Friday, September 28, 2012

My Lunch - Spinach Soup, Fire Roasted Eggplants & Tomato, Pan Fried Cod

 Spinach Soup, Fire Roasted Eggplants & Tomato mashed, Pan Fried Cod

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sweet & Sour Tamarind Chutney

Tamarind - 3 tbsp
Jaggery - 1/4 cup (adjust the amount depending on how sour the tamarind is and how sweet you want the chutney to be)
Dates - a handful, chopped  (If dates are not available, increse the jaggery quantity)
Black Salt - a pinch
Water - 1/2 cup
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp

Soak the tamarind in water for at least an hour. Mash with your fingers to remove the juices. Discard the thick pulp and seeds.

Add jaggery, dates, salt, cumin and red chili powder. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer till it becomes thick.

Cool and mash a bit and use it as a chutney or a dressing for salad.

Friday, September 7, 2012

My Lunch - Kidney Beans, Shrimp & Cabbage

Sautted Cabbage with lentils, Kidney beans and Shrimp

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Curd Rice

Soft Cooked Brown Rice / Leftover cooked brown rice - 2 cups
Greek Yogurt - 2 cups
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal / Split Black Lentils - 1 tbsp
Green Chilies - 2, chopped
Dried Red Chili - 2, broken into pieces
Ginger - 1 inch, grated
Hing / Asafoetida - 2 pinches
Curry Leaves - 4

Mash the soft cooked brown rice coarsely. Add yogurt, salt to taste, mix well and keep aside.

Heat oil in a skillet. Add the mustard seeds and once they start popping, add the urad dal. Reduce heat and roast the dal till golden brown.

Add grated garlic, green chilies, dried red chili, curry leaves and hing. Saute for a couple of minutes.

Remove from heat and immediately add the rice yogurt mixture.

Mix well and serve.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Black and White Wednesday - Figs, Okra, Tomatoes from my Garden

This is my entry for Black and White Wednesdays Week#48 started by Susan of the Well-Seasoned Cook and hosted by Anusha of Tomato Blues.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pina Colada Smoothie

Light Coconut Milk - 3/4 cup
Frozen Pineapple Chunks - 3/4 cup
Banana - 1 small, cut into chunks and frozen
Raw Honey - 1 tsp
Ground Flax Seeds - 1 tsp
Ice Cubes - 3

Serves one

Blend everything together in vitamix for 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Raspberry and Mixed Fruit Smoothie

Frozen Raspberries - 1/2 cup
Whole Orange - 1
Whole Apple - 1
Kiwi - 1
Banana - 1
Homemade Cashew Milk / Almond Milk - 3/4 cup
A few cubes of Ice
Honey - 1 tbsp

Serves 2

Blend everything together in Vitamix for 30 seconds and serve immediately.