Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vegetable Pulav


Basmati rice: 4 cups
Water: 7 1/2 cups
Frozen vegetables: 2 1/2 cup (i used carrot, beans, peas & sweet corn)
Cinnammon: 1-2 big
Cardamom: 3-4 pcs
Clove: 4-5 pieces
Pepper corns: 6-8 nos
Bay Leaf: 2-3 nos
Butter: 100 gm
Cashews: 3-4 tbsp
Raisins: 3-4 tbsp
Coriander Leaves: 1 tbsp
Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
Salt: to taste


Wash the rice, drain and keep it aside. Heat butter in a deep bottom pan, add bay leaf, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and pepper corns. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the rice and sauté for 3-4 minutes, pour water. Then add frozen vegetables, salt, lemon juice, coriander leaves, cashew nut and raisins. lower the flame. Cover & cook until the rice is cooked & water is completely absorbed. Serve hot.

Healthy Chicken fry - without oil

Chicken: 6-7 pcs
Paprika powder: 1/2 tbsp
Ginger powder: 11/2 tsp
Garlic powder: 11/2 tsp
Corn flour: 11/2 tbsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp

Cut and clean chicken. Combine all the powders with lemon juice and apply marinade on the chicken pieces. Reserve in refrigerator for 1 hour. Heat a non stick pan and fry chicken pieces in low flame for 10-15 minutes. Cover it with tight lid. Remove lid and fry another 5-10 minutes. Serve hot