Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Some months ago we were presented with a whole basket of lovely green apples. They were sour and had a tang to it. So I made them into salads, cakes, tarts and what not. One recipe I found was quite unusual and it caught my fancy. Made it and the rest is history. Try out this lip smacking Green Apple Curry and surprise your friends and family.
4 medium green apples cored and cubed, soak in water with a teaspoon of salt to prevent it from becoming brown; 1 large onion, sliced; 3 flakes garlic, minced; 1 inch piece ginger, minced; 1 dsp curry powder of your choice; 1 tbsp vinegar; mustard and curry leaves for seasoning; 2 dsp olive oil; 1 large tomato, diced; 1/2 tsp sugar to taste.
Heat oil and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add the curry leaves, onions, ginger and garlic. Stir fry till onions become golden brown on a medium fire. Add the tomatoes and cook till mushy. Now add the curry powder, salt to taste, vinegar and the sugar . Mix well, add the apples, 1/4 cup water and cover and cook for 5 minutes or until apples are soft but still retaining their shape. Taste and add more sugar if required. It should be spicy, sweet and sour all at the same time. If you have achieved that you a cook to reckon with. Serve hot with curd rice or any Indian bread.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Something went wrong with my computer and was unable to access my blog. So have not posted the recipes I intended for October. Am now using Ranita's laptop. What a relief to be able to do one of my favourite weekly activities. This recipe is absolutely wonderful and a knock out for parties when you have a lot to do. It was sms'd by a friend a while ago and I saved it for a very special occasion. Jayanthi Dhanaraj & Kenneth Pichamuthu, this one is for you.
One large beautiful bowl; 17 Marie Biscuits; 250 gms cream cheese; 250 gms whipped cream; caster sugar to taste; 2 dsp Nescafe dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water with 2 tsp sugar added to it; whole almonds for garnish.
Beat the whipped cream, cream cheese and sugar (to taste) together. Keep aside. Dip 6 of the biscuits in the Nescafe and place in a layer at the bottom of the bowl. Pour half of the beaten mixture over and repeat with 6 more biscuits making two layers. Top with remaining biscuits and garnish with almonds. Drizzle remaining Nescafe over the top. Keep in refrigerator to set overnight. Can have as many layers as desired.
Tastes wonderful and looks good too.