Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Apple Jam

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is the famous saying.
but I have a doubt,
what if a doctor is beautiful/ handsome?
"Keep that apple away"


When it comes to give the fruits to the kids, its difficult as many kids won't like to have fruit. But they love to eat jam with chapati, bread or toast. 

When I got the LG complimentary book, there was a recipe for this jam. But  I went of postponing to try it. Because my both kids do not like sweet and I am not much into jams. 

When I announced MEC - Fruits, this was the first thing came in my mind. I took the book and tried the recipe but used only half the quantity from given quantity.

It is the easiest and quickest jam to prepare. And kids will love to have it with chapati or bread. Or try it on toasts and with dosas.
Apples are rich source of antioxidant compounds. Because of the fiber content, it helps in regular bowel movements. The best thing is apple does not have any caloric content and helps in heart disease and helps to control cholesterol.


Apple - 1, cleaned, peeled and cut into cubes
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Take the apple cubes in a M/W safe bowl.
Cook it on HIGH for 3 minutes, covered, but stirring in between. Let the apple are soft and sugar is mixed well with apple. Remove it out and allow it to cool.
Put it in a blender to puree it.
Transfer it into the same bowl and cook on HIGH for 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in between and check for the jam consistency. As each Microwave differs with the  heating condition, please take care not to over cook it. 
Once you feel the puree has got the jam texture. Remove it from M/W. Add lime juice and mix well. Once it comes to room temperature, store it in a fridge or have it with bread or chapati immediately. You can keep it in the fridge for more than a week. I was glad that my daughter loved it and had it with bread toast.
Sending this wonder jam to 

My event 

AND


Neha's (of Home Made Food

Kids Menu Event


Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Apple and Onion Bake

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Here is my preparation for my event " "Cook and Click".

Click APPLE AND ONION BAKE here for the recipe.

I took half the quantity of given recipe as I felt if I take the given quantity, it will be too much for my family. 
The taste was good, but I felt that we should add less water than told. I had it as a side dish with my normal food.
Before it went into the oven, 

After the baking,


In to my plate,

Sending this to Akila's event Event: Dish Name Starts With: A

                                 

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reminder for my new event "Cook and Click" - Apple and Onion Bake

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I think there is some mistake with my new event announcement. As I got few mails asking, when am I going to start this event.
So here is the reminder and re invitation to all of you for my new event
Event Announcement - "COOK AND CLICK" :

Recipe for this week: (I felt, this is interesting and good starter)

APPLE AND ONION BAKE:
Onions - 6, sliced(round)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Tomatoes - 2, thickly sliced
Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
Apples - Peeled and sliced
Green chillies - 2, finely chopped and seeds removed
Chopped coriander - 2 tbsp
Veg stock(you can use Maggi cubes to make) - 1 cup, heated
Procedure :
1. Lightly sauté onions in 1 tbsp ghee. Remove with slotted spoon.
2. Sauté tomatoes. Drain off juiced through strainer and reserve.
3. Sauté breadcrumbs in remaining ghee to brown lightly.
4. Grease baking dish and arrange onion, apple and tomato in alternate layers.
5. Put chillies, coriander and reserved juiced into hot stock and pour over vegetables. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top.
6. Cover and bake at 190 degree C or 375degree F for 30 minute.
7 Uncover and cook another 15 minutes.
Serves 4.
(Source : Indian Cookery by Bay Books Cookery collections)
I  had announced the last date for submitting this recipe as 16th August, but Now as many of you were not aware of the event, I want to extend it till 20th August. 

Hoping to get more clicks from your cameras!

Send the following details to nivedita.mt@gmail.com with subject "COOK AND CLICK" :
your name, 
blog name, 
url of the link  and 
the photo attached.
Non bloggers can send the details to my mail.


Please share your experience about this dish.

Any suggestions, new ideas are welcome. 
(If you have any hidden or unknown recipe, you also can send it to me. I will add it in the event with your details, whenever possible)

Keep Smiling,

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Event Announcement - "COOK AND CLICK"

