SOY BEAN RICE|SOYA BEAN RICE

Hello Friends! I am back  after 75 days approx. We had a sudden transfer and I was stuck with packing/loading/shifting/unpacking/settling episodes.And finally we are kinda settled at Delhi and I thought it is high time I resume my blogging.I have been missing all of you and my blog.Hope you also had been missing Kitchen Kathukutty. I wish I could back to my routine and stick onto a regular blogging. Fingers crossed.

Now,let’s get onto today’s recipe.It is soya rice or soya bean rice or soy rice. This was made my last year for hubby’s lunch box and only now I am bringing it to this space. I tried this recipe by slightly tweaking the usual Mochai Payaru Kara Curry/Lima Bean Spicy curry recipe. This just popped up when few of my readers were inquiring about uses and benefits of soya bean. Soya bean is the richest legume with the highest protein. I have already posted a soya bean biriyani recipe which is made from fresh red soya beans(Similar to peas,butter beans).This is the dried light brown variety which is used in making soy milk.tofu etc.Please find tofu burji recipe here.You can choose to use any legume in this recipe and just make this quick and nutritious lunch box recipe.It is slightly spicy.

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GOBI RICE|CAULIFLOWER RICE

Cauliflower rice or Gobi rice is an easy to make lunch box recipe. You can make it special or simple with some small variations. This is a simple version given below

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TOMATO PEAS PULAO

Thinking to what to pack for lunch is one of the very tough tasks for me in the recent days. Early in the morning , the chef in me makes many new combinations for my best half to ensure I pack him a different meal and also a healthy meal. This tomato peas pulao is one such early morning trial I made and it turned out so great. It is so simple to prepare and the taste just awesome.I prefer including more of tomato in my cooking and I somehow like that natural tangy taste of it always.Give a try and let me know how you like it. Continue reading “TOMATO PEAS PULAO”

VANGI BATH OR BRINJAL RICE

It has been an year since I started blogging. The experience I have gained,the friendship I have built can never said be said in a post.I have no words to thank my readers,friends and family.A very special thanks and bow down to each of you who honoured the purpose of my blog.Here is small token of gratitude to all those who have helped me in every step

Have you tried my recipes so far?If yes do you a pic clicked?Kindly mail me or message me those images and I will be extremely to have them in my space.first year blog anniversary at kitchenkathukutty

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Channa/Chickpeas Biriyani

My love and trials on ONE POT meals never ends.I keep experimenting almost every morning.This channa biriyani came to my mind when I was thinking for doing something other than stir fry or gravy or filling for sandwich with channa.Mom never forgets to include one variety of legume in our daily meal to suffice the daily protein requirement.I also try to follow my mother and always try to include atleast 2 or 3 portions of pulses in daily meal.My son loves all legumes since they are easy to pick and munch on.This simple yet  rich dish is one of his favourites.

CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI

Ingredients:

  • Basmati rice-1 cup
  • Channa/Chickpeas-3/4 cup
  • Thick coconut milk-3/4 cup
  • Water-3/4 cup
  • Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-A pinch
  • Salt-To taste
  • Ghee -To cook

To grind into a smooth paste:

  • Tomato-1 medium sized
  • Coconut grated-1 tbsp
  • Mint leaves-8
  • Coriander leaves-10
  • Ginger-A small piece
  • Garlic-7
  • Green chilly-2
  • Shallots-4

To temper:

  • Bay leaf-1 leaf
  • Cinnamon-A small piece
  • Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Clove-1

CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI

Procedure:

1.Soak Channa/chickpeas overnight after thoroughly washing in water.

2.Rinse and soak rice for 30 minutes in normal water.

CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI

3.Pressure cook soaked Channa for 3 whistles.Ensure that they don’t turn mushy.

4.Make a smooth paste out of all ingredients under “To grind into a smooth paste” and keep it aside.

CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI

5.In a pressure cooker,add two tbsp of ghee.Add all tempering elements.

6.Now add the paste and fry until raw smell vanishes.

CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI

7.Rinse rice well and add the cooked Channa and rice to this.

8.Now add turmeric powder,garam masala and salt and give a quick stir.

CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI

9.Add water and coconut milk and cook for three whistles.

10.When the pressure is released carefully fluff it with a fork.

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11.Serve it with any raitha of your choice.

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P.S:

You can use brown basmati rice too in this recipe.The water+coconut milk required would be 3 cups for 1 cup of rice after soaking in warm water for 40 minutes.

I prefer to pre cook channa to ensure softness.But do take care while cooking.It shouldn’t get mashed.

Introduce channa separately to your baby before trying this recipe.

Adjust spices as per your taste.

Always consult your pediatrician before introducing any new food to babies.

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VEGETABLE BIRIYANI-(With brown rice & fresh masala)

Biriyani is one of my favourites for three reasons-An one pot meal,loaded with veggies and a royal treat.You can make it in n number of ways and my all time favourite is the way my mother makes.I have always wanted try it like the restaurants and with freshly ground masala powder.Fortunately there was an exclusively TV show on biriyani and I had noted the recipe.I am giving below the recipe for 4 servings with all ingredients whereas the images might not have the same quantity.I skipped few ingredients as my family members prefer a lesser spice version.This recipe is yet another one which can be added to my blog’s purpose.Yes,no whites…Check in detail about it here and let me know if you like the PURPOSE OF MY BLOG. I made it with brown basmati rice 🙂

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CARROT BATH|CARROT RICE

When you are super bored of cooking and you still want to make your lunch nutritious you can go ahead with one pot meals. Here is one yummy,sweet and spicy version of one pot meal and it doesn’t require much time for cooking. This can be an easy way to include veggies to your toddlers menu. They will love it because of the colours and taste of carrot. If your baby is weaned by BLW method I am sure you will get an empty bowl back. My aunt had made this when we visited them 2 months back and we were totally loving it.

Ingredients:

  • Carrot-1.5 cups
  • Basmati Rice-1 cup
  • Onion-1/2 cup(Sliced)
  • Capsicum-1/4 cup(sliced)
  • GGG paste-1 tbsp
  • Ghee-To cook
  • Coriander leaves-To garnish
  • Cashew nut-7
  • Salt-To taste

(GGG -Ginger Garlic Green chilly)

Carrot Bath

Procedure:

1.Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes in luke warm water.

2.Add 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook the rice or open cook the rice and strain excess water.

3.Fluff the rice with a fork and set it aside.

4.In a pan,add ghee and roast cashews and set them aside.

5.In the same pan,add sliced onions,capsicum,grated carrots and GGG paste and saute well

6.Keep tossing until onions turn golden brown.

7.Now add the rice and mix well.

8.Add salt to taste.

9.Garnish with coriander leaves and cashews.

10.A rich but simple to cook carrot bath awaits to tangle in your tongues 🙂


P.S:

This is very suitable for kids who love colours in their foods.

Take care to fluff the rice well with a fork and ensure they don’t stick together.

You can also replace carrot by beet root.

You can use the normal rice instead of basmati rice too.

Ensure not to stir many times after step 7. Otherwise the rice will turn mushy.

This is suitable for babies above 9 months of age. Avoid salt and replace basmati rice with usual rice if required.

You can serve with any raitha of your choice.

Adjust the spice level by adding or reducing the GGG paste.

You can also add other seasoning elements like aniseeds,cinnamon,baby leaf and clove.

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