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Green Peas Pulao

Mattar Pulao
Here is one Quick and Easy Recipe for lunch or dinner.
To prepare this Indian Pulao, You require

Good Quality Basmati Rice- 1 1/2 cups
Ginger Paste-1 tsp
Onion - 1 small chopped
Green Chilly Paste -  1 tsp
Garam Masala Crushed -with Cinnamon as main ingredient.
Fresh Green Peas boiled- 1/2 cup

Salt - to taste
Olive oil- 1 tbsp

fresh Mint leaves paste- 1 tbsp (optional)- You can use fresh coriander leaves too.

Method of preparation of Peas Pulao
Boil Rice until almost done. Do not cook it well.
Step 2

Boil Green peas with a little bit salt using very little water until well done.
Step 3.
Heat oil in a sauce pan. Add onion,ginger paste,green chilly paste and saute well. Add garam masala.
Add the cooked peas and mix well.
Add half cooked rice and salt.Finally add mint(puthina)paste and mix well with out breaking the rice.
Now close this with a lid and allow it to cook until rice is well done and all the flavors get assimilated.

Serve with raitha.

Peas Pulav


Chicken Biriyani

'Thalassery Biriyani' is said to be the best biriyani in the world.Malabar cuisine itself is so delectable.
Biriyani is my favorite and after tasting all those varieties from different regions,here I have tried to renovate the best flavor of them all.This is my own  recipe with very very less oil. 
We can even make no oil  biriyani,but we have to compromise on the taste.So here the trial is without compromising on the taste how to recreate a healthy and simplified version of Biriyani.
Please give your valuable comments and suggestions here .
rice- 2 cups(Basmati Rice/Khaima rice/if not available,use any long grain rice)
Chicken -8 pieces
Onion-4-6 nos
Ginger garlic paste-2 tbsp
Green chilly paste-1 tbsp
Fried cashew nuts and raisins-your choice
Pineapple-1/2 cups
Ghee-1 tbsp
Oil-2 tbsp
Milk-1 cup
Coriander and Mint leaves-chopped -bountiful
Mixed spice-freshly ground Cardamom,cloves,cinnamon,fennel seeds and black cardamom -2 tbsp
Salt-to taste
Yogurt-2 tbsp
Fried Onions-1 cup
1.Soak rice for 15 minutes.Now wash it properly.Drain.
Khaima rice is perfect for this biriyani.
Now take a sauce pan,add 1 tbsp oil.Add the mixed spice powder.Now add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste,1/2 tsp green chilly paste .
Add in rice and let it slightly fry for 2 minutes.
Add water enough to cover the rice .Add 1 tsp ghee,fried onion and pineapple pieces.
When this water drains,pour the milk and cook the rice.Do not let it cook well.
2. In a pressure cooker,add cleaned and cut chicken.Add Onion 1 chopped,ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp,green chilly paste 1 tsp,turmeric powder 1/2 tsp,chilly powder 1 tbsp,mixed spice powder-1 tbsp,coriander powder-1 tbsp and salt.
Mix well with hands and cook it until 2 whistles.
Take a pan and add 1 tbsp oil.Add the cooked chicken and let the sauce thicken.Add  cup chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves,yogurt and 1/2 cup fried onion.Let it cook for 5 minutes.Finally add some mixed spice powder on top.
3.Now in an oven proof dish,layer 1/2 the portion of rice.Add 1 -2 tsp oil .Now add the chopped leaves,spice powder.Now arrange the chicken as the second layer .Next the rest of the rice ,fried onion,chopped leaves and 1 tbsp ghee.Close the dish and bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees.
YUMMY ,slightly sweet rice with flavorful chicken is ready! Best for a holiday.


Italian Risotto (With Chicken and Asparagus)

Risotto with chicken and asparagus
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Try out something different today! Here'z a suggestion.
Exotic Italian main course  Item. Easy to make at home .
 Arborio rice - 200g
Chicken stock- 2cups
White Wine -    2 tabsp
Shallots -        8 nos
Garlic- 4 cloves
Rosemary - a pinch
Thyme -     a pinch
Parmesan cheese - Bountiful
Butter /Olive Oil   -1 tab sp.
Saute asparagus in butter(instead you can use Olive oil ) with shredded shallots .Sprinkle salt .Cook till asparagus turn tender.
Cut chicken into small cubes , cook well after adding shredded garlic , salt and rosemary .
Heat a pan  add 2 tbsp butter and lightly fry  minced shallots. No need to brown them.
Now add rice .Lightly fry rice till crisp.
That's the time for 2 tabsp white wine  . Take care to cook and absorb  the wine well to remove the smell of wine. 
Add 1/2 cup chicken stock-cook the rice constantly stirring .
When stock gets absorbed , add thyme .(You can use fresh Thyme leaves if available and discard them after cooking the rice )
Now add remaining stock and  cook  until rice is done 'al dente' .
Mix in asparagus and chicken .
Add Parmesan cheese and butter to make it creamy.Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
Garnish with chopped Parsley .


