Monday, August 25, 2014

Strawberry ice cream | How to make eggless strawberry ice cream without ice cream maker | Easy Ice cream recipes | Summer Special Recips

strawberry ice cream

This strawberry icecream, I tried recently after the hit of mango ice cream recipe in our home. In this I added tiny bits of strawberry pieces to make it little crunchier. Since my strawberries were not so reddish, my ice cream came in pale pink color. I am planning to do more ice cream recipes with different fruits in the coming posts. I already have posted dry fruits strawberry ice cream with normal milk.

You can view some more icecream recipes below

Almond icecream - my most favorite
easy strawberry ice cream

Eggless Strawberry Ice cream

Preparation time: 10 min | Rest Time: 8 hr | Serves: 6
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: International

Strawberry - 12 + 2 (chopped strawberries, to add in the ice cream)
Full cream milk - 1/2 cup
Whipping cream (containing milk fat with 35% or above) - 2 cups ( 400 ml or 2 packs)
Sugar - as per taste
Salt - a pinch
Honey, Tutti fruitti or Choco chips for topping the ice cream

eggless strawberry ice cream

1. Wash the strawberries and keep 2 to 3 strawberries separately. The remaining berries, add in the food processor along with milk and the sugar.

2. Grind into smooth paste. Keep it ready. In another bowl, add the whipping cream and whip till it becomes thick. Do not whip it more.

3. Now add the strawberry mixture, to the whipping cream. Whip it just for 15 sec. or just stir using a spatula, until it is well combined.

4. Chop the strawberries into small bites, which you kept separately in step 1. Add this to the ice cream mixture. Give a stir.

5. Transfer the mixture to the freezer safe bowl and allow it to freeze for 2 to 3 hrs. Now take it out and again stir slowly and crush the ice if formed. Again freeze it for another 2 hrs. After 2 hrs, again crush again. Repeat the process for 3 to 4 times.

6. Allow to freeze for overnight or 8 hrs at least.

7. Serve the cool cool strawberry ice cream. 
easy strawberry ice cream recipe

ice cream without ice cream maker

1. Adding the strawberries, is purely optional, but I love to add, as I liked the crunchy taste of strawberries in the ice cream.
2. Adjust the sugar level, based the sweetness of the strawberries.
3. You can see in my mango ice cream recipe for the whipping cream which i used.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Couponzguru - A best place for coupons and discount deals

The current trend now to many people is to go for online shopping including me. So when you go for the e-shopping and at the same time, if you can get the product with best deals and discount rates means... then who doesn't like to shop?? One such website is the CouponzGuru.

Though we know many online stores, it is difficult to check each websites and keep track of which store offers the best prices or has an offer. CouponzGuru does the job for us. 

What is CouponzGuru?

Couponzguru is an online coupon portal in India and they publish the best deals, vouchers and discount rates of the products from many online merchants across India. They almost cover all categories related to online shopping, from Fashion & Accessories, Electronics, Books, Baby Products, Flights, Hotels, Pizza Coupons, Restaurant Deals etc. 

How they work ?

We can call them as Coupon & Deals aggregators. They help online shoppers to get coupons, deals and offers for all online shopping websites in India at one place. They have a team of highly skilled coupons and deals  hunters who work for 24x7, to hunt for latest money saving coupons and deals from various online shopping portals in India and they list those offers in their website. So we just go and grab the latest deals instead of visiting every website daily and hunt for discounts. 

What Coupons they offer?

They have coupons, deals and active offers from popular brands and retailers in India like Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, Snapdeal, Yebhi, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Food Panda, Yatra, Makemytrip, Goibibo, Fashionandyou, Firstcry, Babyoye, Zivame, Shoppers Stop and the list goes on. You can also check their complete list of sites in their portal.

How to use coupon codes ?

CouponzGuru, have coupons and we also have deals. To use coupon code, just click on “Click to Get Coupon” button and you will be redirected to the merchant’s website in a new tab and there add the products you want to buy in your cart. Come back to CouponzGuru, copy the coupon code and apply the same at the merchant’s website. In case of deals, the discount is automatically provided on meeting the terms and conditions of the deal.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crispy Okra fry | Crispy vendakkai fry | How to make crispy ladies finger fry | Crispy Bhindi Fry | Ladies finger recipes | Crispy vendakkai varuval | Side dish for rice

crispy vendakkai fry

I love deep fried food very much and I want something to munch on when I watch tv or working in my laptop. This crispy okra fry or vendakkai fry, I got from raks and it came perfectly crunchy. I stored this for 2 days in airtight container and it is good still. All our family members loved this very much and they had this as side dish for all rice varieties. Let's see how to make this crispy okra fry. 

You can view other snack recipes as below

crispy ladies finger fry

Crisy Okra Fry (Crispy Vendakkai Fry)

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 3
Recipe Category: Snacks / Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Okra / Ladies finger / Bhindi /Vendakkai - 250 gms
Rice flour - 3 tbsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
Salt - as per taste
Oil for frying
Water or curd / yogurt - 1 to 2 tbsp for mixing (see notes)

1. Wash the okra nicely and pat dry fully. Remove the edges. Cut into small pieces with 1/2 inch or less than that in size. 

