Hot Tomato Chutney
January 11th, 2006
Ingredients 2 medium onions 2 garlic cloves 1 red chilli 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 can of chopped tomatoes 200ml white wine vinegar 175g sugar Ground black pepper Method Finely chop the onions and garlic, deseed and finely chop the chilli. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for a 1 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients. Heat gently, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil then let it simmer until the liquid has reduced and the chutney is a thick pulpy consistency. Pour into the jars and cover at once with plastic vinegar-proof tops.


Breakfast Smoothie
January 11th, 2006
Ingredients 150ml vanilla flavoured yoghurt 100g raspberries 50g muesli 150ml cold skimmed milk 2 tbsp sugar or as per taste Method Put all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Its very nutritious breakfast


Banana Malt Smoothie
January 11th, 2006
Ingredients 2 bananas 200g vanilla flavoured yoghurt 1 tbsp malt drink powder 1 tbsp vanilla essence 250ml semi-skimmed milk 1 tbsp sugar or as per taste Method Put bananas, yoghurt, malt, sugar, vanilla essence and semi-skimmed milk in a liquidiser and whiz until well blended. Pour into glass and serve immediately.


Know your skin type…
January 5th, 2006
Normal skin: This skin type is neither oily nor dry. Beautiful as it is, it needs care, if it is to last. People with normal skin start showing signs of age and wrinkling sooner than others. Daily cleansing, toning and nourishing is the adequate care for normal skin. Oily skin: In this kind of skin, oil producing glands are overactive. They produces more oil than is needed, which oozes up, giving the skin a greasy shine. The pores are enlarged and the skin has a coarse look. This kind of skin also suffers from blackheads, pimples & acne. Oily skin needs special cleansing to keep the pores unclogged. Dry skin: Majority of the people have ...


Taking care of your skin
January 5th, 2006
If you want a good skin, the most important thing is to take care of it daily. Make it your habit. Your diet also plays an important part, so does getting adequate sleep and exercise. If you like your skin to be young forever, follow these basic rules: 1. Cleanse your skin twice a day with products suited to your skin type. 2. See a beauty therapist regularly after the age of 25 3. Learn to treat the skin according to its type. 4. Avoid sun. 5. Avoid smoking. 6. Drink 8 glasses of water daily. 7. Use a face mask once a week. 8. Exercise regularly. 9. Remember that a regular care & routine pays you back. 10. Neglect accelerates ageing more than anything else.


Coconut & Coriander Chicken Masala
January 5th, 2006
Ingredients 4 cardamoms 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 onions chopped 4 chicken breast fillets, cut into strips or use 8 chicken thighs 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp ginger & garlic paste each 1 cans coconut cream 125ml chicken stock 2 tsp oil to cook Fresh coriander Salt to taste Method Heat the oil in a pan and add cardamom and cumin seeds, fry till seeds pop. Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes until soft, now add chicken and stir fry until chicken is brown in colour. Add garam masala and turmeric powder & cook, after few minutes add ginger, garlic, coconut, stock and salt to taste and let it cook gently for further 10 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly ...


Vegetable chicken
January 5th, 2006
Ingredients 4 boneless chicken breasts 1 tsp ginger pate 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp garlic paste Salt and black pepper fresh 3 tsp olive oil 2 courgettes, sliced 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced 1 yellow pepper deseeded and sliced 1 tsp honey 2 tbsp lemon juice Method Cut the chicken into strips & add the ginger, turmeric, garlic & garam masala. Mix well, cover it and allow marinating it for 1 hour in fridge. Heat 2 tsp of oil and cook the courgettes over a high heat until they are well colour. Place the courgettes in a heated serving dish, keep warm. Add the peppers to the same pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are slightly softened. Add the ...


Crab cakes with chilli sauce
January 3rd, 2006
Ingredients Chilli sauce 3 tsp fish sauce 1 tsp sunflower oil 2 tsp hot chilli sauce I tsp garlic paste 2 tsp tamarind paste 2 tsp sugar 3 spring onions, finely chopped Crab cakes 250g Fresh crabmeat or you can use any meat you like 2 spring onions chopped 1 tsp ginger paste Freshly cut coriander Red chilli powder 1 tsp fish sauce 1 tsp mayonnaise 40g white breadcrumbs Flour, for dusting 2 tsp oil Method To make chilli sauce mix together all the ingredients and set aside. To make crab cakes, mix together the crabmeat, spring onions, ginger, red chilli powder, fish sauce & mayonnaise. Put bread crumbs to hold the mixture tighter. Now make as many as patties as ...


Roast Potatoes With Garlic Sauce
January 3rd, 2006
Very crispy & mouth watering Ingredients 6- 7 big potatoes cut into medium pieces 4 tsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic paste Can of chopped tomatoes 1 tsp tomato puree 1 tsp paprika Salt & freshly ground black pepper Garlic Sauce 150ml mayonnaise 2 tsp garlic paste Method Preheat the oven to 180 c. steam the cut potatoes over boiling water & spread them in the roasting tin. Raost the potatoes for about 25-30 minutes, turning them until they are crisp & golden. Make the tomato sauce by frying the onion in olive oil until soft, add garlic and after few minutes add canned tomatoes, puree & paprika, stir well & add salt to taste. Method for garlic sauce Mix ...


Winter Pea & Lettuce Soup
January 3rd, 2006
I have tried this soup & it is really delicious, want to share it with everybody. Try it… Ingredients 100g butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 big lettuce, finely shredded 800g frozen peas or u can use fresh peas also 1 tsp garlic 900ml vegetable stock 1 tsp lemon juice 150ml cream Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the onions & cook gently for 10 minutes, until soft. Add the lettuce & peas, mix them well with butter. Now add garlic, stock, lemon zest & lemon juice, bring it to boil and let it simmer the peas are soft. Now pour the mixture or soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Again reheat the soup ...


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