Lemon Coconut Rice With Kaffir Lime Leaves

Lemon coconut rice with kaffir lime leaves. A delicious aromatic rice to serve with any spicy curry. Fragrant Kaffir lime leaves infused rice taste divine. And coconut milk gives a rich buttery flavour. Recipe is very simple and easy and completely gluten free and dairy free. You don’t need ghee or clarified butter to make this fragrant rich buttery luscious rice.

Kaffir lime leaves called gondhoraj lebur pata in Bengali. Earlier shared a delicious Cake with Kaffir lime. Click here for the recipe.

Citrus hystrix, called the kaffir lime or makrut lime, is a citrus fruit native to tropical Southeast Asia. Its fruit and leaves are used in Southeast Asian cuisine and its essential oil is used in perfumery. Its rind and crushed leaves emit an intense citrus fragrance. Wikipedia

Did you know that Kaffir lime leaves are super healthy for you? Read on to learn the 6 top health benefits of Kaffir leaves.

1. Stress, Stress Go Away

2. Bad Breath No More

3. No Bacteria Allowed

4. Get Healthy, Glowing Skin

5. Protect Your Mane

6. Buzz Off!

To read more health benefits of Kaffir lime leaves Click here.

Recipe is very easy and simple. You don’t need much spices for this fragrant rice. I have used sweet corn and green peas but you can use any vegetable of your choice. And add green chilli according to your taste. You can skip chilli if you are making for kids. If you don’t have have Kaffir lime leaves then use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon zest.

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Recipe

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Kaffir lime leaves – 2

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated

Green chilli – 1-2, finely chopped

Onion – 1 sliced

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Green peas – 1/4 cup

Sweet corn – 1/4 cup

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2-3 tablespoon

Coconut milk – 1 cup

Water – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Method

1. Rinse the rice 4-5 times or till water runs out clear. Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes drain the water and keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a wok. You can also use pressure cooker if you want. Add cumin seeds. When seeds starts to splutter add sliced onion and finely chopped green chilli. Fry till onion becomes translucent.

3. Add grated ginger and fry till onion becomes brown. Onion shouldn’t be burnt.

4. Add green peas and sweet corn. Saute for a minute. Add chopped cilantro or coriander leaves and mix.

5. Add soaked and drained rice. Saute for 2 minutes. Add salt and mix.

6. Add coconut milk and water. If you are using pressure cooker add half cup water. Tear both Kaffir lime leaves into two pieces and add in the rice. Also add lemon juice and mix well. Let it boil.

7. When it starts to rolling boil reduce the heat. Cover and cook on simmer for 10 minutes.

8. After 10 minutes gently stir the rice and cover again. Cook for five minutes on simmer. Now switch off the heat. Remove the cover and fluff the rice gently.

9. Cover again and serve after 10 minutes. Serve aromatic rice with any spicy curry.

Notes

1. You can use lemon zest instead of Kaffir lime leaves.

2. Use any vegetables of your choice.

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Besan Biscuit/ Sugar Free Biscuit

Sugar free besan or chickpea/garbanzo flour biscuit. A delicious, crisp and easy to make biscuit with date powder, pistachio and almond. You don’t need sugar or jaggery to make these biscuits. Little rice flour will make your biscuits perfectly crispy. So here is a healthy and delicious biscuit for your munching time or to serve with tea, coffee or milk.

Already shared many different types of cookies on this blog. Click here for the recipes.

You may also like to try Cardamom nankhatai from me fellow blogger Priya Vijaykrishnan.

Earlier shared besan nankhatai here. But taste of this besan biscuit is totally different. I didn’t use sugar in these biscuits. Date powder will give enough sweetness.

Dates have a low GI, which means they’re less likely to spike your blood sugar levels, making them a safe choice for people with diabetes. Dates boast an impressive nutritional profile and natural sweetness. Because they’re a natural source of fructose, they might be a concern for people with diabetes. However, because they have a low GI and medium GL, they’re safe for those with diabetes in moderation — which translates to no more than 1 to 2 dates at a time. Source

Recipe is very simple. Just add everything to make a smooth dough. I have used shredded almond and pistachios but you can use any dry fruits of your choice. You can also use tutti frutti in the dough if you want.

