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FRIENDSHIP DAY DISHES WITH RECIPES

Today I am posting the recipes for the dishes which we had for our Friendship day get together. Since I did not had time to post this immediately, I am posting it today and also its requested by friends. And also I did not get much time to take good picture on that day, So adjust with the poor photography. Except the rasmalai I started everything in the morning. And we had for lunch. Everyone really enjoyed and we had wonderful Friendship day. So going to the recipe part.....


When I planned the menu thought of covering four different cuisines and it was

* Chinese
* Italian
* North Indian
* South Indian

So The Menu was

1. Sweet corn Vegetable soup
2. Spring roll / wonton
3. Pita Pizza
4. Methi Pulao
5. Mixed vegetable curry
6. Plain rice
7. Rasam
8. Curd Rice seasoned
9. Pickle
10.Papad
11. Rasmalai


Here is the recipe for Mixed vegetable curry, Rasamalai, Methi pulao ,Spring roll/wonton, Sweet corn Vegetable soup. The measurement of the recipes are for single family.



MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY

This is rich dish with full of flavor which very well goes with all the roti and rice dishes. All our friends really enjoyed having this with methi pulao.


Ingredients:


Mixed vegetables - 2 cups( Cauliflower, Carrots, Beans, potatoes, Green peas)
Paneer - 1/2 cup cubed
Onions - 2 cups
Tomatoes - 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 3 slitted
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Whole spices - Cloves, Cardamom, cinnamon 1 each
Red chili powder - As required
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Brown onion paste - 2 tbsp ( fry the onions till brown and make paste out of it)
Curd - 2 tbsp ( If u don't like curd substitute with milk cream)
Tomato puree or paste - 2 tbsp
salt
oil

For cashew nut paste:
Cashew nuts - 10
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp

Soak the cashew nuts and poppy seeds in water for 20 minutes and make a smooth paste.Keep aside.

1. Chop the veggies.Parboil the vegetables I used microwave for doing this.
2. Fry the paneer with tsp of oil.( Do it if u used to it or u can add at last to the gravy).
3. Now add some oil and add the whole garam masala (spices) and jeera.Let it splutter.Add chopped onions and slit green chillis and fry till transparent.
4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till oil separates.
5. Add all the powders and salt.
6.Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till oil separates.
7.Add the parboiled veggies and mix well.Cover and cook for 2 minutes.i.e the veggies need to be well coated in this onion-tomato masala.
8.Add the tomato paste and mix well.
9.Add brown onion paste and curds. Mix well.
10.Add the cashewnut paste. .
11. Add some water and mix well, Let it cook for few minutes.
12. Add garam masala powder at last and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Note :

The secret of this recipe is vegetable has to be really crunchy.

RASMALAI

Rasmalai this is almost everyone's favorite dessert and no one say no to this even their stomach are houseful.This is always mega hit dessert in any parties.

First I always make rasagulla a day before after enjoy this sweet I make rasamalai next day. So it is two in one.


Rasagulla

Ingredients :

Milk - 4 cups
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 4 cups

1. Take 4 cups of milk and boil it.
2.Now when it comes to full boil add the lemon juice diluted with a tbsp of water and add to the boiling milk.
3. Mix well the milk now curdles and after the cream and water get separated well drain in the muslin cloth and wash well in the running water to remove the flavour of lemon.
4.Now knead the paneer to very very smooth paste but i usually put it in the blender and give run or u can also put in the food processor too.
4. Now make a soft dough and make equal balls out of it. It almost comes to 10 balls.
5. Now In the vessel add the sugar and water when the sugar melts and water boils well. Add the paneer balls and close with a tight lid few minutes it doubles in the size. Now switch of the flame and transfer in a bowl and refrigerate it.

For Rasmalai

Ingredients :

Milk - 4 cups reduce to 2 cups
Saffron - 2 pinch (put it in hot milk)
Cardamom - 1 powdered
Nuts - pistachios, almonds finely chopped
Sugar - as needed
Rasagullas - Remove from the sugar syrup by pressing using your palm.

