Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Simple Fried Rice

Last week 
   exit from sleep;

This week
   sleep ++;

This is what I am dreaming these days... 
By the way I am not getting nuts. This is just a side effect of couple of sleepless nights...

Weather here is getting gloomier... it is raining constantly and I am getting sluggish day be day. 

While sleeping through this week, I made this painless fried rice today... 
Eating this stomach full, I decided to post this today itself..... :).

I used Vahrevah's chicken fried rice recipe and negate the chicken part...which made the making even more simpler....:)... 

Recipe :
Adapted from Vahrehvah

  1. Basmati rice  -  1 cup 
  2. Vegetables    -  1/2 cup (beans, carrot, peas...)
  3. Garlic           -   3-4 pods  cut into tiny pieces
  4. Ginger          -  1 cm cut into tiny pieces 
  5. Onion           -  1/2 diced finely.
  6. Soy Sauce    -  1 - 2 tbsp
  7. Vinegar        -  2-3 tsp
  8. Salt
  9. Pepper

  1. Cook the basmati rice till its cooked and fluffy.
  2. In a pan, add garlic and ginger and saute..
  3. Add the onions and saute till its transparent.
  4. Add the vegetables, salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and cook till all the vegitables are cooked.
  6. Add vinegar and soy sauce. Stir.
  7. Add cooked rice and gently mix everything together.
  8. Check for salt...
  9. Serve hot and enjoy...
Add scrambled eggs and few drops of chili sauce for added flavor at the end of step 8.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chocolate Pistachio Fudge

After a very exhaustive week I realized one thing, I miss photography… Do you know a perfect way to de-stress yourself? Take lots n lots of pictures of chocolates and sweets... It works all the time….:) Its therapeutic and a perfect win-win solution !!!  

We bought a pack of dark chocolate sometime back. After eating few pieces we both realized, we are not enjoying eating it. The bitterness was too much to handle...That’s when I remembered about this recipe from Nigella Lawson. Last year I made the same with milk chocolate. But after having this version, I felt way more drama in my mouth ... Definitely a huge step up from the boring milk chocolate version.

Okii I did a little tweaking to the recipe. In addition to one Can of Condensed Milk, I dumped about 3/4th of a cup Sugar to reduce the bitterness of the dark chocolate I used. Again instead of adding salt I used slightly salted pistachios. It was a match made in heaven....

This is quick dessert, which can be made in no time. No baking. Just little melting, little stirring and little refrigeration.... Chocolate Pistachio Fudge is ready...

For the recipe hop over to this Youtube video, demonstrated by Nigella Lawson 
Or for learning exact proportion jump to BBC Food

Did I say....This was perfect.!!!!   Melting moments.....:)