Saturday, April 11, 2009
DELICIOUS HEALTHY EASTER BRUNCH MENU
Yes the festive time Easter is once again knocking our door and we are all ready with our favorite dishes for friends and family. This year for Easter I am serving some thing delicious yet healthy.
But talking about Easter how can I forget the Easter eggs . Eggs are the universal symbol of fertility and new life and the most identifiable symbol of the Easter holiday.Throughout North America, the British Isles, New Zealand and Australia the Easter holiday has been partially secularized, so that some families participate only in the attendant revelry, central to which is (traditionally) decorating Easter eggs on Saturday evening and hunting for them Sunday morning, by which time they have been mysteriously hidden all over the house and garden. Chocolate eggs have largely supplanted decorated eggs in New Zealand and Australia.
So my first recipe is
INGREDIENTS:3 slices bacon (3 oz.) ,8 hard-cooked large eggs ,1/3 cup mayonnaise, 5tbsp tomato ketchup,2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions ,1 teaspoon prepared mustard ,Parsley chopped hand full , Salt and pepper .
PROCEDURE: In an 8- to 10-inch frying pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon, turning slices as needed, until browned on both sides and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. When cool enough to handle, crumble bacon. Cut each egg in half lengthwise; gently scoop out yolks and place in a bowl. Mash yolks with a fork, then stir in mayonnaise, green onions, tomato ketchup mustard, parsley and crumbled bacon until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon or pipe about 1 tablespoon yolk mixture into the hollow of each egg-white half. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 4 hours.
LENTIL TOMATO SOUP:
INGREDIENTS: Tomato3to 4, lentil ½ cup, ginger paste ½ tsp, onion sliced 1,refined oil 1tbsp
butter2 tsp, salt and pepper, chopped cilantro handful, 2 hard boiled egg quartered, bread slice cubed.
PROCEDURE: Cut the tomatoes in large chunks, wash the lentils . Now put the tomatoes, ginger, salt ,lentil and 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook the mixture for 8 minutes. Let the lentil mixture cool down and then put it in a blender. Blend it well and strain the lentil mixture. Now in a pan put the butter and sliced onion sauté till tender add the mixture adjust the taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with egg and fried bread cubes and cilantro.
BAKED SPICY LAMB:
INGREDIENTS:1 leg of lamb,6cloves,2 cardamom, 1 bay leaves, ½ tsp each of cumin and coriander seeds , ½ big cup of yoghurt, a pinch of saffron dissolved in 1 tsp hot milk, 50 grms ground cashew nuts. 1tbsp each of sliced almonds and raisins, 1tsp dry ginger powder, 50 grm of tomatoes peeled and pureed . 2 tbsp of sesame seeds. Salt and chilly powder according to taste.
PROCEDURE: Grind all the spices including the sesame seeds . Mix all the above ingredients and marinate the lamb leg , set aside for 2 hrs. Put in aheavy casserole and seal with aluminum foil. Bake in a moderate oven for 1 ½ hrs or until done.
Last but not the least let end up pampering our sweet tooth. So for all of you who want a different dessert try my…
INGREDIENTS: 4 pears cut into halved, peeled and deseeded. 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 cup orange juice (fresh ), ¼ cup of mango pulp, orange rind ½ tsp.
PROCEDURE: Take the pears in a baking dish pour orange juice and mango pulp above it . Sprinkle some orange rind above it. Cook the this in microwave(micro high) for 6 to 8 minutes or until the pears get tender.
I hope you will enjoy a delicious Easter my good wishes are always with you.
WISHING YOU A VERY VERY HAPPY EASTER.
BE HAPPY AND STAY HEALTHY.