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4 Oct 2012

TIME TO QUIZ

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR ANSWERS IN COMMENTS SECTION
AND TEST YOUR FOOD SKILL



1We've all had Britain's de facto national dish, chicken tikka masala, but what does 'masala' mean?
hot and spicy
a creamy sauce
a mixture of spices

2 Lassi is a cool and refreshing drink, the perfect match for spicy food. What is the main ingredient in a lassi?
yogurt
milk

3 Tiffin tins are multi-layered containers common in India. What might you find inside?
a packed lunch
layers of spices
paan

4 Which is the predominant spice used in the potato dish aloo jeera?
  • coriander
  • cumin
  • cardamom
  • cinnamon



5 Tandoori is not a dish, but a style of cooking. How is proper tandoori food cooked?
under a hot grill
stewed in a clay pot
roasted in a clay oven


6 What are the main ingredients of palak paneer?
potato and cauliflower
spinach and cheese
chickpeas and tomatoes


7 Jaggery is rich in minerals, vitamins and iron. It is often uQuestion 8 of 10
salt
pepper
sugar
vinegar

8Just as in the West we call simple food our 'bread and butter', the equivalent term in India is 'dal-roti'. What does this mean?
curry and rice
bread and ghee
lentils and bread

SITAFAL KI MITHAI

Custard Apple Surprise

Ingredients

For the filling
1/2 cup pulp of custard apple
3/4 cup cup khoya {mawa}
3 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

For the covering
1 cup thin flattened rice{nylon poha}
3/4 cup sugar
1 and a half tablespoons of ghee
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup khoya
A few strands of saffron
crushed silver foil {varakh} for decoration [optional} 

METHOD
For the filling
Mix all the ingredients together and put on the stove.Stir constantly till it thicken and leaves the sides of the vessel.Cool.
For the covering 
Clean and wash the poha and mash. Melt the ghee in vessel add poha and stir for few minutes then add the milk sugar and khoya and simmer till it become very thick and leaves the side of the vessel
Add the saffron mix well and remiove from the stove divide into 15 balls.
Flatten each portion of covering place filling in the center and roll into a round ball.Decorate it with silver foil on top.You can put each ball into a small butter paper cup.