14/03/2012

Pasta in Red Sauce

It's effortlessly simple to make. For a quick supper, stir up some pasta in any kind of sauce you like. My favourite is Red Sauce, so here goes.


Ingredients:
Pasta - 250 gms
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Bell Pepper - 1
Tomatoes - 3
Onion - 1
Red Chilli Flakes -  to taste
Cheese - for garnish
Butter - 50 gms

Method:

Cook Pasta. It's the same way you cook noodles in the Hakka Noodles Recipe.
Blanche 2 tomatoes. Remove their skin and blend well. In a skillet, heat some butter. Cook onion and bell pepper. Chop the remaining tomatoe and it's cubes. Now add the blended tomato sauce. Sprinkle salt and red chilli flakes. Grate in some cheese and mix well. Let it cook for a few minutes before you add the pasta. Finally, add the cooked pasta. Allow it to cook in the sauce for two minutes.
Serve hot

07/03/2012

Sinful Chocolate Brownies


Ingredients:
Parle G Biscuits -  2 packs
Choco Chip Biscuits - 1 pack
Sugar - about a 100 gms
Milk - 2 to 3 tbsp
Drinking Chocolcate Powder - 2 tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - half tsp

Method:
Grind and mix all the biscuits. Add sugar, Drinking Chocolate Powder and Cocoa powder to it. Add milk and mix with a spatula in one direction constantly for about 2-3 mintues.
Make sure, that the batter is not grainy. It should not be too thick or too runny.
Grease your mould with butter.
Just before you are about to fill the chocolatay batter into the mould, add the Baking Soda and give it a quick mix. Now quickly pour the batter into the mould.
Microwave at 900 for 4 minutes.

Chocolate Brownies are ready!

29/02/2012

Hakka Noodles

When I am craving a delicious supper but don't wish to spend hours in the kitchen, I always think 'Hakka Noodles' The ready to cook noodles are always stacked up in the kitchen pantry and the ofcourse which Indian household would go without basic veggies like onions, tomatoes and capsicums!

Hakka Noodles in a jiffy....


Ingredients:
Ready to cook noodles - One pack
Onions - 1
Capsicum - 1 big
Tomatoes (optional) - 1
Soy Sauce - 2 tbsp
Red Chili Sauce - to taste
Tomato Ketchup - to taste
Salt - to taste
Oil -1 tbsp

Method:

Cook the noodles as per the instructions on the packaging. In a large skillet, heat oil. Cook onions for 2 minutes. Add capsicums and other veggies at hand ( tomatoes, carrots). Remember if you are adding tomatoes add them immediately before adding the noodles to avoid them from getting overcooked and soggy.
Add, soy sauce, red chili sauce, tomato ketchup, salt and ground pepper. Mix well.
Finally add the noodles. Carefully mix them well.
Add your preferred sauce over the Hakka noodles to suit your taste.
Hakka Noodles are now ready to be eaten!


10/01/2012

Pineapple Sorbet


Ingredients:

Pineapple (Peeled and chopped) - 2 cups
Sugar - 8 to 10 tbsp

Water - 1/2 cup
Half Lemon (Optional)


Method:

Blend the chopped pineapple in a blender. Add 8 tbsp of sugar and water to it and run the blender again until smooth.  Squeeze in half a lemon if you like it tangy.
Make sure you taste the mixture at this stage. You may add more sugar if needed and blend agan.(Remember that ripe pineapples taste sweeter)
Chill the mixture thoroughly in the freezer for an hour or so.
Remove it from the freezer and gently crush it with a knife or a spoon. Then refreeze it in in a mould you like.It would take around 3-4 hours for the sorbet to set nicely.

09/01/2012

Happiness Overfloweth !

Yay... I am extremely happy today because

1. my cousin and fellow blogger Gauri passed on an Award !!! 

2. Julie was hosting an event and a recipe I sent her for the same was featured on her blog (amongts many others)

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