Last month I received an email request to review a product on my blog. I agreed . And so, last week, I received a 1 litre bottle of canola oil for a sampling program from HudsonCanola
oil, a brand recently launched in India. As canola oil is a neutral
flavored oil, it suits all cuisines including Indian cooking.
So this week I thought I'll use this oil and review the product and tell you guys what I think about it. The
recipe I thought of for this trial round was a simple one . Karimeen
fry . I used the Canola oil as a medium for frying my karimeen or
The oil has a high smoke point and is ideal for frying and sauteing. Moreover, the neutral flavor of the oil helps the canola oil stay in the background of the dish rather than dominate in the forefront like most oils. This makes the oil a must-ingredient in the kitchens of those who are into global cuisine. Fortunately, I loved the outcome of cooking with this oil and my verdict would be that I really liked the product received.
Ingredients: (Serves 4)
Cleaned Pearlspot - 4
Chili powder - 3 tspns
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tspn.
Salt - To taste
Canola oil - 5 tbspns.
Lemon, onions, cucumber and oranges- to garnish
Mix chili powder, turmeric powder and salt in a small bowl. Marinate the fish with the mixed spices and let rest for 30-45 mins.
Heat canola oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Fry the fish for about 8-9 mins. on each side.
Serve hot with a spritz of lemon and sliced onions. (I served it with a slice of orange and cucumber too.)
Granola is a healthy breakfast option. It is a whole food with nuts and oats. It can be had with milk or yogurt.
It has good cholesterol and is good for the heart. But, most of the granola available on store shelves have high content of sweetners and sugar syrups added to it which makes it high in calories content. So, if you have the ingredients to make it at home, it is truly worth it.
Some recipes call for adding a lot more sugar in the recipe. I have cut down on the amount of sugar I have used in it.
Quick cooking oats - 4 cups
Slivered almonds - 3/4 cup
Chopped walnuts - 1/2 cup
Chopped cashew - 1/4 cup
Chopped pistachios - 1/4 cup
Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Wheat bran - 1/4 cup
Dried cranberries- 1/4 cup
Chopped dried figs - 1/4 cup
Chopped dates - 3/4 cup
Golden raisins - 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
Flax seeds - 1/4 cup
Ground cinnamon - 1 tspn
Dark brown sugar - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Salt = 1/4 tspn
Preheat oven to 120°C
In a large bowl mix oats and nuts
Combine water, sugar and cinnamon and salt.
Coat the oat-nut mixture with sugar mixture and bake for 15 mins.
In the mean time, dry roast sesame seeds and flax seeds on a pan for 2 mins.
When the oat mixture has finished baking, remove from oven and add the flax seeds, sesame seeds and the wheat bran. Cool mixture completely.