I know you are wondering Why? Let me tell you :)
I have to do so, lest I come home with a Pluot or a Plucot in lieu of something else that I had in mind!
Pluot, it seems is a cross between a plum and an apricot, half plum half apricot said the label. It is called a plucot if the percentage of apricot is higher!!!!!!!!
The first time I saw this, I spent a good 5 minutes staring at the pluot, weirder combinations crossing my mind :) even got a few glances from the people around! Maybe I'm not 'THAT' open minded ;)
So if you ever come across a situation wherein you cannot decide between a plum or an apricot, Pluot can come to your rescue....LOL!!!!!
Still unsure why do I need to eat 'Y' if I feel like a 'X' ??
A lil' extravagant, aren't we ;)
Anyway, these hybrid sorts do not tempt my fancy, in fact, I'm a little wary of them!!
I like my plum to be a plum and my peach to be a peach :) I'm a simpleton you know .... ;)
Speaking of which, that I'm obsessed about Peaches is an understatement! I am as crazy about them as some folks are about Mango.
Nope it is not a comparison, just an observation :)
Almost get the withdrawal symptoms when the season is ending, such is my fondness for these beauties of a fruit !!!
Rice Pudding with Peach Sauce is one of them! I do try to avoid putting too much sugar or butter into the preparation, that would take away from the taste of the lovely peaches.
Please do let me know of any concoctions that you make, using peach, will appreciate it. You can leave a comment with the same :)
2 heaped tbsp rice, washed & soaked for 15 minutes
2.5 cups milk
sugar as per taste
1 tsp lime/lemon juice.
1. Bring the milk to boil in a thick bottom saucepan.
2. Drain water from the rice and crush lightly with your hands. If you are making a huge quantity, you can pulse it in the mixer for a few turns till the rice breaks, not to be made into a paste.
3. Add crushed rice to the boiling milk and cook till the rice is done.
4. Add sugar as per taste, stir a few minutes and take off from fire, your basic rice pudding is ready. Cool in the refrigerator, will thicken a lot on cooling.
5. For the Peach sauce: De-skin the peaches and chop into pieces.
Sprinkle sugar(depending upon the tartness of the peaches) and 4/5 drops of lime juice. Let rest for 10/15 minutes. Blend to form a puree OR if you like some chunks in the sauce, just mash coarsely with a fork. Chill. I've displayed both the variations.
6. To serve:
Add a few tablespoons of the pudding into decorative bowls. Top with chilled peach sauce.
Indulge your senses with a Peachy Rice Pudding!This goes to Sharmi for JFI-Rice
An Ode to the spud!!!!!
How sweet and tasty art thou!
You blend so well with one and all!
You are the saviour of all vegeterians, when they travel outside their comfort zones!
You are wrongly accused, yet you take it all in your stride!
Well knowing it is not you, but your accomplices Mr. Cream & Mr. Butter who are to blame!
You nourish us with all the vitamins and minerals we need, so selflessly!
Oh! Mr. Potato, what would we do without you!!!!!!
WOOPS! got a bit teary eyed there, for my dear potato ;)
Jeera Baby Alu Fry
8 baby alu
1 tsp jeera(cumin) seeds
1 tbsp jeera, freshly roasted and crushed
1/2 tsp chili powder
1.5 tbsp oil
1. Par boil baby alu. I microwave it for 6 minutes.
3. Heat oil and pan fry the potato till it gets a crispy exterior, remove and keep aside.
4. In the same oil add cumin seeds, splutter. Add hing(asafoetida), crushed jeera, chili powder and immediately add the potatoes. Add salt and let cook for a few minutes till the flavors blend.
5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
6. Simple and tasty Jeera Baby Alu Fry is ready to be savored as an appetizer or a side dish.
My contribution to the Think Spice Think Cumin event hosted by Sunita.