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Recipe

Besan or chickpea flour/garbanzo flour – 1 cup

Rice flour – 3 tablespoon

Dry date powder – little less than 1/2 cup

Butter or ghee/clarified butter – 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon

Milk – 3-4 tablespoon or as required

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Milk powder – 1 tablespoon

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Shredded pistachios – 1 tablespoon

Almond – 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

1. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper. Preheat the microwave oven at 170°. Use convection or hot blast function. And for OTG preheat at 180° for 10 minutes.

2. In a bowl mix besan or chickpea flour, rice flour, milk powder, baking powder, cardamom powder and shredded almond. Mix well and keep aside.

3. In a large bowl whisk date powder, ghee or clarified butter and milk.

4. Add all the dry ingredients and mix. Make a smooth dough. Don’t knead much. Add little more milk and 1-2 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter if require to make dough. I had to add little milk and 1 tablespoon ghee more to make smooth dough. Add milk slowly as required.

5. Make small balls and press gently with your palm. Arrange the balls on greased or lined baking tray.

6. Place little shredded pistachios in the middle of the cookies. Press gently with your finger tips. Arrange all the cookies like this.

7. Bake in preheated oven at 170° for 8-10 minutes or till edges becomes light brown. Every oven takes different time. So keep an eye after 8 minutes. Don’t make too brown.

8. Let the cookies cool down completely. Enjoy delicious sugar free cookies immediately or store in airtight container for later use.

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Ghee Or Clarified butter/ How To Make Ghee Easily At Home/ Ghee With Less Residue

Homemade ghee or clarified butter is always best. Here is a very easy method of making ghee. And also sharing the easy method to get more ghee and less residue. And making ghee without burning the pan.

Ghee or clarified butter generally used to tempering dal or rice dishes, in curries, sweets, in Aurvedic medicines and for different religions rituals. To make ghee first we have to churn the milk topping/ malai or cream to make butter. And then we have to cook the butter till clear liquid ghee and brown coloured residue separates.

This ingredient has been used in Indian and Pakistani cultures for thousands of years. When used in place of butter, ghee has several benefits. The differences between ghee and butter Understanding the differences between ghee and butter can help you determine which ingredient to use when cooking. Ghee has a higher smoke point when compared to butter, so it doesn’t burn as quickly. This is perfect for sautéing or frying foods. Butter can smoke and burn at 350°F (177°C), but ghee can withstand heat up to 485°F (252°C). Because ghee separates milk from fat, this butter substitute is lactose-free, making it better than butter if you have allergies or sensitivities to dairy products. Source

I have used cow milk to make ghee. You can see the lovely colour in the pictures. If you are making ghee with Buffalo milk, your ghee will be white. But cow milk ghee looks different. And aroma is heavenly.

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Watch the video recipe below of making ghee.

Recipe

Malai or milk topping/cream

Water

Ice cubes

Method

1. Store malai or milk topping in a container. And keep the container in refrigerator.

2. When you want to make ghee take out the container before an hour. Don’t try to make butter with chilled malai. And don’t keep the butter out of refrigerator for a long time. If the weather is hot, smell of the malai may change if you keep it out of the refrigerator for a long time.

3. After an hour pour the malai or cream in a blender jar. Add half cup normal temperature water and blend till water and butter separates. Watch video above for details.

4. Add some ice cubes in the blender jar and blend again. Now you will get perfect butter. Transfer the butter in a large utensil.

5. Whisk well with your palm. Make round ball of butter and discard the water. If you want you can make paneer with this water. To make paneer, boil it and add vinegar or lemon juice as required. Paneer and whey will separates. Immediately strain the paneer.

6. Rinse the butter with chilled water. Place the butter in a large pan or wok. Heat to just melt the butter. Don’t let it boil. When it starts to boil it will turns into ghee. So be careful heat till the butter starts to melt. When it starts to melt immediately switch off the heat. Keep stirring. Don’t leave unattended.

7. Let the melted butter cool down. Keep it in refrigerator overnight. Next day you will see some water under the solid butter. Drain all the water. This step to get less residue and more ghee.

