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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vegetable Rice

Ingredients:
1.5 cups White Rice(Basmathi or Sona Masuri)
20 - 30 Benas
2 medium sized Carrot
1 small Potato
1/2 cup frozen/soaked Green Peas
1 Tomato
1 medium sized Onion
6 - 8 cloves of Garlic
1/2 inch sized Ginger
8 - 10 Curry leaves
4 - 6 strands of Coriander leaves
3 - 4 Green Chillies
1.5 - 2 tsp fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
4 - 5 tsp Ghee
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Pinch of Turmeric powder

Recipe:
Chop beans, carrot, tomato, potato into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below.

Chop coriander leaves into small pieces. Cut the green chillies into two halves. Finely chop the ginger garlic as shown in the picture below(Ginger-Garlic paste can be used). Chop the onion into thin medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.


Wash rice in water for about 2-3 times, drain the water and keep it aside.
Put 4-5 tsp ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds in a pressure cooker and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add chopped ginger garlic and fry them for about 2 mins in medium flame. Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, onion, salt and fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame. Add washed white rice and fry them for about 1-2 mins. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix them well. Add all chopped vegetables, green peas and fry them for about 1-2 mins. Add 3 cups(It may vary depending upon the rice quality.) of water, salt, mix them well and cook.(3 whistle in pressure cooker.)

Once the pressure goes off, add the fresh lemon juice, mix them well and serve it along with any kind of Raithas/ Mosaru gojju. Above mentioned ingredients will serve around 5 plates of Vegetable Rice.