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
After getting lovely responses from all of you for my last week's POST, I am very excited to announce my another new event "COOK AND CLICK"
Before you go through the rules, please read the previous POST.
Now coming to the rules,
As many people thought that I will be giving traditional recipes, Sorry, its not about only traditional recipes. The recipes I am giving you are from old books, magazines or my mother's collection, which I have with me. There might be many recipes you might be already knowing or you might have already  prepared it. May be you might have got those books with you also.
I am still a newbie in this food world. May be many of you feel the recipes I am giving you are very old for you. Please bear with me and send me the tips to improve myself.
My intention here is to explore few old recipes and mainly "LETS COOK TOGETHER THE SAME RECIPE AND SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES" I am sure we all are going to have lot of fun.
I AM GIVING YOU ONE RECIPE PER EVENT. (I changed it from two to one, as its confusing for you and me also). You may not get time to try two recipes and one recipe will miss out from your list.
Now the rules,
1.I will post one recipe with ingredients, procedure and the source (if possible), exactly the way its written in the book.
If possible! because, I have few pages without the main book :-) also.
2. The event will repeat 3 times in a month (10 days per recipe)
3. You should try  the recipe. The only STRICT RULE is: First time, TRY TO FOLLOW THE RECIPE 100%. YOU CAN REDUCE THE QUANTITY TO HALF OR DOUBLE according to your requirement.
4. Once you prepare it, click the photo and send it to me with link back to this post. No need to retype the ingredients and procedure. Only extra tips can be added when you try second time.
5. If you already have the recipe in your archive, just send the photos with the link.


6. If the ingredient is available in different varieties or colors(like bell peppers and similar) you can substitute it. 
7. If you like the dish, and wants to prepare it again, and if you find the dish will taste better with certain changes, you can send me the tips. I will add it in the recipe with your link.
8. I will post the round up(only photos with your blog link) within a week (or less). First round up may take time, as I do not want to repeat the mistake I did in the last event(skipped few recipes in a hurry)
BUT ONE RECIPE WILL BE POSTED ONE DAY BEFORE THE LAST DAY OF PREVIOUS RECIPE.
Once the weeks pass by, the roundup will be done faster.
9. I will giving some guidelines if it is required about substituting some ingredients or similar.
10. I will be trying these dishes with you all. 
Some times, I may give a very simple or easy and very popular recipe also!

ARE YOU READY TO  COOK TOGETHER THE SAME DISH AND HAVE FUN.

Recipe for this week: I felt, this is interesting and good starter.

APPLE AND ONION BAKE:
Onions - 6, sliced
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Tomatoes - 2, thickly sliced
Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
Apples - Peeled and sliced
Green chillies - 2, finely chopped and seeds removed
Chopped coriander - 2 tbsp
Veg stock(you can use Maggi cubes to make) - 1 cup, heated
Procedure :
1. Lightly sauté onions in 1 tbsp ghee. Remove with slotted spoon.
2. Sauté tomatoes. Drain off juiced through strainer and reserve.
3. Sauté breadcrumbs in remaining ghee to brown lightly.
4. Grease baking dish and arrange onion, apple and tomato in alternate layers.
5. Put chillies, coriander and reserved juiced into hot stock and pour over vegetables. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top.
6. Cover and bake at 190 degree C or 375degree F for 30 minute.
7 Uncover and cook another 15 minutes.
Serves 4.
(Source : Indian Cookery by Bay Books Cookery collections)

The last date for this recipe to try is 16/08/2010
Hoping to get more clicks from your cameras!

Send the following details to nivedita.mt@gmail.com with subject "COOK AND CLICK" :
your name, 
blog name, 
url of the link  and 
the photo attached.
Non bloggers can send the details to my mail.


Please share your experience about this dish.

Any suggestions, new ideas are welcome. 
(If you have any hidden or unknown recipe, you also can send it to me. I will add it in the event whenever possible)

Keep Smiling,

Monday, March 15, 2010

Apple Rasam!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
When Nithu announced her unique event! I kept on thinking about what you can prepare with fruits. I gave lot of work to my brain.
 I wanted to try something new, but was not sure what!! Then, last week, when my mother was eating this apple, after her first bite, she complained that the apple is very sour like tomato!! Ding!!!
 

I got an idea, to try  apple rasam and taste it! Yes, it turned out yummy.
But  I think I delayed in posting it, as Nithu has already posted "Apple Mor Kuzhambu / Apple Buttermilk Gravy". Even though the taste is totally different, I was thinking I will be the first one to do something with apple!! (so much pride or ego I do have no!!)
Anyways, Coming to the recipe,
Apple - 1
(take the juicy apple, so that when you grate it, you will get long thin apple threads.)
Tomato -1 small, chopped, jut to get the color
Curry leaves - few
Green chilly - 1
Garlic - 1 bulb, peeled and crushed
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Fresh coriander to garnish
Oil - 1 tbsp

Wash the apple, and grate it.
Heat the oil in a vessel. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and wait till they crackle. Add garlic and wait till brown. Now add curry leaves and green chilly and fry for a minute. Add chopped tomato and all the dry powders. Add grated apple and little water. Let it boil for a minute. Put some more water to suit the taste. Boil it for few minutes. The apple rasam is ready to serve. You will enjoy the apple taste while drinking.
Sending this to



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