Ugali Kebabs

Hi everyone, here is a super easy recipe of healthy kebabs, consists of Maize flour, which here in kenya we call it Unga ya ugali. This snack can be prepared for picnics, they are filling too with a mixture of vegetables. So here we go!!!

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Water
  • 2.5 cups Ugali Flour
  • 1 bowl chopped carrot
  • 1 bowl chopped french beans
  • 1 bowl crushed sweet corn
  • a few chopped green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Chopped coriander
  • Oil for deep frying, alternatively they can be baked.

Method

Boil water in a pan, add all the raw chopped vegetables, let the vegetables cook. Add salt , Oil and the remaining ingredients. Once the vegetables are cooked, add the flour and mix well, cover the lid for 5 minutes. Once you simmer it, place in a tray, with oiled palms fold them into kebabs.

If eaten hot they taste too crunchy and nice, deep fried.

If taken for picnic, they can be baked as well for 15mins at 180degrees, after rubbing them in oil.

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Chinese Fried Rice

Here is a super tempting and delicious recipe with simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Cooked plain white rice
  • 1 small cup chopped french beans
  • 1 small cup chopped carrots
  • Oil for temper
  • salt and soy sauce to taste

Method

  • In a pan heat oil on high flame and stir fry the veggies on high flame
  • Once they are cooked, add the rice salt and soy sauce

Please note soy sauce is equally salty, so be careful when you put salt in the rice, again mix well on high flame and its ready.

Doesnt this look tempting 🙂

Nutritious Healthy Soup

Heres another super healthy recipe for Soup. Soup are an awesome blend of nutrients and yet light. People watching weight can actually have all types of different soups for dinner, it makes you full as well as lose weight.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Medium sized Bottle Gourd
  • 1 medium sized tomato
  • 1 medium sized potato
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 medium sized butternut
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Water to dilute the thickness

Method

  • Peel and cut all the above vegetables in big size
  • Drain in water properly
  • Place it in a pressure cooker with some water, give it 4 to 5 whistles
  • Once donw, blend it in a blender, sieve it.
  • Add some water to check the consistency, bring it to a boil and add salt and pepper to taste
  • It can be served with multigrain toasted bread as well

Home Made Natural Yoghurt

Hi everyone!!! I am back after a real long break.

Well we all are aware of the health benefits of yoghurt, it can be diluted further with water and be taken with lunch, which we Gujaratis call it chaas. Well here is a very easy recipe to get the natural taste of Yoghurt without getting it a sour taste!!!

Ingredients

  • 500ml Milk
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons of previous home made yoghurt or the ready made one can also do

Method

  • Warm the 500ml milk let it not boil, just a luke warm feeling. You can test it by dipping your finger in the milk which should NOT give you a burning sensation.
  • Take 2 to 3 teaspoons of previous yoghurt and whisk it well in another clean vessel.
  • Pour the Luke warm milk and stir well, cover it and let it rest for 4hours.
  • If it stays more than 4 hours the yoghurt will become sour, and if you want more thicker version of the same, use full fat or farm fresh milk.

 

 

Stir Fried Veggies

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I cooked this last night, the beauty of this dish are the colours it had. Yet again for lazy people this is what you can make in actually no time. So here we go;

Ingredients

  • 250 gms Button mushrooms
  • 1/2 diced Red, green and orange capsicum
  • 1/4 cup florets of brocoli
  • Olive oil for toppings
  • Italian dressing; includes mixed herbs, rosemary, basil and red chilli flakes (you can add parsley, i currently dont like it much so i did not put)

Method

In a pan add corn oil and place all the diced ingredients and let it cook on high flames for 1st 10mins, DO NOT COVER the pan. Once the mushrooms start removing wwater add all the spices you want to with salt and pepper and its ready.

It usually goes well with bread!!!

Dhruti’s Style Jacket Cheesy Potatoes

 

Hehehe ok this sounds funny but actually this is how i make my Jacket potatoes so the taste of cheese is not lost any where in the process. This is also a super duper easy recipee. I always make this when i dont know of what to cook. And guys its super healthy and fatty for the cheese part. You can ignore the cheese. So here we go

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Fresh Red Beans
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 diced green capsicum
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 tbsp Ginger chilli paste
  • 2 tomatoes Blended
  • Loads of Mozerella grated cheese
  • 1 tsp dhana jeera
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • Melted Butter, Put Oregano, Basil, Mixed herbs, Red chilli flakes in this only
  • 5 to 6 Boiled Potatoes
  • Olive oil for spraying on potatoes
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • In a Pressure Cooker add oil, once heated add ginger chilli paste, followed by tomato paste, Let it cook, then add dhanajeera powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder along with salt. Add all beans, capsium, carrots and sweet corn in the Pressure cooker add salt gain if need be. Add a little water and let ti cook for 3 whistles.
  • Mean while peel and cut the raw poatoes into wedges and boil in an open pan, once its boiled, drain them and place them on a baking tray. Sprinkle salt, Pepper, olive oil and the melted butter mixture.
  • Finally pour the beans mixture on the potato wedges and top it with loadsss of grated cheese.
  • Bake until the cheese melts. Yummyyyy 🙂

 

Spicy Rice Sticks

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Wow After reallly very very long, i am back. Sorry for the break guys, but my phone had actually hung, needed to get that sorted. But finally i am back.