8. Heat the drained butter again. Keep stirring till liquid ghee and brown residue separates. When residue starts to become brown immediately switch off the heat. Let it cool down a bit. If you leave it on low flame unattended, your utensil may burn from bottom. But if you keep stirring your utensil remains clean. Still if your pan or wok slightly burnt from bottom just boil some water with a teaspoon of baking soda. Now it will be clean easily

9. Strain the ghee with a strainer and store ghee in a glass jar. Use this as required.

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Besan Or Gram Flour Cake / 7 year blog anniversary

Celebrating 7 years blog anniversary today. Seven years with 613 posts. And now its 614. Thanks to all my readers for your constant support, love and encouragement. Its possible only because of you. Now also started YouTube channel. Here is the link https://youtube.com/c/SujataRoy. Please visit and subscribe for video recipes. Hope you will like it. Thanks again.

Eggless besan/gram flour or chickpea flour cake. A super soft and easy to make cake made with very simple and easily available ingredients. Try and enjoy the delectable taste. You will love the aroma and taste. Earlier shared many more eggless cake recipes on this blog. Click here to get the recipes.

This besan cake is very easy to make and taste is absolutely delicious. You can call it a healthy treat. Coconut, cardamom, yogurt and almond will give a wonderful taste and flavour. I always love to use different flours in my bakes. You can get different types of gluten free cakes and cookies on this blog. But never tried besan in my cake. Made besan cookies but not cake. Recently watched a video of Chef Kunal Kapur. Loved the look and texture of the cake. So here is my version of besan cake for my blog anniversary. A big thank to Chef Kunal Kapur.

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Video recipe of this delicious cake

Recipe

Besan- 1 cup

Oil- 1/3 cup

Curd or yogurt- 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar- 1/2 cup

Shredded almond- 2 tablespoon

Desiccated coconut – 2 tablespoon

Milk powder- 1/4 cup

Baking powder- 1 teaspoon

Baking soda- 1/2 teaspoon

Cardamom powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Shredded almond to garnish

Method

1. Sieve besan or chickpea flour, baking powder and soda. Add shredded almond, desiccated coconut and milk powder. Mix everything well. Add cardamom powder and mix.

2. Grease a baking pan. I used loaf pan but you can use round pan or any pan of your choice. Spread some shredded almond in the greased pan. I made it upside down cake. If you don’t want upside down cake skip this step. Spread shredded almond after pouring cake batter in the pan.

3. In a large bowl mix oil, yogurt and powdered sugar. Whisk everything well. Add dry ingredients gradually. Mix well. Make a lump free smooth batter. Watch video recipe for detailed method.

4. Preheat the oven at 170°. Use convection or hot blast mode. For OTG preheat at 180° for 10 minutes.

5. Pour the batter in greased baking pan. Tap the cake pan gently on your kitchen counter to remove the air bubbles. If you are not making upside down cake, then sprinkle shredded almond over the batter.

6. Bake the cake in preheated oven at 170° for 28 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake to check. In OTG bake for 30-35 minutes at 180°. Let it cool down completely before slicing.

7. Cut and serve delicious soft moist flavorful besan cake and enjoy the heavenly taste. Happy baking!

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Semolina Or Suji Quesadilla

Semolina or suji quesadilla. You can name it Indian style quesadilla. Quesadilla is a Mexican dish made of tortilla. But here is a breakfast Quesadilla made with suji pancake or our humble suji chilla. A perfect kids friendly breakfast dish. You can make any veg or non veg stuffing instead of potatoes with lots of cheese. Kids will love the taste. 

A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, spices, and other fillings, and then cooked on a griddle or stove. Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla. A full quesadilla is made with two tortillas that hold a layer of cheese between them. A half is a single tortilla that has been filled with cheese and folded into a half-moon shape. Wikipedia

As I mentioned above you can make any filling of your choice. I have made a creamy stuffing with boiled potatoes, mayonnaise, some sauce, oregano and cheese. You can use any herbs and lots of mozzarella cheese. Your kids will love the taste. You can also use grated vegetables or paneer in the stuffing. You can also use any sauce of your choice instead of pizza sauce.

I like the taste of sriracha sauce but if you don’t have sriracha sauce then you can use any chilli garlic sauce. You can also use leftover roti instead of suji chilla. See the video recipe below of this roti quesadilla. 