2. Mix the mentioned ingredients other than water and oil. Sprinkle the water 1/2 tbsp at a time, just to make sure the powders gets combined with the okra. (see notes)

3. Heat the oil in medium flame and sprinkle the okra and fry them. Turn them or rotate for even cooking. 

4. When the sshhhh... sound ceases or when the okra becomes golden, remove from oil and filter with excess oil with kitchen tissue.

5. Serve this as the side dish for sambar rice or rasam rice or even eat as a evening snack.

ladies finger crispy fry

Yummy and crispy okra fry is ready

1. As suggested by raks, I added 1 tbsp curd and 1 tsp water instead of adding the water. It turned our more crispier.
2. Do not add more water, as the ladies finger may get soggy.
3. Cut the okra, into thin slices as possible for crispier okra fries.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Quinoa idli | How to make Quinoa Idly | Healthy Idli Recipes | Easy idli Recipes

Now a days I am trying different varieties of idli and as a first step I tried this Quinoa idli and it came soft and spongy and nobody believed that it is made up of quinoa. The remaining batter I even used to prepare the dosa also and it also came out good. Lets see how to prepare this Quinoa Idli.

Some breakfast recipes in this blog as below

How to make Quinoa Idli

Preparation time: 7 min (excluding soaking time: 8 hrs + 40 min grinding) | Cook Time: 10 min | Serves: 5
Recipe Category: Break fast | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Idli rice - 3 cups
Quinoa - 2 cups
Urud dal - 1 cup
Flattened Rice (aval / poha) - 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Water - as required

1. Soak the rice and fenugreek seeds. This should be soaked for 5 to 6 hrs. 

2. Soak the quinoa and Urud dal 1 hr before grinding the rice. In the grinder, add the rice, fenugreek seeds and quinoa and add water little by little and start grinding. 

3. Add the Urud dal and flattened rice to the grinder and and grind to the smooth paste. Add water now and then. Add salt to it. The batter should not too thick or too watery.

4. Once it has reached its medium consistency then remove from the grinder and transfer to the vessel. Allow to ferment overnight or 8 hrs atleast. After fermentation, the batter would have raised in volume. Give a mix slightly and now the batter is ready for preparing the idli. 

5. Now in the idli moulds, add the idli batter and steam cook for 7 to 8 min or till idli gets cooked. 

6. Serve the hot hot idlis with Sambar or chutney. I seved with normal sambar and peanut chutney. 

Yummy, soft and spongy Quinoa Idli is ready

1. I have added aval, in order to make idlis more soft. You can prepare without adding also.
2. You can vary the ratio of the idli rice and quinoa and try it. But do not reduce the rice less than 2 cups, as I cannot guarantee the softness of the idli. Do not reduce the ratio of urud dal. Maintain it as 5:1 for rice+quinoa and dal.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Baby corn golden fry | How to make Golden Baby corn fry | Baby corn recipes | Easy evening snacks | Kids snacks recipes

how to make golden baby corn fry

Baby corn golden fry is one of my favorite evening snack. It can be either deep fried or shallow fried. It purely depends on our choice only. I already have baby corn 65 recipe which is also a deep fried one, as I like deep fried instead of shallow frying. One of my friend mentioned, we can do this in microwave also. Need to try that too. But now lets see the Baby corn golden fry.

Some snacks and baby corn recipes, I have given below
Baby corn 65
Onion Pakoda
Crispy cauliflower fry
Vegetable cheese balls

how to make golden fry baby corn

Baby corn golden fry

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 10 min 
Total Time: 25 min | Serves: 3
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Baby corn - 2 packets (12)
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Corn flour - 1.5 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Curd / yogurt - 2 tbsp
Water - as needed
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for frying
Chat masala - 2 pinch for taste

1. Wash and remove the stem of baby corn. Cut into round shape. Soak in boiling hot water for 8 to 10 min. (See notes)

2. Pat it dry. Mix the Rice flour, Corn flour, All purpose flour, garam masala, chilli powder, salt and curd to the baby corn and mix well.

3. Mostly the adding of curd would be enough to make it a batter consistency. If not, sprinkle little amount of water and allow the marination to rest for 30 min.

4. In a vessel, add oil and when it hot enough, add the baby corn in small batches and rotate them slightly so that, they get fried evenly in all the sides. When you get the golden colour or the issshhh sound of the baby corn, ceases, remove from oil and filter the excess oil in kitchen towel.

5. Sprinkle some chat masala and Serve it hot with the ketchup.
baby corn golden fry

baby corn fry

Yummy yummy Baby corn golden fry is ready to be served

1. If the baby corn is small, you can avoid soaking in hot water and just add them directly to batter and fry it. If the baby corn are bigger than regular size, then I may suggest you to pressure cook for 1 whistle and then prepare as mentioned.
2. My friend suggested to add a pinch of cooking soda, for even more crispier fries. But I avoided as I prepared this for my kids.
3. You can also add a pinch / drop of red food color, for the vibrant red color.

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