Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My Culinary Skills!

So, here I start blogging about how I learnt cooking and some simple dishes.
I will give a basic / beginners method.

I start with my fav. Veg Pulao.

This is a good one for lunch as the cooking is not very complex.
I generally don't like lot of masala in this.
People who like lot of vegetables, people who r health conscious will like this recipe.
Also, keep the oil, ghee level to minimum possible.

(for 2 people)

1) A cup of rice (basmati is very good, but not compulsory)
2) Lots of vegetables (Onions, Potatoes, carrot, beans, peas, cauliflower. Some people also like to add panneer and capsicum) cut into same medium size. You decide the quantity.(I prefer about 2 cups of veggies)
3) 2 Green Chillies
4) Ghee / Oil
5) One Spoon Jeera
6) Spices as per your taste (I prefer adding some cloves for flavor)
7)Salt as per taste (hmmm generally, one t.spoon should do)

1.Heat half a spoon of ghee and half a spoon of oil together (If you don't mind the fat, add only ghee, gives nice smell)
2.Add Jeera, cloves, Green Chillies.
3.Wait for a minute and then add onions.
4.Once the onions are transparent, add the other vegetables and mix for sometime. Add salt as per taste.
5.Then add rice to it and one and a half cups of hot water (depending on the rice)
6.Keep in the microwave for twenty minutes (open it after ten minutes and mix the rice)
Or use a normal cooker for 1 whistle and some settling time.
You can also mix everything in the pan and then put in the rice cooker.

7.You can add fried bread crumbs (as in soup) or soya chunks...

Onion Raitha goes well with this.

So, experiment with this and enjoyyyyyyyy.

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