Tuesday, April 21, 2009

GUEST LUNCH AND LEMON JUICE


I learnt this recipe in a TV show. I just wanted to try , but somehow it was getting delayed. Last week my hubby went out of station for 2 days, since it is summer holidays, i asked my friend Hema to come for staying. I thought let me try this recipe for them. It came out well and she and kids like this. We had a good time chatting all night, and of course the kids enjoyed. We had a good time. I made coconut rice , double beans gravy , Cauliflower Manchurian and lemon Juice. I made poori aloo for dinner.

Coconut Milk Rice

Basmati rice – 1 cup
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Water – ½ cup
Garlic – 7 to 8 pods
Salt to taste

Method


1. Wash and soak rice in half cup of water.
2. Combine the rice, garlic pods and coconut milk in a vessel and pressure cook.




Double Beans Gravy

Double beans – 1 cup
Onion – 1 medium
Tomato – 2 medium
Salt to taste
Ginger - ½ inch
Garlic – 2 pods
Chili powder – 1 tbsp ( I used Everest curry powder)
Cilantro for garnishing
Oil , jeera ( recipe asked for clove, cinnamon stick)

Method

1. Pressure cook the double beans.
2. Grind Onion, ginger and garlic to a paste.
3. Make tomato puree.
4. Heat oil and temper the cumin seeds and add the onion paste.
5. When the raw smell gone add the tomato puree.
6. When the raw smell goes add the salt, curry powder and saute
7. When the masala blends together add the cooked double beans.
8. Cook for a two to three minutes and garnish with Cilantro.

Cauliflower Manchurian
I have posted this earlier. For recipe click here.




Lemon Juice


Lemon – 2
Salt a generous pinch
Sugar – 3 tbsp ( sugar free Natura)
Ice cubes – 6

Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend it together. You can substitute sugar with sugar free also.
This entry goes to WYF Side dish by Easy crafts and 15minutes cooking hosted by Mahimaa and Cooking for kids - Rice hosted byTrupti statred by Sharmi.
The lemon juice is taking part in Refreshing Drinks hosted by AnuSriram.

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