Thursday, September 30, 2010



All Purpose Flour 1/2 kg
Butter 100 grams
Eggs 2
Yeast 1 tbsp
Milk Powder 50 grams
Caster Sugar 50 grams
Salt 1 tsp
Lukewarm water to knead

Mix all the above ingredients and knead them into a soft dough. 

Brush with oil on top, cover and keep aside for half an hour. 

Roll and cut it with donut cutter and keep them aside for another half an hour. Heat oil in a wok, and deep fry them on medium flame till golden brown.

Ingredients for Icing:
Icing Sugar 1 cup
Cocoa Powder 2 tbsp
Butter 1 tsp
Water 2-3 tbsp

Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan, and cook strictly for 2-3 minutes only. 

Dip one side of donuts in it, and sprinkle your favorite toppings or desiccated coconut.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pizza Garlic Bread


All Purpose Flour 2 cups
Salt 1/4 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Yeast 1 tbsp
Powdered milk 2 tbsp
Lukewarm Water to knead

Paprika Powder 1/2 tsp
Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Dried Oregano to sprinkle on top


  1. Knead dough with all the above ingredients except garlic paste, paprika and oregano. Cover, and keep it aside to rise for an 40-45 minutes
  2. Spread it in a 10 inch greased pizza pan, press it with your fingers. 
  3. Spread garlic paste on top of it, sprinkle Paprika Powder & Oregano on top.
  4. Now bake it in preheated oven, for 15-20 minutes on 200° C.
  5. Serve it with Pasta or enjoy it as it is.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Health Benefits of Grapefruits

1. Vitamin C Super Fruit
For people looking to fight off the common cold and free radicals, Vitamin C rich foods should definitely be added to their diet. Research shows that because it is so effective in protecting against free radicals that one can also benefit from a reduction in risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Grapefruit has huge amounts of Vitamin C in each serving. Just one small serving (less than a glass of juice) has 80% of the Vitamin C you need each day.

2. Prevents Kidney Stones
No one that has had a kidney stone wants to have another one. Drinking between a half liter and one whole liter of grapefruit juice, apple juice, or orange juice daily will increase your urinary pH value citric acid excretion. This helps to significantly lower your risk of calcium oxalate stones forming.

3. Weight Loss Booster
One of the most popular grapefruit benefits is the fact that it can help you lose weight. It’s very low in sodium and high in fat burning enzymes. This means that it will not only burn fat, but help flush out excess water that is retained from high sodium diets.

4. Super Charges Your Metabolism
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Grapefruit is excellent at jump starting your metabolism, particularly when eaten within 2 hours of waking up. The high water content in grapefruit in combination with certain enzymes and acids in it get your internal organs working. Eating within 2 hours of waking gets your digestive system kicked into high gear from the early morning and stops your body from going into starvation mode. Combine these and you’ve got one metabolic booster of a breakfast.

5. Helps Your Liver Detoxify
Grapefruit juice can also substantially increase the activity and production of liver enzymes that help detoxify by eliminating toxic compounds from your body. Your liver is designed to clear out all toxins and carcinogens in two phases. Grapefruit helps during both of these phases, removing cancer causing toxins from your body.

6. Greatly Helps Fight Prostate Cancer
A flavonoid called naringenin can help repair injured DNA in prostate cancer cells. Since prostate cells divide at a slower rate than other cancer cells, the naringenin is able to make significant differences between cell divisions. This flavonoid is found in ample amounts in grapefruit.

7. Protection Against Lung Cancer
Grapefruit also helps protect against deadly lung cancer. Drinking just three 6 ounce glasses of grapefruit juice a day has been shown to help reduce the activities of enzymes that can activate the cancer-triggering chemicals that are found in cigarette and cigar smoke.

8. Lowers Cholesterol
In a recent study, people that added red grapefruit to their normal diet showed total cholesterol lowered by 15%, LDL cholesterol by 20%, and triglycerides by 17%. This study lasted just 30 days. Blonde grapefruit was also proven to be very beneficial.

9. Fever Reducer
Grapefruit pulp has been shown to provide assistance to patients in reducing fevers. Its helps reduce the burning sensations that can occur when you have a high temperature.

10. Indigestion
Grapefruit is also useful for ridding yourself of indigestion. It is considered a light food in comparison to other foods and can digested quickly and easily. This eases indigestion by reducing the heat and irritation that is in your stomach.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tandoori Paratha

All Purpose Flour 2 cups
Salt 1/2 tsp
Caster Sugar 1 tsp
Egg 1
Yeast 1 1/2 tsp
Oil 1/4 cup
Lukewarm Water to knead the dough

Tandoori Paratha 

Mix well: All purpose flour, egg, salt, caster sugar, oil, yeast. Knead it with lukewarm water into a soft dough. Cover and keep it aside for 1 hour. Roll dough in small circle, apply 1 tsp ghee, sprinkle flour, roll it like a swiss roll and tap on kitchen counter. Roll it into a dinner plate size Paratha. Bake it in preheated oven at 190° C for only 10 minutes. Then fry it with 1 tbsp ghee and serve. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mini Pizza Pies

Ingredients for Dough:
All Purpose Flour 2 cup
Castor Sugar 1 tsp
Milk powder 1 tbsp
Egg 1
Salt ½ tsp
Instant yeast 1 tsp

Oil 4 tbsp

Ingredients for Filling:

Capsicum finely chopped 3 tbsp
Onion chopped 3 tbsp
Tomato chopped 3 tbsp
Chicken boiled and shredded 1 cup
Flour 1 tbsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Salt ½ tsp
Black pepper ½ tsp
Mustard powder ½ tsp
Milk ¼ cup
Cheddar cheese grated ½ cup
Ketchup as required

Method for Dough:
Mix all purpose flour, sugar, salt, milk powder, yeast, egg, and oil in a bowl and knead it with lukewarm water into soft dough.

