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Celery Diet Soup | Easy Celery Soup Recipe | Celery Recipes

Celery Diet Soup

A healthy and tasty soup!
These days, people are very diet conscious and would want to reduce their weight as soon as possible. For those diet conscious people, this Celery Diet Soup is a blessing.
Generally, people do not eat celery that much because it is quite bitter in taste. This soup is made with celery but you would not taste its bitterness at all. Believe me…it is a very tasty soup and give it a shot, you will love it. I make this soup often at home. I learned this soup from Chef Jacob and absolutely liked it. Thanks Chef for sharing a tasty and a healthy soup.
 

Preparation Time. 5 minutes
Cook Time. 15 minutes
Recipe Category. Soup
Serves. 2

 

Ingredients

Chopped celery – 2 sprigs
For celery paste – 4 sprigs
Garlic cloves – 2-3 nos.
Chopped carrot – 1 no.
White pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Butter – 1/2 teaspoon
Oregano – 1/2 teaspoon
Basil – 1/2 teaspoon
Tomato ketchup – 3 teaspoons
Salt – as desired

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.

Preparation

1. Grind the celery into a fine puree along with 2-3 garlic cloves. In a pan, heat butter. Add finely chopped celery and cook it. Then, add carrot and little water. Cook for 2 minutes.

2. Now add celery paste, salt, white pepper powder, oregano, and basil in an order. Add tomato ketchup and boil well. The final celery soup would be dark green in color.

Now, Celery Diet Soup is ready!!!

Sidedish: Brown Bread

Other Soup recipes are:
Broccoli Soup, Cabbage Soup, Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup

Kootu, Poriyal & Varuval (Sidedishes For Rice)

                                                  Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka

Quickest Flavorful Dal!

Preparation Time. 5 minutes
Cook Time. 10 minutes
Recipe Category. Main
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Serves. 2

 

Ingredients

Moong dal (paasi paruppu) – 1/2 cup
Tomato – 1 no.
Red Chilli – 1 no.
Turmeric powder (manjal thool) – 1 teaspoon
Cream – 1 tablespoon (optional)
Salt – as needed

To Season

Ghee – 2 teaspoons
Cumin seeds (Seeragam) – 1 teaspoon
Red chillies – 2 nos.
Grated ginger (enji) – 1 tablespoon
Crushed Garlic (poondu) – 4 pods
Coriander leaves (kothamalli) – 3 sprigs

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.

Preparation

1. Pressure cook moong dal with chopped tomato, turmeric, and one red chilli for 3 whistles.

2. In a pan, heat Ghee and add the ingredients under “to season” in an order. Fry garlic until light brown. Now, add the seasoning to the cooked dal along with little salt. If you want, you can add 1 tablespoon of cream.

Now, Dal Tadka is ready!

Serve: White Rice,Rotis,Avocado Chappathi, Methi Chappathi, Roll Chappathi, Spiced Puris

Other Dal Recipes are:
Paruppu Thuvaiyal, Rajma Dal, Spinach Moong Dal, Spring Onion Moong Dal 

Masala Vadai

Masala Vadai

Masala Vadai

Crispy Masala Vada Anyone?

Masala Vada is a popular and a common snack in South India.  It can be served as an accompaniment for sambar rice or even as a starter. Generally, we make it during festivals. Masala Vada has many variations, and this is one of them. Thanks Cookingandme for posting this yummy recipe.

Ingredients

Channa Dal – 1 Cup

Chopped Small Onions – 1 Cup

Finely Chopped Green Chillies – 1 To 3

Grated Ginger – 1″ Piece

Minced Garlic – 2 Pods

Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 – 1 Teaspoon

Cumin Seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon

Curry Leaves – 2 Sprigs

Salt

Oil

Preparation

1. Soak Channa Dal in water for 2 hours. Drain the water and grind the Channa Dal with rest of the ingredients. If you want, you can keep 2 teaspoons of Channa Dal aside and then add them to the mixture just before shaping them so that when you bite the Masala Vada, you can get a bite of the dal.

