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Mint Peas Pulao
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Ingredients:
Rice-2 cups
Onion-1 , chopped
Green peas-1 cup
Mint leaves- 2 bunches
Dried red chillies-4
Chana dal- 1 table spoon
Urad dal- 1 tea poon
Split chick peas-1-2 table spoon
Mustard seeds-1 tea spoon
Cinnamon stick-2
Cloves-2-3
Salt
Water-4 cups
Oil/butter/margarine-2 table spoon ( I use margarine)
Method:
1.In a pan, heat a table spoon of oil ,roast chana dal, urad dal, red chillies.Once they turn golden brown, add the mint leaves and fry for 2-3 minutes.Switch off stove and let it cool.Once cool, grind them to a smooth paste adding the split chick peas and little water if necessary.
2.Heat oil again, splutter mustard seeds,cinnamon sticks, cloves and fry onions until pink.Add green peas and continue to fry until they are soft and tender.Add the ground paste to this and fry for a few minutes until everything blends well.
3.Since I am making this as a one pot meal, all I did was pour the fried mint peas mixture into the rice cooker along with rice and water.Add the required amount of salt and cook until done.Serve with raita.
Spinach/Palak raita
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Ingredients:
Chopped spinach-2 cup
Cumin seeds- 2 tea spoon
Green chillies-4
Thick curd/yogurt-1 cup
Salt
Oil-1 table spoon
Method:
1.Heat oil in a small kadai, splutter cumin seeds and green chillies. Add chopped spinach and fry for a few minutes.
2.In a serving bowl,throw in the fried spinach and beat in the curd and add the required amount

Ingredients:

Basmati rice-2 cups

Onion-1 , chopped

Green peas-1 cup

Mint leaves- 2 bunches

Dried red chillies-4

Chana dal- 1 table spoon

Urad dal- 1 tea poon

Split chick peas-1-2 table spoon

Mustard seeds-1 tea spoon

Cinnamon stick-2

Cloves-2-3

Salt

Water-4 cups

Oil/butter/margarine-2 table spoon ( I use margarine)

Method:

1.In a pan, heat a table spoon of oil ,roast chana dal, urad dal, red chillies.Once they turn golden brown, add the mint leaves and fry for 2-3 minutes.Switch off stove and let it cool.Once cool, grind them to a smooth paste adding the split chick peas and little water if necessary.

2.Heat oil again, splutter mustard seeds,cinnamon sticks, cloves and fry onions until pink.Add green peas and continue to fry until they are soft and tender.Add the ground paste to this and fry for a few minutes until everything blends well.

3.Since I am making this as a one pot meal, all I did was pour the fried mint peas mixture into the rice cooker along with rice and water.Add the required amount of salt and cook until done.Serve with raita.

Mint peas pulaoServes:3

Spinach/Palak raita

Ingredients:

Chopped spinach-1 cup

Cumin seeds- 2 tea spoon

Green chillies-4

Thick curd/yogurt-1/2 cup

Salt

Oil-1 table spoon

Method:

1.Heat oil in a small kadai, splutter cumin seeds and green chillies. Add chopped spinach and fry for a few minutes.

2.In a serving bowl,throw in the fried spinach and beat in the curd and add the required amount of salt.

spinach raitaServes:3

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