth & it's perfect crunchy from outside. So, this recipe is for sure gonna stay with me :)

Ingredients :-
Curd- 400gm ( hang it for 2hours and keep in refrigerator all the while) 
3 slices of bread
10-15 cashew nuts
Onion - 1-finely chopped (optional)
Green chillies -1 finely chopped (optional)
Coriander leaves - a small bunch finely chopped
1 tbsp cornflour 
Black pepper powder to taste
Salt to taste

Method :-
Grind cashew nuts and keep aside.
Remove the brown from side and grind it.
Take hung curd, add half of bread crumbs, cashew nuts powder, cornflour & everything else.
Mix & make balls and keep it in freezer ( yes in freezer) for 20-30 minutes.
Take a flat nonstick pan, drizzle little oil and put the flame low.
Take balls out, flatten them & roughly sprinkle bread crumbs and shallow fry in pan till golden brown.
The dahi ke kebabs are ready...enjoy them with sliced onion and coriander chutney. 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Vanilla Butter Cookies

From long I have been thinking, how to preserve the yummy recipes, the ones which I try & comes out perfect. So, finally I thought why not least the awesome recipes can be saved here...which I have tried. Recipes are from various sources....but I will try before posting here.... :)              So, after long time....the first recipe I am noting down is simple Vanilla Butter Cookies.....but let me tell you, it's tricky to get the perfect texture too......anyways I am sure....just like me ..even you will enjoy making it & eating it with hot cuppa coffee or Icey chilled cold coffee... :)

 All purpose flour- 1 cup
 Unsalted butter- 1/2 cup    
 Powdered sugar- 1/4 cup  
Vanilla extract/ essence- 1/2 teaspoon

For Chocolate 
Semi sweet chocolate or 2 tbsp of chocolate chips.
Microwave it, stir in between. Make cone, just like you make it for mehandi, pour chocolate inside & lock it with rubber band.

Take soften butter add powdered sugar and beat till creamy & smooth with electric beater.... If using hand beater ask ur man to help you :)
Add vanilla extract & mix.
Add flour in 3 times and just mix it slowly ....with a spoon....till everything gets mixed up properly.
Drop the mixture in plastic wrap & slowly roll it & give shape and chill it in refrigerator for 1/2 an hour.
Gently roll & cut ( circles, square, triangle).
Preheat the oven till you do the above procedure..
Use parchment paper / butter paper .....since I didn't had... I didn't used any..
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes( different oven have different timings)
Let the cookies cool & then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Once, it's completely cooled, make designs from the chocolate & refrigerate for 10 minutes.


NOTE...... Now comes the cheat sheet ;) yes that's how I made it...
1st- I used 60:40 ratio of wheat flour: all purpose flour
2nd- I used half of butter given in the above recipe & 1/2 of chilled milk....
So, what you say....isn't this healthy ??? I am sure you will agree & eat 2 instead of 1.
Would love to hear, what you think about it, try it & surely let me know .... :)