Mexican Flavored Rice

  • 1-2 Clove Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 1 Can Tomato Puree
  • ½ cup Vegetable or Olive Oil
  • Long Grain White Jasmine Rice
  • 2 cups of Vegetable broth
  • Soak rice for over an hour and drain completely
  • In a saucepan heat 4 tbsp of Oil and toast rice till it start changing its color from white.
  • Add crushed garlic, onion and saute for couple of minutes.
  • In a blender, add a can of tomato puree, 1 tsp Salt, 2 cups of vegetable broth. Blend well.
  • Pour liquid from blender carefully, your oil is hot. Bring to a boil, cover, simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or till liquid is absorbed.
  • Let set for a few minutes before serving.

You can add diced carrots or peas for color. If non-vegetarian, substitute vegetable broth with chicken broth.

Serving Suggestion: Melt some mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top of re fried beans on the same plate.

Chicken and Carrot Soup.

  • 2 pieces of Chicken (breasts or thighs) boneless.
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 tsp Ginger,Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Coriander leaves (very finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small Onion (peeled and cut into big pieces)
  • 1 small Tomato (peeled and chopped)
  • Wash chicken, put in a pot with 3 cups of water.
  • Cut carrots into pieces, add to the pot with tomato, onion, ginger, garlic paste and salt.
  • Cover the pot and cook till chicken done.
  • Heat butter, add cumin, when they crackle, add soup and 1 cup of water. Mix it.
  • Bring it to boil (adjust the thickness of soup,as you like.)
  • Sprinkle pepper powder, mix it and transfer in a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with buttered buns.

Breakfast Burritos

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 10 Eggs
  • 1 (16 ounce) can re fried Beans
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 10 (10 inch) flour Tortillas
  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside. Wrap the tortillas in foil and warm in the oven.
  • Fry the eggs in a greased skillet until firm. In a small sauce pan heat the re fried beans.
  • Top each tortilla with re fried beans, 2 strips of bacon, 1 egg and a little cheese. Roll tortillas into burritos and serve.

Orange Cake

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup refined oil
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Orange
  • few drops orange essence
  • orange colour
  • Beat egg white and egg yolk separately till the white part gets fluffy
  • Add sugar, refined oil, fresh orange juice, grated orange pieces, few drops of orange essence, orange colour and flour in egg yoke
  • Mix the fluffy egg white in the above mixture and beat for a minute
  • Pour the mixture in round vessel and keep it in oven at 170 degree centigrade for 1 hour

Cauliflower Egg Lollipop

  • 15 Cauliflower florets(cut with little stem)
  • 2 no.s beaten Eggs
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp refined Oil
  • 5 cups Water
  • Boil 5 cups of water and put 2 tsp chilli powder ,1 tsp salt and 1 tsp turmeric powder.Turn off the fire.
  • Add cauliflower florets to it and close the lid then drain the water after 3 mins. keep it aside.
  • Add pepper powder and 1 tsp salt to the beaten egg mixture. mix that well.
  • Heat oil in a fry pan and dip all the cauliflower florets in beaten egg-mixture and shallow-fry them on both sides till they turn golden brown.
  • Serve them with tomato-ketchup.