Cooking with Olives

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Menu: Olives are good for health. That is common knowledge and olive oil can easily be used in Indian cooking. This time dish-up a meal with these little gems – Olive Upma, Tomato and Olive Rice and Grilled Polenta with Sundried Tomatoes and Olives.



Shopping list

1 bottle black olives

250 grams semolina

1 small bottle extra virgin olive oil

1 kg basmati rice

200 grams cherry tomatoes

1 bottle green olives

1 bottle crushed black peppercorns

50 grams fresh basil leaves

1 packet polenta

1 bottle of parmesan cheese powder

50 grams fresh parsley

1 small iceberg lettuce bunch

1 bunch spring onions

200 grams sundried tomatoes

1 bottle mayonnaise


For faster preparation

Chop the vegetables for all the recipes. Soak the rice.


How to go about it

Make salad for polenta. Finish the polenta. Make the olive upma. Make the rice. Serve immediately.

Recommended recipes - Olive UpmaTomato and Olive Rice and Grilled Polenta with Sundried Tomatoes and Olives.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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