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Recipe

For stuffing

Potato- 4 medium, boiled 

Mayonnaise – 1/3 cup 

Pizza sauce – 3 tablespoon 

Oregano – 1 teaspoon 

Tomato sauce – 2 tablespoon 

Sriracha sauce – 1 tablespoon 

Cheese cube – 2

Salt – 1/4 teaspoon or to taste 

For chila or pancake 

Semolina or suji – 1 cup

Rice flour – 1/2 cup

Curd or yogurt – 1/2 cup 

Salt to taste 

Chilli flakes – 1/2 teaspoon 

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2-3 tablespoon, chopped 

Water – 1 cup 

Oil as required 

Cheese slices or mozzarella cheese as required 

Method

1. In a large bowl mix suji or semolina, rice flour and curd or yogurt. Add water slowly and mix well. Don’t add entire water in one go. Add 1/4 cup at a time. Mix everything well and make a lump free smooth batter.

2. Now add salt, chilli flakes and chopped cilantro or coriander leaves. Mix well. Cover the bowl and keep aside. 

3. Peel and grate the potatoes. Grate the cheese cubes and mix with potatoes. You can use more cheese cubes if you want.

4. Add salt, oregano, sriracha sauce, mayonnaise, tomato ketchup and pizza sauce. Mix well. Your stuffing is ready.  Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add little more sauce and mayonnaise if required. Add less or more sauce according to your taste.

5. You can use any chilli garlic sauce if you don’t have sriracha sauce. You can add finely chopped onion in potato mixture if you want. You can also make sandwiches with this potato mixture. 

6. Heat a pan or skillet. Brush with little oil. Pour a ladle full of batter in the middle. Spread with the back of the ladle by rotating. Reduce the heat and cook on low heat.  Drizzle little oil on the sides.

7. When the edges becomes brown flip the chila upside down and fry the other side too. Remove the chilla or pancake on a plate. Make one more pancake like this.

8. Spread potato mixture all over the pancake.   Spread small pieces of cheese slice over the potato mixture. You can also use grated mozzarella cheese. Use as much cheese as you like.

9. Place another pancake over it and flip carefully. Drizzle little oil on the sides. Press gently with a spatula. Fry both the sides till golden brown.  Remove on a plate and cut into four pieces with a knife or pizza cutter.  Serve hot with any sauce.

10..You can also use leftover roti instead of chilla or pancake to make this delicious Indian style quesadilla.  Do you have any leftover stuffing? Make sandwiches with it. It will be a delicious sandwich filling.

Notes

1. You can use any flour in chilla or pancake. But don’t skip rice flour. Rice flour will make your quesadilla crisp.

2. You can use any sauce of your choice in stuffing.

3. Grated carrot, capsicum, bell peppers, boiled sweet corn or any vegetable or paneer can be used in stuffing.

4. If your kids love cheesy stuffing then add more cheese. Use as much cheese as you like.

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Peanut Butter

Peanut butter. Here is an easy and quick recipe to make peanut butter at home. Homemade peanut butter is much better than store bought. Its absolutely sugar free, preservative free and delicious. You can make creamy delectable peanut butter easily and you can also customize according to your taste. Add any flavour of your choice.

Recipe is completely vegan and gluten free. Store bought peanut butter contain unhealthy oils and additives. But this homemade peanut butter contains only peanut, salt and very little peanut oil. And peanut oil is completely optional, you can skip it if you want. Earlier shared this recipe with my Multigrain bread post. Now here is a separate post and YouTube video recipe for you. Hope you will like it. Please subscribe my YouTube channel for more video recipes. And don’t forget to click on the bell icon to get all the recipes immediately after uploading. Click on the link below to subscribe. https://youtube.com/c/SujataRoy

Benefits of peanut butter

Peanut butter doesn’t just contribute to weight loss. Consuming peanuts as a regular part of your diet has other benefits, too.

• Peanut butter helps you recover after a workout. It’s high in protein, which you need to boost recovery if you’re going hard at the gym.

• Peanut butter may reduce your risk of diabetes. Because of the low glycemic score of peanuts, consuming peanuts regularly can help keep blood sugar stable and lower your diabetes risk.

• Peanut butter is packed with vitamins and minerals. Copper, folate, B vitamins, and manganese are all right there.

