Nothing is as refreshing as lemon in this scorching heat , even if the lemon is in the rice! Lemon riceis just the right recipe for these hot summer days. The tangy lime juice peps up the humble rice. This is my mother-in –laws recipe (like all other south Indian recipes on this blog) and I love the way vegetables are added to the Lemon rice making it a wholesome meal by it. Here I have added green beans but I sometimes add capsicum too. Lemon rice can be accompanied by some salad or rasam.
I am back from a weekend of food and fun in Pune. There is a sudden chill in the weather here; the nippy, foggy mornings making it all the more difficult to get back to work on a Monday morning! We love this season for the bounty of veggies that it offers. The farmer’s market is flooded with variety of colorful veggies, rarely found during the rest of the year. So, many of my recipes this season, will be celebrating winter vegetables. One such recipe is Masale bhaat. The veggies which go into this spicy Rice are available year round….
This Dassera we had a delicious South Indian menu for lunch. In my house whenever we have a South Indian menu I am the one who enjoys it the most! And I just love Tamarind rice (Pulliogre) – sour and spicy. Pongal, Sagoo, Puliogre, Engai (Brinjal curry) for the Dassera Lunch This is my Mother-in-law’s recipe and I like it so much that I don’t make any variations to this every time I make it! The Pulli Gojju (tamarind paste), that is made for the Tamarind Rice can be made in bulk and kept in the refrigerator to make instant…
In contrast to week days, Weekends I cook some elaborate meals. This weekend I made this Thai style vegetables in Red curry and Saffron Rice. For the curryI made everything from scratch right from coconut milk. I used the recipe for the Red Curry paste from Sanjeevkapoor. This spicy Thai style vegetables in Red Curry we had with Saffron Rice. I used lime leaves from our garden to flavour the curry . I followed this recipe for Saffron Rice, Except that I made it in the Rice cooker and with our regular long grained white rice-no jasmine rice. __________________________________________________________
Manga Ogre or green Mango rice is a tangy flavourful rice that is made using summer’s bounty of green mangoes, along with some coconut and mustard seeds.