Saturday, September 30, 2006

Instant Pizza

This one is too simple, here it goes

Tomato ketchup
Pizza base (usually available at cake shops, I get it from the Merwans cake shop in Mumbai, India)
Cheese (preferably mozzarella)
Black Salt Powder
Black Pepper Powder
Cumin seed Powder

Spread the tomato ketchup on the pizza base
Spread chopped onions and capsicums on the base
Spread Black Salt, Black Pepper, Cumin seed Powders, for taste (Indian Style!!)
Next, spread grated cheese
for the garnish, place 3-4 tomatoes in top (not seen in pic)
Bake in an oven or microwave (Oven temperatures: 200°C, for 5 minutes approximately, or keep observing and stop baking as you find the thing done ;-) !!)
Cut the pie as required!!

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sunday Poha with Indian Tea

For the Sunday Poha:

Flaked rice (poha in Hindi),
3-4 green chillies,
8-9 curry leaves,
½ spoon Mustard (rai) and Cumin (jeera) seed powder (altogether),
¼ spoon Turmeric powder,
½ table spoon red chilli powder,
1 table spoon sugar,
2 table spoon coriander,
1½ spoon oil,
Salt to taste.

Soak the flaked rice for 5-7 minutes (sprinkle water on an open vessel with the flaked rice spread on it).
Mix Turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sugar, chopped coriander leaves, in the soaked flaked rice.
In a deep frying pan, put oil; add green chilli, mustard and cumin seeds, curry leaves, and chopped onions, saute till golden brown.
Put the flaked rice mixture in the frying pan, and mix.

For the Indian Tea:
Fill vessel with water.
Add chopped ginger in vessel.
Add sugar and boil.
After sufficient boiling, add milk, and tea leaves.
Boil further, till the brown colour is reached.
Filter out the tea leaves, and ready to drink!!

Serve warm! Enjoy.
Makes an awesome Sunday breakfast, yes the Mickey Mouse mug is mine !