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(Tortilla De Patatas – Spanish Omelette ) & Park Guell

10 Jun

After my Spain Vacation, I was keen to learn about their Cuisine. Suprisingly this spanish Omelette is the one, I used to make very often for my child as a complete meal.  I did n’t invent this dish, I came to know it long back from my friend Sharada. She is good in Malabar Recipes.

It was interesting to know that Spanish use olive oil in almost all the dishes. Garlic is one more ingredient they love to add in to the recipe.

I prepared this Spanish Omelette with a little variation from the original one. In the Original, they add the Olive oil, raw sliced potatoes and saute it with onions then followed by beaten egg. They use more oil to let the potatoes cook in that. But I use little oil of any type, boiled & smashed potatoes and corriander leaves as a variation.

Ingredients:

  1. Olive oil – 1 Tbs
  2. Onion – 2 , finely chopped
  3. Egg – 4 , beaten
  4. Potatoes – 2 , medium sized, boiled and smashed
  5. Salt for taste
  6. Corriander leaves – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  7. Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Method :

1. Add the oil to the small pan and add onions. Saute it till it becomes slight brown in color.

2. Add the smashed potatoes, coriander leaves and salt to the beaten egg and pour it into the sauted onions. It should be atleast 1/2 inch thickness or little more.

3. Lower the heat and let it cook for 5 minutes and with the help of the other pan just flip it over and cook on the other side for 2 min, because we dont want to break it by doing the usual way.

4. Serve it warm. Good to have as a breakfast and also as a side dish.

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Let’s look at this Spain attraction Today…..Park Güell

Yesterday in my post I have wrote a little about the Spanish Architect Antoni Gaudi. This is one of his Garden city project, initiated by Güell and designed by Gaudi. It was a city planning project aimed at building houses for the spanish people. It was developed by them in a 35 acre  hilly area very close to  barcelona. Surrounded  by trees and a unique architectural buildings with colorful marble pieces in his creations can inspire anyone. You can also visit Gaudi and Güell’s house inside this park and it is two among the 3 houses they built .This project was a failure  financially, but it was taken over by the city and converted in to open park. One can have a glorious view of the city from here enjoying the nature around them.

Some of the pictures…….

View of Barcelona city and seashore from Park Güell.

One among the three houses that he has built in this park.

You can see the colorful art work with marbles .

Open terrace of the building and view of Barcelona city and seashore.

This is piece of wall ceiling with colorful marble decoration.

At the main entrance to this Park Güell.

The two hut buildings near to the entrance.

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures and include this place in your list of attractions to visit in Barcelona. You will have a nice peaceful and woderful feeling in there.

 

Lentils Veggie Rice Porridge

27 Apr

Ingredients:

  1. Mixed vegetables – 1 Cup, cut in to small pieces
  2. Rice – 3 Tsp
  3. Toor Dhal – 1 Tsp
  4. Moong dhal – 1 Tsp
  5. Turmeric – a pinch
  6. Cumin – 1/4 Tsp
  7. Salt for taste
  8. Clarified Butter – 1Tsp
  9. Tomato – 1 small for garnishing

Method:

1. Wash Rice and  Lentils. In a Pressure cooker add Rice,Lentils,mixed vegetables ,salt ,turmeric and cumin.(Except clarified butter add all to the cooker).Add 2 1/2 cups of water.

2. Cook it till it becomes soft. Then Smash  the Porrdige with spatula. Now add Clarified butter to it .

3. Serve it in a bowl or plate . Garnish with tomato.

Tip : 1. When this dish is made for babies less than a year, the porridge can be little overcooked or grind coarsely in a mixer to help digestion.

2. Every next time you make add your own combination of vegetables and lentils.

3. Clarified Butter gives a nice flavour and taste. If you dont have it add just butter.

 
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Oats Porridge

11 Apr

Ingredients :

  1.  Oats – 1 cup
  2. Milk – 2  1/2cups
  3. Sugar – 5 Tsp
  4. salt a pinch
  5. Dry grapes – 1/4 cup

Method:

1. Add milk and oats to a bowl and let it cook for 10 minutes in a medium heat.

2. Add sugar and grapes. Serve it warm or cold.

Tip : 1. Add different dry fruits and nuts as toppings .

         2. You can add fresh fruits too.

         3. If you like you can add little flavoring like cardamom powder or Rose water.