One pot meal recipe

vegetable Pulao with soya chunks,Indian pulao

This is an Indian Pulao with soya chunks.Really easy to make and with less oil too.For those who crave for biriyani,this one is for you: You can have this less oil pulao with out guilt.Replace rice with Pearl Barley for a healthier treat.
Mixing shallow fried soya chunks make this rich in protein. Soya chunks are so yummy,so,I prefer it as a side dish along with this the pulao rather than mixing it into the rice..

Here are the stuffs you need for making this wonderful dish.
1.Basmati rice/Pearl Barley-1cup
2.Mixed vegetables of your choice-(Potato,carrot,Beet root,beans,cauliflower,peas)-1cup
6.Coriander leaves,Mint leaves-
7.Fried Onion-(Optional.But it adds the flavor)-2 tbsp
(Croutons- 1/2 cups-optional)
8.Sugar-a pinch
9.Onion-1small chopped
10.Ginger garlic and green chillly paste-1-2 tsp
11.Salt ,pepper-
12.Soya chunks-1/2 cup
(Chilli garlic sause-1tbsp)
13.Biriyani Masala/Garam masala
14.Fried raisins and cashew nuts
Method of preparation
Soak rice for 10 minutes,wash and drain.
In a big non stick pot,add 1 tsp oil and saute ginger garlic and green chilly paste.Now add the rice and fry it for a minute.Add all the cut vegetables,salt and biriyani masala/garam masala.
Now add the leaves ,yoghurt,salt,pepper powder and sugar.Add 31/2 cups of water .Add some fried onion and croutons into this ,close the lid and cook the rice until done.
When  the rice along with all the vegetables is cooked together,add the 1 tsp ghee and some more fried onion along with leaves.

Soak soy chunks in water. Squeeze off the absorbed water and repeat the soaking process 2-3 times.
This is to remove the unpleasant smell from the soy chunks.
Now marinate dry (water should be squeezed off well from the chunks)soy with salt,pepper and chilly garlic sauce.
high fiber and protein soya chunks
Now in another pan ,shallow fry this using very little oil.
Shallow Fried soya
Mix this along with the rice or serve as a side dish.
Garnish with croutons,raisins and cashew nuts.
ENJOY with Raita/Yoghurt salad.


Vermicelli Rice

This is again a kid's favorite. Buttery rice with vermicelli .This can be a great and easy Party item too.So here's the recipe.
Long grain (Basmati) Rice-2 cups
Vermicelli-3/4 cup
Butter-1 tbsp
Salt-to taste
Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes.Fry it in 2tsp butter ,add 31/2 cups of water and then cook on medium fire.
Fry the Vermicelli in another spoon of butter.When it's brown,add very little water and let it cook well.Now add the cooked rice little at a time and mix well with the rice.Add salt to taste.
You can add some more butter on top.Mix well and serve hot.
Our special,delicious,buttery rice is ready !!!!


Fried Rice With Minced Meat

Fried rice comes from Chinese cuisine.But Chinese barely add minced meat to the Fried rice,but why not think out of the box? We can call this an Indo-Chinese fusion recipe.
This particular dish turned out to be very tasty and satisfying.  
The Vegetables for Fried rice
Spring onion
Bell pepper-1no
Baby Corn-
Garlic-2 cloves
And a)2 cups of Long grain rice.
b)Garlic chopped
c)Dry red chilly-crushed 2nos.
d) Worcester sauce-1 tbsp
For Keema(Minced Meat)
Minced meat-250g
Pepper-1 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste-1 tbsp
1.First cook Long grain rice.
2.Cook minced meat with salt,pepper,ginger-garlic paste and very little water .Keep aside.
3.In a wok,add 1 tbsp oil.Saute crushed garlic and dry red chilies.
Now add all the veggies and 1 tsp Worcester sauce.When its half cooked add the prepared meat mixture and saute well until color changes to dark brown.
Now add remaining Worcester sauce and rice.Mix well,add plenty of spring onion on top.Now close the lid and simmer for 5-8 minutes.
Serve hot.


