Thai Sticky Rice with Mango
Feb12

Thai Sticky Rice with Mango

Ingredients • Sticky (glutinous) white rice, soaked in cold water for 1 hour, then drained – 2 cups • Coconut milk, one 400ml can – 1¼ cups • Salt – a pinch • Sugar – 2 tbsp • Ripe mangoes – 2 large • Coconut milk to serve – 2 tbsp • Mint leaves to decorate Preparation 1. Combine the rice, coconut milk, salt and sugar in an uncovered saucepan with 1¼ cups of water. Stir and bring to the boil over...

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Tomato Rice with Herbs
Feb10

Tomato Rice with Herbs

Ingredients • Basmati or other long-grain white rice – 1 cup • Water – 1 3/4 cups • Salt – 1 tsp • Paprika – 1 tsp • Tomato paste – 1 tbsp • Fresh basil leaves, chopped fine – 2 tbsp • Olive oil – 2 tbsp • Yellow asafoetida powder – 1/2 tsp • Firm tomatoes, cut into 1.25 cm (1/2-inch) cubes – 1 cup • Finely chopped fresh parsley – 2 tbsp Preparation 1. Wash, drain, and dry...

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Rice and Green Gram Dhal Bhath
Jan28

Rice and Green Gram Dhal Bhath

Ingredients • Rice – 1 cup • Green gram dhal – ⅓ cup • Preserved chilies – 3-4 (Vatral) • Oil – 2 ½ Tbsp • Water – 3 ½ cups • Salt – as required • Grated fresh coconut – 3 tbsp Preparation 1. Dry roast rice and dhal separately till light brown in color. 2. Heat pressure cooker, add oil and fry broken chilies till dark brown in color. 3. Add water, salt, and grated coconut. When it starts...

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Kesari Bhath
Jan15

Kesari Bhath

Ingredients • Plain rice – 1 cup • Sugar – 1 ¼ cup • Water – ¼ cup • Ghee – 1 tbsp • Saffron – little • Milk – 1 tbsp • Saffron • Cardamom powder – a pinch • Broken cashew nuts – 1 tbsp • Raisins – 1 tbsp • Kesari powder – as required (Food color) Variation: • In place of sugar, candied sugar which is powdered well can be used. Reduce powdered sugar candy to ¾ cup or 1 cup as...

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Channa Pulav
Jan13

Channa Pulav

Ingredients • Basmati rice – 1 cup • White Kabuli channa – ½ cup • Tomatoes – 3 big • Coconut – ½  small • Oil – 3 ½ tbsp • Coriander leaves – ½ bunch • Green chilies – 4 • Kasoori methi – 1 tbsp • Garam masala powder – ½ tsp • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece • Cardamoms – 2 to 3 • Cloves – few • Bay leaf – 1 • Ghee – 2 tsp • Grind together: • Red Chilies -8 •...

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Masala Bhath – 1
Jan12

Masala Bhath – 1

Ingredients • Basmati rice – 1 cup • Potatoes – 2 or 3 • Ivy gaurd – 15-20 • Red chili powder – ½ tsp. • Ginger paste – ¼ tsp. • Turmeric powder – ¾ tsp. • Coriander leaves – ¼ bunch • Salt – as required • Oil and Ghee – enough for frying • Broken cashew nuts – 1 tbsp • Coconut extract – 2 cups Grind Together: • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece • Cloves – 2 • Grated...

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