Snowing in FALL!
The snow machine has started here in snow capital Cleveland, known for some record snow. Growing up in the warm tropics ;native to green mangoes ,moving to a cold continental climate was quite a transition for me.Its our 4th winter in ca..ca..ca..cold Cleveland and overwhelming experience with the white crystalline fluffy form of precipitation. It feels heavenly watching the snow fall and settling on the naked tall trees and winter greens.With all the past attempts to make a snowman failing miserably,I hope to make one this season.Slippery snowy roads can make harder to travel and my worried hubby has a handy list of don't s essential for my amateur driving skills.Here are some of the shots of the first snow of the season. I hope to post some more of beautiful snow pictures as it snows in Cleveland.
Let's warm up with Green mangoes,the reminder of the summery tropics.With the same one mango used to make the mango dal and I also made this tart Mango Rice.For those who enjoy the tang in their food here is the piquant Lemon Rice recipe.
2 cups Rice
1 cup Shred Green Mango,leave the peel on
1 teaspoon Moong dal(lentil)
1/2 a small Onion finely chopped.
1/2 inch fresh ginger root peeled and grated
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon each of cumin seeds and mustard seeds
1 green chilly,finely chopped.
2 dry red chillies
2 table spoon Olive Oil
Cilantro for garnish
Wash and soak the rice in cold water for about 10 minutes.Cover and cook in 2 1/2 cups of water and salt until tender.Set aside.
Heat Oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add Onions,seeds,chillies and lentils.When translucent about 3 minutes ,add turmeric and freshly grated ginger. saute for a minute before adding the shred mango.Let cook while stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes.Mix in the Rice and let flavors infuse for about 5 minutes before turning the heat off.Serve warm with Sambhar.
Green Mango Rice and the following rice recipes are heading off to Sirvalli's Rice mela.
Vegetable Biryani,Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani,Mung dal Khichdi,Qubooli(Lentil Biryani),Soy Vegetable Biryani,Fish Biryani and Shrimp(prawns) Biryani
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