Friday, 12 July 2013

Whole Wheat Garlic Bread

This is yet another easy recipe I have used whole wheat bread instead of white bread and used freshly crushed garlic in place of garlic powder.The used for the recipe is also olive oil and not butter.

Ingredients:
Whole wheat bread- 6-7 slices
Garlic cloves-4-5 ,peeled and crushed
Olive oil-2 teaspoons for each slice
Pizza seasoning-3 teaspoons

Method:
-Cut the sides of the bread and again cut the bread into the desired shape using a knife.You can cut it into triangles,squares,rectangles or even circles.
-Rub the crushed garlic on both sides of the cut bread pieces.
-Heat a flat pan and toast the bread pieces and add little olive oil to each side.
-Let the bread toast till they look slight golden brown.
-Sprinkle  some pizza seasoning on top.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry-Low Oil Cooking

This is a very healthy stir fry which is cooked in little oil and I have used lots of vegetables too.You can use all the seasonal vegetables that are available.Serve the stir fry hot with chapatis,puris or have it with rice and dal.

Ingredients:
Pumpkin-200 grams
French beans-5-6
Okra/bhindi-5-6
Potatoes-1, medium
Drumsticks-2
Carrots-1 medium
Brinjal-2,small
Oil-2 teaspoons
Garlic-6-7,crushed
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds-1 teaspoons
Dry red chillies-2,whole
Fenugreek seeds-6-7 seeds
Cumin seeds-1/4 teaspoons

Method:
-Wash all the vegetables and chop then into small pieces.
-Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds,dry red chilli,fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds and let it splutter.
-Now add the crushed garlic and saute and add the chopped vegetables.
-Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on high flame stirring it in between.
-Add the salt and turmeric powder and mix well again.
-Let the vegetables cook for another 10-12 minutes on medium on low flame.Do not forget to stir them after every 2-3 minutes.
-When the vegetables are cooked well serve hot with chapatis or puris.