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Friday, March 19, 2010


Steamed Basmati rice with your choice of fresh vegetables ... fast to cook, healthy, wholesome ..

I had prepared this Rice for dinner yesterday, sharing the recipe with you'll ..



Cook Rice separately for this recipe. In a pressure cooker or Rice Cooker, add

1.5 cups Basmati Rice

3.5 cups water

1 tablespoon lime juice

2-3 teaspoons salt (salt enough for the rice)

1 teaspoon ghee

1 teaspoon jeera

1 clove

Cook to 2 whistles in the pressure cooker. After pressure cooker cools down, remove the lid & let rice cool down to normal room temperature.


VEGETABLES FOR VAGHAAR (you can add any 4-5 vegetables of your choice)

1 small potato (cut in cubes)

1 carrot (cut in cubes)

1 capsicum (cut in cubes)

1 cup cauliflower florets

1 cup frozen or fresh peas


1. Keep 2 tablespoons ghee/oil for vaghaar

2. Add jeera, pinch of hing

3. Add 1/2 tablespoon each of garlic, ginger & green chilli paste. Stir this well in hot oil.

4. Add all the vegetables listed above + 1/4 cup water, 2-3 teaspoons salt enough for the vegetables, 2 teaspoons red chilli powder, cover the pan with a lid.

On less than medium flame, let all the vegetables cook for 10-15 mins. Open & stir once after 5-7 minutes.

5. Once vegetables are cooked completely, remove the lid & stir so water, if any evaporates.

If you want to serve immediately, you can add rice. If you want to serve after few hours, mix rice before serving.

6. With a big spoon, separate all the rice grains till rice is separated & fluffy.

7. Add rice to the vegetables, add 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder, 1/2 tablespoon Pav Bhaaji Masala & mix well.

8. Serve Masala Rice immediately with chilled yogurt or your choice of dal/any gravy.


VARIATION : Vegetable combination of green onions, onion, cabbage, capsicum, corn makes Masala Fried Rice - you can add Soy Sauce to this recipe


Prepare & enjoy !!!

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