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Ginger Garlic Potato

posted 30 Dec 2016, 23:12 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 30 Dec 2016, 23:14 ]

Whenever I learn a new dish made of potato kids want me to try it out immediately and it happenned with this Ginger Garlic Potato recipe too. When I was describing the recipe to my kids they said mom please try it out and send it to school tomorrow. (Why to school specifically, I will be sending it in a box alone and they will not have the guilt that they were not able to complete it.) But they had liked it so much they wanted me to do it again. One of the few recipes that the kids loved after tweaking it a bit from the original recipe. 

I have added the quantity that I have used but you can adjust it as and how you like it. This can be made both with baby potato and also equally cut regular potatoes. This makes a great side dish for rasam rice or vathakuzhambu rice or pulav or chappathi or roti.

Baby Potato - 1 Kg
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 8 pods
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Jeera - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Sambar Powder - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Pressure cook and peel the potatoes. Make a paste of mint leaves and jeera.  In a pan add oil and when it gets hot add chopped ginger and garlic and saute a while add the potatoes and mix well. Add the mint jeera paste and mix well so that all the potatoes get coated well. Add the salt and sambar powder and mix thoroughly. Reduce the flame and cook till all the potatoes are coated with all the ingredients added.

Tandoori Indian Restaurant - Accra

posted 25 Apr 2016, 21:36 by Rajmi Arun

Tandoor Indian Restaurant is a classy Indian restaurant in the city of Accra, Ghana. One of the famous Indian restaurant which can seat about 40 people. Catering services and take away services are also available.

Soula Loop,
Near Morning Star School,
North Labone,

For Reservations:

Tandoori Palace, Darlinghurst

posted 25 Apr 2016, 21:34 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 25 Apr 2016, 21:34 ]

Restaurant have Bar/Wine Bars. It is suitable for late night dining. The restaurant provides live music/entertainment along with private dining. Suitable for functions and can hold upto 50 to 100 people. Suitable for families with children and family can enjoy private dining.Suitable for coroporate parties and product lunches too.

86, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Product Review - Guavava Chilli by Paper Boat

posted 25 Apr 2016, 21:12 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 25 Apr 2016, 21:14 ]

I prefer to drink fresh juices or take the fruits as they are. I was surprised to see a new variant in the shelf on my recent visit to a super market. Was thinking how it will taste. And when I saw a review about this particular drink by another blogger friend of mine in Facebook I decided to try it out and in the second visit I got it. The pack said shake well before drinking and I did. 

Normally when I eat guava I prefer eating it with either salt and pepper or salt and chilly powder. Though ofcourse not marinating the pieces but just a little dip of the cut slice. And I just got the taste similar to the guava dipped in chilly powder. And I happened to see image of chilly powder printed on the pack. 

No it was not spicy, but at the end of every mouthful, I was able to taste the tangy taste of chilly (or chilly powder). The packaging of paper boat fills in one glass. But the cost seems to be a bit on the higher side, though I have to agree that it is worth the money paid. 

I have tasted their other variants too. Will try to write a review of the few that I liked very much soon. 

Raw Rice Rawa, Lemon and Ginger Kanji - Recipe to Loose Weight

posted 13 Apr 2016, 07:14 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 13 Apr 2016, 09:04 ]

Broken Rice Rawa- 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Lemon - 1/2
Ginger Juice - 1 tsp

Cook rice rawa either in open pan or pressure cook it. Remove and mash it. Add ginger juice, lemon juice and salt and serve.

This kanji helps in reducing body weight if taken 2 glasses daily in the morning

Mixed Grains Kanji

posted 13 Apr 2016, 07:09 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 13 Apr 2016, 07:10 ]

Boiled rice - 1 cup
Peanut - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1 cup
Ragi - 1 cup
Processed channa dal - 1 cup
Dalia - 1 cup

Fry each ingredient in a hot pan separately. Mix everything and grind it toether in flour mill. Keep the mixture in air tight container.

While making porridge take 2 spoon of the powder and mix with warm water. Mix well thoroughly without forming any lumps. Keep it on stove and stir constantly without forming any lumps. Cook it well.

Add either milk and sugar or buttermilk and salt.

Rice Green Gram Kanji / Porridge

posted 12 Apr 2016, 23:31 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 12 Apr 2016, 23:32 ]

Jeeraga Chamba Rice - 1 cup
Green gram - 1 cup
Shallots - 12 nos
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Red Chilly - 3 nos
Green Chilly - 2 nos
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tbsp

Wash and soak rice for about 1/2 an hour. Soak green gram for 1 hour. Mix them together and pressure cook along with finely chopped shallots, slit green chillies. Pressure cook for 5 whistles.

Grind coconut and red chillies together along with a little salt to a coarse paste with less water. Mix it to the cooked gruel and boil it for another few minutes.

(If it is served for diabetics, the coconut can be avoided. While serving the kids, the number of chillies can be altered. While giving it for pregnant women and kids, the porridge have to be thick and less spicy)

Add little ghee on top before serving.

Venthaya Kanji / Methi Kanji

posted 12 Apr 2016, 23:27 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 12 Apr 2016, 23:28 ]

Methi seeds - 2 tbsp
Boiled rice - 4 tbsp
Salt  to taste
Butter milk - 1 cup

Soak methi seeds and boiled rice for about 6 hours or over night. Grind both together to a fine paste. Pressure cook it in 1 cup of water or cook over flame stirring constantly so that it doesnot settle in bottom. Remove from flame and let it cool; add salt and butter milk.

Kadamba Sambar

posted 12 Apr 2016, 22:55 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 12 Apr 2016, 22:57 ]

Most of the festivals call for a sambar in their menu and making this sambar without Onion is the trend. Mostly this sambar is made with all the veggies though at times just onion and tomato alone are added. 

Drum stick - 1 no
Brinjal - 2 no
Carrot - 1 no
Potato - 1 no
Broad beans - 8 nos
Chow Chow - 1 small
Thuvar Dal - 1/2 cup
Tamarind Paste - 4 tbsp
Sambar Powder - 2 tsp
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - 1/4 cup

For seasoning:
Gingely oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Red Chilly - 1 no.

Pressure cook thuvar dal, mash and let it cool. Chop all the vegetables into reasonably big size. Cook all of them with required salt and turmeric powder in a Pressure cooker. (To save fuel, keep dal and the veggies on top of each and can be cooked at one time). In a hard bottom vessel add 2 cups of water and add tamarind paste and mix well. Add salt, hing and bring it to boil till the raw smell is gone. Add the cooked veggies, sambar powder, 1/2 of the curry leaves and bring it to boil. When it starts boiling add the dal and add required water so that it is not lumpy but in liquid form. When it bubbles, remove from flame, add the chopped coriander leaves.

Heat seasoning laddle, add gingely oil and when it is hot reduce the flame and add the mustard seeds when it splutters add red chilly. Spread the remaining curry leaves on the cooked sambar and pour the seasoning on top. 

Serve hot with rice and ghee or can be had with Pongal too. 

Onion Soup - A delicious soup without the smell of Onions

posted 11 Apr 2016, 08:18 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 11 Apr 2016, 08:20 ]

A soup that requires easily and readily available ingredients. Can be made easily for unexpected guests. And that too when it is done in OPOS, it is made easily and the taste is definitely immense. 

Onions - 4 nos
Butter - 1 tbsp
White sauce - 2 Cups
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut the onions into thin rings. 

In a pressure pan heat butter and add the onion rings. Add white sauce, salt and 1 cup of water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. 

Let it cool remove from flame and add required water. 

Serve hot with soup sticks. This also makes a soup for a rainy day. 

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