Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Garlic Fries

You want fries with that? Now fries can be healthy if you make it at home. It's easy to make fries at home. All it takes is some sliced potatoes, oil and an oven. This is a recipe that I tailored to make garlic fries.

3-4 Potatoes cut into wedges
5-6 Garlic pieces (finely chopped)
Oil, salt, red pepper
  1. Cut potatoes into wedges, and put it in a bowl
  2. Finely chop the garlic, and put it in the bowl
  3. Now put some olive oil (or vegetable oil), salt, red pepper, and mix it really well. The oil should coat all the potatoes.
  4. Put it in the oven at 425 degrees Farenheit for about 20 min, and then turn them over, and then probably another 20-30 min.

That's it. Quick, delicious, and crisp fries!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Aaloo Raita (Yogurt with potatoes)

This is very simple, and you could eat it with any rice dish or with bread, naan etc.


1 cup yogurt
1 potato (1/2 potato if the size is big)
1/4 cup milk
  1. Boil Potato. I usually do this in microwave, takes 2-3 mins.
  2. Allow the potato to cool, peel, and cut it into small pieces.
  3. In a bowl, take yogurt, put milk in it and beat it with a whisk to get smooth consistency.
  4. Add potatoes to it.
  5. Add salt, pepper according to taste.
  6. For garnishing use little bit of red chili powder and coriander leaves.

This is healthy too since it contains yogurt and fresh ingredients. That's it. Quick, easy, delicious and healthy.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Hassle Fee Dessert

If there are guests coming over for dinner, then most of the time goes into preparing the main course and there is usually not enough time left for preparing dessert. This idea for dessert I saw on the Easy Entertaining Show on Food Network.

It's very easy and simple. It makes a great dessert for guests but also you can prepare it in weekdays just for yourself. And best of all it uses one of the delicious ingredients: ice cream.

- Hazelnut Gelato Ice cream (or any other ice cream will do)
- Milk
- Powdered Sugar and coco powder

  1. Put two scoops of ice cream in a cup.
  2. Steam the milk to make foam. I don't have a steamer, so warming the milk, and then putting it in a blender to make the foam also works.
  3. Put the foam over the ice cream in the cups.
  4. Sprinkle powdered sugar, and coco powder on the top.

That's it. It's quick, easy, delicious, and sure to impress your guests.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Customizing Header

This is not a recipe for eating, but recipe for customizing the blogger header. I had to try different options before finding one that worked. So I thought to share what worked here.

1. I tried to remove the default header by following the steps listed
here. The steps in the main blog didn't work for me, but a comment listed on the blog worked. It basically states that go to 'Edit Html', and change the 'locked=true' to 'locked=false' for the 'div id=header-wrapper' section.
2. Click on 'Template'->'Page Elements'.
3. Click on 'Edit' for the header, and click 'Remove Element'. This will remove the default header.
4. Click on 'Add a Page Element', and click on 'Picture' and upload the picture for the header.
5. If you have a header picture of the correct size, uncheck 'Shrink to Fit' check box. Click Save.
6. Drag the new picture element where header used to be.

That's it. It should put the header with the image on the blog.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Healthy Sprout Salad

This recipe is easy as well as good for you. You can eat it as a snack or as a salad or lunch. Just put it in a container and take it with you.

- 1 Bag of Mung-Dal Sprouts (available at Indian Stores or health food stores)
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 1/2 onion chopped
- Salt/Pepper
- Lemon Juice

  1. Rinse mung-dal sprouts
  2. Boil some water in a pan, and add mung-dal sprouts for 5-6 mins
  3. Strain the sprouts, and put it in a bowl.
  4. Add cucumber, onion, salt, pepper, and lemon juice to it.
  5. Mix it well and enjoy!

This is quick, easy, delicious and healthy!

Chocolate Ice cream Coffee Dessert/Drink

This is great drink/dessert made with chocolate ice cream and coffee, two ingredients that go along really well together. I saw this on TV and is really easy to make.

Chocolate Ice cream
Instant Coffee Powder
Coco Powder
  1. Combine two scoop of chocolate ice cream, 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon coffee powder (and some sugar if you like it really sweet) in blender, and blend it.
  2. Pour it into a glass, put some whipped cream on top, put another scoop of chocolate ice cream on the top, and sprinkle powdered sugar and coco powder on top.

That's it. It could be used as an after dinner dessert or drink. It's quick, easy and delicious.

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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Super Easy Delicious Sandwich

All my recipes usually start with the phrase: "This recipe is quick and easy". What can I say, that's the description of this blog as well. And this sandwich recipe that I am going to share below is really very quick, easy and delicious.

  1. Spread mayonnaise on the bread pieces.
  2. Put couple of pieces of cucumber, and couple of pieces of tomatoes.
  3. Sprinkle salt, pepper according to taste

That's it. It's very fast. You can make it in the morning and take it for lunch and snack. Also mayonnaise keeps it soft and moist. Kids will like it as well. There you go, quick, easy and delicious!