Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My experiences with cooking and feeding my child

I did a post on my experiences with cooking and feeding my child. I did not do it here for its not about facts but only my views. Do take a look when you have time and let me know what you have to say.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sabudana Khichdi

1.5 cup sagu/sabudana
1 large onion chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp jeera
2-3 dry red chillies
3 green chillies chopped
2 tbsp peanuts
handful of curry leaves
coriander for garnishing
salt to taste

1. wash and soak the sagu for 10-15 mins
2. roast the peanuts and grind them coarsely
3. heat oil add mustard seeds.
4. after they splutter add jeera
5. add chilies and onion and fry till golden brown
6. add the curry leaves and fry for 1 min
7. add salt and then add the sagu and peanut
8. cook till done
9. garnish with coriander and enjoy

some people also veggies in this but somehow i like it this way

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pasta with Sun dried tomatoes

I love the flavor that sun dried tomatoes bring in a dish, i often use them in my mix veg

This time I decided to spice up my pasta with it... so here it goes

100gm sun dried tomatoes
800 ml water
handful of jalapenos
1 small bunch fresh parsley
1 small bunch fresh thyme
1 small bunch fresh rosemary
1 medium onion chopped
2 tsp olive oil
500 gms pasta (any shape, my personal fav is fusilli)
salt and pepper to taste

1. boil the water and soak the sun dried tomatoes in it for 10 mins
2. take about 1/3 of the tomatoes and chop
3. make the puree of the rest
4. boil pasta till done, clean and keep separately
5. heat olive oil in a pan and add onions and jalapenos
6. when the onions turn golden brown add the tomato puree and tomatoes
7. boil for 7-10 mins
8. add the chopped herbs and simmer for 2 mins
9. mix the pasta and the sauce

u can also sprinkle some cheese on top to make it more interesting and also some veggies can be added to this to make it more nutritious ... i made this as a quick fix when someone was coming over a short notice so didnt do that

enjoy folks... wish i could upload pics to salivate u guys but my camera's usb cable is yet again missing :(