Monday, April 21, 2008

Party Time

It's long time since i blogged. I was very busy with my kitchen renovation and ofcourse my kids and daily routines. Wanted a break, to releave my stress, so just joined with my friends and had a eat out at the nearby park. The weather was very sultry though after a heavy showers of rain. After eating our dinner we went for a relaxing walk. The kids were playing screaming on top of their voice. All the men were enjoying gossips and were in their own world. The menu for the party was very simple but very delicious one. Vegetable Pakoda for starters with drinks and chips, followed with Ghee rice, Channa masala, Pepper curry, curd rice with pickle. Last but the least, delicious ice-cream (caramel almond fudge) for desserts.

Ghee Rice
Basumati Rice - 2cups
Ghee - 6tsp
Cashews - 10nos
Cardamon - 2nos
Cloves - 4nos
Cinnamon - 1/2 stick
Jeera - 1/2tsp
Green chilli - 3nos
Corriander leaves - little
Ginger - a small piece
Garlic - 1 pod
Onions - 2nos
Salt - to taste

1. Grind ginger, garlic into paste.
2. Cut green chilli and onions.
3. Split cardamon, cinnamon, cashews.
4. Wash and soak rice for 10-15min.
5. In a heated kadai, add 2tsp ghee and fry cashews till golden brown, keep aside.
6. Add the rest of the ghee, and saute cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, jeera and ginger garlic paste. Then add green chilli and rice. Saute thoroughly till all the ghee sticks to the rice.
7. Transfer to the rice cooker and add enough water. (1cup rice - 2cup water).
8. Once the rice is cooked garnish with corriander leaves and fried cashews.

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