Monday, August 13, 2012

Mexican Rice Bowl


Serves:4

INGREDIENTS
3 cups of Brown rice or White rice (preferably brown rice)
1 Iceberg lettuce
1 yellow capsicum
1 red capsicum
1 green capsicum
1 big bunch of spring onion
300 gms Rajma
4 big onions (2 for rajma & 2 for Salsa sauce)
1 kg tomatoes
4 green chillies
6 cloves of garlic
bunch of coriander (kothmir)
pinch of soda bicarb
4-5 tbsp red chilly powder
Sour cream (available in shop)
Cheese for garnishing
SALSA SAUCE: please check the recipe.
2 tbsp Vinegar

METHOD
1. Cook the brown or white rice in the cooker and keep it aside.

2. Cut Iceberg Lettuce, Spring onion, yellow and red capsicum into small pieces and keep them aside

3. For Making Rajma:
Take the rajma and keep them in a vessel with water for 7-8 hrs.(you have to plan this beforehand) then take them in a cooker and add a pinch of soda bicarb to it. Let them cook for 5-6 whistles. Remove the Rajma from the cooker and keep very little water. Take a vessel and put it on the gas. Add a little oil and 2 onions (cut into small pieces) and saute the onion. After that add the rajma in the sauted onions. Add 2 tbsp red chilly powder, 3 tbsp tomato ketchup and keep stirring till the broth thickens. Your rajma is prepared!

4. For Making Salsa Sauce:
Put the tomato, big pieces of 2 onions, 6 cloves of garlic, 4 green chillies in the cooker and let them cook for 3-4 whistles. Drain the water and then mix them in a mixer. No remove this mixture in a vessel and add small cut pieces of green capsicum, corainder, 2-3 tbsp red chilly pwder and 2 tbsp vinegar.
Stir them. You Salsa Sauce is ready!!

5. For Serving:(you have to prepare a seperate bowl for every individual)
Take a big bowl. First take some rice prepared in step 1. Then put Rajma on it as prepared in step 3. Then put the Salsa sauce as prepared in step 4. Then add 2 tbsp of sour cream. Then add the Salad as prepared in step 2. Lastly add cheese on top for Garnishing.

Congratulations your Mexican Rice Bowl is prepared.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Khow Suey - Burmese dish

It is a Burmese dish made of vegetables ,coconut milk and noodles.
The best thing about Khow Suey is that you dont have to make anything else along with it. It is very filling.

Serves: 4 people.

INGREDIENTS:
1 packet of Noodles.
8-10 french beans
1 big carrot.
small piece of cauliflower.
handful of green peas.
2 big tomatoes
1 big onion
4 cloves garlic
1 bunch of spring onion
small bunch of coriander( kothmir)
1 tbsp whole dried coriander (dhana)
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 big tbsp on daaliya.
2 green chillies
1 piece of ginger
1.5 cup of coconut milk (available in shops)
1 big spoon of corn flour.
salt as per taste

METHOD:
1.Take a small quantity of noodles and fry them in oil and keep it aside. we will use it for garnishing.
2.Start boiling the water and Then add a spoon of oil in it so that the noodles do not become sticky.
.After the water starts to simmer, add the noodles to the water and let it boil for 15 mins. After 15 mins remove the water from the noodles using a drainer and then transfer the noodles in a vessel containing water at normal temperature.
3. Cut the French beans,carrot and cauliflower in medium pieces. Put them in a vessel along with the green peas and the boil them for 7-8 minutes.(if you boil in microwave then do it for 5 mins)
4. Take the cumin seeds, dried coriander, garlic, chillies and ginger and make a paste of it in the mixture.
5. Take some oil in a vessel, cut the onion into small pieces and add it to the oil in the vessel and saute it till their colour starts turning a little brown. Now add small pieces of tomato to the onion and saute them for another 3-4 minutes. Next add the paste that you have prepared in step 4 to the vessel and saute it for 2 mins. Now take corn flour and mix it with coconut milk and add it to the vessel containing onion,tomato etc. Lastly add 1 cup water to the vessel.
6. When the above mixture in the vessel starts to simmer add noodles of step 2 and vegetables of step 3 in the vessel. Add coriander. Also add salt as per taste. Keep mixing it for 5 mins.

Serve them in Bowls and Garnish them with chopped spring onions and fried noodles!

Enjoy the Burmese delicacy!!