Showing posts from July, 2012

Almond brittle/Badam pappuchekka

While I was a child my mom used to make peanut brittle out of peanut and sugar or jaggery. They used to taste out of this world- sweet, crunchy, sticky and yummy at the same time. Today I am looking through my refrigerator and a box of silvered almonds caught my eye. I instantly thought of making brittle and here it is....... Easy recipe for a tasty snack. Enjoy :) Ingredients 2 cups slivered almonds 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup water Cooking spray Method  Preheat oven to 350F. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and place it in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes till toasted to light brown in color. Remove from the oven and set aside. Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet or plate and spray with cooking spray and set aside. If you do not have parchment paper butter a plate and set aside.  Now in a pan mix sugar and water and place it on the stove. Turn the heat to medium and let the sugar melt. Use a pastry brush dipped in cold water to br

Cumin Rice/Jeera Rice

One quick, easy and yummy rice recipe - Cumin Rice. I was busy and tied up with work and was looking for a quick recipe and Cumin rice crossed my mind. So here it is..Enjoy!! Ingredients 2 cups Basmati Rice 4 cups water 1 medium onion thinly sliced length wise 6 to 10 green chillies slit length wise (as for spice level) 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground cumin powder 1/2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp dired mint 1/2 tsp dried cilantro 2 bay leaves  5 cloves 2 small pieces of cinamonn sticks 1/4 tsp shai jeera/black cumin seeds Salt per taste 2 tbsp butter or ghee 1 tbsp oil Method Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add in shai jeera, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, cloves, dried mint, cilantro and fry for couple of seconds. Add in slit green chillies and fry for a minute. Add in sliced onions and salt. Fry till the onions are caramelized and dark brown in color as shown in the picture. It might take from 10