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PISANG GORENG / FRIED BANANA

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Pisang gorengfried banana in Indonesian/Malay) is a very popular snack made of banana or plantain, covered in batter and then deep fried and is  mostly found throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand ,Singapore,Brunei and  Philippines. In Indonesia and Malaysia, pisang goreng is often sold by street vendors. In the Philippines, it is called by different names as it has different variations. Most street vendors will then sell it as is.These days Restaurants that serve pisang goreng present it in many ways, such as with icing sugar dusted, cheese, jam, condensed milk, or chocolate. People in some parts of Malaysia even have it with Soy sauce.In Suriname this snack is also known as bakabana (meaning baked banana in the local language). Pisang raja is a popular kind of banana used for pisang goreng.

My family loves this popular snack. It hardly takes 20 mins to prepare this wonderful yummy snack with basic ingredients in the pantry. I like to have it with cinnamon powder sprinkled on it or with Vanilla Ice cream  and no other variations.

Our 94th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Snacks and y contribution is this yummy Pisang Goreng from my part of the world.

Recipe for Pisang Goreng:

6 Bananas peeled and cut into 4 parts each

330 ML (1 Can)Ice cold Soda water

3/4 Cup Self raising  flour (Unbleached)

1/2 Cup Corn Flour

A pinch of Salt

2 tbsp to add to batter + Oil for frying

Method:

Take a wide bottom pan and heat the oil for frying.

In a wide bowl add all the flours, salt and 2 tbsp sizzling hot oil and mix well. Now pour the ice cold soda water slowly and mix well until you get a lump free thick paste.The paste should neither be too thick nor too thin. Dip the banana slices and deep fry until they turn golden brown.

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Serve hot these crispy Pisang goreng with a hint of Cinnamon powder sprinkled or Vanilla Ice cream.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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MANGO AND CILANTRO DRESSING

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Hello !!!!

Summers are in full swing and the heat is unbearable. I am always thinking of quick and healthy recipes that can help me to be out from my kitchen as soon as possible. Apart from the heat, work at office is also hectic and drains me end of the day as i have been reaching home very late everyday. For dinner my family prefers to have a healthy salad that is filling too. My boys have rice or Chapati with any veggies as well. You can make the salad more appetizing by adding home made dips or dressing. Home made dips and dressing are always the best.

Our 93rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is  #Summerfruit. My Contribution for this wonderful theme is this versatile Mango and Cilantro dressing that is so finger licking good. I enjoyed this dressing with some papadums.

Recipe for Mango and Cilantro Dressing :

Ingredients:

1 Ripe Mango peeled and cubed

1/4 Unripe Mango peeled and cubed

1/2 Cup fresh Cilantro leaves

1 Garlic Clove

2 Sprigs of spring Onion finely chopped

2 Green Chilies (Medium Spicy)

1/4 Tsp Cumin / Jeera

Salt to taste

1/4 Cup fresh Lime juice

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1/2 Tsp Freshly ground Black Pepper

Method:

Put all the ingredients except oil in a blender and blitz until smooth. Gradually add oil in batches. Puree thoroughly after each addition. Dressing will be thick ,creamy and light lime color.

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Store it in an airtight container and refrigerate. I make it in small batches regularly.

 

Enjoy this creamy dressing !!!!!!!!!

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MANGO YOGURT SMOOTHIE BOWL

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Hello !!!

I was craving for some dessert this weekend. I had a few ingredients in my pantry and viola i came up with a yummy and healthy Smoothie bowl with the goodness of Mango , greek yogurt, honey and organic dried Mulberries.Yogurt is a staple at my place. An important part of our daily diet.

Yogurt is extremely versatile. You can dip it, spread it, freeze it, add fruit to it or eat it plain. Yogurt is often included on healthy food lists and for a good reason. Yogurt is highly nutritious and is an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium. It provides numerous vitamins and minerals and is relatively low in calories. The difference between yogurt and Greek yogurt is that Greek yogurt is more creamier as it is strained thrice compared to the normal yogurt.

Here are some other ideas:

1.Make a breakfast parfait by layering yogurt, dry cereal or granola, and topping with your favorite fruit

2.Top waffles or pancakes with yogurt and sliced strawberries

3.Enjoy a mid-day snack by blending yogurt, fruit and juice to make a delicious smoothie

4.Dip raw vegetables in plain yogurt

5.Use yogurt for salad dressing and dips

6.Serve plain yogurt on quesadillas, tacos, soups and chili—as an alternative to sour cream

Today I am sharing a healthy recipe for Mango yogurt smoothie bowl which can be whipped up in just 5 mins and can satisfy your sweet cravings and hunger pangs.By adding some cornflakes or Museli you can serve it as breakfast too.

My Contribution for #92nd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #YOGURT my contribution is this simple and yummy Mango Yogurt Smoothie bowl.

Recipe for Mango Yogurt Smoothie bowl:

Ingredients:

1 Ripe Mango Pureed

4 Tbsp Greek Yogurt

6 Physalis (Fresh fruit)

10 Raisins

6 Almonds grated

10 Organic dried Mulberries

2 Tsp Honey

Method:

Add Mango puree , Greek yogurt,honey and blend to get a smooth paste. Pour this mixture in a bowl . Garnish with raisins,grated almonds, organic dried mulberries ,Physalis and serve as a dessert.

