Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Masala rice recipe, Easy lunch box recipes

Masala rice | Vegetable pulao, is a simple and easy lunch box recipe. I made this for Sunday lunch and shared in Jeyashri's kitchen Instagram and mentioned that i will share the recipe of masala rice. Yesterday i made the masala rice  and made a video of it too. This is nothing but a simple Vegetable pulao recipe, with the addition of more Indian spices. It's very handy and a quick recipe and an easy one pot meal recipe. I have just given my style of making this and you can make your own variations to suit your taste buds.
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Masala-rice


Masala rice recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 15 Mins |Serves: 3

    Basmati rice  1 cup
    Carrot  1
    Green peas  1/4 cup
    Capsicum  3 tblsp (finely chopped)
    Onion  1
    Cloves  3
    Bay leaf  1
    Cardamom 2
    Ginger garlic paste  1 tsp
    Oil   1 tblsp + 3 tsp 
    Ghee  1 tblsp
    Coriander leaves  few
    Mint leaves  few
    Red chili powder  1 and 1/4 tsp
    Coriander powder  1 tsp
    Cumin powder  1 tsp
    Garam masala  1 tsp  
    Salt as needed

Method:
  • Wash the basmati rice and soak it for 20 minutes in 1 and 1/4 cups of water.
  • Chop the carrot into small cubes.
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee and 1 tblsp oil.
  • Add bay leaf,cloves and cardamom.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste. Saute for seconds.
  • Add the sliced onions and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Add few chopped mint leaves to this. 
  • Mix well.
  • Add the carrot and green peas. I used frozen peas.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the red chili powder, coriander powder,cumin powder,salt and garam masala. 
  • Mix this well. 
  • Add the soaked rice to this. Add the soaked water to this too.
  • Mix and cover the cooker. 
  • Pressure cook for one whistle and simmer it for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in 2 tsp of oil saute the finely chopped capsicum. I used red and green bell peppers.
  • Let this be crisp.
  • Open the cooker and add the capsicum and chopped coriander leaves. 
  • Mix this gently.
  • Masala rice is ready.
  • Serve with onion raita. 
                                                 Video of how to make Masala rice
                         
     

Masala-rice
Method with step by step pictures:
  • Wash the basmati rice and soak it for 20 minutes in 1 and 1/4 cups of water.
  • Chop the carrot into small cubes.
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee and 1 tblsp oil.
  • Add bay leaf,cloves and cardamom.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste. Saute for seconds.
  • Add the sliced onions and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Add few chopped mint leaves to this. 
masala rice 1
  • Mix well.
  • Add the carrot and green peas. I used frozen peas.
  • Mix well.
masala rice 2
  • Add the red chili powder, coriander powder,cumin powder,salt and garam masala. 
  • Mix this well. 
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  • Add the soaked rice to this. Add the soaked water to this too.
  • Mix and cover the cooker. 
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  • Pressure cook for one whistle and simmer it for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in 2 tsp of oil saute the finely chopped capsicum. I used red and green bell peppers.
  • Let this be crisp.
  • Open the cooker and add the capsicum and chopped coriander leaves. 
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  • Mix this gently.
  • Masala rice is ready.
  • Serve with onion raita. 
Masala rice
Notes:
  1. You can add some chopped potato to the rice.
  2. Garam masala can be replaced by Biryani masala too.


    
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