Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bhuna Ghosht Recipe

Ingredients for Bhuna Ghosht  Recipe:

Mutton - 1 kg
Sesame paste - 2 tsp
Onion - 5 medium, finely chopped
Tomato - 5 medium, chopped
Garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Dry coconut - 2 tbsp, roasted and ground to paste
Poppy seeds paste - 1 tbsp
Red chili powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp

Method for Bhuna Ghosht Recipe:

In a kadai heat oil and ghee together. Add onions and saute. Add ginger paste and garlic paste. Continue to saute.

Add to this dry coconut paste, turmeric, red chili powder and garam masala powder. Add mutton and saute for 5 minutes.

Add 1 cup water and cook on slow flame. Wait till water dries up, then add 1 cup water again. Follow this procedure till mutton cooks.

Add sesame paste, poppy seed paste and tomatoes. Continue to saute.

Add salt and sugar. Fry the mutton. If required sprinkle little water. The gravy should be dry. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Peshawari Mutton Kebab Recipe

Ingredients for Peshawari Mutton Kebab Recipe:

Mutton Kheema (mince) - 250 gm
Onions - 2 medium, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch
Green chili - 4 nos
Garlic - 5 cloves
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp, roasted
Cinnamon stick - 1 
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Bread - 2 slices
Salt, as required
Oil for frying

Method for Peshawari Mutton Kebab Recipe:

Grind all ingredients together along with mutton kheema. Remove this mixture in a bowl and divide into equal sized portions. Roll them in round balls.

Deep fry on medium flame. Remove on absorbent paper.

Serve hot with mint chutney along with vegetable salad and lemon wedge. 

Shahi Mutton Fry Recipe

Ingredients for Shahi Mutton Fry Recipe:

Mutton - 1 kg, medium cut
Curd - 1/4 cup
Cream - 1/2 cup
Almond - 1/4 cup, soaked and ground to fine paste
Red chili powder - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Coriander - 2 tbsp, chopped

Ingredients for marinate:

Ginger - 1 inch
Cinnamon stick - 2
Tomato  - 4, chopped
Garlic - 15 cloves

Method for Shahi Mutton Fry Recipe:

Grind ingredients mentioned above for marinade. Add this paste along with the almond paste to cream. Mix well. Marinate mutton with this mixture along with curd. Rub well and refrigerate mutton for 7 -8 hours.

Heat pan, add ghee as well as oil. Add red chili powder, mutton and stir fry. Cover and cook till mutton cooks.

Add to this sugar and salt. Continue to cook until mutton gravy starts sticking the kadai. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Methi Mutton Fry Recipe: Mutton cooked with fenugreek leaves

Ingredients for Methi Mutton Fry Recipe:

Mutton - 1 kg, medium pieces
Methi leaves (fenugreek) - 1 bunch, chopped
Onions - 5, finely sliced
Oil - 3 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 7-8 cloves, crushed
Ginger - 1 tsp, chopped
Red chili powder - 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Salt, as required
Tomato paste - 3 tbsp
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Coriander - 1 tbsp, chopped

Method for Methi Mutton Fry Recipe:

Heat oil and ghee in a kadai. Saute garlic and ginger. Add onion and fry till soft and pink.

Add to this turmeric, red chili powder and mutton. Saute till the mutton gets well coated with the masala. Add to this tomato paste, salt and little water. Cover and cook till mutton is cooked.

Once mutton is cooked add chopped methi leaves. Fry till cooked. Add garam masala and lemon juice to it.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, naan or rice.

How to Take Care of Your Feet During Monsoon

Monsoon calls for extra care and precautions for your feet. Smelly feet and dirty toenails are common cause of monsoon. Additionally many complain about various fungal infections of feet during monsoon, Monsoon causes maximum damage to our feet as they are more exposed to dirty water. Hence it is necessary that you take maximum care of your feet during monsoon as this situation is unavoidable.

Few tips on how to take care of your feet during monsoon

Keeping Feet Clean

Walking through muddy, dirty waters make feet dirty. Thus if the feet doesn't go through proper cleaning regiment can welcome fungal infections. Hence it is necessary that we keep our feet clean by washing them clean with soap and warm water as soon as you enter home. You could either use a antifungal soap or a mild shampoo. Use a scrubber or pumice stone to remove dirt and dead skin from your feet. Wash later with lukewarm water. Once done pat dry with soft towel. You can sprinkle some antifungal powder immediately for better results.

Avoid Wearing Close Footwear

Wearing close shoes during monsoon exposes your feet to too much moisture. This in-turn increases risk of fungal infection. Hence wear open-toed shoes or chappals. Buy good rainy shoes. If, at all you have to wear close shoes than ensure that you do the cleaning regime, mentioned earlier, Don't forget to dust antifungal powder after that and before sleeping for total protection.

Be Careful with Pedicures

Feet treatment such as pedicures at salons and spas can't be much promising during monsoon. As it is possible that salons and spa can't ensure 100 percent fungal free treatment of your feet during monsoon. The risk of getting fungal infection in spas are higher during monsoon as same tools and equipment are used for various customers. If these tools are not properly cleaned, then they can be risky enough. It is advisable to buy your own pedicure kit and enjoy a hygienic pedicure at home itself.

Moisturize your Feet

After a good cleaning regime, ensure that you moisturize your feet with good quality body lotion. This is an important step of ensuring proper care for your feet during monsoon.

Trim Your Nails

Ensure that you don't overgrow toe nails during monsoon. Long toenails are home for bacteria and dirt, so it's necessary that you periodically trim them.

No Walking Barefoot

Walking barefoot on muddy, wet floors invite fungal infections and allergies. It attracts bacteria and thus can cause lot of distress to your feet. It is thus necessary to avoid walking barefoot during monsoon.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Prawn Salad Recipe

Ingredients for Prawn Salad Recipe:

King Prawns - 400 gm, de-veined and cleaned
Tomatoes - 3, large, sliced
Eggs - 4, hard-boiled, sliced
Lettuce leaves - 7 to 8
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Mustard sauce - 1 tsp
Mayonnaise - 2 tbsp
Salt, as required
Olive oil

Method for Prawn Salad Recipe:

Boil prawns till done. Don't overcook them. Halve each prawn lengthwise and refrigerate.

On a serving plate, place washed lettuce leaves and arrange sliced tomatoes and eggs on it.

Place the prawns on the top of the sliced tomatoes and eggs.

In a bowl, mix mayonnaise with mustard sauce, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Pour this sauce over the prawns just before serving.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fish Croquettes Recipe

Ingredients for Fish Croquettes Recipe:

Fish - 450 gm, cleaned and deboned
Bechamel sauce - 150 gm
Breadcrumbs - 3 tbsp
Flour - 1 tbsp
Egg - 1
Salt, as required
Oil, for frying

Method for Fish Croquettes Recipe:

Boil the fish and mash. Allow to cool. Mix with bechamel sauce, salt and pepper. Divide into equal portions. Shape the portions in size of croquettes on a board sprinkled with flour.

Dip each croquette in beaten egg and roll in breadcrumbs.

Deep fry in hot oil. Serve hot.


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