Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vaangi Bhat / Brinjal Rice


Rice- 1 cup
Brinjals -5-6
Tamarind juice/Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Bhat powder- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)- 1 tbsp

For Seasoning:
Oil- 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves- 5-6
Red Chillies- 3-4
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Cook rice and cool slightly.Heat oil in a kadai,add mustard seeds, after it splutters add urad dal,red chillies,curry leaves,turmeric powder.Now add cut eggplant and cook gently until the eggplants are tender.(Don't close the lid)
Add tamarind juice/Lemon juice, bhath powder,sugar, salt. Mix well and cook for few minutes. Remove from the heat.
Add rice and mix well.Garnish with coriander leaves.
Optional: You can serve raitha also with vaangi bhat.

Recipe for Bhat powder


1 cup bengal gram
1 cup black gram
1/2 cup coriander seeds
1-1/2 cups dried red chillies
6 cloves
1 cardamom
1 large cinnamon stick broken into pieces
1 cup grated copra


Dry roast the coriander seeds in a pan until lightly browned, then set aside.
Heat 1 tsp. oil and fry the red chillies until lightly browned, set aside.
Roast the copra until lightly colored, Dry roast all other ingredients together until lightly browned.Grind all the ingredients together to a fine powder.
Store in a air-tight container.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Strawberry Banana Smoothie


Strawberry - 1 lb
Banana- 2 nos
Milk- 2 cups
Yogurt- 1/4 cup
Sugar- 2 tbsp
Ice cubes- 5-6


Cut the fresh strawberries and bananas.Combine all the ingredients in a blender until creamy and smooth.
Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves.
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