Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spinach Lasagna


Ingredients for 8 people -
  1. Lasagna noodles- 1 lb
  2. Spinach(fresh or frozen) - 2 packages 
  3. Paneer or firm tofu - 1/2 lb
  4. Garlic -2 cloves (peeled and minced)
  5. Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Pasta Sauce - 4-6 cups as required


Directions -

  • Boil Lasagna Noodles and drain the water and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Squeeze water from spinach, add paneer or tofu, salt, lemon juice, garlic and milk, add it to the food processor and process until it is blended smooth.
  • on the bottom of 9X 13 inch pan, lay a thin layer of pasta sauce, then a layer of noodles, with a following layer of spinach- paneer(tofu) mix, then half of the rest pasta sauce, with a layer of noodles, spinach mix, layer of noodles and end with a layer of pasta sauce.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until it is bubbling.
  • Enjoy it hot.
  • Can be refrigerated and reused for 2 days.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mixed Vegetable Parantha/Tortilla

Ingredients-
  1. All purpose flour- 2 cups
  2. Cabbage - 1 cup (chopped)
  3. Potao - 1 (diced)
  4. Carrot - 1 (chopped)
  5. Peas - 1/2 cup
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
  8. Olive Oil as needed
  9.  Water as required
  10. Gram flour- 2tsp (if needed)
Directions -
  • In a big bowl, add All Purpose flour with 1/2 cup of water, mix it with spatula, add water as needed and make a tight dough.
  • Sprinkle 4-5 drops of oil on the dough and kneed it for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add cabbage, carrot, peas and potato, and keep it in microwave for 10 minutes on high power.
  • After 10 minutes, take it out, drain the water and let the vegetables cool down for 15 minutes.
  • Add salt and black pepper powder, mix and mash the vegetables together.
  • If the vegetables are watery add 2 tsp of Gram flour in the mixture.
  • Now, take 2 small portion of dough and convert them in small balls, roll it separately.
  • In the center of dough add the vegetable mixture, apply a touch of oil all over the sides of tortilla.
  • Cover it with the other tortilla.
  • Heat the open pan, keep this tortilla on pan and cook it on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • When cooked, turn it over and cook on the other side.
  • Apply few drops of oil on the tortilla and cook it on both sides separately.
  • Have it hot with any stew or you can also enjoy it with peas stew.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Slow Cooker cooked Potatoes

Ingredients for 6 people-
  1. Red Potatoes- 7-8 nos. (small, cut in quarter shape)
  2. Cream Cheese - 1× 8 oz pkg (softened)
  3. Buttermilk - 1 glass
  4. Condensed cream of Potato Soup - 1 can
Directions - 




  • Place potatoes in crock pot. 
  • In small bowl, combine cream cheese and buttermilk, mix. 
  • Stir in soup. Add to potatoes. 
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-9 hours or on high for 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours. 
  • Stir to blend.



Slow Cooker Mushroom Stew

The simple and easy meal, prepared in a slow cooker. 

Ingredients for 4 people -
Preparation Time - 10 minutes
Cooking time-  8 hours

  1.  Mushroom Soup - 1 can
  2. Water - 1cup
  3. Salt - 1tsp
  4. Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. All purpose flour - 2tbsp
  6. Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
  7. Onion Mushroom Soup Mix-  2 tsp
  8. Fresh Mushrooms - 7-8 pieces (sliced)
Directions - 

  • Stir together Mushroom Soup with water, salt, black pepper powder and Onion Mushroom Soup mix in a 5 1/2 qt slow cooker. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in between while cooking. For the last 2 hours, add fresh mushrooms.














Tastier Baked Beans

Ingredients for 6 people-
Preparation Time - 20 minutes
Cooking time- 4-6 hrs.

  1. Onion - 1 ( medium- chopped)
  2. Green Pepper - 1 (sliced)
  3. Mushrooms - 4-5
  4. Beans dried - 2 cups ( Soaked and boiled)
  5. Your fav. Barbeque Sauce - 1/2 bottle
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Black Pepper powder - 1tsp
Directions - 
  • Add onion and green pepper. 
  • Add sliced mushrooms. 
  • Pour all ingredients into crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.  
Tips - 
It's good to start them early in the morning for a lunchtime. Keep warm in a crock.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Ingredients for 4 people - 
Preparation Time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 8-9 hrs.
  1.  Water - 7 cups
  2. Dried Split Peas - 16 oz pack
  3. Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Turmeric Powder - 1tsp ( Optional)
  6. Carrot - 3 medium (sliced)
  7. Celery - 1 medium (chopped)
  8. Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
  9. Garlic - 2 cloves
Directions - 
  • Mix all ingredients in 4-5 quart slow cooker. 
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 8-9 hours or until peas are tender. 
  • Stir well before serving.























Slow Cooker Yellow Lentil Soup

 

Ingredients for 4 people:

Preparation Time - 15 minutes

Cooking time - 8-9 hrs.


  1. Dried Yellow Lentils - 1 1/2 cup
  2. Water - 4 cups
  3. Carrots- 1/2 cup (sliced)
  4. Onion - 1/2 (chopped)
  5. Garlic - 2 cloves (minced)
  6. Curry Powder - 2 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Bay Leaves - 2
  9. Tomatoes - 1 (chopped)
  10. Spinach fresh - 1 cup
  11. Yogurt Plain - 3-4 tsp

 

Directions - 






  • In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients except tomatoes, spinach and yogurt, mix well.
  • Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.
  • 5 minutes before serving, stir tomatoes into soup. Cover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. 
  • Remove and discard bay leaves, before serving. Top individual servings with 1/4 cup spinach and 1 tablespoon yogurt.
     























Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies


Cookies- Everybody's  favorite. Have you ever tried Egg less Chocolate Chip cookies. Try this simple recipe, easy to mix and bake.

Ingredients -

  1. 3/4 C. sugar
  2. 1/2 C. butter, softened
  3. 1/2 C. oil
  4. 3 Tbs. water
  5. 2 tsp. vanilla
  6. 2 1/4 C. flour
  7. 1 tsp. baking soda
  8. 1 tsp. salt
  9. 1-1 1/2 C. chocolate chips
 Directions-
  •  Preheat oven to 375 deg.
  • Stir together, sugar with butter, oil, water and vanilla,mix well. Add flour,baking soda,salt& chips.
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until brown along the edges.

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