Monday, April 11, 2011

Grape Squash

Surely, you  are going to be an addict of this grape squash recipe. It is good for health. Especially for kids. 

Ingradients :

      Seedless black grapes   - 1kg
      Sugar                            - 1kg
      Citric acid                     - 1 tsp

Cook covered. After boiling, keep the flame on simmer for 10 more minutes.

Prepare sugar syrup. In a vessel take sugar, add water till the heaped sugar level. Keep the flame on low. Stir in between. When sugar syrup boils, makes sure that the sugar is well dissolved. Let it boil for 1 more minute or till it reaches slight thicker consistency. 

Allow it to cool. Grape squash is ready. 
Transfer it to air tight bottles and refrigerate. 
You may add few ice cubes while serving. 
It is also very tasty when we use  soda instead of water. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Neeru Dosa

Last week, I soaked raw rice to make batter for Appam. But I didn't have enough quantity of grated coconut. So I kept the soaked rice in fridge and prepared Neeru Dosa in the next morning. As the name indicates, it's batter is of little  watery consistency. It is a tasty variety of 'Dosa'.

Neeru Dosa with tomato chutney

   Soaked raw rice - 1 cup
   Cooked rice - 2 tbsp
   Coconut - 3 tbsp
   Onion sliced - 1/2 of a medium one.
   Salt - to taste

Grind the ingradients well using enough water. Keep the consistency little watery. Pour the batter into a vessel. Add few drops of cooking oil and one sliced onion into the batter.  Heat a pan. Keep on medium flame. Grease the pan lightly with oil. Pour one ladle of batter in the pan (this includes the sliced onions). Don't spread the batter with the ladle. Instead, rotate the pan holding the handle so that the batter spreads uniformly to make a round shape. 

Neeru Dosa in the pan
When preparing dosa, after spreading the batter on the pan, I usually cover the pan with a lid and removes it just before turning it. When one side is done, turn it and cook for few more seconds. (I use gingelly oil for this preparation. Before turning the dosa, I sprinkle very few drops of gingelly oil on the dosa.)  Serve it hot with tomato/coconut chutney. 

Happy cooking....

Saturday, April 2, 2011

After a long gap of 28 Years...!

Victory lap by Team India
India won the ICC World Cup in Cricket after a long gap of 28 years.  It was a fantastic final between Sri Lanka and India. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ended it up with a magical sixer when 10  balls were remaining. Dhoni selected as the Man of the Match and Yuvraj Singh as the Man of the Tournament.

Indians started celebrations in every possible ways around the world... At last, a dream came true...