Sunday 26 June 2011

Jamie Oliver's Indian-Style Steak Dinner

So this weekend I've been cooking Jamie Oliver recipes from his 30 Minute Meals book. Last night was the Jerk Chicken, of which the winner was the black beans and rice - I'd happily eat a bowl of that on its own. Tonight it's the Indian Style Steak - grilled steak, curry sauce, salad, yoghurt, flat breads and grilled paneer. 

I used a papaya and turned it into a lassi to drink (because lassi is awesome). My favourite lassi is at Ahbi's in North Strathfield - a mango lassi that's almost a thickshake, and they add some cardamom to it - very very delicious. Thinking about it makes me want to go to Ahbi's!

PS - No photo today - in between having a cold and a baby who has a cold, something had to give :)

Papaya and Coconut Lassi (serves 2)

1 red papaya, seeds and skin removed
½ cup yoghurt
½ cup water
½ cup coconut milk
1 tsp rosewater
¼ tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp honey

Pop everything into a blender and blend until smooth and silky. Add water to adjust the consistency to your liking. Papaya has an enzyme (papain) that helps to break down proteins, which makes it a great accompaniment to a meat dinner because it helps with digestion.

1 comment:

A Sydney Foodie said...

If you are ever in Taiwan, one of the best drinks to get is papaya milk tea. So delicious! My homemade version is 1/4 papaya, honey to taste, skim milk. Easyway have a version, but it uses a syrup instead of real fruit.