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Showing posts with label Cloves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloves. Show all posts

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Jan13-Cloves-SYF-HWS-Series


SYF&HWS - CLOVES - EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello Friends/Readers,

I wish one and all a PROSPEROUS & HAPPY NEW YEAR.

After a long break I am back to guest host Anu's SYF & HWS COOK WITH SPICES EVENT. I have selected CLOVES as my spices.

CLOVES can be used to make either sweets or in savories. It is used as a medicine in reducing tooth and gum ache. 




The clove comes from the Myrtaceae (myrtle family). It is a distinctive species that has a pleasant smell. The clove on its own has quite a strong aroma. When you taste it, it has a burning flavor. The reason for the strong smell and taste is its contents. Essentially, its oil is the chief content. Up to 15% of the clove content may be oil, and of this quantity, eugenol makes up 70 to 85%, eugenol acetate makes up 15%, and β-caryophyllene makes up another 5 to 12%. This comes to around 99% of the oil, while another 1 or 2% is made up by triterpene oleanolic acid. Source: Recipes Wiki.


Below are some of the recipes using cloves from tarladalal:

Cloves for controlling cough
Grilled Cheese and Vegetable Soup
Handi Khichadi
Malai Cauliflower
Paneer In White Gravy
Pearl Pullav
Mee Hoon
Garam Masala
Coconut Stew
Rice and Curry Sizzler

So why wait make some exciting from cloves and include it here.


Rules that are mandatory:
Send in any dish that use cloves before February 5th.
Use of the logo is mandatory.
Email me your link and the picture of the food to hemasrini.2007@gmail.com by February 5th.
Archieved entries are accepted but needs to be reposted.
Non bloggers can also email me the recipes with your recipe pictures.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Spinach and Carrot Rice

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 large cloves chopped garlic
  • 2/3 cup grated carrots
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 seasoning cube (vegetarian)
  • 2 tbsp. buter
  • salt and pepper to taste
Method:
  • Heat the butter and add the cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle, add the onions and gralic and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the carrots and spinach and saute for another minute.
  • Add the rice, seasoning cube, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of water and mix well.
  • Cook on a low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Serve hot.