So basically days when you reallly lazy you can prepare the delicious rice sticks, which are healthy and less time consuming to make. So lets start;

Ingredients

  • 150gms Rice Sticks
  • Water to boil the Rice sticks
  • 1 Capsicum cut into long thick sticks
  • 1 Carrot cut into long thin sticks
  • 1/4 Cabbge grated – major substitute of Onions; heheh
  • A few ginger sticks
  • 2 to 3 Green chillies cut into sticks
  • Red chilli flakes, Black sesame seeds
  • Olive oil is used for Topping and not Temper
  • 15ml Soya sauce
  • Salt & Pepper for flavour

Method;

Boil the Rice sticks and drain out in a strainer, run it under fresh water so they dont stick to each other. In a pan take 2 tbsp oil, add ginger sticks, chilli sticks and gradually all the cut veggies. Add Salt and let the veggies cook in an OPEN pan DO NOT COVER IT.

Finally add the rice sticks, olive oil, soya sauce and mix well. Add the pepper and red chilli flakes.

Garnish with black sesame seeds and tada Ready!!!

 

Queen Cakes (Eggless)

Wow wow longggggggg awaited recipee. Every body can generate a sweet tooth on hearing the name of cakes. This super easy and super spongy cakes are so easily made at home. So if you have a cake tooth, here is n eggless recipe. Please note this batter can also be made as a wholesome cake.

Ingredients

  • 500 gms Self Raising flour
  • 240 gms sugar, Powdered
  • 250 gms butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essense
  • 21/4 cup hot milk
  • 11/2 tsp baking powder

Method

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Pour hot milk little at a time and continue mixing
  • Cool the micture. Fold in the remaining ingredientsto make a soft liquid dough
  • Place paper cake cases in a tray and fill with one tbsp of the mixture
  • Sprinkle cake sweets on top
  • Pre-heat oven and bake at 170 degrees for 15 minutes until golden brown
  • Cool and store in an air tight container

Pani Puri

Wow i cant believe i am posting the recipe for pani puri, let me tell you a secret guys puris are so super duper easy to make at home PROVIDED you have a roti maker hahahha. I buy the puris when i am lazy. Yet again a super delicious and easy chaat. I am telling you india is blessed with the varieties of food that we have in our culture. So here we go!!!!!!!

Pani puri revovles around three items, Puris, Filling, Water and chutneys (please check my vada pav recipee for the tamarind chutney)

For the Puris

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups sooji/ Semolina coarse
  • Salt to taste
  • Warm water to knead the dough
  • Oil for deep-frying

Method

  • Make small small round portion and press them in the roti maker, and fry them hot oil, they will puff up automatically.
  • Please note dont let the dough dry up, wrap it up with a wet cloth as you make the puris.

For the Filling

  • 5 to 6 Boiled potatoes mashed
  • 1 cup boiled red chickpeas (make sure they are soaked for 3 to 4 hours before bringing them to a boil. Mash a few of them
  • coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli to taste
  • Mix all the above and add grated green chillies.

Pani/ Water

  • 1 Cup fresh coriander
  • 1 Cup fresh mint
  • Lemon to taste
  • Pani puri masala powder
  • Aamchur (dry mango)powder
  • Rock Salt
  • Salt to taste
  • Blend all the above in a blender with water, check the consistency of water you require for it and add the spices to taste again.
  • You can sieve the water to remove the particles of coriander and mint

Tada its this easy………………..

 

 

Nachos Supreme

Well here is another mouth watering snack time snack, the nachos used are with no onion no garlic. So here er go for this simple one guys

Ingredients

  • 1 Beetroot chopped into small cubes
  • 1 Tomato Chopped into small cubes
  • 1 cucumber chopped into small cubes
  • Salt, Pepper and herbs to taste
  • Mix the above and drain out the excess water
  • 1 pkt of nachos, spread on a plate, spread the above chopped mixture on the nachos and grate cheese to your cravings.
  • Add salt, Pepper and herbs again
  • Stick into the micro for the cheese to melt and its readyyyyyy yaaay

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