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Month: March 2007 (page 1 of 2)

psp Lesson 3

Chicken Police?

Vada Curry and Lemon Rice

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Vada Curry and Lemon Rice, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

asafetida- omit form recipe or garlic powder or onion powder
Channa Daal- yellow spit peas or garbanzo beans

1 cup Channa Daal (gram lentils)
2 tablespoons Green Coriander, chopped
2 green chilies, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
1 tablespoon Balck Mustard seeds
10-15 Curry Leaves
1 tabslpoons Ginger Paste
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoon Gram Flour, mixed with 1 cup water
1 tablespoons Coriander powder
1 tablespoons Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Garam Marsala

Wash the gram lentils and soak in water for 15 minutes. Darin and grain them coarsely. Add salt coriander and chilies. Heat a few inches of oil in a pan. Fry spoonfuls of this mixture in the oil to make samll size vadey. These should be fried until golden and then drained on paper towel. In another pan fry the onion in a little oil until they are golden. Add the black mustard seeds and curry leaves. Continue to fry for three minutes. Add the ginger paste and fry for three minutes. Next add the tomatoes, salt and coriander powder, chili and garam marsala. Fry unitl the oil separates. Add the besan water mix and bring to a boil. Finally add the fired vadey, mix and cover. This should simmer ofr 5 minutes. Tjis dish is great with lemon rice.

Lemon Rice

1 lemon or lemon jucie
1/4 tablespoon Turmeric Powder
5 Green Chilies
1/4 inch Ginger
1 tablespoon Salt
1 1/2 cup rice


1/2 tablespoons mustard seed
1 tablspoons chana daal
pinch asafetida

Add the turmeric and salt to the juice. Cut chiles and the ginger into small pieces. Add oil into pan. Heat and add mustard, chana daal and asafetida. When the chanan daal thrun golden brown. Add the lemon juice. Allow misture to boil for 3-4 minutes and let it cool. Boil the rice with less water so the grain as separable form each other. Add the prepared lemon syrup to the rice. Serve.

Mexican MeatBalls

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Mexican MeatBalls, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

Mix together one pound ground meat and 1 package taco seasoning, Bake in oven at 350F for about 20 minutes or until done. Serve with salsa.

Spices for Garam Masala

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Spices for Garam Masala, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.


Live in a box?

These look like public housing disastor. It would not take me long to giet cabin fever in one of theses.

St. Patrick’s Day Feast

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Irish Potato Soda Bread


Irish Potato Soda Bread, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

You can make the bread plain or sprinkle some green sugar to make it more festive.

1 medium potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
1./2 cup water
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter
2 eggs, beaten, divided
1/3 cup currants

In a container cook the potato and water in the microwave cover for about 10 minutes or until tender. DO NOT DRAIN. Mash until smooth or place mixture in blender; blend until smooth. Add buttermilk to measure 1 cup.

In mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine potato mixture, 1 egg and currants, add to flour mixture. Stir until dough clings together and starts to form a ball. Stir and form into a ball.

Turn ball onto a greased cookie sheet and make a 4 inch cross using a sharp knife around 1/4 inch deep on top of loaf. Brush with egg, Bake in 375F oven for about 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack.

Raisin Scones

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IMG_1027, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

These Tasy Starters will kick off your celebration. I used green sugar sprinkles for the glaze.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into chunks
1 cup raisins
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg white, lightly beaten, for graze
Additional sugar, for glaze

Preheat oven to 425F. Coat 2 baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray.

Combine flour, sugar, bkaing powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs,. Stir in raisins; mix in buttermilk with fork. Gather dough into ball and knead on lightly floured surface about 2 minutes. Roll or pat dough into circle, 3/4 inch. With a shart knife, cut into 3-inch wedges. Place 2 to 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Brush tips with egg white; sprinkle with sugar.

Bake about 15 minutes or until nicely browned. Serve warm with butter or jam.

Savage Chickens: One Day In Utah Cartoon

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Huh! They skipped Kansas. Mount Sunflower is the place to be.

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