Some of you might have tried various of the recipes on the site and yes, i would be correct as i have in times past to say that i do not need to create any further suggestions because there is more than enough to get you well on your way with our four tiers on this site.
Now and again though i remember a recipe and i think how might i tweak it or add to it somehow.
This was one of those very occasions and i hope you shall enjoy, of course some of you may also be drinking more fruit infusions than before, they are so delicious and if you feel they are too weak, there would be no harm in putting two teabags in. No harm at all. it is good to shop around on the fruit infusions because though they may look the same sometimes the ingredients vary and it too can make a really very nice change. On this site i have mentioned green tea too, green tea is delicious as with other teas, though personally i very rarely now drink the type which you’d add milk too but as rare as it may be it is also very nice and such a treat too.
I have found that recently cardomam tea seems to be a real refreshing break from some of the norms or even some pressures and even if not on a weightloss programm, you should actually realise how you improve after a while but i’m not saying exactly how right now. The type i have been using again comes in a teabag form and it is actually really nice so try look out for it, of course if you aren’t already using it?
Some of the ingredients in this recipe are optional but i have used all of the ingredients listed and as i have mentioned before, if you have been using this or our other site for a little while you may well already have started to build a store of herbs and spices anyway.
Part 1 ingredients:
Half teaspoon ground ginger
5/6 cloves of garlic
1.5 Teaspoonfuls of Madras Curry Powder
4 cardomam pods
3 tablespoons of tomato puree
A heap teaspoon ground turmeric
half cup of porridge
1 teaspoon mustard powder
Two largeish firm cooking apples
Level teaspoon -teaspoon ghee
2 small scotch bonnett chillies
Level teaspoonful of crushed whole cumin seeds (place on chopping board and carefully chop, they are very small but as with scotch bonnett chillies make sure that you do it carefully as bits may fly off. Be especially careful with scotch bonnett chillies if you have children or pets and if possible wear gloves. DO NOT WIPE YOUR EYES WHILST CHOPPING SCOTCH BONNETT CHILLIES UNLESS YOU HAVE WASHED YOUR HANDS SO VERY CAREFULLY, OR REMOVED YOUR GLOVES,
Part 2 ingredients:
One vegetable stock cube
3 sticks of celery
1-1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 fish stock cube
1 150gram pot bio live yogurt
1 nice sized onion
8 fish sticks (optional)
1 heaped or 2 level tablespoon of onion gravy granules.
Lets get moving, it’s super tasty!
Put not a heaped teaspoonful on ghee into a heavy based pan and turn on heat but on very very low, so as to melt the ghee but not burn any of the other items
Add the ground turmeric and the chopped chillies. The ghee will turn to an oil solution quickly, then top up by a quarter the water in the saucepan, you can add more after. Or third fill the saucepan.
Remove the skins and cores and chop up the cooking apples and add to the saucepan including all of the ingredients listed here in the part 1 ingredients.
Then top up the saucepan if you only topped up a quarter or less before. When up to boiling, switch off heat and put lid on.You can leave the saucepan with the contents in for even an hour or two, i wanted to see whether the wait would improve the taste because sometimes certainly with some of the recipes on our sites, if the food is left on the cooker for a while or in a refrigerator where indicated the food seems to be even more flavorsome.
Add all of the ingredients highlighted in part 2 ingredients except the onion, chopping the celery and the mushrooms into very thin slices and where possible throw in the smaller mushrooms. It will be advisable even to try to search some very small mushrooms if you see any because it was really nice to find a flavored small mushroom in with the recipe, i have a feeling that small mushrooms might be discarded by some companies as not quite there but if you see any, use them and certainly no need to chop them, just trim the ends and make sure to rinse your mushrooms. As for the fish sticks, slice them (not lengthways) into small bits and add.
Again when you have added these ingredients, bring to the boil and boil for only a couple of minutes and switch off the heat, then last of all chop up your onion into chunky pieces and seperate the pieces and gently stir the onion in. Yes, no heat on cooker. Put the chopped onion into the hot solution and put the saucepan lid on.
You might think why add onion gravy granules and an onion? I didn’t want to use flour.
Prepare your green beans. You can use white rice with this but not much if on a weightloss programm. There will be enough to serve certainly more than ten. Or keep it in a refrigerator for a couple of days only.
Heat when required. I haven’t tried freezing it but it may be ok.
And don’t forget the cardamom tea.
When reheating, do not allow to keep on boil, then the chunky onion will maintain its firmness and it’s a nice tasty crunch