Saturday, February 27, 2010

Naan Pizza

Hmmm sounds different!!! Well it definitely is. I happen to come accross this one as I searched the net . Then with the Naans lying in the deep fridge for a few days , I had to try it right away.The idea for this one goes to Nigella Lawson , a Brit cook. I completely love her. So here is the recipe. This one makes 4 slices
  • 4 Naans. ( You can use either plain naan or garlic naan )
  • For the base sauce : 4 Ripe tomatoes ( finely chopped) ,1 medium onion ( finely chopped), 2 tsp olive oil , 4 to 5 garlic cloves chopped ,1 tbsp tomato sauce, 2 tsp oregano ,1 tsp red chili powder, Salt to taste
  • For the topping : Sliced onions, Chopped bell pepper, Mushrooms , Chicken
  • Mozzarella cheese.
  1. In a pan , add olive oil and saute garlic for a while.
  2. Then add onions and saute till they turn translucent. Then add tomatoes and saute.
  3. Cook the tomatoes on medium flame till they are completely cooked.
  4. Add oregano , red chili powder , salt and tomato sauce. Cover with lid and cook on low flame for almost 20 mins or till the sauce thickens. Cook it completely.
  5. Preheat oven to 300 degree F.
  6. Spread the sauce on the naan .
  7. Add toppings of your choice
  8. I made this one with chicken topping. For this, add butter in a pan. Add garlic and oregano . Toss cooked chicken . Add this on the pizza.
  9. You can also add tikka chicken or panner. Just add whatever you love
  10. Add cheese and put it in the oven for 10 mins.
  11. Serve hot.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Minestrone soup

This one is my personal favourite. Had made it yesterday. Forgot to click a pic. but here is the recipe.
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes very finely chopped
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 4 to 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup cooked rajma / beans
  • 1 cup boiled fusilli or any small sized pasta
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp tobasco sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cups water / vegetable stock.
  • Salt to taste
  1. In a large sauce pan add olive oil. Then add garlic , oregano, pepper and onions. Saute for a while.
  2. Then add celery, carrots and tomatoes and saute well.
  3. Then add water or stock and simmer for 20 mins on a low flame .
  4. Then add tomato sauce and salt and boil again for 10 mins.
  5. Add rajma and pasta. Add tobasco sauce.
  6. Simmer for a while.
  7. Serve hot. Adjust seasoning
  1. Adding tomato sauce will help thicken the soup a little.
  2. Tobasco sauce will give a slight hot taste.
  3. The more you simmer , the tastier the soup.
  4. I prefer homemade vegetable stock or simply water. The canned stock has a high sodium level.
  5. For chiken minestrone soup , add chicken stock and bit sized cooked chicken

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Banana Coffee Frappe.

I am sure you all will love this one , if you love bananas. Its easy , quick , healthy ..
So here is what you will need. This one will make 2 servings.
  • 1 medium sized banana
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 and 1/2 cup milk.
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tsps sugar
Method :-
  1. In a blender combine all the above ingredients.
  2. Blend them at a high speed for 3 to 4 mins. Blending will make it frothy.
  3. Serve in individual glasses and sprinkle some coffee on top.
  4. Top with freshly chopped banana pieces if desired