Easy Vegetable Rice~kids recipe

This is a quick and simple biriyani or very healthy, vegetable rice.
My son was told to bring vegetable pulao for a potluck kid’s party. I made this item for the kids.
They enjoyed it, since it’s less spicy and having an appealing smell of Mint leaves and other spices.
This is nicer when it’s cold, so u can even send this in the lunch box for the kids who like rice.
Vegetables-Carrot, beans, corn, Onion, Tomato, Cabbage-1/2 cup
Mint leaves-1/2 cup
Ginger-garlic-green chili paste-1tbsp
Salt-to taste
Saffron-4-5 strands (Optional)
Cashews, Raisins-
Black Cardamom, cloves, Fennel seeds, Cinnammon-Powdered 1-2 tsp
Cook rice after adding water just to cover it.
Don’t overcook.
In a non stick cookware, add 1 tsp ghee and fry cashews and raisins and keep aside.
Add 1 tsp oil to the same dish; now add ginger-garlic-green chili paste.
Now add the spice powder.
Add in the chopped veggies. No need to add water. Instead add 1 tbsp yogurt and cook the veggies. Add in salt and plenty of mint leaves.

Add a pinch of turmeric, red chili powder and coriander powder. (This step is optional, if adding, just add only very little)
Don't forget to add 1 tsp sugar,this step gonna enhance the flavor.
When it’s almost dry, add cooked rice, saffron, salt and remaining ghee.
Mix well.
Once it’s warm, serve with raita (Yogurt Salad).
Your family would love this delicious rice.


Vegetable Fried Rice

Veg.Fried Rice

Chinese Fried rice is quick and easy to cook and every one’s favorite too.
This is a basic recipe for fried rice. You can add in eggs, shrimp, sausages or chicken to this, according to your taste buds.
Cooked rice- 2 cups
Mixed vegetables-1 cup
Spring Onion/Scallions-1/2 cup
Red chili-2no
Garlic-1 finely chopped
Ginger-Julian cut 2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Worcester sauce-2 tbsp
How to do
Heat a wok, add 1 tbsp oil.
Add in red chili flakes and garlic chopped.
Add ½ cup scallions,ginger and 1 cup mixed veggies. (I prefer French beans, carrots, bell pepper, mushrooms)
Saute well and stir fry.
Add the cooked rice, salt and Worcester sauce.
Now mix well and close the wok and keep it on medium fire for 10 minutes.
Garnish with spring onion.
Serve hot with any side dish you prefer.


Coconut Rice Recipe

delicious coconut rice from kerala,srilankan rice
  Coconut rice is a good option when you want to give a twist to the normal rice dishes.
This is  similar to Thai Coconut rice.
Rich in coconut milk, this is a real relish with any accompaniment you like.My suggestion ,this delicious chicken curry is a great combo.
White Rice – 1 cup
Coconut milk – 2 cups
Salt- To taste
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp (Optional)
Method Of Preparation
Soak and clean white rice. In a heavy bottom pan, cook rice with good quality coconut milk.
When rice turns almost done, add crushed cumin seeds and salt.
Cook well. Add 1 tsp ghee on top.
Garnish with dry grated coconut.
Serve hot with chicken curry.


Garlic-Butter Rice

Butter Rice
"" Thanks to all who took time to appreciate my efforts "
Garlic-Butter rice is something I came up with, when I didn’t get time to make a big meal.
So another quick recipe, my family loves it and I am sure, your kids too will.
No one can resist the aroma of garlic sauteing in butter. So here we go !
Butter- 1 tb sp
Garlic – 4 cloves finely chopped
Onion-1 medium
Cashew nuts -
Rice -1 cup
Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon –crushed 1 tsp
Spring onion- to your taste
Salt- to taste
Melt butter in a heavy bottomed pan .Add 1 tsp sugar, when it turns brown, add onion sliced.
Add the crushed spices and rice. Let the rice fry for 2 minutes .Add cashew nuts and spring onion.
Now pour in water and add salt .Cook until done.
Garnish with spring onion.
Serve hot. I served it with 'Dal Makhni (Creamy Lentils) "

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