Peas Coriander Rice

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This is a stir fry Peas Coriander Rice which can be had with any gravy. Peas is a good source of protein. This is an instant hit amongst kids. Use jeera rice not basmati rice for a better taste.

Ingredients

1 cup Jeera Rice

2 cups water

1 tbsp ghee

Whole garam masala – Cloves (3-4) , Star (1 pc), Tej pata – 2 leaves

Boiled peas 1/4 cup

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Jaggery a pinch (Optional)

Salt to taste

Garnish

Coriander few leaves

Method

1. Wash and boil the jeera rice and pressure cook upto 2-3 whistles and separate with a fork.

2. In a nonstick pan take a tsp ghee and add the whole garam masala, boiled peas

3. Add the rice, salt, jaggery and stir once.

4. Garnish with coriander leaves

 

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Palak Paneer Pulav

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Reminds me of Popeye.  Get a tin full of Spinach in. Best part is your children wont know it too. Personally I was a little bored of the usual palak paneer combination.  I had all the required ingredients at hand. This goes very well with any Chinese dry dish (read Baby Corn Chilly/ Gobi Manchurian/ raita)

Preparation – 20 minutes
Serves – 5-6 persons
Soaking time – 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups basmati rice
1 1/2 cup spinach / palak
1/4 bunch coriander leaves
1/2 cup french beans
1/2 cup paneer (slightly shallow fried/ sauteed)
2 green chillies
1 onion
1 tomato
1 tsp. garam masala powder
1 tsp. chilly powder
Few whole spices (Cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon)
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp. coconut
2 tbsp. Oil
4 cups hot water
Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Wash and soak rice for half an hour.
  2. Grind spinach, coriander leaves, coconut and chillies into a fine paste.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp. of oil and add cumin seeds,chopped onion, tomato & ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute. Then add whole spices and stir well. 
  4. Now Add the masala, chilly powder,garama masala powder and mix well. Add the  beans and cook for a while.
  5. Add the Strained rice and stir gently. Later add the boiling water and cover with the lid and let the rice cook on medium flame. 
  6. When rice is half done add paneer. Add Salt as per taste.
  7. Cook the rice till done and garnish with fried onions and serve with vegetable raita.