Yoghurt Pudding

Simple healthy and delicious, this pudding is an all time favorite in Bengali Indian homes. The original yoghurt pudding (bhappa doi) is a steamed version, but it comes out equally well in the oven. You can add different flavors to it as well(saffron, cardamom or mango flavors work very well, strawberry works well too)

What you need:
2 cups of natural yoghurt(Greek yoghurt or low fat natural yoghurt works well too)
1.5  cup low fat sweet condensed milk
2 pods of cardamom crushed*

How to make:
Line a round baking tray with baking paper
Mix all ingredients and pour into the tray
Cover the tray tightly with aluminum foil
Bake in a preheated oven at 175 degree Celsius for 15 minutes
Let the tray cool, then carefully transfer the pudding into a serving plate and refrigerate for an hour.
Serve Cold!

*To add saffron flavor add a few strands of saffron to your yoghurt mix
*To add mango flavor add 2 tablespoon of ripe mango puree to your yoghurt mix

Spicy Chilli Crisp

You can buy it in Chinese grocery stores, and it adds an instant zing to any dish.The most common brand is LAOGANMA. It has a very nice flavor and smell, and is made with red chili flakes, sesame oil and beans.

Best Scrambled Eggs Sandwich

I love eggs specially if it is scrambled. The recipe I share below is an absolutely heavenly version of the scrambled egg, and you can have it for lunch on its own, or with bread as a sandwich. It is simple to prepare and is pretty addictive :))

What you need:
2 medium eggs
1 tablespoon rosemary leaves
boiled slices of 1 medium potato (optional)
salt to taste(optional),about two pinches
1 teaspoon of Spicy Chili Crisp *
1 tablespoon oil
* http://onepothealthymeals.blogspot.com/2014/11/spicy-chilli-crisp.html

How to make:
Pour oil in a skillet
Add the rosemary leaves
Add the potato slices, and sauté for a minute
Pop the eggs into the skillet, and add salt
and add the red chilli crisp
Sauté for a minute, you can add any leftovers as well like roast chicken or pasta, to make it varied.
Make a sandwich with bread, or enjoy it own its own!!

Instant Sweet and Sour Chicken

This recipe is super fast to prepare and tastes like restaurant food.

What you need:
Diced chicken : 2 cups
1 Teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 Tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon corn flour
1 cup water
*4 Tablespoon Sweet and Sour Sauce
1 pinch sugar
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 large onion chopped
1 large Capsicum chopped

How to make:
Marinate chicken with soy sauce and lime juice and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Add flour to the chicken.
Heat oil in a pan, and lightly fry the floured chicken. Remove from pan.
Add the onions and capsicum to the pan. Sauté for a minute, and then add the sugar and freshly prepared sweet and sour sauce. Add the chicken, and sauté for another minute.
Add water, and the corn flour, and sauté for another minute. Serve hot with rice!

*How to make the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

Perfect Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce

Chinese sweet and sour recipes are delicious, and are super easy to prepare. The key to any sweet and sour recipe is the sauce. Below is the absolutely perfect and easiest way to make a super quick aromatic sweet and sour sauce for any of your recipes:

What you need:
1 Tablespoon Ketchup or Tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
1 green chili finely chopped
1 bunch of Chinese parsley finely chopped
quarter of an inch of ginger grated
4 cloves of garlic grated
1 teaspoon of Spicy Chili Crisp ( you can find this in Chinese grocery stores, it is basically a chili oil with the chili seeds)
5 to 6 Crushed Black pepper seeds
1 tablespoon peanut oil/sesame oil

How to make:
Heat oil in a pan. Add the ginger and garlic followed by the rest of the ingredients except the parsley.
Toss over high heat for two minutes. Add parsley. Your sauce is ready to be used!

*The above recipe makes about 4 tablespoon of Sauce

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Apple pie.This dessert is an absolute favorite for those rainy evenings when you want to enjoy a dessert and tea at home, while watching your favorite television show. You can have it hot or cold, and both ways it is delicious! A crossover between a pie and a cake, it is crumbly and moist at the same time.

What you need:
1 egg beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup all purpose flour
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1/2 cup semolina
1 teaspoon milk(optional)
2 apples peeled & chopped into small squares
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 handful of raisins
1 handful of cashew nuts

Mix the dry ingredients (flour, semolina, baking powder, salt and cinnamon) in a bowl.
In another bowl mix the beaten egg, vanilla, sugar, and apple and butter.
Add  the flour mixture to the egg & apple mix. Stir to a very thick batter. If it is really thick add a teaspoon of mil to bring it to a runny dough consistency. Note: the cake mix should be of an almost dough like consistency, and unlike cakes, should not be batter like.
Pour the dough into a cake tin, and sprinkle with raisins and cashew nuts.
Bake at 175 C for 35 to 40 minutes.

Healthy Yoghurt Dessert

Steamed Yoghurt

What you need:
1 tin low fat condensed milk 250 g
1 tub natural yoghurt 350 g
1 pinch saffron strands

How to prepare:
Mix the yoghurt and condensed milk thoroughly.
Add the saffron, and steam it in a bowl for 20 minutes.
Let it cool down. The refrigerate it for an hour.
Garnish with sliced strawberries or cherries(optional).
Serve cold!