Monday, June 26, 2017

Posted by Mala at 12:30:00 AM No comments

Vegetable baath.......have made this zillion times....but somehow, forgot to make it all these days and to share the recipe with you all...thanks to my daughter, who reminded me about this...
Have added several veggies to this rice. It is a complete meal, with just a bowl of curds/yogurt  and some chips as a side.
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Ingredients
Sona masuri rice - 3/4 cup, soaked in water for an hour
Onion - 1, chopped
Carrot - 1/4 cup, chopped
Fresh peas - 1/4 cup, shopped
Green beans - 1/4 cup, chopped
Green bell pepper - 1/4 cup, chopped
Red bell pepper - 1/4 cup, chopped
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves -  handful
Salt to taste

To roast and powder
Cooking oil - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 -3 tsps
Coriander seeds - 3 tsps
Channa dhal - 3 tsps
Red chillies - 4
Cinnamon sticks - 4 small bits

To season
Cooking oil - 2 tsps
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch / Dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 40 mts

Serves 3



Rice cooked for 30 minutes, by closing the vent after steam starts coming, not forgetting to lower the flames. Allow the rice to cool down, spreading it in a wide bowl


Carrots, beans and peas cooked for 2-3 whistles


Heat a non stick pan, with 1 tsp oil, add the roasting ingredients, and saute till golden


Put them in a blender jar


In the same pan, there will little bit oil, that is enough, add the coconut and roast them till  golden in color


Then add to the jar, along with coriander seeds, cinnamon sticks, channa dhal and red chillies


Blend to a coarse powder


Heat a pan, add cooking oil, season turmeric powder and mustard seeds


Add onions and curry leaves. Wait till the onions turn translucent


Then add the chopped bell peppers, and saute for 5 minutes


Then add the cooked veggies and salt to taste



Add the spice powder too


Mix well


By now, the rice would have cooled down. Add this vegetable mixture to the rice, but till the veggie mixture cools down, don't attempt to mix. Then rice may become mushy



                                                    Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice


All mixed well


Served with Nendhrankai chips and just a bowl of yogurt/curds. It was divine!!!



This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com
Notes
* Can be served with raita of your choice also.
* White or brown basmati rice, brown rice , Quinoa or millets...anything can replace rice.


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