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Chocolate dipped strawberries

Ragi Sweet Semiya

Finger Millet or Ragi is a healthy traditional cereal and is gluten free, helps in reducing body weight. Also the cereal is rich in carbs, fibre, vitamins and good carbohydrates. For more health benefits, you can start include ragi in any form into your daily recipes like breakfast drink made with ragi sprouted flour, ragi dosai, ragi adai, ragi semiya - sweet & savory, ragi koozh (a staple food in TamilNadu). In today's recipe sharing, we would see a easy recipe of ragi semiya. I call it easy as the semiya is readily available in the market and we just need to soak it for a while and steam it. Then the cooked semiya can either be made into a upma or just mixed with cocounut & sugar to be relished as a healthy breakfast dish! The latter is my all-time favorite breakfast of late. Let's see the stepwise pictures and instructions. Ingredients: 100 gms of ragi semiya (store bought) 3 tbsp freshly grated coconut sugar as per your taste, you can use cane sugar or j

Jack Fruit Seed Stir Fry

Jack Fruits are one of those summer seasonal fruits like Mango, palm fruit. Each of these fruits have their own taste and jack fruit tastes delicious. The very thought or just the smell of the fruit is mouth watering. In today's recipe, we are going to see the benefits of jack fruit seed and how to make a curry/side dish out of it. We generally have the habit of discarding the seeds, be it mango, muskmelon, watermelon etc., Well, a seed has all the vital nutrients to grow a plant all by itself. However we cannot eat all the seed varieties except few. Eating Jack fruit seed improves fertility both in men and women as it provides all the essential carbohydrates, proteins and fiber. A point here to be noted is i'm completely talking about jack fruit seed and not the fruit. In today's recipe, I'm sharing the simplest curry/stir fry with jack fruit seed. It's a tomato onion based curry which goes well with rotis and rice. Ingredients: 25-27 jack fruit seeds 2

Prawns Masala

Prawns are such beauties(excuse me if you are a vegetarian) to cook and it just takes very few minutes to get cooked. One interesting thing to be noted while cooking prawns, are if you cook them too much they would become rubbery. Hence keep an eye on the timings, (hardly 3-4 minutes on high flame, tada prawns are cooked!) Prawn masala is a traditional recipe cooked with an onion,tomato base with all the spice powders. Finally garnished with cilantro and pepper powder to have that super-hot flavor. Let's look at the step wise pictures and instructions to make this masala. Ingredients: 250 gms of prawns, deviled and peeled 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/4  tsp +  a pinch of turmeric powder 4/3 tsp pepper powder 1 sprig of curry leaves 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp urad dhal 2 tsp oil for tempering 6-7 shallots or 2 medium sized onions, finely chopped 1 medium sized tomato, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste salt to taste Ho

Aamras/Mango Pulp

Well, it's the end of summer and i could not wait to post a recipe of mango. Aamras or mango pulp is a basically mango pulp mashed with little water and sugar, preserved in a tin to be used as dessert or as a side dish for poori. The steps are so simple as you can make it with no fuzz and store it in refrigerator for upto two weeks and enjoy it as dessert when you have a friend visiting you! Ingredients: 2 ripe mangoes, chopped into small chunks 1 tbsp sugar or honey as desired 1/4 cup water few saffron strands 2 tsp chopped dry fruits & nuts like cashews, almonds, raisins How to make Aamras : 1. Add the mango pieces into a food processor or blender. 2. Grind the mango pieces smoothly. If you are adding sugar or honey, you can add it and blend well. 3. Then add water so that the pulp becomes little thinner. 4. Transfer the aamras/mango pulp into a serving bowl. 5. Garnish with chopped nuts/dry fruits. 6. Finally add few saffron strands. T