Thursday, October 12, 2006


Recipe type : Low Fat
Preparation time : 20 minute
Ingredients :

  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese), 1 cup mashed
  • Onion, 1 chopped
  • Green chilli, 1 chopped
  • Coriander leaves, chopped, 1 Tbsp
  • Oil for frying, 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder, 1/8 tsp
  • Coriander powder, 1 tsp
  • Lime/lemon juice, 1/2 tsp


  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add all the spices and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Add paneer and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with naan, roti, bread or use as a filling in sandwich.

Balti-Vegetable-Curry Recipe

4 to 5 cups of vegetables (spinach, mushrooms,
cauliflower,potatoes and peas)
      ·  2 cups Balti Sauce 
·  Salt to taste 
·  chopped fresh cilantro and garam masala for
·  Heat spray in pan, add mixed vegetables and
stir fry for about five minutes.
·   Add Balti Sauce and stir-fry until hot and
bubbling.Lower heat, covers, and simmers
ten to fifteen minutes until vegetables are
cooked.If sauce looks dry, add 1/4 cup of
vegetable stock or water.Add salt to taste.
Garnish with cilantro and garam masala.
 Serve it over some basmati rice,
and you've really got something.

Balti- Sauce 
·    3 Serrano peppers, roughly chopped
·    2 large onions, sliced
·    1 teaspoon garlic, minced
·    1 teaspoon ginger, minced
·    1 teaspoon turmeric
·    1 teaspoon garam masala
·   1/2 oz can chopped tomatoes
·    1/2 cup cilantro leaves
·    1 teaspoon salt
Heat spray in pan, add next four ingredients
and stir-fry until onions are soft.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to a
Lower heat and simmer for twenty
Let cool. Puree in blender.
Sauce can be refrigerated for a week or
frozen up to two months.

If your unfamiliar with garam masala,
it's a spice mixture including cinnamon,

cloves, and black pepper.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Vodka Cream Sauce and Pasta Recipe

Elegant and indulgent, this main dish is perfect for company. Try the iVillage recipe finder for a great dessert to wrap up this meal.

Serving: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

1 stick butter
1/2 cup vodka
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup romano cheese, grated
1 cup heavy cream
1 14.5 ounce can Italian crushed tomatoes, drained
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound pasta (shell type or tubular, like penne)

1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, melt butter over high heat until bubbly; add red pepper flakes. In a slow smooth stream add vodka; simmer for 2 minutes. The alcohol burns off, but makes tomatoes "come alive".

2. Add the tomatoes and cheese. Simmer with the two cheeses for three minutes, then add 1 cup of heavy cream and simmer for an additional minute.

3. Combine prepared, drained pasta with sauce and mix completely, serve immediately. Enjoy!

Based on individual serving.
Calories: 700
Total Fat: 37 g
Carbohydrates: 63 g
Protein: 19 g

Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

Serve this sweet cake at a party - whether its New Year's or to celebrate a Tuesday! Kids love a cake with mini chocolate chips.

Serving: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

1 Box of Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
2 eggs
1 regular sized box vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 (8 oz) container of sour cream
1 bag mini chocolate chip morsels
Non-stick cooking spray
white flour to dust pan

1. Combine first five ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric beater for five minutes.

2. Stir in morsels. Spray Bundt pan with cooking spray and dust with flour. Pour mixture into pan. Bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes or until done.

Based on individual serving.
Calories: 561
Total Fat: 39 g
Carbohydrates: 61 g
Protein: 5 g