Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cabbage Green Peas Rice ~ Pressure Cooker Method

I always like one pot meals, it makes life easy and less time consuming also, but at the same time I want to try different rice varieties, thought I'l give a try to this Cabbage Green Peas Rice in pressure cooker, and it turned out awesome. Since this recipe is cooked with just 1tsp oil, its a healthy dish also.

Things Required
1 Small cabbage finely chopped
1 small cup green peas(I used frozen peas)
1 cup rice
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1tsp ginger grated
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp each turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala, amchur powder and red chilly powder
Salt as per taste
Oil 1 tsp

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and splutter cumin seeds, once they are done add garlic and onion and sauté until onion turns pinkish.
Now add finely chopped tomato and wait until tomato becomes mushy.
Add cabbage, green peas and all the masala powders and sauté for 2mins.
Add3 cups of water and bring to boil, when the water starts to boil add salt and rice.
Mix well and cook for 2 whistles.
Serve hot with any raita of your choice

I served with Cucumber Tomato Raita, for this mix together finely chopped tomato, cucumber, beaten curd, salt, black salt and chaat masala, mix and serve chill.

Potato and 3Bean Chaat : for this soak rajma, blackeye beans and kabuli chana overnight, drain the water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
Cook one potato until soft but firm, in a mixing bowl add all the cooked beans, potato, salt and pepper powder.

Squeeze a fresh orange and mix with lemon and sugar and and serve your Orange Lemon Juice chill.

I am sending this recipe to In my VEG BOX ~Cabbage event by citrusspiceuk -  and guest hosted by  motions and emotions

Cucumber Mixed Nuts Salad

I just love to have a chilled crunchy salad, any part of the day. I like my salads simple and fresh and ofcourse minimal time to prepare.

                                                       Things Required
                                                          1 Cucumber
                                                          1 Tomato
                                                          Walnut and Cashews few
                                                          Salt as per taste
                                                           Pepper Powder and Chaat Masala a pinch

                                                           Deseed the cucumber and tomato and mix all ingredients. Serve Chill.

Instant Coriander Oats Idli ~ Healthy and Nutritious

This is not only a healthy but also tasty idli. Best part of this idli is there is no soaking or fermentation required unlike the traditional idli batter. I got hold of this recipe here and needless to say, thanx a ton Priya for such a lovely idli. I have slight modifications to my idli. She has beautiful collection of recipes, my fav are the ones with oats, love the way she innovates and comes out with a new recipe everytime with this humble ingredient.
Things Required
1 cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina
1 cup Oats Powder
1 cupsYoghurt
1Bunch coriander leaves
1tsp Grated Ginger
2 Fresh Green Chilly
1tsp Cumin Seeds
Salt as per taste
Dry roast oats until pinkish or aromatic for 3-4  mins, cool and grind to fine powder.
Make a fine paste of coriander leaves, green chilly, ginger and cumin with little water to fine paste.
In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients add yoghurt and mix to thick batter, similar to the idli batter.
Grease your idli plates and pour a ladle of batter abd steam cook for 10-15mins.
Voila, your yummy, tasty and healthy idli is ready to be paired with chutney or sambhar of your choice.
Before pouring the batter to the idli plates, you can add 1/2 tsp eno fruit salt and mix well and prepare the idlis.
I refrained from adding Eno, and still had soft idlis.