INDO-MEXICAN VENTURE # 1
After coming over to USA, my first venture was to adopt local ingredients and blend them with Indian Spices and create New
The first recipe is as under.
I promise you that you would just fall head over heels in love with this simple but
megicaly tasty dish.
Aval (Beaten Rice) 150 gms.
Boiled Potatoes 2 (medium) nos.
Salsa Hot/Medium 5 to 6 Table spoons
Onion cut in small pieces 4 to 5 Tsps.
Green Chilli 1 nos (hot)
Curry Leaves 1 sprig
Sambar Masala 1 spoon.
Cumin powder 1/2 spoon
Chilli powder 1/2 to 3/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Sugar 1 spoon
Lime Juice 2 spoons
Cilantro /Kothumalli 3 to 4 spoons
Cooking oil 3 ladles
Mustard 3/4 spoon
Cloves 5 to 6 nos
Cinnamon sticks 4 to 5 nos of 1" size
Boil potatoes and when done, remove the skin and prepare 1/2 to 3/4 inches big
cubes. Set aside.
Pluck cilantro and cut chillies finely. Set aside.
Soak Aval in water for ten to 12 minutes till they are soft. Using a strainer or filter, drain off excess water by slightly pressing the beaten
rice. Spread on a cloth or paper to dry off excess water.
Take a kadai and add oil. Heat on a medium flame . Add mustard first. When it just starts to crackle, add other
temperings. When cloves puff up,first add green chillies and Curry leaves and after 5 seconds add onions
. When Onions become translucent, add Salsa. Just stir for 10 seconds and immediately add the Aval (beaten rice
). Mix both salsa and Aval a little. Now add diced potato pieces . Add all the dry spice powders like Chilli,Turmeric, Jeera , Sambar powder
etc. Add salt, sugar and Asafoetida (raw powder). Mix thoroughly but very
lightly. Let it stand for about fifteen to twenty minutes if you have time.
Or else, just put it in Micro for exactly one and half minutes.
Serve piping hot. The taste will steal the hearts of your family.
Eventhough I am againt the usage of Micro , if you are in a hurry and have no alternative, this is the form of cooking you may
Otherwise, please heat everything in a pan and serve piping hot.
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