Today's Lunch Box had
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Butter - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Onions - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 1 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green Chilles - 4 nos
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Carrot - 1/2 cup
Beans - 1/2 cup
Peas - 1/2 cup
Potatoes - 1/2 cup
Bay Leaves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cloves - 5
Coriander Leaves - for garnishing
Coconut paste - 2 tbsp
Water - 4 cups
Salt to taste
Method to prepare:
Clean and soak Basmati rice for 15 mins in water.
Chop all the vegetables. Keep it aside.
Heat Oil and butter in a cooker.
Add all the whole spices, then add onions, Green Chillies. Sauté till they are golden in colour.
Then add ginger garlic paste. Once its cooked well, add the Vegetables. Fry for 5 mins
Then add drained rice and fry gently so that the rice is coated well in butter and at the same it does not get broken
Then add tomatoes, salt to taste, turmeric pw, water and coconut paste. Normally for cooking basmati rice we use 1-1&1/2 ratio but since we have all the vegetables to cook I added 1-2 ratio of water.
Pressure cook the rice and garnish with Coriander leaves.
Sending this to Sharmi for Jihva for Ingredients : Rice.
Hope you enjoyed my lunch box today.
I was toying with an idea of starting an event on this theme...I was thinking of express meal but mallugirl beat me on that...:)..but I want something more in terms of ideas for lunch and things oriented to lunch box. Please give me your feedback. I would like to know if others are willing to participate in this event.