Paneer – Coriander Briyani

Eid Mubarak to one and all! No Eid is complete without biriyani and here is a new recipe for all biriyani lovers. I wonder who can resist aromatic flavorful basmati soaking the richness of vegetables fresh and greens!

Ingredients

Basmati Rice — 2 cups Cashews —- 1/2 cup Paneer cubes —- 1 cup Coriander leaves — 1 cup Dry red chili — 3/4 Onion — 2 Tomatoes— 2 Carrot —- 1 cup Beans —- 1 cup Garam Masala — 1 tsp Bay leaves — 3-4 Ghee —- 1/2 cup Few Cinnamon, Cloves ,Cardamom, Salt — 1 1/2 tsp Water — 5 cups.

Method

Wash rice and keep aside for half an hour. Cut all vegetables in small pieces. Grind together fresh coriander and red chili into a paste. Heat a deep pan add ghee, now add the whole spices, bay leaves, sauté. Next add the cashews and fry for a minute, further add the grounded coriander paste, now add the vegetables and paneer, saute for a minute. Now add the water. Once water starts boiling, add the rice, garam masala, salt. Lower the heat, cover and cook till the rice is cooked. Paneer- Coriander Biriyani ready!

Pineapple – Cucumber Salad.

A salad that is quick and easy to make and healthy too.

Ingredients Pineapple pieces —- 1 cup Cucumber pieces —- 1 cup Tomato pieces —- 1/2 cup Onion pieces —- 1/2 cup Peanut —- 1/2 cup Salt —- 3/4 tsp Pepper pwd —- 1/2 tsp Sauf / Fennel seeds —- 1/2 tsp Fresh coriander leaves & juice of half lemon.

Method Pressure cook peanut with 1/4 tsp of salt,cool it. Mix together all ingredients except salt and lemon juice. Just before serving add salt, lemon juice and toss everything together. Enjoy Pineapple- Cucumber salad.

Pineapple Rasam

Adding one more rasam recipe. This time I have used fresh pineapple. It’s quick and easy to make. Make it and enjoy having warm rasam.

Ingredients

Tomato    —-                    1 1/2  cup
Pineapple pieces   —-    1 1/2   cup
Tuvar  dal  —-                    1/2     cup
Turmeric pwd  —-            1/2  tsp
Rasam  pwd  —-               1 tsp
Salt   —-                              1 1/4 tsp
Whole pepper  —-             1/2 tsp
Cummin seeds  —-          1 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds  —-           3/4 tsp
Ghee  —-                            2 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves.

PINEAPPLE PULISSERY

Pineapple pulissery is a traditional Kerala dish. In the Palakad belt it is also known as mooru kootaan. Enjoy this quick and easy recipe and let us know what you think.

Ingredients

Pineapple pieces —- 1 cup Fresh coconut —- 1 1/2 cup Curd —- 2 cup Green chili —- 2 Chili powder —- 1 tsp Turmeric powder —- 1/2 tsp Salt —- 1 1/2 tsp Jaggery —- 1 tsp Coconut oil —- 1 tbsp Mustard seeds —- 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds —- 1/2 tsp Few curry leaves.

Method

Add a cups of water to the pineapple pieces and cook it along with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Grind together coconut, green chili with one of curd. Once the pineapple are cooked add the jaggery and the grounded paste and remaining curd. Stir, lower the heat and further cook for 3 minutes. When you see forth forming switch off the heat. Heat the coconut oil add the mustard seed when they crackle add the fenugreek seeds fry, add the curry leaves. Add the tempering to the Pineapple Pulisssery.

PINEAPPLE KESARI

Here is one more kesari recipe using a seasonal fruit. Enjoy pineapple kesari with chunks of it melting in ravai.

Ingredients
Rava —                        1 cup
Sugar —                       1  1/ 2 cup
Pineapple pieces —    1 cup
Ghee —                         1/2 cup
Cardamom  pwd —     1/2 tsp
Yellow food color  —   1/4 tsp
Water—                          3 cup
Few cashews and raisins.

Diwali Diya


The most simple recipe I have made. Ingredients
Gulab jamun mix — 1cup, Sugar — 3/4 cup , milk – 3/4 cup, Ghee 1/2 cup, dry roasted and Powdered cashew– 1/4 cup. Method
Mix together all the ingredients. Stir everything together in low heat for 5-7 minutes. Sweet ready. Give your desired shape. ūüėä

Purple Cabbage Rice

Navarathri Day 9 Goddess Mahagauri.
Ninth Day (14th October) Purple
Purple color is associated with luxury, grandeur and nobility.

Ingredients

Raw / Basamati¬† Rice¬† —- 1 cup
Purple¬† cabbage¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† —- 1 cup
Dry red chili¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† —- 2
Ginger¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† —- 1/2 inch
Cashews¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† —- 5-6
Sauf / fennel/ sombu —- 1 tsp
Sesame oil¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† —- 3-4 tbsp
Salt¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† —- 1 1/4 tsp.