Leave to rise for 1/2 an hour.

Method for Filling:
Heat butter in a pan, add chopped onion fry till transparent, add salt, black pepper, mustard powder, chicken, now add flour and milk. Mix well, cook for 2 minutes add tomatoes and capsicum mix, and remove from stove. 

Now roll the dough to a big circle 1/2 inch thick, cut three inches round with cutter. Place each circle into a greased tart tray. Apply ketchup, chicken filling, sprinkle grated cheese on top. 

Bake it on 200° C in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

Mini Pizza Pies

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I'm so sorry for not perfect shape of the pancakes. But these were made in a hurry and came out with different shape, although, they were still yummy.


All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Sugar 2 tbsp
Baking Powder2 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
1 egg
Butter milk 1 cup (link)

Oil 2 tbsp


  1. In a small bowl, combine the all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. 
  3. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes; cook until the second side is golden brown. 
  4. When using buttermilk the mixture would be a bit thicker, however the pancakes come out really light and fluffy.

Yields: 8 pancakes.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Benefits Of Olive Oil

Therapeutic Effect: Taken internally, olive oil stimulates metabolism, promotes digestion and lubricates mucous membranes. It can also be applied externally to treat dry skin. 

Components: Olive oil contains 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, 14 percent saturated fatty acids and 9 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids, plus vegetable mucilage and vitamin E.

Help for the digestive tract Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil on an empty stomach to stimulate digestion and relieve upset stomach, flatulence and heartburn.

Olive oil for constipation In the morning, take 1 teaspoon of olive oil mixed with lemon juice on an empty stomach. 

The antioxidant benefit The vitamin E in olive oil is an antioxidant. In addition, monounsaturated fatty acids are less easily damaged by oxygen than other types of fat. They are therefore less likely to produce free radicals, which damage cell membranes and contribute to several diseases.

To Lower Blood Cholesterol Levels The monounsaturated fatty acids in olive oil help lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels without affecting HDL ("good") cholesterol or triglyceride levels. To lower your cholesterol at least 15 percent of your daily calories should come from monounsaturated fatty acids. Whenever possible use olive oil in place of butter or other vegetable oils in cooking, in preparing dressings for salads or vegetables and in making sandwiches.

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To Treat Ear Complaints To clear stopped-up ears, put a few drops of lukewarm olive oil in the affected ear. Lie for 5 minutes on the opposite side, then turn over, so that the olive oil can flow out again. (Do not put any liquid in your ear if you think you may have a perforated eardrum!) For earaches, soak a cotton pad in olive oil, then add 5 drops of lavender oil. Place it loosely in your outer ear until the pain abates.

To Prevent Hair Loss & Control Hair Frizz, Dry Cuticles & Nails – Just comb a drop of organic olive oil through your hair to control flyaways and frizz. Rub it into nail cuticles and nails for a naturally polished look.

Build Strong Fingernails To help build strong fingernails and soften cuticles, soak your nails each night in a mixture of 3 parts lukewarm olive oil to 1 part freshly-squeezed lemon juice. Put on cloth gloves and let the oil penetrate overnight. Your nails will gradually become more resistant to breaking and chipping.

Lip Balm  Organic olive oil is the perfect lip balm to keep chapped lips at bay. It’s also great to use on your hands as a soothing hand lotion in winter

Bath Oil  Add a few drops of organic olive oil to the water you’re running for your bath. The benefits to your skin will be obvious even after the first time you use it.

As you can see olive oil benefits are endless. If you know any other benefits, feel free to share in comments box with everyone.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Baked Chicken Finger

Baked Chicken Finger

Chicken breasts 4 (cut into 3 thick strips each chicken breasts)
Salt 1 tsp
Black pepper powder 1 tsp
Vinegar 2 tbs
Chaat masala 1/2 tsp
Chili sauce 1 tsp
Garlic paste 1/2 tsp

Milk 1/2 cup
Corn crumbs or bread crumbs 1 cup
Coriander leaves 2 tbs chopped finely

Baked Chicken Finger

Marinate chicken with salt, black pepper powder, chat masala, vinegar, chili sauce, and garlic paste. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.

Now mix corn crumbs and coriander leaves in a separate plate. Dip marinated chicken strips into milk, just for a second. Roll it immediately in crumbs and coriander leaves. Press it well with your hands. Do the same with all strips.

Now preheat oven at 190 C. Spray olive oil on baking tray, place the coated strips, spray olive oil on top too if desire. Now bake for 20-25 minutes. Turn the sides in half a way whilst baking.

Serve with chili garlic sauce, or any desire dip!

The sauce is chili garlic sauce (ready made)


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