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Lemon Rice is an excellent vegetarian recipe idea which in my world is a ”great utilization of leftover rice“. You can also use fresh steamed or boiled rice for this recipe, but leftover always taste better. Think about saving some rice from sunday supper and making quick and delicious lemon recipe for Monday Lunch. My family love this rice recipe. You can use any type of fully cooked rice, I prefer Basmati Rice for its low GI.
Lemon Rice recipe is a day to day South Indian staple and also made during festive season. If you like nuts, Cashew nuts can be very good addition. Just add them at same time when adding peanuts to oil.
Rice – 2 cups cooked
Peanuts – 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Split Black Chickpeas – 1 tsp dry (Channa Dal)
Red Chillies – 2
Curry leaves – 5-6 small leaves
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Heat oil in a Wok or Kadai. Add channa dal fry for 30 seconds Or till dal starts changing color. Add peanuts and fry for 20 seconds. Then add mustard seeds, allow to splutter and then add dry red chillies, curry leaves and fry for another 30 seconds.
Now turmeric powder and fry for 10 seconds. Add lemon juice, salt and mix well.
Immediately add cooked rice and stir gently until everything is heated through.
Lemon Rice are ready. Serve hot and Enjoy!!!
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Egg is a versatile cooking ingredient. Many people who do not eat meat eat eggs. Delicious and quick, this curry can be ready in 25 minutes.
I call it easiest curry and everyone’s favorite. Meat loves adore it and eggetarian vegetarians like it too. If you have leftover eggs from devil eggs served for a party, you still can make curry with leftovers and enjoy a quick meal with Rice and Eggs. Kids love it for taste of eggs and moms love it because it is healthy for kids. A nice change of pace, and convenient on those days that you might have forgotten to thaw out the meat that you planned to cook. Try this recipe and your family will fall in love with it.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Few veggies, few lentils or beans and rich sauce and pasta. Doesn’t it sound like a weekday meal? A complete meal…. Yes, indeed it does. On a busy weekday, once you are home from a busy hectic office schedule, tired and every body is looking at you to serve their hungry tummy some good food.
There is nothing more delightful than one pot family meal which is as nutritious as meal prepared in 2 hrs yet quickly ready to serve…
My busy family crave for this pasta and beans soup, with addition of garlic bread it is a complete meal.
Pasta e fagioli or pasta fagioli, meaning “pasta and beans”, is a traditional vegetarian (meatless) Italian soup.Actually I do not consider it a soup. It so full of flavors and so filling, packed with goodness of vegetables and hearty tasty beans.
You are going to love this one! You can have it on the table in about 40 minutes and guess what, dinner is served. And make sure to make some extra so that you can freeze leftovers for some other busy day.
Classic Italian world-renowned dessert made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese. We prepared this dish without using raw eggs and it tastes delicious. tiramisu is served cold but not frozen. You can prepare it ahead of time and keep refrigerated. Remove from fridge at least 15-20 minutes before serving.
- 4 Eggs (Egg Yellow/Yolks)
- 1/4 Cup – Coffee Liquor
- 12 Lady Fingers
- 1 tbsp – Coffee (Dark Espresso)
- 1 tbsp – Cocco Powder
- 1/2 Cup – Sugar
- 2 tsp – Sugar
- 1 Cup – Heavy Cream
Directions for cooking
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Lamb Chops -> Marinated in tangy mustard lemon marinade and grilled for wonderful char flavour.
Lamb chops are perfect for grilling since the cut of meat is best prepared when seared on high heat. In this recipe, the lamb is marinated in mustard, lemon and garlic. I usually allow it to marinate for 5-6 hours so that all good flavors are absorbed in meat. It also enhances the natural meat taste.
This marinade is enough for 4-5 , 1/2 to 1-inch thick lamb chops, if you are making more than 4-5 chops, I suggest to increase the ingredients.
