Friday, April 25, 2008

Like Lasagne...........lovely!!!

Amit and I lovvvveee Italian food, so i keep trying my hand at it often nowadays, whenever i taste anything in a restaurant, I try to make it at today i experimented....and it was successful....well otherwise i wouldnt be talking or writing bout it!!! Hehhe.....

Recipe serves 2 to 3

For the main course

2 handful of rice
750 gms beans
1 lemon
2 tbspn of sugar
Salt to taste
2 boild eggs
1 slice cheese
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 ½ tbspn butter
2 tomatoes finely chopped
½ tbspn Oil

For the side dish

1 onion finely chopped
½ tbspn Oil
mustard seeds
Chilly powder
Turmeric powder
A handful of rajma or any other chavli (dont know a better name!!hehhe)
½ cup Water
Salt to taste
Pinch of hing
Sugar to taste (optional)
Ginger garlic paste

For the side dish,soak the rajma or chavli for an hour in water, after they are soaked, cook them in pressure cooker till they are soft . Keep aside. heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds,once they sputter, add hing, turmeri c powder, ginger garlic paste & onion. Fry till light brown, add cooked rajma / chavli and water. Add salt, sugar & chilly powder. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside.

For the main course, cook the potato, beans & rice in a pressure cooker. Add salt to taste in each and every item before you set them to cook in the pressure cooker except for potato. Keep aside once cooked.

Take the boiled eggs, peel the skin, seperate the yellow yoke from the white, cut the white in long strips, keep aside.

Peel the cooked potato, smash it finely, add 1 tbspn of butter and yellow yoke of egg, blend properly, add black pepper & salt , mix well, keep aside.

Heat oil in pan add chopped tomatoes, let it cook for a minute, add salt, ½ tbspn. Of sugar, add oregano & black pepper. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Keep aside.Make a nice syrup of remaining sugar & lemon juice,keep aside.
Now, take a nice pan, take the remaining butter and spread it on the surface of the pan, even the side of the pan, so that when you cook the ingredients they dont burn. Now plant half of the whole quantity of cooked rice in the pan, spread it properly, on the rice, put the beans, again spread evenly, add the remaining rice, ad dthe strips of egg, then the tomato curry we prepared earlier, add the potato- butter- egg paste , for the topping plant cheese slice, you may cut strips of the cheese before planting it. Sprinkle oregano & black pepper. Cover it. Put it on a low flame for about 6 to 7 minutes.
Your layered lasagne like recipe is ready, it may be not authentic italian lasagne...but it tastes awesome.
Sprinkle some sugar lemon syrup before serving. Savour it with rajma / chavli we prepared earlier, while its hot n fresh!!


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LogicGirl said...

This is highly creative! I never imagined that rice in a lasagne would work. You find out something new everyday :)