5 Quick Dishes for sudden guests
In India, guests are welcomed at any time with or without notice. “Guests are considered no less than God” goes the traditional saying. The traditional culture even exists today in many homes. Guests are received with a “Welcome drink” of ‘mint- leaf water’ or juice/tea. It can be a daunting task if there are sudden guests at our home. These are some life saver quick dishes for anyone who has sudden quest at their place.
1. Paneer Biryani:
This is very common Indian traditional basmati rice dish, a delicacy for guests made from cottage cheese, vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, green chillies, onions all chopped finely. These are pressure cooked and mixed later with basmati rice which is cooked separately.
The two are mixed with addition of ginger and garlic pastes along with curd, chopped green chillies, other spices, a few bay leaves, cloves, a pinch of saffron, and steamed for sometime to give it a uniform flavor. It is garnished with onions and/or raisins, dry fruits and served.