I’m back to blogging for 3 days in a row this time with Blogging Marathon # 17 (BM#17). Slight change in the format, but same idea of cooking with a theme for consecutive days instead of a week. I’m joining the marathon for 2 weeks this time and my first theme is “Cooking with Ready made Stuff”.
I don’t usually buy ready to cook food, even though I know some of them really good and they are fast and convenient. I try to make everything from scratch because I keep stock of the basic ingredients needed for most of the dishes and it doesn’t seem cost effective to buy ready to cook foods again. But recently my work got a lot busier and I find that I don’t have much energy left to make anything even over the weekends. So when I saw Valli’s themes and saw this theme, I wanted to try some of the “ready to cook food” and see how they taste.
For the first dayof BM# 17, I made Rava Idlis using MTR brand “Instant Rawa idli mix”. These are super simple to make, all you need is some yogurt and chopped cilantro. I used greek yogurt mixed with water. The mix has all the seasonings, cashews, tempering ingredients and the final product was excellent, given the minimum amount of work put into it.