- 1 lbs – Lamb (Chops – frenched (just ask your butcher to do this))
- 1/2 tsp – Salt
- 1 tbsp – Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp – Grill Mate Seasoning
- 1 tbsp – Mustard (Ground Or Paste)
- 2 tbsp – Lemon (Juice)
- 1/2 tsp – Red Pepper Powder
- 1/2 tsp – Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp – Garlic (Powder)
Directions for cooking
Take all of the above given ingredients (except oil and lamb chops) in a bowl and mix well…. Read More
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Crumbles are rich and delicious toppings for fresh fruit desserts. I wanted to make crumble topping for my Mango Crumble recipe when I realized that few of my guests will need gluten free options. So I made this delicious nutty, crunchy and much healthy Flax meal Chickpea Flour crumble. Try this recipe and you will never make crumble traditional way again. It was The Treat for not only my friends on gluten free diet but others as well. I have used olive oil, chickpea flour and Jaggery (or palm sugar) to make this crumble.
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Bright, tangy, meaty and absolutely tantalizing, these Chicken Liver Skewers you can’t afford to miss this grilling season! Chef at chefdehome.com grills a very flavorful, mouthwatering and simple Chicken Liver Skewers jazzed up with grilled asparagus. Easy to cook and ready in minutes, Grilled Chicken Livers is one recipe that is healthy and tasty at the same time. Enjoy this chicken liver recipe with healthy dose of grilled vegetables and a cold beer.
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Pizza bites are awesome party food. Everyone loves pizza and serving it in bite size treats can be star of any party. These mini bites are usually so popular in my parties; I end up baking a two / three trays of these yummy miniature creations.
You can use endless combination of toppings for these mini bites : Pizza sauce, Jalapeno, Cheddar cheese, Cherry tomatoes , Cheese Blends, Chicken strips are few of the options.
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One of my favorite Buckwheat (Kuttu Ka Atta) preparations is Fried Bread, crisp and tasty, it is sure to satisfy your cravings for fried food. This crispy gluten free treats can be enjoyed with Potato Curry Or Cucumber Raita (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce) of your choice.
Buckwheat Or Kuttu Flour is consumed by many north Indians during auspicious one week event of Navaratri every year which is going on right now. During this time in India, people give up eating rice/wheat/Lentils for one week to worship Goddess Durga and worship grains which feed us day after day every day. I am going to share with you few very good recipes in coming 5-6 days. So stay tuned and check back again.
Since Buckwheat Flour is gluten free, it does not bind to make sticky smooth dough. Many people use mashed boiled potato or boiled taro root (Arbi) as binding agent. You can use these binding agents if you are trying making Buckwheet Poori for first time, but for these poories(fried bread), I have not used any binding agent. Adding mashed potato adds a lot of flavor but also make these breads heavy. I have tried to keep these Buckwheat breads light by avoiding addition of starch and using a little patience to roll these crispy light puffs.
Directions: All you need to do is; add little water at a time to make firm dough. And then gently tap it with slight pressure from you palm and fingers (do not use roller pin) to make flat bread on flour dusted board. If it sticks to the board then use flat spatula to lift it (Never lift it using hand or it will break into crumbs).
Jai Durga Maa, Happy Navaratri and Happy cooking !!!
I am sure you are searching web to impress your Valentine with something special this Valentine’s Day. If your answer is yes then I have an excellent easy and special recipe that can make “someone special” feel really very special.
“Clafoutis” – a warm and comforting dessert with hint of Cognac or brandy can make any evening special. I recommend this dessert for Valentine’s Day evening. So this valentine’s day, impress your valentine with this easy to make, easy on pocket scrumptious dessert.
Clafoutis Or Clafouti, is a baked French dessert made of cherries, arranged and baked in pancake-like batter. This simple yet so delicious recipe is traditionally made with cherries or prunes. Fruity berries like blueberry or black berry and even dehydrated prunes (dried plums) go perfect in Clafoutis. I have used fresh blueberries for this recipe. You can also use dried or frozen berries. Clafoutis batter is very easy to make. Clafoutis batter mixes up very easily in just one bowl. It has very simple ingredients, so as long as you have berries on hand, you can literally start making Clafoutis in moment’s notice.
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Happy Cooking and Happy Valentine’s Day from ChefDeHome