Friday, 21 October 2016

Lasagne Bolognese


Lasagne's is one of the most loved recipe at home, 
since my children are crazy over it.
Even if its time consuming once you get familiar with the  recipe 
you will find its easy.


To make Ragout Bolognese (meat mix):
Ground meat( Hackfleisch) - 500 gm
Onion          - 1, chopped
Garlic          - 2 pods, chopped
Tomato paste- 2 tbsp
Tomato puree- 1 bottle
Parsley (Petersilie)     - 1 bunch, chopped
Olive oil

To make Bechamel sauce:
Milk              - 500ml
Butter            - 30 gm
All purpose flour - 40 gm
Lemon juice   - from 1/2 of a lemon
Muskat nut powder - 1 pinch

Other things needed to Layer:
Lasagna Noodles
Grated cheese
Extra butter

Hand blender


Ragout Bolognese (meat mix):

Heat some olive oil in a bottom thick pan.
Add ground meat saute uniformly for 3 min. till they turn the color.
To this add onion, garlic, parsley and then tomato paste. Saute and cook 5 min.
Mix in tomato puree. Add salt and pepper as per need.
Cook open in middle flame for atleast  half hour.

Bechamel sauce:

Melt 30 gm butter in a deep pan.
Add flour to this and saute continously till the rawness goes.
Add milk to this. Mix and cook.
Smoothen the lumbs using a handblender. Cook for 20 min in medium/low heat.
Add pepper, a pinch muskat nut powder, lemon juice.

Lasagna layering:

In a baking dish, spead some meat mix first.
Place Lasgna noodles.  Spread some meat mix.  Then spread some Bechamel sauce evenly.
Then repeat the abve step with Lasagna noodles, meat mix and Bechamel sauce.
Finish it by spreading some grated cheese and butter flakes for better taste.
Bake in oven for 45 min. till done

Friday, 2 September 2016

Squid Thoran - Kanava Thoran


Squid thoran is my hus's favourite, so whenever we goes home mom used to make it for him.
This is her recipe, writing down for my future use as well..


Squid - 2 cup , washed and cut round,  or cut to small pieces if the squid is big.
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
Ginger chopped- 1tbsp
Garlic chopped- 1/2 tbsp
Green chilly chopped - 1

Mustard seeds
Red onion thinly sliced - 1
Curry leaves - 2 spring


Marinate Squid with 1/2 tsp salt and turmeric and keep aside.

Grid coconut with ginger, garlic and green chilly and keep aside.

Take two bottom thick pans.

Add some oil in a pan. Toss in the squid pieces. Saute and cook till the water comes out from the squid.

Cover the squid and allow it to cook. Add some water if there is not enough water.

In another pan add oil splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves, add onion and saute till they turn transparent.

Add cooked squid, ground coconut mix to the pan with onion and mix well.

Cook covered for 5 min. in medium flame. Check for salt.

Kanava thoran is done. Serve with rice.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Sons 8th Birthday - The very blue Vanilla cake


" I want a vanilla cake this time mama, I dont want always chocolate cake! "  

was my elder son's wish on his 8 th Birthday. 
So I googled to find the best recipe from BBCGoodFood.

Original Recipe Reference :

The best part i liked in this recipe is poking holes and pouring the syrup.
It made the cake moister than the usual ones i make and more vanilla flavoured.


Starwars sticker bought from store
Whipping cream - 600 ml
Food colour - Blue

Added more or less blue colour  to the whipped cream for getting the different shades.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Red Lentils Dal curry

Red Lentils Dal Curry 

Was very amazed to see an indian recipe in a German website.
The method was totally different from how i used to do, especially ginger and coconut raspel added late, so do the lately added turmeric.

Have made a couple of times now with Jeera basmati rice or chappathi. Children loves it hence the recipe is a keeper and thus its in my site.
Giving credits to the author from Chefkoch for this amazing recipe.

Quoting the English version of the recipe here...

Things Needed:

Red lentils - 1 1/2 cup
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Onion  - 1 chopped
Ginger - 1 sp chopped
Coconut raspel - 2 sp
Tomatoes - 4 chopped
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Cream - 50 ml

Preparation Method :

Wash red lentils and cook adding enough water. They cook very fast like in 5 min.. Set aside.

Heat 2 sp oil in a pan in medium heat. Fry onions ading cumin powder till transparent.

Add ginger and coconut raspel. A nice aroma spreads. Saute till coconut turns golden brown.

Toss in chopped tomatoes. Mix nicely and cook covered for 5 min.

Add chilly powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, cream sauting.

Add cooked lentils. Cook covered for 10 min.

Serve topped with chopped coriander.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Tomato Rice


Very flavourful  veg rice variety loved by my family. So here goes the recipe...


Cooked rice - 3 cup
Tomatoes, finely chopped - 4
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Dry red chillies - 2 
Cashew nuts - some
Coriander leaves - 2 spring


Heat 2 tbsp oil in a nonstick pan. 

In a medium flame, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds & methi seeds in it.

Add urad dal, chana dal, nuts, dry red chillies. Fry till  the dal light brown, the chillies black red.

Add turmeric , a pinch of hing and a tsp chilly powder.

Toss in chopped tomatoes. Saute and cook for 5 min.

As the last step add cooked rice. Cook covered for 5-10 min. 

Top with chopped coriander leaves.