Sunday, February 28, 2016

Pasta with sautéd veggies in garlic and olive oil

Pastas may be prepared any which way if you want to be creative. Here's one of those simple, yet delicious recipes. Preparation time: 20 minutes.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Doodh Peda, milk dessert

  • 1 1/2 cups carnation milk powder
  • 1 can, sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/s tsp. saffron

    Mix ingredients together to form a smooth mixture like that of a thick pancake batter.
Cook on high heat in microwave for 2 minutes. Remove, mix well,and heat again for 3 minutes.
Cool mixture for a few seconds. While still hot but bearable to handle, rub some of the melted butter in your hands and roll them out to balls, then flatten slightly to the regular size of a peda. Or flatten on a board, then cut to any shape with a cookie cutter.
May top the peda with a mix of nuts or dry fruits. I generally like the pure taste of the dessert as is. Store them in refrigerator. Warm for 10 seconds to get the fresh taste of again for the next serving.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Homemade yogurt

    • 1/2 gallon whole or low fat milk
    • 1 1/2 Tbsps. plain yogurt

    Boil the raw milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil stirring often. Do not leave stove unattended to prevent the milk from boiling over. Once it gets to the boiling point and rises up, turn off stove.
    Cool down to a temperature that's warmer than lukewarm. Mix in the yogurt, cover container and let it stand overnight undisturbed in a warm place. It takes about 5 hours to turn to yogurt. During winter it might take up to 10 hours. As soon as the yogurt sets, store it in the refrigerator to prevent it from becoming tart.
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