July 28, 2010

Dal Shorba

I love Rains & the weather here is getting colder by the day .. There is something magical about monsoons & I am just loving it .. But another thing, that is not so noce about monsoons is that I am just not able to keep my hands off yummy Kodbales & other fried goodies :(
This weather is perfect for some soups too. I love soups, but I mostly rely on those ready-to - eat ones .. But you don't get an instant shorba mix, do you?? So I made Dal Shorba with Masoor Dal ...

Dal Shorba

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Masoor Dal
  • 3 onions - diced
  • 3 tomatoes - coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic - crushed
  • 1 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Lemon wedges
  • Cilantro for garnish
How To:
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, saute crushed garlic, ginger & bay leaf for about 20 secs. Add onions, a pinch of salt & saute till it turns pink.
  • Add chopped tomatoes &red chilli powder & saute for a couple of mins. Discard the bay leaf.
  • Wash Masoor Dal in several changes of water. Pressure cook Dal with onion & tomato in about cups of water.
  • Allow it to cool. Blend it in a blender
  • Transfer it to a cooking pot, & bring it to a boil.
  • Add crushed black pepper, chilli flakes & adjust Salt as per taste
Before serving, garnish with fresh cilantro & serve with a lemon wedge .. Enjoi !!!
You can also make this with Moong Dal or a mixture of Masoor & Moong Dal
I loved the addition of crushed pepper & chilli flakes. But, if you find it a tad spicy for your taste, you can do without it ..

July 16, 2010

Baked Mango Yogurt

Mangoes .. Mangoes & some more Mangoes ... I love mangoes & I make sure I make good use of the mango season while it lasts. My favorite way to enjoy a mango is to savour the fruit as is but an occassional dessert with mangoes doesn't do any harm either ...

I made this rich & gooey mango dessert the other day .. And, with just 4 ingredients. A great option, if you are having guests for dinner.

Baked Mango Yogurt

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Fresh Cream
  • 1 cup Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup Fresh Yogurt
  • 1 cup Mango Puree - fresh/canned

How To

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Pre heat the oven to 150 C
  • Pour the mixture into a baking dish & Bake at 150 C for 12-15 mins.
  • Allow it to cool & pour into shot glasses.
  • Served chilled with freshly brewed coffee

Enjoi !!!

This can be put together in no time but you only have to wait for it to be chilled .. And, there is only one word after you eat this .. YUMMY !!!