Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Last week was tried and tasted recipes by others! I tried few dishes from other blogs. All came out good!! no! delicious! Me and my daughter enjoyed the feast very much.
As the schools are open, I need to pack the lunch box for my elder one, and she prefers rice as it is easy to finish fast. Thats why I am again in search of different ways of rice preparations.
It came out very tasty. I almost finished the rice before it went into my daughter's lunch box!!! I could not resist eating it! And as I have commented in her blog :
"Hi,It is just awesome!! it is the best instant spicy tasty rice!!!!!
I omitted peas and added carrot instead. Skipped capsicum as I was preparing it for my daughter. But the taste was very very good. My daughter took it for lunch to the school and came back crying!! WHY??? Her friends took her lunch box and finished everything, but she was happy too as they told her that her mother is the best cook!!!! Thanks for the recipe."
Just giving the details about how I made this one, as I omitted few veggies from her list and added other.
So here goes my ingredients:
Rice - 2 cups
butter - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garlic and ginger crushed - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pav bhaji masala -1 tbsp (I used MTR Pav bhaji masala)
Carrot - 1 medium, washed and diced
Onion - 1 small, sliced
Tomato - 1 big, diced
Green chilly - 1 slit
Salt to taste (very little as I felt there is less salt in ready masala)
Fresh coriander to garnish
I omitted capsicum, as I thought it will be spicy for my daughter. And I did not had peas at home, so used carrot.
I cooked fresh rice, as it was to be packed for lunch box. But keep the rice to cool in a big plate at least 15 to 20 minutes before you make pulao.
Keep the kadai on heat. Put butter when it melts add oil. Add the seeds, onion, chilly and carrot. Fry it for few minutes. Add tomato, fry till it is soft. Now add salt and pav bhaji masala and little water. Let it cook for some time. Now is the time for the rice to go in. Mix it properly. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve it hot. We had it just like that without any side dish!!