Monday, 8 April 2013

Jeera Rice-Rice with cumin seeds

Jeera Rice
Jeera Rice (Photo credit: easycooking)
Jeera rice is a quick to make recipe recipe which can be made even with left-over rice.

Rice-2 cups,cooked
Cumin seeds/jeera-2 teaspoons
Curry leaves-5-6
Onion-1/2,finely sliced
Green chilli-2,slit
Cashew nuts-4-5,broken
Salt to taste
Oil-2 teaspoons

-Heat a pan and add 2 teaspoons of oil.
-Add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.Next,add the curry leaves,slit green chillies and cashew nuts.
-Stir for 1 minute and add finely sliced onions ans cook till the onions turn golden in colour.
-Now add the rice and salt and mix well.
-Serve hot with roasted papad and dal fry.
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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sprouts Salad-A healthy salad for summer

Green moong dal sprouts with some tomatoes,carrots and cucumber along with some boiled chanas make this salad very healthy,nutritious and equally appetizing.

Green moong dal sprouts-1 cup
Bengal gram-3 tablespoons,soaked and boiled
Tomatoes-1,finely chopped
Cucumber-1/2,finely chopped
Carrot-1,peeled and grated
Onion-1/4,finely chopped
Green chilli-1,finely chopped
Lime juice-2 teaspoons
Fresh coriander leaves-3 teaspoons,finely chopped
Chaat masala- 1 teaspoon,
Rock salt-a pinch
Salt-1/4 teaspoon

-Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients and toss well.

Spring Onion Chutney

I got this delicious recipe from a friend.She used the spring onion greens and not the bulbs.The spring onion gives the chutney a nice taste and smell too.You can use this chutney as sandwich spread or simple have it wit rice,puri or parathas.
So here goes the spring onion recipe.

Spring Onion greens -2 bunches
Green mango-a small piece,peeled and finely chopped
Fresh scraped coconut-2 teaspoons
Green chilli-1 small
Salt to taste
Oil-1 teaspoon

-Finely chop the spring onion greens.

-Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and add the chopped spring onions and fry it till they are slightly cooked.
-Take a mixer jar and add the fried spring onions and all the above ingredients and blend to make a nice smooth paste.