Friday, May 10, 2013

POTATO AND KIDNEY BEANS SALAD WITH HUNG CURD

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Its party time again Ladies :-), How I wish if it was really happening!!!
Potluck party is a great idea for people to come together with their dishes and share with others and enjoy and have a great time too.
Last time I brought the pickle which was the basic food for any Indian food party. For this party I have brought a Salad.  Salad comes next to pickle.

I tasted this potato and kidney beans salad in PIZZA HUT first time in UAE and everytime I got the chance to taste it. I liked it so much but never tried at home. No specific reasons, somehow I could not.
So I thought let me make this for the potluck party. Most of the recipes use Mayonnaise but I have used Hung curd and the taste was superb.
Coming to the recipe,
I prepared only for 2 persons, you can increase the quantity to make it for more people.

Ingredients:
Potato -2 big
Kidney beans - 1/2 cup
Hung curd - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Fresh Cream - 1 tbsp(Optional)
Green Chilly -  1 tsp finally chopped
 Sugar - 1/2 tsp





Method:
  1. Soak the kidney beans overnight.

  1. To make hung curd:
  2. Take the yogurt or curd in a muslin cloth.
  3. Tie it tightly and hung it with a vessel down so that the water from the curd should not spread on the floor or platform(where ever you are hanging it) Remove it after few hours(may be 3 to 4 hours), keep it in the fridge till serving time or it will become sour.

  1. Boil the potatoes and the soaked beans till soft.
  2. Peel the potatoes and mash it.
  3. Drain the water from the kidney beans.
  4. Take the hung curd, salt, chopped chilly, sugar and fresh cream in a bowl.
  5. Mix it well. Add the mashed potato and beans. 
  6. Mix well  keep it in the fridge for some time before serving.
  7. Serve it chilled.

You can serve it on the bread slice or plain paratha slices to serve as a starter or for kids. I know kids will love it because my both the kids were happy to eat this..

Sending this  to three events:
Jagruti's  two events:


and 


AND 


Pavani of Cook's Hideout
which is started by Valli with the name Kid's Delight announcement post



Keep Smiling,

Monday, May 6, 2013

Jamoon Fruit Juice -Two ways, Re posting for the event

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Summer is here, and the events are coming up to help us to beat the thrust :-),
When I went through Swathi's zestysouthindiankitchen space, I thought of re posting this juice as the season for this fruit is already started and its easily available.
Read my original post HERE.

Swathi has asked to write about any interesting story behind this recipe or if you have any memories with this. Down is my story :-
Jamoon fruit brings many sweet memories in my mind.. These fruits are seasonal and we used to wait for it. During school days, we used to run to the houses where these trees were grown. House people enjoying their afternoon nap were never disturbed till one stone fell on their roof or window glass :-). And then there were few old ladies carrying these jamoon fruits in their round baskets and selling it for 10 Paises. I always love the color of these fruits.

You can read the benefits and other details in my original post.
Coming to the recipe,


Ingredients (for making 2 glasses) for basic juice
Jamoon fruits - 20(big)
Drinking Water - 1 cup
Keep the fruits in water for some time. Clean and put it into a vessel. Add the water and allow one boil. Let it cool. Mash with the hands, remove seeds. Sieve in a serving cup. The basic juice is ready which tastes very raw and bitter. 

To make salty juice :
Add a pinch of salt, Crushed mint and white pepper powder. Mix well. Serve chilled or add few ice cubes if you want to serve immediately.

To make Sweet juice :
Add 1 to 2 tsp Sugar, half a pinch of salt. Mix well. Serve chilled. 

Sending this to Swathi's event:

Favorite Recipes Event: Drinks



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