Thursday, June 14, 2012

Grilled Pineapple with Cake & Icecream

Pineapple - 1
Honey - 2tbs
Butter - 1tbs
Vanilla Ice cream  & Cake for serving

Peel the outer part of the pineapple and cut it into 8 or 9 pieces.  Use a knife to crave the center part of each piece to make rings. Apply honey on each rings. Take a grill and spread butter on it and place the pineapple and grill on medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until it is nicely brown and grill mark appears on each side

After grilling all the pineapple rings, place them on a plate.  Scoop  ice cream  and place into the center of the ring followed by cake and again a scoop of ice cream and serve.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bitter gourd Pickle/Pavaka Achar

Source: Magazine 

Bitter gourd - 6
Garlic - 15 flakes
Ginger - Small piece
Green chili - 8
Curry leaves - 3 to 4 twigs
Mustard - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Vinegar - 1/2 cup
Gingely Oil -1/2 cup
Salt as required

Wash  bitter gourd nicely and cut into small pieces. Take a bowl  mix bitter gourd with vinegar & salt and keep it aside for an hour or two.  Then squeeze it nicely and steam it by adding turmeric powder.  Do not boil it for long. Meanwhile chop garlic, ginger and green chili into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, when it splutters add chopped garlic, ginger  and green chilly. Saute it for few minutes and add the steamed bitter gourd  and  oil  and mix nicely. When it is done, remove from fire, allow it to cool and transfer it in a container.

 Note: Mixing salt and vinegar to bitter gourd helps to reduce its bitterness.