After long gap, today was my day in kitchen – a day full of experiments. If i am posting here, that implies that the experiments are success. Here we go for the recipes:
1. Hotel Style Sambar
This is adapted from the free iphone app ChitVish, very popular food blogger. Method:
Pressure cook 1 cup toor dal, 2 tbsp moong dal, onion, tomato and green chilli
Dry roast and grind chana dal, poppy seeds, black pepper, jeera, red chilli, and sounf.
Put the powder in the sambar 5 min before you switch off the stove. Garnish with coriander.
My husband is fed up of my sambar experiements every time we make Idli at home. So, I tried this today – and he was happy though not escastic : He says that the taste is close to Hotel sambar. Hmm, I’m inspired. The day I get the perfect hotel sambar taste, that would call for a toast and separate post of its own!!
2. Cream of mushroom Soup
Yes, until now – wherever i went to eat food outside my home, my order would say -“No mushrooms please”. After I have started reading more about health and fitness, i have realized that mushrooms are the powerhouse of nutrients one’s body needs and what better way than preparing a soup? So, I bought sliced mushrooms from Coles today, and made cream of mushroom. It was yum, and we all liked the taste. I hope it becomes a regular at my home now.
The recipe is taken from various sources on the internet, here it goes:
> Melt some butter, and put garlic and onions. Once the onion color changes a bit, place sliced mushrooms and cook for 15-20 mts until the mushrooms are cooked completely.
> Blend the above into smooth paste.
> Take some whole milk, bring to boil. Add the mushroom paste, pepper powder and salt.
> Switch of the stove, and add some lime juice. Garnish with coriander.
As usual, my photos are left on iphone and I’m blogging midnight on my laptop. Sorry, friends.
Have a good day, and keep rocking!!