Thursday, September 9, 2010

Yogurt Rice and A Product Review

Last week, I got these eco-friendly disposable plates from Marx Foods for doing a review. The first thing I noticed about the plates is their pretty perfect shape. They sent me hexagonal plates and round plates. I was taken by the pretty look of the plates. These elegant looking plates are made from naturally discarded sheaths of the leaves of the Adaka palm tree which are actually collected from the forest floor. These palm plates are really firm. Marx Foods sell plates at the cost of $33.50 for 25 pieces and $77.25 for 100 pieces. These pretty, firm, eco-friendly plates are best for any party.

When I first saw the round plates from Marx Foods, I was reminded of the thonnai (handmade cups made out of dried plantain leaves), which is used to serve prasadam like Sakkarai Pongal, Ven Pongal, Sundal and Yogurt Rice in temples. So, I decided to take pictures with one of these dishes. I prepared yogurt rice and here is the recipe for Yogurt rice.

Ingredients :

1. Rice - 1 Cup (Cooked)
2. Milk - 3/4 Cup (Boiled and cooled)
3. Butter - 1 tsp
4. Yogurt - 1/2 Cup
5. Mustard - 1 tsp
6. Ginger - 1/2 tsp (Grated)
7. Carrot - 1/4 Cup (Grated)
8. Green Chilly - 1 (Finely Chopped)
9. Salt - Needed Qty
10. Oil - 2 tsp
11. Curry Leaf - A few
12. Grapes/pomegranate - 1/2 Cup

Procedure :

1. Mash the rice with salt. Add butter and yogurt. Mix well.

2. Now, add milk, grated ginger and carrot. Mix completely.

3. In a pan, heat oil Splutter mustard. Then add curry leaves and green chillies. Fry for a second.

4. Add this to the rice.

5. Add fruits like pomegranate/ grapes.

6. Serve with pickle.

I kept the yogurt rice in the palm plates for more than 30 minutes and to my surprised, there was no leakage at all. I'm satisfied with the beautiful looking, leak proof palm plates. In another plate, I kept plantain fry/roast (will be posting the recipe soon) and I was able to reuse that plate with just wiping it off with damp kitchen towel. So, the plates/bowl from Mark foods can also be reused if dry dishes were served. Though, the cost of the plate may sound high, I personally felt, they are worth for the money paid.


Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Yogurt rice and plantain fry looks good. Super comfort food. Makes me hungry !! The eco friendly plates sounds cool !!

Jyoti said...

nice review! lovely combo..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Nithu plates sound good and of course the rice is just delicious and I love yogurt rice and actually may make today for lunch as my son loves it too :)

Subhashini said...

Nice combo.looks yummy.

Satya said...

nice review ..yogurt rice looks delicious ..very comfort n my all time favorite food


Yummy Team said...

Love these eco-friendly plates..Great post!!

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Yummy and refreshing dish Nithu !!

Sayantani said...

thats a great combo meal Nithu. love the yogurt rice plantain fry meal. delicious.

kitchen queen said...

the yogurt rice looks yummy and delicious and so does the plaintain fry.

Priya said...

Eco friendly plate looks fabulous...Yogurt rice looks very all time fav..

Chitra said...

Thank you for introducing an eco-friendly product to me. :-)

Priya said...

Thanks for the product review!
Lovely rice!

Nitha said...

The plates look great.. Yogurt rice and plantain is fry is a wonderful combination..

Akila said...

looks delicious and my all time favorite...

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Sadhana said...

Lovely rice with lovely presentation...

Suja Sugathan said...

Rice looks so yummy..great friendly product.

swapna said...

Yogurt Rice looks soo good...and lovely presentation!!

Leena said...

Love the combo of yogurt rice and plaintain fry,sounds yummy..Thanks for showing ecofriendly plates..Back home in India I have seen Plates made out of bark of arecanut it the same?

Torviewtoronto said...

I got mine today and have to post soon
lovely dish