Monday, July 31, 2006

Lemon Rice & Kiwi Milkshake

Kiwi Fruit

The sun was as usual at its zenith yesterday and our hopes of a cool drizzle to quench our parched bodies were wasted. I was not in a mood for an elaborate lunch, so Sai and I settled in for lemon rice with peanut chutney, along with a glass of kiwi milkshake.

I tasted the kiwi fruit in US, for the very first time. I cannot say that I was thrilled by its taste. It tasted more or less like a berry. We had bought a dozen at our local farmer's market last weekend and after a couple of tastings, they were forgotten in the recesses of my refrigerator, till Sai reminded me of Kiwi Milkshake.

Here goes the recipe:

Kiwi Milkshake:


Kiwi - 2
Milk - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla Extract - 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla Icecream - 1 Scoop

Peel the kiwis and blend with the rest of the ingredients till smooth. Hmm..Lip Smacking!!

Lemon Rice:


Cooked Rice - 1 Cup
Green Chillies - 4 - 5
SplitGinger - 1 inch piece Crushed
Raw Groundnuts - 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves - 10
Urad Dal - 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Channa dal - 1 Teaspoon
Lemon - 1
Oil - 2 Tablespoons
Turmeric - A pinch.
Coriander (Finely Chopped) - 1 Tablespoon

Juice the lemon and mix the juice with the rice along with salt. In a skillet, heat the oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal and the curry leaves. After the mustard seeds splutter, add green chillies and ginger. Fry for a minute. Add the groundnuts and fry till they turn golden brown. Add a pinch of turmeric and toss in the rice. Mix well and garnish with coriander.

Serve with groundnut chutney.

Groundnut/Peanut Chutney:


Groundnuts - 1 Cup
Garlic Flakes - 3
Green Chillies - 3
Tamarind - a cherry sized ball
Jeera - 1 Teaspoon
Water - 1/2 Cup

Oil - 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves - 5

Fry groundnuts without oil till light brown. Grind with the rest of the ingredients till smooth. Finish off with a seasoning of mustard seeds and curry leaves.


Divya Vikram said...

Hi..nice and a simple recipe for lunch..will surely give it a try

Shah Abhishek said...

The dish was awesome... but i felt that the kiwi milkshake was a bit bitter and itchy, when you take a sip.. Overall superb..

Shah Abhishek said...

The dish was awesome.. But the kiwi milkshake was a bit bitter and itchy when you take a sip.. Overall it was superb..