Friday, April 29, 2016

CURD RICE


Curd rice or Dahi Chawal is a simple delicacy from south India. Mainly taken as part of a meal, but its a comfort food in itself.
Easy preparation and is loved by kids, bachelors, and ready to go meals!
Its very popular among the south states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Its a savoury dish as compared to the sweet dahi chawal of north India!

INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Cooked/Leftover Rice
2) 2 Cups Curd/Yogurt/Dahi
3) 1/2 Cup Grated carrots
4) 1/2 Cup Grated Broccoli
5) 1/4 Cup Grated Ginger
6) Few Curry Leaves
7) 2-3 Green Chillis
8) 2 Tablespoon Oil
9) A Pinch of Asafoetida
10) 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
11) Salt to taste
12) Black Pepper/Red Chilly to taste
13) Pickle and coriander leaves for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a Pan heat oil, add Asafoetida and crackle mustard seeds
* Add Curry leaves, Grated Ginger and green chillies, saute for a minute
* Add Broccoli and carrots, saute at low heat till carrots get soft
* Add rice and mix well, Keep aside to cool it
* In a separate bowl beat the curd and add salt and pepper
* Mix the salted curd with the rice into a thick paste like consistency
* If needed take more curd or simply add a little water
* Garnish with coriander leaves and serve chilled/room temperature with a pickle
* Any kind of rice can be used in this recipe


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ROASTED POTATOES WITH SPINACH AND CORN


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Kg Baby Potatoes
2) 3 Cups of Spinach
3) 1 Cup of Sweet Corn Kernels
4) 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic powder
5) Black Pepper to taste
6) Salt to taste
7) 1 Tablespoon Olive oil

PREPARATION TIME: 40 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut them in half
* Wash the spinach leaves and let the water drain
* Chop the leaves roughly and keep aside
* In a Oven safe dish put potatoes and oil
* Sprinkle garlic powder, black pepper and salt
* Mix the spices with potatoes till all potatoes covered
* Roast the potatoes in oven for 20 minutes at 220 degrees
* Add Chopped spinach and corns and mix well
* Roast again for 5 minutes till potatoes get soft inside and crispy outside
* Serve hot with dinners as appetizers or as snacks with drinks/tea. Its a hit with Kids too.


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