22 juillet 2013

Korean Shrimp Pancakes

Shrimp Pancakes  Ingredients250g small shrimps(( fresh/frozen)3 shallots(finely chopped)1 big green chilli(finely chopped) A piece of ginger(finely chopped)1 cup chopped scallionsFinely chopped chivesSalt to taste***200g flour 2 tbsp corn flour2 eggs (beaten)  400ml water 1 tbsp sesame oilMethod  Thaw frozen shrimps by running coldwater over them. Then blot dry with kitchen paper.Marinate them with chopped shallots,chilli, ginger & salt. Cover with a lid & keep aside.***Mix the both flours  in a bowl... [Lire la suite]
Posté par aarathi à 17:08 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags :

19 juillet 2013

Mediterranean Muffins

Mediterranean MuffinsIngredients (12 muffins)1/4 red bell pepper (diced)1/4 yellow bell pepper (diced)1/4 green bell pepper ( chopped)2 thyme branches2 tbsp olive oil 2 shallots (finely chopped) A green chilli(finely chopped)2 garlic cloves(finely chopped)1 tbsp tomato purée***250 g flour 100g grated Emmentel cheese / any goat cheeseChopped olives(optional)  1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp olive oil 2eggs 100ml milk1 tsp dried Mediterranean herbsPine nuts (pignon de pin)  Salt to... [Lire la suite]
Posté par aarathi à 13:16 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags :
19 juillet 2013

One direction - Forever Young

Posté par aarathi à 13:04 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags :
19 juillet 2013

Thyme plant

Posté par aarathi à 12:50 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
17 juillet 2013

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken,Brussels

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken was constructed by the architect Alphonse Balat & Victor Horta. Every year in spring this is opened to public for just 21 days  & it's worth visiting. The 7 green houses  are the home to tropical & subtropical plants. There is a vast collection of Geraniums , Fushias, Azalees & Hydrangeas.
17 juillet 2013

Castle of Laeken, Brussels

Castle of Laeken Castle of Laeken was the summer residence of the Governor of the Netherlands. This was built in 1782 by the French architect Charles de Wailly & the engineer Louis Montoyer. Later in 1804, Napoleon bought it for his wife Josephine de Beauharnais.After his decline, it became the property of King William I of the unified Netherlands.After the independence of Belgium, it was in the hands of King Leopold I. Today this is the official  residence of the Royal Family of Belgium.  Royal Domain of... [Lire la suite]
Posté par aarathi à 16:31 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags :

15 juillet 2013

Raspberry Tiramisu

Raspberry Tiramisu Ingredients 200g raspberries 250g mascarpone (room temperature)80g sugar3 eggs(separated)1 tsp vanilla essence10 cinnamon cookies (speculoos) MethodWash & drain raspberries. Reserve a few berries for decoration & others for layering. Crumble the cinnamon cookies & keep aside. Whisk mascarpone with an electric beater.Beat egg yolks with sugar. Add whisked mascarpone to the beaten egg yolks  & mix well.Beat eggwhites until stiff & add to the mascarpone. Add vanilla... [Lire la suite]
Posté par aarathi à 17:32 - - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
Tags :
14 juillet 2013

Happy Bastille Day

Posté par aarathi à 10:15 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
08 juillet 2013

Upma with an Italian touch

Upma Ingredients 2 cups semolina 3 cups water 1 tbsp tomato purée 2 chillies(half slit) 1 onion (chopped)A small piece of ginger (chopped) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp urad dal seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 2 tbsp olive oilA dried chilliCurry leaves Few basil leaves(chopped)Method Dry roast semolina in a pan for 8 min and keep aside.  Heat oil in a casserole. Splutter mustard seeds. Add urud dal , dried chilli & curry leaves. Then add chopped onions & fry till light golden brown. Add  ginger,chilli & tomato puree. Stir for a... [Lire la suite]
Posté par aarathi à 16:44 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags :
05 juillet 2013

Date Muffins

Date MuffinsIngredients (12 muffins)250g date pasteHalf cup water125g butter2 eggs150g sugar200g flourA pinch of salt 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon powderAlmond flakes for toppingMethod Preheat oven to 180°C.Cut date paste into cubes. Boil water along with date cubes.Mix well & make a paste.Remove from fire & then add chopped butter, sugar & salt ., .In a bowl beat eggs.  Add beaten egg to the date mixture & mix well.Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake... [Lire la suite]