Recently I have been blogging about some protein rich food, I have tried out many breakfast and now to the lunch. As this is rich in protein, its good for weight watchers and body builders. Protein rich Lunch – Green Lentil and sweet potato rice with Sauted Carrots n Beets and Fish Fry.
Protein Rich Lunch
Let me share the recipe of Green Lentil and Sweet Potato…
Green Lentil and Sweet Potato
Green Lentil / Mung Bean / Paasipayaru – 1 cup
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Sweet potatoes – half the quantity of the green lentil
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp
Pressure-cooked green lentil
With sweet potato, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt
Green Lentil and Sweet Potato
Pressure-cook or boil green lentils for 3 whistles (mashing consistency).
Pressure-cook sweet potato for 3 whistles (cubes but able to mash).
Heat oil in heavy bottom vessel; add the boiled mashed potatoes followed by chilli powder and Cumin powder with little salt.
Mash the green lentils and add them to the sweet potatoes, pour ½ cup of water, cook in medium flame by stirring once in a while.
Sprinkle salt and remove from fire.
For Sauted Carrot and Beet:
Peel and chop the carrots and beets lengthwise, steam them. Heat a tsp of olive oil in a pan, add the steamed carrots and beets followed by salt and pepper powder, give them a toss and transfer it to a plate.
Pressure cooked green lentil and vegetables
steamed vegetables getting sauted
Fish getting fried
Fish getting fried
Protein Rich Lunch
For Fish Fry:
Marinate the Fish, with lime juice, salt and pepper powder for 30 mins, shallow fry the fish pieces and serve with onions and lemon wedge.
Recently we did cake mixing with Dry fruits and Nuts, and so next its cake making right? Here comes the Non-Alcoholic Christmas cake with VIDEO from the SCRATCH (including the video of Caramel syrup).
As Christmas, Christmas cake is being the hero but imagines about the NON-ALCOHOLIC Christmas cake. It was divine and tastes heavenly, I am sure it with vanish in minutes in your home. Even now it’s not late, start soaking nuts and dry fruits now, and prepares the cake by tomorrow. I would say that the Christmas cake tastes best after 24 to 48 hrs. I would go for 48 hrs, but with kids I am sure it would not be possible. So I prepared three small cakes and a big one, small one can be consumed by them immediately and the bigger one after 48 hours.
If you dint soak the dry fruits and nuts – CLICK HERE for Non-Soak Version of Non-Alcoholic cake Christmas Cake
“MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR” from MADRAASI
Maida / All-purpose flour – 2 cups (300 gms)
Eggs – 5 nos
Powdered Sugar – 1 ½ cups
Butter – 1 ½ cups
Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
Sugar – ½ cup (for Caramel)
Soaked Dry fruits and nuts – 1 ¼ cups
All spice powder – 1 tsp (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and ginger in equal proportion)
Salt –¼ tsp
Making of NON-ALCOHOLIC CHRISTMAS CAKE –
Sieve Maida/All-purpose flour, salt and baking powder all together and keep it aside.
Take a wide mouth bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar together, until the sugar dissolves and let it rest for few mins.
Meanwhile start preparing CARAMEL SYRUP – heat a dry kadai, add the sugar, keep on stirring until the sugar melts and starts turning black in color. Once it turned dark black in color, pour ¼ cup of water immediately and turn off the flame. Keep on stirring for few seconds (else the sugar could form crystals) CLICK HERE for video of texture and consistency.
Pour the caramel syrup to the butter, sugar mixture and beat well until the caramel syrup gets blended well.
Pour the eggs to the caramel syrup + butter mixture and beat until the eggs become fluffy.
Add the all spice powder and beat for few seconds.
Meanwhile take a small portion of the sieved flour, add the dry fruits and nuts to the flour and crumble it well.
Pour the leftover soaked fruit juice to the caramel + egg+ butter mixture and beat for 2 mins.
Now add the sieved flour little by little and start folding them (make sure no lumps are formed).
Finally add the crumbled nuts and dry fruits and fold them well.
Meanwhile preheat the microwave to 180 degree C and grease a tray.
Pour the cake batter to the tray and bake at 180 degree C for 15 mins or until the tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let it rest in the baking tray until it reaches room temperature and then remove it to a plate.
Let it rest it room temperature for 24 to 48 hrs and then serve it.
Being a home maker, mother, and now a blogger, I expect perfection in all my work so that at least I can get my best. Moreover being a self-satisfied person I like to do all my work by myself. I love to have a environment clean and tidy, even having a maid, once in a month or before any special occasion, I use to clean my whole house by myself with the help of maid. Cleaning is not at all a tough job, but when it comes to kitchen I am very curious in cleaning, because of the crawling insects.
Product Review – LAL HIT
I would say that cleaning kitchen and bathrooms are not an easy task, so in this fast moving world where everyone are busy, again it’s not an easy task to clean the house very often. But we have to maintain the cleanliness every, now and then, as “HEALTHY HOME LEADS TO HEALTHY LIVING”.
But for last few years I am glad to have LAL HIT as part of my kitchen cleaning. It has reduced by efforts in cleaning process. It comes with a Deep Reach Nozzle, which can be used in kitchen sinks, near cylinders, every nook and corner (behind the door, windows…). I use this into kitchen once in a month. Now it’s this “LAL HIT” – the crawling insect killer, which helps me leave fruits, vegetables (covered with a net basket) in my kitchen shelf, vegetables in kitchen cupboard to stay safe away from the cockroaches. #SayNoToFoodPoisoning
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As of Christmas and New Year, everyone would be cleaning your house in full swing and I would recommend using LAL HIT not just during Christmas cleaning but during each month’s kitchen cleaning to get rid of cockroaches and stay away from the diseases like Food Poisoning, Typhoid, Cholera and Diarrhea… Now let me share an easy EGGLESS Tutty Frutty Sponge cake with the both the vanilla and chocolate flavor in it (MARBLE CAKE).
Maida / All-purpose flour – 2 cups
Hot Milk – 1 ½ cups
Butter (melted) – 1 ¼ cup
Baking powder – 1 ¼ tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Vanilla Essence – 2 tsp
Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp
Powdered sugar – 1 cup
Tutty Frutty (green, yellow, red color) – ½ cup
Sieve maida/all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
In another wide mouth bowl, pour the hot milk, melted butter, vanilla essence and beat well.
Add the sugar and beat until the sugar dissolves.
Add the sieved flour little by little and fold it to the milk-butter mixture.
Sieve the cocoa powder in a small bowl, pour half the quantity of batter and fold it well with the cocoa powder.
Add tutty-frutty to the vanilla batter and fold it well.
Preheat the microwave to 180 degree C, grease a baking tray.
Pour in the vanilla batter and pour the cocoa batter over it.
Stir it gently with a fork and bake it until a fork inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Transfer it to a plate, once it comes to room temperature.