Saturday, April 24, 2010

Kolmiche Lonche !! (Shrimp/Prawns Pickle)

Preparation Time :- 5-10 mins 
Cooking Time :- 15-20 mins
Serve 2-3 People

Small bowl of Shrimps/Prawns 
(approx 20-25 cocktail shrimps)
1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
3-4 curry leave (sprigs)
1/2 tsp of red chilli powder
a pinch of hing (asafoetida)
3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed
4-5 tbsp of Kepra Pickle Masala
1-2 tbsp of vegetable oil or mustard oil 

1.  In a pan heat 1-2 tbsp of oil.
2. Add hing, mustard seeds, curry leaves and let them crackle.
3. Add crushed garlic and saute for 1/2 minute.
4. If the pickle mix is not very spicy/hot add 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder.
5. Add the pickle mix and saute for 1/2 a minute.
6. Add Shrimps/Prawns and Cover the lid of the pan. Add very little water.
7. No need to add salt as the mix itself as sufficient salt. 
8. You can add it later as per your taste.
9. Sprinkle very little water if you think the pickle is too dry. 
10. Cook the shrimps on low flame for about 10 minutes.
11. Make sure you do not overcook the shrimps. 
12. Simply leave them crunchy.

Serve Hot with Naan/Roti/Jeera Rice.

Caramel Pudding !!

Preparation Time :- 5-10 mins 
Cooking Time :- 15-20 mins

2 Bread Slices
2 Eggs
1/2 - 1 Cup Of Milk 
10-12 tsp of Sugar
1 tbsp of Vanilla Essence 
2 tsp of sugar used for the making of Caramel

Serves 2-3 People 
1. Use 2 bread slices to make bread crumbs 
(small food chopper makes very good bread crumbs)
2. In a bowl pour 1/2 - 1 cup of whole milk, add sugar and mix well.
3. Add bread crumbs, eggs and beat well.
4. Add vanilla essence and keep the mixture aside.

* For The Caramel:- 
1. In a small vessel (that fit's and can be used in the pressure cooker), take 2-3 tsp of sugar, on high flame melt the sugar to turn into caramel. (Caramel is sugar that is melted & browned).
2. Once the caramel is ready, keep it aside for cooling.
3. Pour the above mixture into the vessel which has the caramel, make sure the caramel is not warm.
4. Pressure cook until the whistle goes off 7-10 times.
 *Ready to be Served:-
Let the pudding cool completely, convert the pudding to a plate and arrange in the refrigerator. Chill and Serve !