Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Veggie Rice(Pulov) with Tomato Chutney

Veggie Rice(Pulov)
Cooking vegetable along with rice makes your meal filling and nutritious. Consider using some brown rice. Mix some brown rice in white rice. Did you know that difference between brown and white rice is same as difference between whole wheat flour and all purpose?. While milling the brown rice in to white rice, most of the vitamins ,minerals and fiber are lost and so are many of the nutritive benefits of Rice. Try brown rice for a healthy wholesome change from starchy white rice.


Ingredients you'll need are

2 cups Rice
1 medium onion
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup peas
1 cup french beans cut
1 cup Broccoli or cauliflower florets
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3/4 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chillies
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
some mint leaves and cilantro chopped.

To make the Pulov
Wash rice and soak it for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a skillet on medium high flame. Add chopped onions ,whole green chillies and cumin seeds. saute for a minute and add ginger garlic paste. saute for a minute with turmeric and other spices. Add the cut vegetables and cook for couple of minutes. Drain the water from rice and add in to the skillet and cook until rice turns pearly. Now add 2 cups of water and chopped mint and cilantro. Cover and cook until all water is dry(brown rice takes relatively longer to cook). Serve this flavorful rice with Tomato Chutney.

Health nut Substitute
Using Green Whole Moong adds fiber for your recipe

Tangy Tomato Chutney
Ingredients you'll need are
2 Plum red Tomatoes finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon each of mustard seeds and cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
Salt to season
few curry leaves
1 or more green chillies or dry red chillies
1 table spoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

To make the chutney
Heat EVOO in a saucepan. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Wait till you hear spluttering of mustard seeds. Add crushed Garlic cloves, chilles and saute for a few seconds. Add rest of the spices and tomatoes. Cover and cook until tender. Serve with Pulov ,Khichdi or Parathas.
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