Monthly Archives: June 2015

Oats Chicken Soup

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A healthy soup with lentils, oats and chicken along with freshly powdered pepper and salt. You can also try this recipe with vegetables like carrots, French beans instead of chicken. This goes out well for breakfast along with toasted breads or can be served as starter for lunch. This soup is packed with healthy nutrients and so this can be a good source of food in times of sick.

Health benefits of Oats: Oats increase appetite-control hormones, it helps to cut the use of laxatives, helps in reducing the risk of type 2 Diabetes, improves insulin sensitivity, lowers bad cholesterol and help control blood pressure. Let us move on to the recipe…

Oats Chicken Soup

Oats Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  • Oats – 3 tbsp
  • Red lentil / Masoor dal / Mysore Paruppu – 3 tbsp
  • Chicken – 200 gm
  • Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – a pinch
  • Pepper powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Onions – 1 no
  • Coriander leaves – 7 stalks
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Clean and wash the chicken thoroughly. Finely chop them into small pieces.
  • Finely chop the onions and coriander leaves. Keep it aside.
  • Pressure-cook masoor dal in water for 3 whistles (it should be mashed well).
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the cumin seeds, onions and cook until they turn light brown.
  • Add in the chicken pieces followed by little salt and cook until the chicken turns pale white in colour.
  • Add in the oats along with a cup of water,little salt, coriander leaves and cook for 5 mins.
  • Pour in the boiled masoor dal along with half cup of water followed by little salt and a pinch of cumin powder.
  • Cover and let it cook for 10 mins, keep in medium flame, stir it once in a while and continue cooking.
  • Remove from fire, once when it thickens and sprinkle few coriander leaves.

Serve hot.

I have accompained this with chicken kebab.

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Food Review – District 6, Sheraton hotel, Bangalore

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My first Foodie Meet with Food Bloggers Association Bangalore (FBAB), but this being 3rd FBAB meetup and I am happy that I could make it atleast this time. This meet was held up in District 6 – PUB BREWERY & KITCHEN, Sheraton Hotel, Bangalore, India.

First of all I would like to thank FBAB for your invite, the moment when I saw my name enrolled in the list I was very happy. I had a very good time with fellow foodies, delicious food and freshly brewed beer. I would say this would be one of most memorable day – the very first time of consuming a beer.

I got to see the brewing of beer recently in one of the cookery program, I was much interesting. But never imagine that I would get a chance to visit and collect details about beer brewing.

District 6 – They brew beer of their own with the assistance of GFB, Kasper Schulz who are over 350 year old beer House manufactures from Germany and Weyermann who source them the best ingredients form Germany. There are 6 variants of beer and the last two variants are not available on their menu –

  • The Liberator – Lager
    • Alcohol by Volume: 4.5%
  • The chief
    • Alchohol by volume: 4.6%
  • Dark Lord
    • Alchohol by volume: 4.5%
  • The Kapitan
    • Alcohol by volume: 6%
  • Smoking Konig
    • Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
  • Radler – who call it as sports drink
    • Large flavoured with lemon and alcohol by volume: 2.4%

Also we had few coolers – Watermelon cooler, Non-veg Tandoori Platter, Vegetarian Platter, Oriental Platter and platter with few veggies. All the platters are scrumptious and mouth-watering which makes you to fall in love with. I had watermelon cooler, tasted strawberry last but not to miss since it’s my first time, I tasted few sips of Radler which was flavored with lemon and loved it. They change the flavor as per the seasonal fruits.

Also we were demonstrated about the beer brewing

  • First they mix the malt with boiling water for almost 8 hrs
  • Secondly they mix all other ingredients and ferment for almost 8 hrs.
  • Thirdly they mix with the flavors.

Enjoyed a lot with our fellow foodies team, thanks to District 6 and FBAB for this meetup.

 

Sweet Corner, Chennai – Review

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Last week I have been to Chennai for my cousin’s marriage and by that time we had a visit to sweet corner. My bestie who loves their Bhoondi Laddu to the core, he has many pleasant and sweet memories behind this Laddu. He told that he use to eat atleast a Laddu every day when he was there in Chennai for his P.G. Studies, since his hostel was near to the Sweet corner, it made him more comfortable. My hubby use to travel to Chennai often, but he stays in another corner of the city and he couldn’t make it. But this time since this trip was purely personal and we had time to relax by evening we made to the shop by evening and later had dinner at Buhari, which was very near to the sweet corner.

 

As the name the shop was at the corner of the road, parking is too difficult at this place due to heavy traffic. But since we went around 8, we had space for parking. The shop was very small, neat and clean with exotic fragrance of ghee. We found too many varieties of sweets but the only thing I focused once I entered the shop was this “BHOONDI LADDU” for my bestie.

Every time we would travel all together but this time due to my bestie’s official work he couldn’t travel with this. So when I saw the Laddu I just remember what he told, “Even a kg won’t be enough for me”. My hubby purchased a kg of Bhoondi Laddu and as usual kids started their purchase towards other sweets (halwa’s and milk sweets) and also we had Dry Fruit Kahjur Chikki – a sugar free version for my hubby.

All their sweets keep on melting in the mouth, only after having the laddu I could understand that why he is not enough of a kg, because it is little chewy, little melty, moisty, correct level of sweet content, attractive color and pure ghee fragrant. In a word I would say a “HEAVENLY SNACK”.

Location of the shop: No.172, Anna Salai, Mount Road, Express Estate, Thousand Lights Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002. LandMark: Opposite to Spencer.