Method :

1. Reduce the milk and add sugar and nuts. Switch of the flame.
2. Now add the squeezed rasagullas, saffron, cardamom.
3. Serve chilled. Refrigerate for at least 3 hrs.

SPRING ROLL

Easy appetizer and yummy one too.

Ingredients :

Spring roll wrappers - 1 pac
Mixed vegetables - cabbage, carrots, beans ( finely shredded)
Ginger + Garlic - 1 tsp
White pepper powder - 1 tsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Ajinamoto - a pinch (optional I usually don't use it)

Method :

1. Saute all the vegetables by adding all the ingredients one by one. There should not be moisture in it. Do this in the high flame so that the veggies will not get soggy.
2. Roll out in the wrappers and deep fry in the oil till golden brown.
3. The same filling is also used for making wontons too. Enjoy with hot sauce or Tomato sauce.

METHI PULAO

This really has really wonderful flavour and so simple to make too.


Ingredients :

Basmathi rice - 2 cups
Methi leaves - 2 bunch
Cummin seeds - 2 tsp
Onions -2 sliced
Tomato - 1
Ginger+Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chillies -2 slited
Red chilli powder
Garam masala powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil and salt as required

Method :

1. Separate the leaves from the bunches.
2. Wash well and chop it. Now to this add some salt and keep aside for some time.
3. This is done to remove the bitter taste.
4. Now in the rice cooker or pressure cooker heat some oil and allow the cummin seeds to splutter.
5. Now add the onion, chillies and tomato one by one.
6. Once they are sauteed add the chopped methi leaves by squeezing out the water.
7. Fry well and add powders.
8. Now add the soaked rice and measured water check for salt and cook till done.
9. Serve with any gravy or raita.

SWEET CORN VEGETABLE SOUP

Tasty and comforting soup to start a lunch and dinner. Have this with yummy accompaniment.


Ingredients :


Cream style sweet corn - 1 tin
Parboiled mixed veggies - 1/4 cup ( carrots, beans)
Corn flour - 2 tbsp - diluted in water ( this is appro measurement add more if u want to thicken it)
Spring onion chopped finely - 2 tbsp
White pepper powder
Salt

Method :

1. Dilute the corn with water and corn flour.
2. Add the parboiled veggies.
3. Bring to boil and when it get thickens.
4. Add pepper powder and salt as required.
5. Garnish with spring onion and serve hot hot with any accompaniment.

Note :

1. Add vinegar if needed.
2. Add egg white once it is boiling using fork so u will get egg drop soup.


Priya  – (October 7, 2009 at 2:09 AM)  

Wat a lovely array of delicious dishes, am just drooling over that rasmalai and spring rolls, tempting dishes Pavithra, seems u guys had a great time!!

Ammu Madhu  – (October 7, 2009 at 2:26 AM)  

கலக்கறீங்க பவி..எங்க வீட்ல வர சண்டே ஒரு பார்டி இருக்கு என்ன மெனு பண்ணலாம்னு யோசிச்சுக்கிட்டு இருந்தேன்..இதையே செய்திரவேண்டியதுதான்:)))

nima  – (October 7, 2009 at 3:06 AM)  

wow...very apetizing Pavithra..
..i'm feeling hungry

Sanghi  – (October 7, 2009 at 3:15 AM)  

Wow.. what a lovely spread pavi... Those rasmalai tempts me like anything! Looks like u had a great time with your friends..! Sure a treat!;)

Kanchan  – (October 7, 2009 at 3:40 AM)  

Looks Awesome ! you have got lucky friends :)

kamalabhoopathy  – (October 7, 2009 at 4:46 AM)  

lovely menu pavi and this is a feast for our eyes

Prathibha  – (October 7, 2009 at 5:11 AM)  

Hmm finally u posted that menu haah??
All those dishes look super yummy dear...especially the spring rolls and rasmalai.

