Lemon Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp gram dal (Chana dal)
  • 1½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp mustard seed
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp asafetida
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ¼-½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ cup roasted or fried peanuts
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 4 tsp oil
  • Juice of 1 large sized lemon
  • Lemon zest
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Soak rice and chana dal for 1 hour and cook it with salt, turmeric powder and 2 tsp oil with adequate water (enough to cook the rice grain, but not to make it very soggy)
  2. Heat remaining oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal and hing. When urad dal gets light pink, add rice and dal mixture, salt, red chilli powder, chaat masala and mix properly.
  3. Add peanuts and lemon zest and mix well. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  4. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix softly.
  5. Serve warm.
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Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples – chopped in cubes – with skin
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • ½ cup wheat flakes – crushed coarsely with hand
  • ½ cup corn flakes – crushed coarsely with hand
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 8-9 chopped almonds
  • 1-2 tbsp softened butter

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix chopped apples and sugar. Mix well till the sugar melts.
  2. In a pan, heat oatmeal and wheat flour for 5 min. Stir continuously.
  3. In another bowl, add oatmeal mixture, almonds, wheat flakes, corn flakes, brown sugar and butter. Mix them properly with hand.
  4. In a greased baking tray, place apples in bottom and lay the mixture on the top of the apples. Press evenly. Sprinkle some butter on top.
  5. Bake it for 20 minutes at 200°C.
  6. Serve warm (Can be served with ice-cream also)

Source : I had seen this recipe on a cookery show on ETV.

Eggless Chocolate-Walnut cake (in microwave)

Ingredients:
1¾ cup maida (plain flour)
6 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp eating soda
¾ cup vegetable oil / refined oil
1 cup curd (nor sour)
1¼ cup ground sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
1 cup milk with 1 tsp coffee and 2 tsp drinking chocolate mixed in it
½ cup walnuts pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1¾ cup maida (plain flour)
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp eating soda
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil / refined oil
  • 1 cup curd (nor sour)
  • 1¼ cup ground sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk with 1 tsp coffee and 2 tsp drinking chocolate mixed in it
  • ½ cup walnuts pieces
Method:
  1. Sieve the dry ingredients viz. maida, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda for 2-3 times.
  2. In a deep bowl, mix oil, curd, sugar and vanilla essence. Beat well with beater. Then add flour mixture and mix properly.
  3. Now add the coffee-chocolate milk and beat again well.
  4. Ensure that the mixture has a loose consistency.
  5. Add walnut pieces and mix them gently.
  6. Grease a round or square microwave-proof vessel. Pour the mixture in it and pour some walnut pieces on top.
  7. Microwave this for 10 minutes on high power. Standing time 10 minutes.
  8. Allow it to cool completely before unmolding it.