Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Corn Rice and Ridge gourd Fry !!

अतिथि देवो भवः !!

I know we have been brought up with this culture but when you are married for not more than 1 month and your cooking knowledge especially for guests lasts only where you serve and your Mom prepares, I was cold feet when couple of our friends were supposed to drop by around dinner time ! :|

The Foodie and Me started drooling over what to prepare , infact we started by looking as to what we have stored in fridge and to our utter shock we just had Frozen Corn and pending half Ridge gourd :'( ..We had very less options to prepare with these two stuffs and more less time as it was already dinner time ! :-/

So ticking our brains we decided on Corn Rice and Ridge gourd Fry!!
Corn Rice - tried and tasted
Ridge Guard Fry - infact on similar lines of Batatachya Kaapi - Experimental (we didn't have enough to prepare sabzi, and we really dint want to disappoint our friends by ordering outside food)



So we were done with all with in mere 30 mins !!!

Corn Rice :



You Need:

Sweet Corn Niblets: 1 cup - boiled and soft
Rice: 1 cup soaked in water for about 10 mins
Water: 2 cups - boiled
Onion: Half cut into slices
Green Chilies: 1-2 cut into small pieces
Curry Leaves: 2-3
Black Pepper: Crushed whole about 2-3 tbsp
Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds and cumin seeds: tempering
Oil: 1-2 tsp
Salt to taste





You Do:

1. Heat oil in Kadhai - put the tempering stuffs along with green chilies and curry leaves
2. Saute Onion for few minutes then add the Soaked rice.
3. Put Pepper along with other masalas and salt. Mix it thoroughly
4. Pour the boiled water and cover the kadhai and let it cook on medium flame for 10 minutes.
5. Remove when done - garnish with coriander. (Avoid mixing the rice once water is poured else it becomes sticky and rice breaks)



Ridge gourd Fry:

Vokay - totally accepting this is a total experimental dish , I had some pending Shirala (Ridge gourd in Marathi) and I wanted to make something like Batatyachya Kaapi (will post this soon) but then it really dint go that way as Shirala being a bit soft disappointed me by not being crispy at the end.
But then we served it as Fry vegetable so nobody knew that it was experimental and as the taste dint disappoint me :D

You Need:

Ridge Gourd: Peeled and sliced in circles
Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder: 1 tsp
Rice Flour: 1-2 tbsp
Semolina (Rava): 1-2 tbsp
salt to taste
Oil to shallow fry

You Do:

1. Mix the masalas and salt with the slices and keep it for about 10-15 mins.
2. It will give out water - Remove it else it will be salty.
3. Then mix the flours along with the slices.
4. Shallow fry in a small pan till it turns a bit cripsy.




Dhan Tannaaa ... This is how the dinner looked liked , Desert was Naturals Ice-cream !




Sending this to Raji for her  Cooking for Guests


15 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Sorry but the first thing I saw was your label 'Waste Management' and then 'Atithi devo bhav'
    LOL!! Making sure the guests never return! :D

    Hmm.. will try this one too after the successful Beetroot rice. Oh did I tell you we tried it. Boy liked it. Me didnt much :P

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  2. @G,
    I knew Rice and You 36 ka akda ;)
    You know I've this waste phobia.. guest there or no just utilize it to the Best !

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  3. Wow great dishes Kanchan...the rice looks so appetizing...this ridgegourd preparation is new to me...delicious :)

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  4. U do have a lovely blog dear....and even ur version is so nice n simple...

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  5. i must say ur guest will be very happy.. everything is looks so delish.
    about rava idli flour..i have give some info on it do checkout..

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  6. @Gita,
    Thanks yaar ! Ridgeguord preparation was even new to me , it was totally experimental dish ;)

    @Pratibha,
    Thanks :)

    @Jyoti,
    Thanks for rava idli flour info, will surely check out in the grocery store .

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  7. Very nice and delicious dishes. Ridge gourd fry looks very tasty and yummy. Lovely presentation with beautiful pictures.

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  8. Wow...that's another simple recipe...love that spicy ridge gourd recipe...

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  9. heeyy corn rice is cool..me still pending to try corn methi pulav...

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  10. Collect your award dear. Its waiting 4 U !!

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  11. @Babli,
    @Lubna,
    Thanks :)

    @Sandhya,
    Cool !! Thank you :)

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  12. good recipes..will def be visiting your blog again

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