Sushma Mallya  – (October 7, 2009 at 5:29 AM)  

wow lots of yummy dishes...really felt hungry seeing that pic...

Balakrishna Saraswathy  – (October 7, 2009 at 5:51 AM)  

Ur friends are indeed lucky to taste the spread of varieties Pavi...like the spring rolls..they looks very crispy..hmmm I can consum a dozens of them in a shot:D

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (October 7, 2009 at 6:05 AM)  

You made all this in 1 day for lunch that too! Wow - hats off to you! Really nice spread. I loved the spring rolls, looks so yum!

Preeti Kashyap  – (October 7, 2009 at 6:44 AM)  

i could have never made this in one day! awesome!i love the rasmalai!

Anupama  – (October 7, 2009 at 8:04 AM)  

Awesome Pavi... I'm sure it was a great feast and that everyone absolutely loved your preparations

Malar  – (October 7, 2009 at 9:00 AM)  

ennayum kooptrukalam illa? wonderful dishes

Palidor  – (October 7, 2009 at 9:05 AM)  

What an amazing menu! I love how you covered different types of cuisine. Your friends are so lucky to have a friend like you!!

Gulmohar  – (October 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM)  

Wow...what a feast..rasmalai is my fav sweet :-) Guess u all had a great time

Viki's Kitchen  – (October 7, 2009 at 9:18 AM)  

Happy friendship day Pavi. Lovely spread.

Shri  – (October 7, 2009 at 10:08 AM)  

My goodness, each dish looks tempting and appetizing, Pavithra!

Sailaja Damodaran  – (October 7, 2009 at 10:55 AM)  

Wish u the same.....Super!!! Sapida Varalama?

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine  – (October 7, 2009 at 11:30 AM)  

Wow what a lovely feast, hope i lived some were near you.

Mrs.Menagasathia  – (October 7, 2009 at 12:26 PM)  

கலக்கலா இருக்கு பவித்ரா.அனைத்தும் அருமையா இருக்கு.

Gita  – (October 7, 2009 at 1:30 PM)  

Wow what a gorgeous platter Pavithra...everything looks so delicious :)

Divya Vikram  – (October 7, 2009 at 1:40 PM)  

OMG!You made all of these in a day! Great job dear!

Padma  – (October 7, 2009 at 2:39 PM)  

WOW!!! Such a lovely spread and everything looks tempting... just thinking where to start with... let me go with spring roll first... very yummy :)

chakhlere  – (October 7, 2009 at 3:05 PM)  

woooowwww!! What a lovely and yummy arranged table.

although everything looks so yummy,I loved the spring rolls most.

Lakshmi Navaneeth  – (October 7, 2009 at 3:22 PM)  

Wow ... Pavithra the menu looks so delicious ... I am sure your friends had a wonderful time eating them :)

Dhanya Nambirajan  – (October 7, 2009 at 3:55 PM)  

Wow ,all the food looks delicious. I wish I was living close by:).

Raje  – (October 7, 2009 at 8:37 PM)  

Wow that is one feast. All the dishes look so yummy Pavithra!

RAKS KITCHEN  – (October 7, 2009 at 10:21 PM)  

Pavithra! Amazing,wonderful spread ya!! Its a great idea menu for cooking for our guests! Am book marking this :)

lata raja  – (October 8, 2009 at 1:30 AM)  

Wontons and soup is very inviting. Girl you have put in so much work in one day for friends.Love d all the dishes.

Valarmathi  – (October 8, 2009 at 8:16 AM)  

Just drooling, lovely spread. Felling hungry now.

Rush  – (October 8, 2009 at 10:31 AM)  

u made soo much in just couple of hours..it wud have taken me eternity...seriously..i am damn slow!!

