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Lemon Rice & Kiwi Milkshake

Kiwi Fruit

The sun was as usual at its zenith yesterday and our hopes of a cool drizzle to quench our parched bodies were wasted. I was not in a mood for an elaborate lunch, so Sai and I settled in for lemon rice with peanut chutney, along with a glass of kiwi milkshake.

I tasted the kiwi fruit in US, for the very first time. I cannot say that I was thrilled by its taste. It tasted more or less like a berry. We had bought a dozen at our local farmer’s market last weekend and after a couple of tastings, they were forgotten in the recesses of my refrigerator, till Sai reminded me of Kiwi Milkshake.

Here goes the recipe:

Kiwi Milkshake:

Ingredients:

Kiwi – 2
Milk – 1 Cup
Sugar – 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla Extract – 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla Icecream – 1 Scoop

Peel the kiwis and blend with the rest of the ingredients till smooth. Hmm..Lip Smacking!!

Lemon Rice:

Ingredients:

Cooked Rice – 1 Cup
Green Chillies – 4 – 5
SplitGinger – 1 inch piece Crushed
Raw Groundnuts – 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves – 10
Urad Dal – 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Channa dal – 1 Teaspoon
Lemon – 1
Oil – 2 Tablespoons
Turmeric – A pinch.
Coriander (Finely Chopped) – 1 Tablespoon

Juice the lemon and mix the juice with the rice along with salt. In a skillet, heat the oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal and the curry leaves. After the mustard seeds splutter, add green chillies and ginger. Fry for a minute. Add the groundnuts and fry till they turn golden brown. Add a pinch of turmeric and toss in the rice. Mix well and garnish with coriander.

Serve with groundnut chutney.

Groundnut/Peanut Chutney:

Ingredients:

Groundnuts – 1 Cup
Garlic Flakes – 3
Green Chillies – 3
Tamarind – a cherry sized ball
Jeera – 1 Teaspoon
Water – 1/2 Cup

Seasoning:
Oil – 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves – 5

Fry groundnuts without oil till light brown. Grind with the rest of the ingredients till smooth. Finish off with a seasoning of mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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