Sunday, August 19, 2012

White sauce spaghetti

I just happened to see this recipe on some TV show one day and made it yesterday. It was really awesome and I am happy to share with you all, you will definitely love it.

Ingredients
Spaghetti: 1/2 packet
Water as required
salt to taste
milk-1 cup
wheat flour/ all purpose flour/ maida-1tbsp
pepper powder to taste
oregano or your favorite herbs-1/2tbsp
olive oil-1tbsp
garlic crushed-1/2tbsp
cheese of your choice- I used American cheese and suggest you to use shredded cheddar cheese.
If you wish to add veggies you can add them boiled
1tbsp of butter/olive oil
Method
Fill the pot with 3/4th water and bring it to boil. Add 1/2tbsp salt and spaghetti. While the spaghetti cooks we will prepare sauce. it should cook in just 10min. Then you drain 1/2 of water and keep it aside with remaining water left in it so that spaghetti may not stick to each other. But, while serving remove entire water.

For sauce:
Add 1tbsp of butter/olive oil in a medium heat pan and add 1tbsp of maida/wheat flour. Fry till it turns slight brown. Add 1 cup of milk and and keep stirring on a medium flame. Soon the mixture turns to a thick paste and to that paste add herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well and turn off the stove.

Seasoning Spaghetti
Heat 1/2tbsp of oil in a pan and add garlic and vegetables if you wish and mix well. Finally add spaghetti when the raw flavor of garlic disappears.

Serving:

Now take a serving bowl and add spaghetti. Spread white sauce on top of it and sprinkle come cheese. yummy and delicious white sauce spaghetti is ready. I suggest you to add mushrooms to this recipe, it gives an amazing taste to this recipe.

Hope you will enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bakharwadi

Bakharwadi is one of the famous north Indian recipe. If you are among the people who love to eat sweet, hot and sourness together then this serves as a wonderful dish for you. It is a vacation time and I know lot of you will be planning for long trips and you want to make snacks that you can store for a while. Bakharwadi can be stored for a week or more, I feel it is a great picnic snack, every one can enjoy the wonderful spicy Indian flavors. We are planning for a 4 day trip shortly and I made these yummy bakharwadi's. They are simple to make, and one more thing is that you can surprise the guests/family members with this delicious treat if they are having for the first time. Most of the south Indians do not know about this recipe, so if you are a south Indian you can surprise your family with a variety twist like this. Kids will love the yummy fennel seed and sugar flavor in this recipe. I made them for the first time and got lots of compliments, you may better start trying now.


Ingredients:
Wheat flour (generally Maida/all purpose flour is used)- 1 cup
Oil for deep fry
Salt to taste
Caramel seeds/vama-1/2 tap
For filling
Fennel seed-1tbsp
Sesame seed/till/nuvvulu-1tbsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tbsp
Cumin powder-1/4tbsp
Sugar-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Method:
For dough:
In a bowl take wheat flour and add salt and caramel seeds and mix well. Then add 2 tbsp of oil and mix we'll. Add water and knead like a chapati dough. Add another tbsp of oil on top of the dough and polish the surface. Put a lid on it and let it rest for 10-15min. Meanwhile add all the filling dry ingredients mentioned  above to the hot pan and fry them at low flame for 5 min. Turn off the flame and grind it to a coarse powder by adding 2 tbsp lemon juice and keep aside.


Take the dough and divide it in to 6 equal portions. Make each of the divided part to round shape and with the help of rolling stick roll them like flat chapatis. Add 1 tbsp of filling and spread it on entire rolled dough.

Roll it inwards and cut them to 1/2 inch pieces each. Repeat this process. Now net oil in a pan at medium flame and fry these prepared bakharwadis till golden brown and take them on to paper towel to drain excess oil and store them in the air tight container for long run. Hope you like  them. Please leave your comments and suggestions.


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