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Brinjal and shrimp wrap

Making dinner for one is very tough especially when you feel like having something special and delicious yet easy to prepare in 10 minutes.
Going through recipes and finding the right recipe is more time consuming.
Being on a particular diet plan and preparing a healthy meal has always been a challenge to me. Especially being a heavy rice consumer in srilankan style with those delicious spicy meat and curry dishes, one can never follow a diet as cravings take over leaving a second thought like this is the last time I eat or i’ll do my walking and workouts tomorrow and make up for the heavy meals.

I have been working on creating a healthy meal and have successfully gone through various invention test which am really glad I did.
One such recipe is the following brinjal and shrimp curry.
I prepared them from scratch and left over shrimps and made myself two wheat flour flat breads that were salt free and oil free.
Surprisingly my first attempt to prepare a salt and oil free Rotti worked out perfectly and was really palatable, soft and delicious that is soaked in oil with adequate salt Rotti.
I would like to share the two recipes below –

brinjal and shrimp curry
Ingredients
1 medium sized round shaped brinjal
1/4 cup prawns
1/2 a medium onion
Salt to taste
A pinch if tumeric
1/3 teaspoon chillie flakes
1/3 teaspoon chillie powder
A dash of crushed pepper
A pinch of cumin
A large pinch of coriander powder
1 teaspoon oil
A slice of line to garnish

Cooking instructions
1.Chop the onions and brinjal into equal size according to the size of you shrimps.
2. Heat oil in a pan and sauté onions with brinjal for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously.
3. Add all the spices with salt to taste.
4. Continue stirring and cook by adding two tables spoons of water until the brinjal is cooked well.
5. Stir in shrimps and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until the shrimps are cooked fine.
Turn off heat and serve it over a wheat flour flat bread.
Garnished with some lime juice from the slice and sprinkle some corrida fee leaves if you have, I dint have any so I couldn’t use.
Coriander leaves should be added to the brinjal and shrimps soon as you turn of heat which will bind the flavor with the curry.
Serve warm like a wrap or separately with some thick dhal.
This curry is prepared using only one teaspoon oil which is ideal for a person on a 1600 calories diet like me 😊.
To make the salt less wear flour flat bread.
Add a cup of flour and knead with some water as required until the dough is smooth and soft.
Roll out on a board and grill over pre heated pan for 2-3 minutes in each side over a medium low flame.

Hope you enjoy this recipe and will be posting more delicious recipes keep watching.

The healthy part of this dish is its prepared with no salt nor oil and is very thin.

 

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Ready to roll up

squeeze the lime before serving.

 

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Tempering in the pan smelled good

Dessert going green

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I have always been wanting to make ad try out srilankan food since I moved into Dubai and always went around supermarkets looking for ingredients which are really unique. One such ingredient I juggery, one might ever wonder how can juggery be an unique ingredient but trust me Sri Lankan kithul juggery is very unique and have a special taste which any other normal juggery made with cane sugar nor coconut palm will equalize.

Juggery is used to make various sorts of desserts and sweets in srilanka and one such dessert was watalappam.
Many people love it. During festivals we prepare and share it with family and friend. Making this dessert Nd getting it right the juggery should be very good in quality and taste or else the taste wi not be vey good.
Recently having moved into Dubai I was looking around for juggery and found the a juggery made of cane sugar which had a very spicy aroma and never tasted good on anything.
So started my search for srilankan jugger and finally was all smiles when I saw it On a shelf with the other jugger and started grabbing a few packs to store.
As k reached home I prepared my watalappam mixture and left aside. My hubby walked into the kitchen and said the color doesn’t look good so he suggested to add food coloring.
I don’t have brown so my hubby mixed red, yellow and green to get some town and the color was perfect.
As I mixed it with the watalappam mixture I was glad the color was perfect and the mixture was tasting good I started cooking the dessert.
Once it was cooked I was really shocked.
The watalappam went green.
I bet that’s what is called going green.
We were discussion on how to serve it to the visitors and finally had to serve.
By its look and taste everyone had a good home made watalappam and was asking. Whee I found the juggery.
I had to narrate the story.

Art of Pancakes

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Do you see a women in an elegant gown dancing for the background music?
Art is very I interesting, it’s more fun when you keep discovering what is painted in a painting using a brush without any sketches.
Have you ever stared at a painting that has many colors on it without a clear picture and after sometime realized it’s a lovely waterfall. Wont you feel oh wow that’s a waterfall, the artist who did it is really talented.
Yes I guess we all do that sort of thinking at some point.
Let’s come to my pancake art I never intended design a dancing lady in my pancake but once I finished making them I gave one good look and found it to look like a dancing lady.
Wow and I was really amazed!
Yes that’s coincidence so I thought I will share it with all my viewers.
Do you guy see what I see???