By Mini Ravindran on December 16, 2001
Photo by Derf
Photo by Derf
"This one is so different on taste...it tempts u !"
Serving Size: 1 (99 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I had forgotten about lunch and needed something quick to make, and in my hurry I looked over a couple of things in the recipe that might have changed the taste. Firstly, I used a red apple. When I realized my mistake I was worried it might not have the right taste, but even if it isn't authentic it tasted fine. Secondly, I didn't realize until I had already started that the use of the lemon juice is never addressed in the directions. I decided to put it on after cooking and that seemed to be the right thing to do, but I'll give the chef a chance to correct that herself since I'm not familiar with the recipe. Thirdly, an observation: There was a lot of smoke. Not a blinding, or choking amount but I could see it hanging in the air even with the kitchen window open and stove fan blowing. As for serving: I mixed it with cooked rice sticks and I was surprised how little goes a long way with this. This a flavor-packed dish, not too overpowering for one person to eat with rice (or bread) but flavorful enough to feed several people by only increasing the amount of rice. This rather strange dish will probably become a regular for me. Quick, with ingredients that I usually have on hand and tasty. Hmmm... I wonder how this will taste with brown rice..."
"Outstanding, Mini! I scaled this down to 1 serving and for once, I had all the ingredients that the recipe calls for. Like Angela, I added the lemon juice after cooking (though I didn't have a similar "smoke" problem). I used this recipe as a filling inside a pita pocket and had a great brown bag lunch. Thanks!"
"I'm so used to having sweet and buttery fried apples, this was quite a nice change. The thought of having this over rice is inspired."
"This was, at first glance, an extremely odd combination ... that's what spurred me to try it. It wasn't BAD, but it's a bit too unusual for me. I also think it would have been better cold."
"I added cumbled MorningStar sausage and ate this over toast. It was excellent, quick and easy to make."
"this was a very nice combination of flavours, I used green bell pepper and added half a small jalepino pepper to give a little kick. Also used the granny smith apple. It made a nice change for a side dish, I think next time I wouldn't chop everything so small, I think it would have more body with larger pieces. We did enjoy it, thanks for sharing."
"Nice taste and easy preparation. I used a red bell pepper as that is what I had. For me, the measurements ended up being 1/2 bell pepper, 1/2 granny smith apple and 1 bunch green onions. We liked this better as a side. It seemed to get lost with rice. I added the lemon juice at the end of cooking. No smoke problem for me but it did seem to take longer to cook than specified."
"This tastes so good that I felt like rating it myself....excuse me for the indulgence...now you gotto tell me about your experiences :-)"