Dates Raita

Hello everyone!  It’s time for another easy-peasy recipe. Just the other day I made aloo parathas and I wanted a sweet and savory accompaniment with it. I noticed I had some dates and yogurt in the fridge and I immediately thought of this recipe.

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Here is how it is made.

INGREDIENTS –

1 Cup fresh yogurt/curd
6-7 Dates deseeded and finely chopped
1 Tablespoon roasted and crushed peanuts
1 green chilli finely chopped
1/2 tablespoons chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon roasted and crushed cumin
1/4 teaspoon black salt
1/4 teaspoon chat masala powder
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander for garnishing

Method

Mix all the ingredients together except dates. Taste the mixture once the flavours of chilli and salt should be strong, as sweetness of dates will balance everything. Put the mixture in fridge to cool. Add dates few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

You can enjoy this raita with stuffed parathas, biryani or just relish it like that in summer.

Hope you enjoy this and other recipes of my blog. Do leave your comments.  See you soon with another recipe, till then happy cooking! 

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Schezwan Omelette

Hello everyone! I am really sorry for the one year gap but I must tell you,  stealing ME time from your baby’s time is not that easy. Motherhood teaches you a lot of things. However, the most important lesson that you learn is preparing meal within 30 minutes. Schezwan Omelette is one such recipe that you can cook in a jiffy. This was a perfect Sunday brunch that I enjoyed with my family.

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Here is how I prepared it.

Ingredients

3 Eggs
1 Small onion finely chopped
1/4 Cup potato & carrot grated
1/4 cup finely chopped tomato, capsicum and peas
1 Tablespoons schezwan sauce
1 Green chilli finely chopped (optional)
A pinch of crushed black pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 Tablespoon butter
1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Method –

Beat eggs in a bowl. Add schezwan sauce, salt and crushed black pepper.  Beat it once again and keep aside. Heat butter and oil in a pan. Add onion and saute till it becomes translucent. Now add the vegetables along with chilli and cook for a minute. Pour the egg mixture in the pan, cover and let it cook for a couple of minutes on low flame. Lift the lid and flip the omelette, cover again and cook for two minutes. And there you go…  your Schezwan Omelette is ready.
Enjoy it with toast, butter and a hot cup of coffee.
Hope to see you soon with another easy recipe. Till then you let me know how did you like this recipe.

Rose Ice Cream

One day while cleaning my fridge, I realised I have rose syrup and some dried rose petals, that I had bought in summer for making a drink. I took them out and decided to make something interesting and thus, started flavouring different items with rose syrup. While doing this exercise, I poured some rose syrup in vanilla ice cream and voila I was having “Rose Ice Cream”. Super interesting and super easy to make. A must try!

Rose Ice cream

Here is how I made it.

Ingredients –
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
4-5 tablespoon rose syrup
2 tablespoon dried rose petals
1 tablespoon rose water
2-3 tablespoon roasted nuts (cashew nuts, almonds, hazel nuts or any nut of your choice)

Method –
Mix vanilla ice cream, rose syrup, rose water, and rose petals in a bowl. Roughly chop the nuts and mix them in the ice cream mixture. Pour the mixture in a plastic container. Cover the container and put it in the freezer and let it freeze for 4-5 hours.

Once the ice cream is set, scoop them out and serve with rose syrup and chopped nuts.
I am sure you are going to enjoy making this ice cream as much as you are going to enjoy eating this. Do let me know how did you like the recipe. See you again with another recipe, till then happy cooking!