Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ghee rice and Veg Kurma

Ingredients for Ghee Rice

3 cup Basmati Rice,

6 Table Spoon Ghee,

1/4 cup peas,

1/2 piece Cinnamon

2 Cardamoms,

2 Cloves,

2 chopped Onions,

6 Green chillies,

1 ½ cups Milk,

3 cups Water,

¼ Table SpoonLime juice,

Salt to taste


1.Wash and soak Basmati Rice for 15 minutes. Heat ghee in a
pressure cooker. Add the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.

2.Stir for a minute and then add the onions and green chillies. Fry till onions are soft. Add the green peas and sauté for a minute.

3.Add the milk and water, salt to taste and close lid
. When steam begins to rise, reduce heat and slowly remove

4.Then Add the Basmati Rice and the lime juice. Stir and close lid.

5. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Mix well and serve with Kurma.

Ingredients for Veg Kurma:

1 cup Cauliflower florets,

1 potato(Chopped),

1/2 cup Green peas,

2-onions thinly sliced,

2 Tomatoes cubed,

1/4 cup Oil,

1/2 Table Spoon Mustard seeds,

Curry leaves,

Salt to taste,
Corriander leaves,

For paste:

1/2 Cup coconut,

2 Table Spoon Hurgadale,

2 Table Spoon Red chilli powder,

2 Table Spoon Corriander powder,

1 Table Spoon Jeera powder,

1/4 Table Spoon Garam masala,

3 cloves of Garlic,


1.Boil peas, potatoes and cauliflower. Drain and keep aside.

2.Place paste ingredients in a blender and make a smooth paste.

3.Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the sliced onions and sauté till onions are soft and translucent.

4.Then add the paste and fry for 4-5 minutes. Now add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer.

5. Add the boiled veggies and salt to taste. Mix well and bring to a boil.

6.Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with Ghee Rice.

Note:Adjust Ingredients according to taste.

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We, Yashaswini and Jyothi who never entered kitchen and never knew how make a basic items to (not even coffee or Tea ;-)) before marraige now we are...well... say a good chef!!! We both were colleagues for one year at University of Mysore and our friendship still continues...even one is in US and other in Ireland.Far away...time difference...hmm..yet we both manage to chat and share recipes. And we both together thought of sharing to you all those recipes as many would be like us who didnt know cooking is so simple and easy!.And also we like to share some of the informaion we came to know while cooking say remedies,beautifying using our basic pantry.


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