Wednesday, June 18, 2008

CHAMBRAY with TIL KO ALU

Chambray is nothing but a simple rice dish ,which is very popular in sikkim ,cooked in ghee and with some spices. In short what we know as ghee rice is called chambray in sikkim.Thats what an event does to us bloggers,teach us new things.It also makes me explore into a variety of cuisines which i wouldnt have otherwise even bothered to check.Coming back to the dish ,Chambray is usually served with Til ko alu which is a potato dish made with roasted sesame seed paste.
I am sending this to this month's RCI - north east cuisine which is hosted by my dear friend bhags originally started by lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine .

(Recipes adapted from here and here ).

CHAMBRAY

INGREDIENTS

Rice - 1 cup
Cinnamon -1/2 inch
Bay leaves - 3-4
Ghee or oil -2 Tbsp(i used a combination of a tsp each of ghee and oil)
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Black cumin seed - 1 tsp
water - 1 3/4 cup
Salt- 1 tsp

METHOD
First soak rice with bay-leaves and cinnamon for 20 min. Heat ghee/oil in a vessel, add all the ingredients, and put soaked rice, fry for 5 min till ghee separates. Pour water slowly,add salt , cover with lid and cook till rice is cooked.
Serve hot Chambray with Til ko alu.

TIL KO ALU

INGREDIENTS
Potato -2 medium size
Onion -1 sliced
turmeric pdr - 1 tsp
Green chili -4 sliced
Sesame seeds (Til) - 2-3 tsp
Salt to taste

METHOD
Place the potatoes on a microwave safe dish and cook it for 5-7 mins. Then run them under cold water for sometime and remove the peel.Cut it into small cubes ,salt them and keep aside.Dry roast the Til until they are slightly brown and grind it to make paste.
Heat oil in a pan and fry onion, add potato and Til paste, salt and turmeric powder, mix and simmer for 5 min.
Serve hot with Chambray
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23 comments:

Swati Raman Garg said...

perfect looking combo ranji... hey u know what bhags also made d same i guess... u even added onions.... i love it the onion aloo combo...
even this aloo rice combo looks inviting re..

u know what i love ur pics... they r one of d best.... even when they r on the stove top buddy :)

ranji said...

Thank u so much swathi for such a motivating comment...yes this is a lovely combination..really good..hugs to u sweety :)

Asha said...

Now this combo I can happily eat than any noodle soup from there! Looks great Ranji, great entry!:)

Cham said...

The chambray and potato are really wonderful combo :) Looks like a feast Ranji. Beautiful entry!

Arundathi said...

Mmmm - that looks delicious!

Happy cook said...

Yumm the rice and the potato both looks delicious.
You knowjust had my dinner and am hungry seeing that plate

Bhags said...

the rice and the til ko aloo looks nice......this til version of the aloo really has got into popularity it seems...:)

Thanks for the lovely entry dear...:)

Uma said...

delicious combo, Ranji! I wanted to make the same for the event, but as I am not a fan of sesame seeds, I skipped it. You have presented it so well that I want to eat it right now.

Jamie said...

Ranji, I bet this is SO good. To be honest with you, I was very intimidated by the event this month. I wasn't having very good luck finding a dish that I could cook. This was an excellent pick!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... Ranji.... Yummy plate of rice. Looks great. YUM!... That was a excellent combo. Loved the other name for ghee rice.

Simran said...

Til ke aloo seems to be everybody's favorite for this event. Yours' look nice.

kamala said...

Great Combo Ranji..Looks so delicious..I am feeling hungry now..want the plate immediately.

Suma Rajesh said...

til aloo and rice seems to be perfect lunch...luved the colour and its inviting me to have some...great entry for the event...hey u can send this to rice variety event....

Roopa said...

Wow ranji, that rice with ukkeri looks yum:) I feel like having a hot plate of it now:)

Sagari said...

rice and potatoes combo looks so comfortinggg ranji

Andhra Flavors said...

the rice and the potato both looks delicious. great presentation too..

Devi Priya said...

Nice combination. You have a surprise in my blog.

Srivalli said...

heheh..I made the same combination!..your plate looks yummy ranji..

Sireesha said...

Great combination the chambray and potato ,Ranji :) Love the presentation too....

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

the pics are just awesome ranji!! the separate grains of rice are calling out to me! and with such a pair, it mustbe awesome!! great entry!

you've been tagged BTW :-)

Madhavi said...

Great combo Ranji, looks perfect and yummyyyyy!!!

Vani said...

Simple pulaos are sometimes the best coz they go well with just about anything! Both the pulao & til aloo look yum & must've been great together!

meeso said...

My daughter saw the pic and asked me to make it right away, she says it looks so good :)