Bismi has her culturals this week and Cooking without fire is one of the competition she has enrolled for. So started our mission. We sat and decided on the list of dishes when I thought it will be great if its a complete 7 course menu. We made everything starting from soup to dessert and whats more, we completed everything in an hour.
1) Oats Soup
Initially Soak a cup of oats in water along with pounded ginger and garlic. We soaked for about 40 minutes. Now and then , you stir it or try to blend it with a ladle. After the stipulated time, you squeeze the oats and the ginger-garlic. Take the water. Add finely chopped carrots, salt and pepper. Oats soup is ready.
2) Paneer Lolipop
It was even more easy. Take paneer in a bowl, either cut into small pieces or mashed by hand. Add cheese and mayonnaise to it. Mix it to a chapathi dough consistency. Let it rest for 15 minutes. Then make small balls out of it and stick it on a tooth pick. I chose Tandoori flavoured mayonnaise so that it may get a rich colour. Starter is ready
3) Salad with dip
We made a simple carrot and cucumber salad with a yummy dip. Add curd, paneer, finely grated garlic, salt and pepper and blended it in the mixie. It was most most yummy and I guess it’s a vegetarian equivalent for mayonnaise. It is the rockstar of the day today.
Take a salt biscuit. Make small cubes of cheese and place it on top of the biscuits. In another bowl, add grated carrots, finely chopped tomatoes, onions, grated paneer, lemon juice, bit of coriander and mint and mix it well. Take a spoon of it and place it on the top of the cheese cube. Yummy Sandwich is ready.
5) Fried Rice or Non-Fried Rice
Take a bowl of Aval, soak it for 5 minutes. Take it out and spread it on a bowl. Add finely chopped onions, tomatoes, capsicum, grated carrots, mint, coriander and salt. I added green chilly too in a different way. I soaked 2 large chilies in a bowl. After 20 minutes, I placed it in the lemon squeezer and added its juice to the rice. Mix everything gently. Yummy non fried rice is ready.
6) Curd Rice
Take a bowl of Aval. Soak it for 15 minutes. Squeeze it well and take it in a bowl. Add curd, salt, coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds. Creamy curd rice is ready.
7) Colourful Oreo Ladoo
This turned to be the most easy and a favourite to my kids. Take three oreo biscuits. Make it a powder. I placed it in a cover and rolled with a rolling pin. Take the powder. Add condensed milk and make a dough. The consistency should be of a chapathi dough. Make small balls out of it and roll it in sprinkles. Colourful Oreo Ladoo ready for tasting.
All these are must try dishes and I am sure you will enjoy these as much as I did.
Happy Eating !!!!!
This was successfully prepared and executed at her college. These are the pics at the contest.