Jabeen's Corner
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:49:00 +0000
Good Evening People, Today.. We will be hopping for week 5 of "Blog hop Wednesdays" . To know how is hoping with us, Please Click here. Ahh.. I am having this writers block, have no words to type.. so empty-headed.. Does it happen to anyone..? when u want to have to write something, and get struck in a line for a really really long time.. When it happens to me , I end up not writing or I revisit again after eating something :) and the best part, it works for me !! So, now I am off to a big scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.. YAY !! Oh ! Yup. It feels much better now. To be honest, since the weekend.. I have been looking for excuses only to get a nice scoop of ice cream. Yea yea, I know, I am so Bad ! ok, now let me stop with my rambling and get to the post..  I am paired with Vardhini for this weeks hop.. She has a beautiful blog, and when I say beautiful, I mean it ! The first thing about her blog that struck me is the color she is used for her blog.. Black and Orange combination mostly.. and I love this duo.. and of course, the pictures are crystal clear and with utmost creativity.. I mean the properties in the pictures together is a real treat. Do visit her space and enjoy the bliss.. :)) I enjoyed the beautiful ride of going thro' Vardhini's space... and finally settled on one dish. My ever favorite Pongal. The reason I chose to make this dish is simply because its been really long time since we had this.. and hence used the hop as an excuse to eat this carbo food for dinner.. with the perfect sambar. Now lets get to recipe, my version.. Ingredients Basmati Rice - 1 cup Moong Dhal - 1/2 cup Ginger - 1 inch [finely chopped] Green Chillies - 2 no. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp Curry Leaves - 1 stalk Oil - 1tbsp Salt - as needed Preparation Pressure cook basmati rice, moong dhal and finely chopped ginger with 4 cups of water.. and add sal and mash it nicely..  Heat oil and splutter cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.. and pour the seasoning into the pressure cooked mixture.  Serve hot with Vada and Sambar :)) Tips & Tricks 1] Adjust the water according to your desired consistency. If the mixture gets dry after adding the seasoning, add some hot water to it..  2] One can add any kind of seasoning u want.. cashews, raisins.. The richer the better.. :))
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