Friday, November 21, 2014

Coconut Shrimp Rice




Coconut Shrimp Rice

Coconut shrimp rice is simple and flavorful one pot dish. This rice cooked in coconut milk. It  is aromatic with coconut, spices, shrimp. Toasted shredded coconut used for garnish gives it a unique flavor and taste. This can be paired with spicy curries or with raita and papad. Try this simple rice dish,you will surely love it.

Ingredients 
1)For the rice

Basmathi rice -1 1/2 cup
Cloves- 3
Cinnamon stick- 2 peices
Cardamon- 2
Coconut milk thick- 1/2 cup
water- 2 1/2 cup
salt to taste

2)For the masala
Shrimp- 1/2 pound
Shredded carrot- 1/2 cup
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Onion- 1 medium
Ginger chopped- 1 tbs
Garlic- 3 cloves
Green chilly- 3 slit
Curry leaves- a few
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/ 2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 medium
(or you can use one tomato instead)
Ghee - 1 tsp
 oil and salt to taste



Wash rice nicely and add all ingredients listed under( 1) rice and cook in a low medium flame. Once cooked fluff with a fork and allow to cool down.
Heat ghee and a little oil in a pan. Add the coconut and toast till it is golden brown. Keep aside two tsp of coconut for final garnish. Into the remaining add onions, ginger, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves,salt and saute till golden brown. Saute by adding turmeric powder, garam masala and the shrimp.After two minutes add shredded carrots and continue stir frying for 3-4 minutes till the shrimp gets cooked.Mix in the rice and lemon juice. Garnish with toasted coconut, pomegranates or raisins.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cornmeal Scallion pancakes



Cornmeal Scallion pancakes

Cornmeal pancakes are crispy and savory pancakes and can be served with sour cream or with maple syrup.This recipe is inspired from Williams Sonoma book  Essentials of Breakfast and Brunch. This is a quick and healthy breakfast recipe. You can add fresh corn kernels to get an interesting sweet crunch.Give this recipe a try,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
White or yellow corn meal-1 1/2 cups
Egg-2
Baking powder-3/4 tsp
Sugar- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt-1/4 tsp
Tomato- 1 medium
Water- 1 1/2 cup of boiling water
Spring onions- 3/4 cup
Butter milk- 1/2 cup
Freshly ground pepper
 Butter- 2-3 tbs



In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal,salt and sugar. Slowly and carefully stir in boiling water,whisk until smooth and quite stiff. Let the batter stand for10 minutes .Make sure it is completely cooled down and then add chopped onions,butter milk,baking powder, eggs, chopped tomatoes and seasoning. Place a griddle pan and heat till medium hot. Brush with  butter take 1/4 cup of the mixture in a ladle. Flatten  and spread the batter into small circles and cook  low medium flame till crisp. Using a spatula, carefully turn the pancakes and crisp the other side.Serve warm.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

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