Guacamole

Hola everyone!  Today I am going to share an authentic Mexican recipe with you called Guacamole.

Ingredients:

2 large ripe avocados mashed

1 large tomato diced

¼ of an onion diced

1 lemon

1 lime

Salt to taste

1 chile pepper

Making Guacamole:

  1. Mix avocados, tomato, onion and pepper.
  2. Squeeze lemon and lime into the above mixture.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Store in fridge in an airtight container.

You can eat Guacamole with chips; use a dip with vegetables; use as a spread in sandwiches or wraps.

Please give above recipe a try and if you have any comments or questions please leave them below.

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Phirni (Rice pudding)

Phirni is a delicious dessert made with rice and milk.  This dessert is usually enjoyed during festivals like Diwali, Holi and Karva Chauth.

Ingredients:

2 litres full milk

½ cup of good quality basmati rice

1 ½ cups sugar

¼ cup slivered almonds

¼ cup raisins

8 strands of saffron

½ tsp of green cardamom powder

For garnish:

1 tsp slivered almonds

8-10 chopped pistachios

5-6 strands of saffron

Making Phirni:

  1. Wash rice thoroughly and soak them in little water for ½ an hour.
  2. After ½ an hour drain rice and grind them to a very fine or little coarse consistency (your preference) and keep it aside.
  3. Boil milk in a heavy base pot. Simmer down the stove to medium and keep stirring it for ½ an hour to reduce the milk quantity.
  4. In a small bowl, add 8 strands of saffron and 2 tb spoons of boiled milk and stir.  Keep it aside.
  5. Add the ground rice to boiling milk and keep stirring to avoid lumps.  In this step you cannot leave the milk unattended, keep stirring until it thickens and rice are cooked, about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Add sugar, cardamom powder, raisins and saffron (kept aside in milk).  Stir well and mix everything for 3-4 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  7. Phirni is ready, take it off the flame.
  8. Pour phirni in a bowl and garnish with almonds, chopped pistachios and saffron strands.
  9. Keep it in fridge covered for 3-4 hours and serve it cold.

 

Please give this recipe a try and please leave your comments and questions below.

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Chicken Chow mein

Chow Mein is a popular Chinese stir fry dish.  In this quick and easy recipe, along with chicken, you can use any vegetables and make it colourful and nutritious.

Ingredients:

2 pounds of chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces

2 red peppers cut into bite size pieces 

2 yellow peppers cut into bite size pieces

4 bok choys roughly chopped

½ lbs mushrooms cut into bite size pieces

One bunch of green onions

2 carrots julienned 

1 small onion cut into small pieces

3 small cloves of garlic finely chopped

1 inch of grated ginger

2 tb spoons of cooking oil

⅓ tsp Black pepper

½ tsp of salt

½ tsp of dry basil

7-8 leaves of fresh basil

1 ½ tb spoons of soya sauce

4-5 drops of sesame oil

1 tb spoon of oyster sauce

1 ½ tb spoon of chinese cooking wine

Chow Mein noodles

Making Chow Mein:

  1. Boil chow mein noodles as per the instructions on the packet and keep aside
  2. In a wok heat oil.  Add ginger and garlic and stir for 2-3 minutes on medium high.
  3. Add chicken and cook it until it is not pink anymore.
  4. Add in onions and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add all your vegetables and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.  Add salt, black pepper and dry basil.  Don’t overcook the vegetables, they should be crunchy.
  6. Add in the cooked chow mein noodles, soya sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, cooking wine and fresh basil.  Mix well and serve hot.  Enjoy!

Please try this recipe and leave your comments and questions below.
Eat healthy and be happy!