Monday, December 31, 2007

May God bless everyone,lets hope for peace and prosperity for each one of us.
Have Fun , and be passionate about life.

Happy New Year to you all.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Carrot Cheddar Cheese Cookies

Carrot Cheddar Cheese Cookies
¾ cup of Flour and 2+2 tbs of flour
1 egg
1/3 cup of butter +1tsp of butter
½ cup ,2 tsp of white sugar
¾ tsp of baking powder
Pinch of salt
2-3 drops of vanilla essence
½ cup of grated carrots +1/2 cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese –mix in with some sugar and butter .

First cream together butter and sugar, beat in egg then add vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine the flour and salt, baking powder .Add the carrot+cheddar Cheese mixture.
Mix in both the mixture gently , don’t beat in .Now refrigerate the dough covered for 1-2 hrs ,its very wisely to do so as it becomes pretty manageable while putting them on baking tray .
Preheat oven 350 deg F, now roll into small balls , place them in the baking sheets at least 2-3 inch apart (as theCookies will increase in diameter while being baked) , gently press in with fork .
Bake for 15 mints or till barely golden, take out and cool .Decorate with Jams/Marmalades/Syrups of your choice.

Wishing everybody
Merry Christmas.

Recently came to know about monthly mingle "Drop in and decorate from wonderful Asha .
for more details visit
Monthly Mingle . and Meeta/. These cookies are going to a nearby children's home .thanks Meeeta for coming up with such a noble theme.
Happy cooking to you all.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bata macher (small fish) jhaal

Bata/small macher Jhaal
Bata mach 4-5
Turmeric powder -2-3 tsp
Red pepper powder 1-2 tsp
Coriander powder ½ tbs
1 tomato pureed in mixer
2-3 green chillies slit in middle
Salt as per taste
Water 1 -1/2 cup of water
Mustard oil 2tbs
½ cup chopped coriander .

Clean the fish,Marinate the bata (fish) with holod (turmeric powder),noon(salt) for 1 hrs.
Heat a Kadai ,Add sarsher tel (Mustard oil),now fry the whole fish for 3 mints at med,flip the side ,fry it another 3-4 mints .Fish should look deep brown and crisp.

Take out and drain .Add little more oil ,water ,Holod,red pepper powder,noon,dhone gorun(Coriander powder),tomato puree,green chillies ,just make sure the flame is low .Add in fried fish to it.

Cook the above at low ,covered for 7-10 mints till all the water is soaked or if desired leave some gravy.I prefer some gravy to eat with rice.
Sprinkle fresh coriander and serve with rice.

You can make pabda macher jhaal,parshe macher jhaal ,Morula macher jhaal in the same way .One can find all types of fish in winter in local markets ,probably it’s the safest season to indulge in good food.Enjoy.

Here is pabda macher jhaal made similar way .

Happy Cooking Everybody