BROCCOLI AND COCONUT RICE(NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE)

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Everyone is  busy with a hectic life style these days. We are always on the run juggling work ,family,home.When you are short of time to cook and still want your family to have a healthy meal, one pot meal recipes come in handy. They can be cooked in a less time and yet be a nutritious meal.I usually cook one pot meals on weekday morning. Best way to incorporate veggies into my family’s diet. Today i am sharing one such healthy and yummy recipe.

Broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients.It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese.Broccoli has low content of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and dietary fiber.Coconuts are known for their great versatility, as evidenced by many traditional uses, ranging from food to cosmetics.They form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics.Broccoli and freshly grated coconut make a great combo.

My contribution for our 95th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Onepotmeal is this yummy and healthy Broccoli and Coconut Rice.

Recipe for Broccoli and Coconut rice:

2  Cups Basamati Rice (each cup is 160ml)

1.5 Cups Broccoli florets( 1 cup is 250 ml)

3/4  Cup freshly grated Coconut (1 Cup is 250 ML)

2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds

1/4 Tsp Pepper corns crushed

2 fresh Red Chillies

8-10 Cashews

2 Tsp Oil

Salt to taste

Method:

Soak Rice for about  15-20 mins.You can skip this step if you are short of time.

Make a fine paste of  grated coconut, red chillies and 1 tsp jeera and keep it aside. Do not add water when grinding.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add Jeera and then the broccoli florets. Keep in on medium flame for about 7-8 mins. Now add the coconut mixture , crushed pepper corns and mix well. Now add the soaked rice and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients and switch off the flame. Transfer the contents to a electric Rice cooker and add the required amount of water.One done  garnish with roasted Cashews and serve hot with any Raita or Nonya Achar.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

AlOO AUR MUNGFALLI KI VRAT WALI KADHI / POTATOES AND PEANUTS IN YOGURT SAUCE

Kadhi is made in many ways.I love to have it with steaming hot rice.Today i am sharing a recipe that is perfect to make during Navratri.

Navratri is an important festival celebrated all over Indiain different ways.Nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped for nine days. In North India, all three Navaratris are celebrated with much fervor by fasting on all nine days. Devotees avoid meat, alcoholic drinks, grains, wheat and onion during this fast. Grains are usually avoided since it is believed that during the period of Navaratri and seasonal change, grains attract and absorb a lot of negative energy from the surrounding and therefore there is a need to avoid eating anything which are produced from grains for  purification .Navaratri is also a period of introspection and purification.May Goddess Durga bless us all!!!!

For our 61st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #NavratriRecipes my contribution is Aloo aur Mungfalli ki Vrat Wali Kadhi. You can enjoy this yummy Kadhi during any festive period.

Ingredients:

15 Baby Potatoes boiled and peeled

1/2 Cup Peanuts roasted and coarsely ground

1 Cup fresh coriander finely chopped

Rock Salt to taste

1/2 Cup Kuttu ka Atta / Buckwheat Flour

1 Cup Thick yogurt

1 Cup Butter Milk

1 Tsp Ginger Paste

4 Green Chillies

1 Tsp Jeera

1/2 Tsp Coarsely ground Peppercorns

2 Tsp Oil

Method:

Boil and peel the baby potatoes. Allow them to cool. Grind the roasted peanuts. Slit two green chillies and keep it aside.Make a thick paste of 2 green chillies and half of the fresh coriander and keep it aside.

Take a heavy bottom Pan. Add a tsp of oil. Add jeera, coarsely ground pepper and green chillies.Add 1/2 tsp ginger paste. Saute for 2 seconds. Add the peeled baby potatoes and roast on medium flame till they turn golden brown. Add half of the chopped coriander and coarsely ground peants and roast till the potatoes are nicely coated with the peanut mixture. Once done switch off the flame and keep it aside.

Take a deep dish. Add flour and pour the thick curd and butter milk and mix well to get a lump free mixture. The mixture should be runny as it gets thick later.Take a pan and a tsp of oil.Add the balance ginger paste, chilli coriander paste and saute for few seconds. Add the buckweat and curd mixture and allow it to simmer on medium flame .Once done add the raosted baby potatoes and garnish with coriander and green chillies and serve with Rice or Buckwheat flour rotis.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!

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