Friday 20 September 2019

Citrus fruit Salad

Citrus Fruit Salad

This is a pretty easy, simple, refreshing, colourful and full of vitamins salad or you can serve this as a sweet and tangy dessert.

 I got this idea as now a days my daughter is preparing for her exams. So every time she needs something good to eat. As all kids she also wants chips, biscuits or fried food. But as a mother its my duty to serve her good and healthy food and fruits are the best source.However eating fruits is very boring and time consuming for her so I got an idea and prepared this easy and exotic citrus fruit salad.

Preparation Time : 20 min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Ingredients :  

  • Oranges 2 
  • Sweet Lime 2
  • Grape Fruit 1
  • Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  • Mint Leaves Few
  • Honey 1/2 Tablespoon (optional)
  • Black Salt according to taste
  • Lime zest For garnishing 
Procedure :
  • First of all Peel and segment all the fruits with the help of sharp knife.

  • Cut away the skin and all the pith from the Oranges, Sweet lime and Grape fruit. 

  • Now slice along the lines of the membrane, which separates each slice. Repeat till all the segments are removed
  • In a bowl transfer segments of Oranges, Sweet lime and Grapefruit

  • In a small bowl add honey, lime zest, lemon juice, black salt and mint leaves

  • Mix this dressing to the Citrus fruit and toss all together 

  • Before serving garnish it with lime zest and mint leaves

  • You can prepare this in advance. keep it in freeze. Serve it chilled.

Tip :  
  • You can use any other fruit of your choice. 

Thursday 12 September 2019

Chawal Vadi (Rice curry)

Chawal Vadi (Rice curry)

It's funny how simple items trigger wonderful memories of the past. This dish is a family dish which reminds me of all the beautiful moments I spent with my grandmother. This dish, to me, holds the flavour of nostalgia, the warmth of her embrace and all the stories she shared with me. I thought of sharing this recipe with you guys. This one-pot-meal might not remind you of your past but it will be an amazing start for your kids or friends to bond over and if like me you are a Punjabi, you would also feel the love I felt decades ago.

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 25 to 30 Min

Serves : 4

Ingredients :

  • Rice 1 Cup soaked for 20 min
  • Oil 2 Tablespoon
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Zeera 1 Teaspoon
  • Pinch of hing
  • Green cardamom 2 to 3
  • Cinnamon stick 1/2 inch
  • Star anis 1
  • Red chilly 2 to 3
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red chilly powder according to taste
  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Green peas 1/2 cup
  • Vadi ( any available in market) if it is big size break into pieces.
  • For Masala
  • Onion 1 medium size
  • Tomato 2 medium size
  • Green chilly 2
  • Ginger 1/2 inch
  • Garlic 3 - 4 cloves
  • Lemon 1
  • Green coriander for garnishing 
Video : 

Procedure :  
  • Soak rice and keep aside.

  • Take onion, tomato, green chilly, ginger and garlic in a mixer and form a smooth paste 

  • Now take a cooker add oil heat it. Now add zeera and pinch of hing along with whole spices.

  • Add onion tomato paste and sauce it for 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame.

  • Once masala is roasted nicely add salt, red chilly, turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix it well

  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoon of water to masala and cook till you get nice aroma and masala leave the oil

  • Now add green peas and wadi to this. again saut├ęs it 

  • Now add rice roast it for 2 minutes

  • Add 4 cup of water and pressure cook rice till 2 whistle. close the gas and wait for 10 minutes

  • Before serving garnish it with green coriander and lemon juice ..

Tip : 
  • If you find that water is less next time add little more water

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