2. Meantime, heat oil in medium fire to deep fry the Masala Vadas.

3. If necessary, add just few drops of water. Do not add more water. Make lemon sized balls and then flatten it using your palms and then flip it in the oil. Deep fry it until the vada turns golden brown.

Now, the Masala Vada is ready!

Serve. Hotel Style Coconut ChutneyTil Chutney, Idly and Pongal

Sending this recipe to CWS Dals

proud moments

FISHO VOICE is a monthly magazine of Odisha Fisheries, Cuttack. They had featured my crab recipe in their magazine on their 46th Anniversary Celebration.

 

Robin and Bob Young, the cooking enthusiasts, have a large collection of recipes in their website http://boisefoodieguild.wordpress.com. They focus on the world recipes and have won several awards for their blog. Boisefoodieguild have been selected Blog of the Year consecutively in the year 2012 and 2013. Urbanspoon has ranked Boisefoodieguild as rank #7. They let me know early this year that they have recommended Nithyas Corner in their website for the collection of Indian Recipes. They have very few blogs recommended on their side bars, and I was more than happy to see my website recommended there. Thank you Robin and Bob!

http://boisefoodieguild.wordpress.com/

This was the last contest I participated and never got the opportunity to participate again. I should say I did not find time. Is it an excuse???(Oh..no, I mean it!). Did not find time at all. The contest was about “Paneer/Tofu” recipes. Again, I came to know about the contest only in the last minute. Palak Paneer fetched me the second place. I felt quite happy because during the voting, Palak Paneer was wavering between 1st and 2nd position. By a very few margin (I think 3 votes), I came second. Another hurray moment for me.

I got the opportunity to participate in the recipe competition second time. The theme was “Kebabs”. I did not have enough time to prepare for this competition. May be had only a day or two…then, I decided I will try HARA BHARA KABAB. I contested and again won the competition. I should say my confidence boosted in this competition. Then I never wanted to look back. Whenever I have surprise guests at home, I make this recipe. Whenever I make or eat HARA BHARA KABAB anywhere, I will remember about this competition and the award. Definitely a proud moment for me.

 

When Sanvi was two months old, I wanted to document my recipes and put them all in one place. When I was thinking about this, my friend called me and asked me to participate in a recipe competition. Initially, I hesitated and then contested. The topic was Valentine’s Day Treats. I submitted my RAINBOW CAKE recipe but the moderators suggested that I post from my blog. In order to participate in the contest, I took strenuous efforts in baking and decorating the cake. I did not want my efforts to go futile. Believe me or not, I opened my blog “Nithyas Corner” at midnight 2am. I just wanted to participate in the competition. Within a matter of few seconds, I decided that my blog should be named as Nithyas Corner. I wanted to store my poems, photography, crafts, paintings, recipes, and articles all in one place. Hence, I chose the blog’s name as Nithyas Corner. By 4am, my blog was ready with the post. I contested and then won with a large margin of votes. My happiness knew no bounds. I thanked my friend, and after a few days, many urged me to continue blogging. I also started getting interest on blogging about food, and till date I am doing it with a lot of happiness.

 

Misae’s Japanese Dance Coffee

Japanese Honey and Sesame Seeds Coffee

Misae’s Japanese Dance Coffee

 

A Sweetened Japanese Coffee!
What Japanese Coffee??? Will it taste good? Will try out, but where can I find the ingredients?
 
So many questions in your mind, right? See, I could read your mind!!!
 
I had the same questions in my mind. When I went through the ingredients, I just smiled and thought: What just honey and sesame seeds, and Japanese coffee is ready? You won’t believe when I made it, it was like honey, coffee, and sesame drink. In tamil, I would say Thaen Kapi Ellu Kasayam. Sesame seeds dominates the flavor of the coffee.
 
Now, lets talk about the health benefits: Sesame seeds are said to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It is said that sesame seeds protect the liver from oxidative damage. Honey is a great immunity system builder and energy booster.
 