Rohini  – (October 8, 2009 at 11:14 AM)  

Nalla Pasi ya kelapareengale!! Ithellam aniyayam!! ;) Delicious array of dishes!
BTW, pls collect ur award from my blog dearest!!

rekhas kitchen  – (October 8, 2009 at 12:05 PM)  

wow what a spread every thing looks great and mouthwatering

Sangeetha  – (October 8, 2009 at 1:32 PM)  

Wow !!! Wish i was there at that time :)Thanks for sharing the recipes.Your friends are lucky to have a chef around :)

AshKuku  – (October 8, 2009 at 1:50 PM)  

Very impressive menu, spread impressively on the table. Right now my tummy's full as I had my dinner, but when hunger strikes, I would surely love to visit ur post again to drool all over it.

Very yum!!!!!!!!!! And Thank You for posting, I would surely try them for my next food bash on an auspicious day. U're a gr8 cook indeed.

Love,
Ash......
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Hema  – (October 8, 2009 at 3:15 PM)  

very inviting and looks yummy!.

Saju  – (October 8, 2009 at 3:47 PM)  

got an award for u.please collect it

Bhawna  – (October 8, 2009 at 4:07 PM)  

Nice spread! i'm sure you had a nice time with all ur friends.

jayasri  – (October 8, 2009 at 5:27 PM)  

wow, what a spread, you could have invited me too.., everything looks so yummy, I love rasmalai, spring rolls, my favourite methi, and sweet corn soup, so tempting, how could you do this ? we too are your friends dear.., anyway lovely spread.., BM 'ed it

Deepti  – (October 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM)  

Hey very nice n tempting menu...first time here n def want to follow u...would appreciate if u hv a luk @ my place also
http://dipskitchen.blogspot.com

Uma  – (October 8, 2009 at 10:05 PM)  

Wow, lovely display of yummy food!! All the dishes look sooo mouth-watering. Wish I was there at the party :)

Kanchan  – (October 9, 2009 at 1:47 AM)  

Congrats Pavithra …
You have received the well deserved “One Lovely Blog Award”. Kindly collect it from my blog!! :)

Lena Rashmin Raj  – (October 9, 2009 at 6:30 AM)  

woww..this is a visual trat Pavi..yumm yumm.. :)

Vidya Rao  – (October 10, 2009 at 3:17 PM)  

Awesome spread! Absolutely lovely...great that you have get together's and spend time with all. Have more fun and watching for more such posts!

Anonymous –   – (October 10, 2009 at 5:48 PM)  

Thats lovely array of dishes. I am so much impressed with your menu which covers all cuisines. Spring roll and the rasmalai OMG our of world. The gravy looks so rich and I love the ingredients which you used for making the side dish. Hats off ! to your great job.

Sandhya Hariharan  – (October 11, 2009 at 7:20 PM)  

Awesome Pavithra... Looks like everyone had a rocking time with food..

Ushnish Ghosh  – (October 12, 2009 at 11:42 PM)  

Dear Pavithra
This is my 1st visit and seeing the Friendship spead I can imagine what great recipes are wating for me as I go down the blog.
Your Rasgulla making process is great (I am a Bong so you know what sweets mean to me)
Will be visiting often so that I don't have to go through the turmoil of " What to cook today?"
Best regards and Happy Deepavali

Ushnish

Shama Nagarajan  – (October 13, 2009 at 11:49 AM)  

lovely delights..please do participate in my first cooked food event...check my blog for details

Laavanya  – (October 13, 2009 at 11:56 AM)  

What a lovely spread of dishes - very tempting. How did you cook all of this at one shot?

Latha  – (October 14, 2009 at 6:04 AM)  

Lovely post.....do peep into mine when u find time.

Saju  – (October 14, 2009 at 8:22 AM)  

looks loke u had a feast!! man i wish i was near you!

Sushma  – (October 15, 2009 at 1:11 AM)  

I love all the recipes u done..I need to try them asap...:)

priya  – (October 15, 2009 at 8:58 AM)  

Hi dear,

Please accept ur award frm my blog!!

Malar Gandhi  – (October 15, 2009 at 6:13 PM)  

The spread luks appetizing...hungry already..

my kitchen  – (October 16, 2009 at 12:27 PM)  

Yummy dishes.Shall i come to your house

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