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Menu from the monsoon – Rice and coffee from Rain

June 10, 2013

The monsoon is a magical time in India. The season of the wind, clouds and rain brings joy to a parched land. Rainwater to India is a gift from the Indian Ocean. The clouds do the couriers job and the winds play assistant. When i falls on our heads it is good to keep a clean catchment and then collect it in Rain barrels. You can then put this soft water which is slightly acidic to good use . Apart from drinking the water (after checking for purity) you can make coffee from it.

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A clean roof , a good cloth filter and a food grade HDPE tank to store rainwater

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Clean soft water slightly acidic and with a high Dissolved Oxygen content – rain

Here is Indian Ocean coffee for you 

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My coffee Percolator …filter we call it in this part of the world

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The percolator container comes on top

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Ground coffee powder goes in – Arabica with 5 % chicory is my favourite

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The cover plate on the coffee powder , to hold it steady

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Rainwater goes in – cold not hot – so that the Oxygen is not lost and there is an earthy taste

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Then you put the top lid and wait

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Rainwater percolates through the coffee powder..take it from the bottom container and percolate it again

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Indian Ocean coffee is ready

Then again you can also make rice using rainwater

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Rice , rainwater in a pressure cooker

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Soft tasty white rice …eat the monsoon flavour

 

 

Add milk and sugar as per taste and heat if you like. I prefer it cold and neat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Magnificent website. Lots of useful information here.
    I am sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thanks on your sweat!


  2. Nice blog comment chicory I like chicory this is hallty is the valuable herb which for a long time has won popularity in national medicine.Chicory was also often prescribed by herbalists of recent centuries to cure a whole host of ailments; the herbalist of the middle ages often recommended herbal remedies made from the chicory roots as tonics, as laxatives, and as diuretics.
    http://www.adeptimpex.com/chicory-powder.php



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