Enjoy this healthy and yummy no fuss dessert at the comfort of your home.

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MANGO MASTANI

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This post is dedicated to my MOM on the occasion of Mother’s Day. Mother’s day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. I feel it is a celebration not on just one day but everyday.

My Mom is my strength. She has always encouraged me ,taught me and made me what I am today. I have understood her much better since I became a MOM.My mom is a self taught woman who lost her parents at the age of 18. She has equipped herself to be an independent woman in every possible way. She is always outspoken ,caring and helpful. She treats everyone equally irrespective of how she is treated, but never compromises on her self respect. She is always positive and vibrant with energy. She is one person who has never changed in any circumstance. I am always amazed to see how well she handles any situation. She is very practical .I am constantly learning from her. I love you Mom.I am so blessed to be your daughter.

My Mom loves Mangoes, Ice cream and Chocolates. This Mothers day I am sharing the recipe of her favorite dessert Mango Mastani.

Recipe for Mango Mastani (2 Servings):

1 Ripe Mango peeled and cubed

4 Scoops of Vanilla Ice cream

3 Glazed Cherries

1/2 Tsp Honey

4 Pistachios roughly chopped

4 Almonds roughly chopped

Few pieces of  Mango

4 Cashews roughly chopped

1/4 Cup Chilled Milk

Method:

Peel the mango and cut the pulp into cubes. Keep some pieces aside for garnish. In a blender put Mango cubes , 2 scoops of ice cream , honey ,milk and blend to get  a lump free smooth thick paste. Pour this mixture into 2 glasses. Add a scoop of Vanilla ice cream in each glass. Garnish with chopped cashews, almonds, pista, mango pieces and glazed cherries and serve.

Enjoy this royal dessert with your MOM and cherish these memories lifetime!!!!!!!!!

Love you MOM.

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THAI RED CURRY BEE HOON SOUP

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Soups are healthy and filling and can serve as a quick meal when you are in a hurry. Bored of your regular meals? Hmm.. then this soup is perfect for you.It can be whipped within 20 mins if u have all the ingredients at home and can adjust the recipe to suit your palate.You can add any vegetable or meat of your choice. I am sharing a vegetarian version with you today.

I was excited when the theme was decided for this week .My Contribution for #91st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #20minrecipes. I am looking forward to all the recipes which my fellow bloggers will share.

Recipe for Thai Red Curry Bee Hoon Soup:

1Cup=250 ml

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Organic Thai Red Curry paste(Mekhala Brand)

10 Snow Peas

1/4 Cup Green Peas

1/2 Cup Cooked Beehoon

Salt to taste

1/4 Tsp  Olive Oil

1.5 Cup Water

1Tbsp Coconut Milk

400 Gms Canned Lentils

 

Method:

Heat Olive Oil in a wok. Add the snow peas and green peas and saute on medium flame for 3-4 mins. Now add the thai red curry paste and mix well.Add the canned lentils and  water and allow it to simmer on medium flame for about 5 mins. Once done add the cooked beehoon ,coconut milk and salt to taste. Keep it on medium flame for about 2-3 mins.Switch off the flame.

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Sprinkle some black pepper or sliced red chillies  and serve hot.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PANEER STIR FRY / COTTAGE CHEESE STIR FRY

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Today is a memorable day in my life. Today it’s been 2 Yrs since I stepped into the world of blogging. It has been an immense learning journey . I am learning new things everyday from all the fellow bloggers. I would like to thank my family,readers, and wonderful friends who have been encouraging and guiding me selflessly.I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people around me.Balancing home ,office and blogging is not easy but my readers keep me going .Thank you all once again.I have been travelling due to long weekend and have not been able to cook anything exclusive to celebrate this occasion.

I am sharing a simple Paneer Stir fry recipe on this occasion.

As a part of our 90th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Cheese my contribution is this simple and quick Paneer stir fry.

Recipe for Panner stir fry / Cottage cheese stir fry

Ingredients :

1Cup=250 ML

1 Cup Paneer Cubes

3 Onions roughly Chopped

1 Cup Freshly grated Coconut

3 Green Chillies

1/2 Tsp Jeera /Cumin Seeds

1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric

Salt to Taste

1/2 Tsp Egg Curry Masala

8 Black Pepper Corns

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Few Curry Leaves

Method:

Grind grated coconut, 2 green chillies and pepper corns without adding water.Keep this mixture aside.

Heat oil in the wok. Add jeera, haldi and red chilli powder.Add the chopped onions, one green chilli sliced and roast until they turn golden brown. Add Paneer cubes and roast on medium flame until the paneer is slightly roasted. Once done add the coconut mixture,salt and egg curry masala and mix well. Keep it on low flame till all the paneer is well coated with the coconut mixture. Garnish with Curry leaves.

Serve hot with Rotis or Rice.

Enjoy this quick Paneer stir fry that can be made in a jiffy.

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Thanks once again to all my Readers for all the encouragement and love showered on me. Looking forward to the same in the future too.