In Indian cuisines, we use sesame seeds mainly for chutneys and kuzhambu. For chutneys, we need to add coconut. For kuzhambu, we’ll have to eat along with rice. I forgot to mention Ellodarai, which is also a rice item. Usually there is a saying that if we eat Japanese food, we could stay healthier and longer. According to me, if not everything, we could at least try drinking this coffee once a week.
 
Now, If you are a hard-core coffee lover and have a sweet tongue, you would like this coffee. Go for it.
 
If you are a health concerned person, Go for it.
 
If you do not fall into the above categories, do not worry, I would find a tasty coffee that suits your flavor and post it for you soon.
 
This coffee takes 5 mins to make. Very simple and easy preparation. I learned this recipe from Food website.
Ingredients

Hot Coffee – 2 Cups

Honey – 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons

Sugar – 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons

Sesame Seeds – 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons

Preparation

Heat the ingredients until honey and sugar gets dissolved. Simmer for another 2 minutes.

Strain the seeds as you don’t want the seeds to come in between when you drink the coffee.

Now, Misae’s Japanese Dance Coffee is ready!

I am sending this recipe to

Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry Milkshake Topped With Cream

Strawberry Juice

Strawberry Milkshake

An old-fashioned and classic milkshake!
I tried this milkshake on one fine summer. It came out very like like any other milkshake. I make it often. Sometimes, I use cream and ice cubes. Definitely, a classic milkshake.
Ingredients

Strawberry – 2 Cups

Milk – 1/2 Cup

Vanilla Essence – 1/4 Teaspoon (Optional)

Sugar – 3 Teaspoon

Light Cream (Optional)

Ice Cubes (Optional)

Preparation

Cut strawberry into pieces. In a blender, combine strawberry, milk, vanilla essence, sugar, ice cubes, and light cream. Blend well until milkshake becomes frothy.

Now, Strawberry Milkshake is ready!!!

Crispy Bitter Gourd Fries | Easy Pavakkai Fry | Pavakkai Recipes

Crispy Bittergourd Fries

A simple, easy, and crispy fries!
Bitter Gourd….oh no…it tastes bitter…This is what generally we say. Believe me, this Crispy Bitter Gourd Fries does not have the bitterness at all. Even kids will love it. At times, I use color. Most of the time, when I buy bitter gourd, I do it this way. Some deep fry it. I generally grill it or fry it in dosa pan using 2 tablespoons of oil. For me, since I shallow fry it, is surely a healthy recipe. Try it out and you’ll know how easy, tasty, and crispy it turns out to be!

Preparation Time. 2 minutes
Cook Time. 10 minutes
Recipe Category. Snack
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Serves. 3

Ingredients

Bitter gourd – 5 to 6 nos.
Rice flour – 4 tablespoons
Corn flour – 2 tablespoons
Sambar powder/Chilli powder – 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder or Color – 1/4 teaspoon
Salt – as desired
Oil – as desired

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.

Preparation

1. Cut bitter gourd into thin and round pieces.  In a bowl, put all the ingredients except bitter gourd and add 2 tablespoons water and mix well. If you are using color, mix the color in a teaspoon of water and add it to the remaining ingredients. The consistency of the paste should neither be watery or thick paste.

2. In a frying pan, heat oil. When the oil is hot, add the bitter gourd pieces and fry until they become golden brown. You can also shallow fry bitter gourd pieces in 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan. I have shallow fried them.

Now, Crispy Bitter Gourd Fries are ready!!! You can either have it as snack or as a side dish for rice.

Serve. Hotel Style Coconut ChutneyTil Chutney, Cucumber Kootu, Spring Onion Moong Dal, Cucumber Moru Kootu, Poosanikai Mor Kuzhambu,Paruppu Rasam, Pineapple Rasam, Poondu Rasam (Garlic Rasam), Basil Rice (Thulasi Sadam), Bisi Bele Bath, Kovakkai|Tindora Rice, Raw Mango Rice, Oats Curd Rice, Peanut Rice, Vendekka Sadham/Lady’s Finger Rice/Bhindi Rice,