Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich

Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich is an easy sandwich recipe. It is a kid friendly recipe too. Early morning when you are busy preparing your kid and yourself , you really need some quick recipes for breakfast or for kid's lunchbox.



Not only that after school when kids come back they look really tired and need some energy boosting food to rejuvenate their power house. Banana gives instant energy and peanut butter also provide good amount of energy. So the combination of banana and peanut butter is really just perfect.  You can prepare banana peanut butter sandwich with minimal ingredients available in your pantry. Here is the recipe for you so try it and share your feedback:

Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich

Ingredients

Bread - 4
Peanut Butter - 2 tablespoon
Banana - 1, sliced
Butter - 2 teaspoon

Procedure

1. Remove the brown crust of the bread from all four sides.
2. Lightly apply butter on each side of the bread.
3. Now apply peanut butter on the other side of two breads.
4. Place the sliced banana on the peanut butter applied side and cover it with the breads keeping the butter applied side on top.
5. Now take a grilled pan and toast both the sides.

N.B: If  you do not have a grilled pan you can toast them on your non-stick pan. If you have sandwich maker, you can toast them in it.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mango Kesari

Before the Mango season says 'bye' , I prepared a traditional dessert using Mango. Mango Kesari is the today's share. This is a delicious dessert which is easy to prepare.


When you have sudden guest and you do not have any dessert to serve post meal, you can try mango kesari during the season of mangoes. We are typical sweet lovers though I have reduced the amount of my sweet intake. But our daughter enjoys every bite of sweet so I keep preparing sweet dishes.


I prepared Mango Kesari and packed in my daughter's lunch box along with masala dosa. I get feedback of from the little one, everything I send her. After returning from school she inquired me what was that sweet dish you gave it had a taste of mango and suji (semolina) was also there. I smiled and replied it is called Mango Kesari. She said it was very tasty you should often prepare that :).. So now it's your turn to prepare the easy and tasty Mango Kesari.

Mango Kesari

Ingredients

Mango - 1 medium
Semolina - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Saffron - a pinch
Cashew Nuts - 6 to 8
Ghee - 3 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Peel the mango and cut into small pieces. Take the pieces in blender along with sugar and cardamom powder and make a smooth paste.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a pan and roast the cashew nuts till golden. Keep them aside.

3. Now heat the remaining ghee and add semolina/rava to the pan and dry roast well.

4. When the colour turn golden, add water as required.

5. Now add mango puree and saffron strands in it and allow  to boil. You can cover it with a lid.

6. When the water almost dries up, switch off the gas and allow to cool it down.

7. After that serve it garnishing with cashew nuts on top.



Saturday, 10 June 2017

Mushroom Matar Pulao / Mushroom Peas Pulao

Every time I come back with a bang and promise myself that I won't be away from my blog for long time. Unfortunately that never happens and I become irregular at my space. I juggle with too many things at times and I could not make time to write down here. Today is not an exception and I am sharing an one pot meal here. My followers know my love for one pot meals. Mushroom Matar Pulao is my today's recipe.



Bangalore has become cold now and I slept off in the morning switching off my daily alarm. Last month was real fun and parents were around so I did not have to worry about a single thing (still I could not make time for blogging ;), do you think I am lazy?, Actually I was tied up with my work and enjoying with family!) If I miss alarm also my maid wake me up by ringing door bell. Today when I got up at 8 realized maid must have come and went. Seeing her missed call in mobile I called her immediately and came to know she is not coming today.  So immediately left bed and started doing all the daily chores, then finished breakfast and dropped our daughter at dance school. I went to Saturday market picked up fruits, vegetables and fish, few grocery and by that time I had to pick daughter again. Finally I reached home at 12.45 pm and there was no preparation for lunch. I couldn't think about an elaborate meal so one pot mushroom matar pulao came to rescue us. Lunch is ready within an hour, just on time! So now you know why I love one pot meals so much. Next time when you are in my situation, do try one pot meal like mushroom matar pulo.
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Mushroom Matar Pulao / Mushroom Peas Pulao

Ingredients

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Mushroom - 150 gms, sliced vertically
Green Peas - one fistful
Onion - 1 Big, sliced
Ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 stick (1 inch)
Cardamom - 2 to 3
Clove - 2 to 3
Bay Leaf - 1
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1 teaspoon
Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 2 tablespoon
Ghee - 1 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Wash the rice and soak it for 20 minutes.
2. Heat oil and ghee together and add cinnamon, cardamom, clove and bay leaf.
3. Now add onions and saute till they are translucent.
4. Next add sliced mushrooms and green peas, and cook for 2 minutes.
6. Now it's time to add the spices including ginger paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder and garam masala powder. Mix them well.
7. Add the soaked rice and mix well so that the rice is coated with all the spices.
8. Now add water (2 to 2.5 cups) and add sugar, adjust the salt.
9. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or till the rice is cooked on medium flame without covering a lid.
10. Serve hot with raita or any side dish.