• Peanut butter may reduce your risk of heart disease and other leading causes of death.

To read more health benefits of Peanut butter click here

How to customize according to your taste?

You can use 1 tablespoon honey to make your peanut butter sweet. And you can also make it without any oil or you can use any flavorless oil instead of peanut oil. Yes, you can make it without any oil or use only 1 spoon of oil instead of 2 tablespoon. Choice is your. You can also add chocolate or cocoa powder, mint or any herbs to give different flavour. I am sharing basic recipe. You can make it in different flavour every time.

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Recipe

Peanut – 1 cup

Sea salt or pink salt – 1/4 teaspoon

Peanut oil – 2 tablespoon, optional

Method

1. Dry roast the peanut on low medium heat till peanut becomes crisp and slightly change it’s colour. Don’t make too brown. And peanut should be roasted well to preserve for a long time.

2. Or microwave on high power for 2 minutes. After one minute stir and press the start button.

3. Take out the peanut and stir well. Microwave again for 1-2 minutes. Every oven takes different time. I had to microwave for 4 minutes. Check and stir after every 1 minute. Don’t make too brown. Check out the video recipe above .After roasting well you can peel the peanut easily.

4. Let the peanut cool down. Take out all the peanut on a kitchen napkin or any cotton cloth. Wrap and rub with your palm to remove the skin of peanut. Separate the peanut and peel.

5. Grind the peanut. Scrap the sides with a spoon or knife and grind again.

6. Now peanut will release oil. You can use it as a spread if you don’t want to use oil.

7. Add 2 tablespoon peanut oil in the grinder jar. If you want your peanut butter slightly sweet add 1 tablespoon honey at this stage. I didn’t. If you are using honey add only 1 tablespoon oil instead of 2 tablespoon. You can also add cocoa powder or chocolate chips or any herbs of your choice. Grind again to make smooth creamy butter.

8. Store the peanut butter in covered container in refrigerator for later use.

Notes

1. Roast the peanut properly for longer shelf life. You can store your homemade peanut butter in refrigerator for a month.

2. Any herbs or chocolate can be added while grinding the peanut. You can try different flavour every time.

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Eggless Mango chia seed cake

Eggless mango chia seed cake with whole wheat flour. You don’t need refined flour or maida, egg and butter to make this delicious cake. Yes a butter free cake with mango and chia seeds. Cake is super soft, moist and very easy to make.

We normally use chia seeds in our smoothie or overnight oats now try a cake with these nutritious chia seeds.

Chia seeds may be small, but they’re incredibly rich in nutrients. A staple in the ancient Aztec and Maya diets, these seeds have been touted for their health benefits for centuries. The antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds may promote heart health, support strong bones, and improve blood sugar management. Source

But chia seeds are completely optional. If you don’t like the taste, you can skip chia seeds. And if you are not using chia seeds then you need less milk for the batter. Because chia seeds soak lots of moisture.

You can always use refined flour/all purpose flour or maida instead of whole wheat flour if you want. And you can also make this cake with any fresh fruit of your choice. Already shared one more Fresh fruit cake with carrot here.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour or atta – 1&1/2 cup

Mango puree – 1 cup

Chia seeds – 2 tablespoon

Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup

Milk powder – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Thick curd or yogurt – 1/4 cup

Milk – 3/4 cup

Oil – 1/2 cup

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Method

1. Preheat the microwave convection or hot blast mode at 170°. For OTG preheat at 180°.

2. Grease a baking pan. I used loaf pan and some cupcake moulds. You can use any cake pan or make cupcakes in muffins or cupcake moulds.

3. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder and soda. Grind the mango pieces to make puree. Take out the mango puree in a bowl.

4. In the same mixer grinder jar blend half of the milk and chia seeds. Chia seeds are optional, you can skip if you don’t like the taste.

5. In a large bowl add blended chia seeds and milk with sugar. If you are not using chia seeds add only milk. And also reduce the milk. Use only half cup.

6. Now add oil and curd or yogurt. Whisk well. Add vanilla essence, remaining milk and milk powder. Whisk again.

7. Add mango puree and mix. Add half of the dry ingredients and mix well. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix to make a lump free smooth batter.

8. Pour the batter in baking pan or cupcake moulds. Fill upto 3/4 pan or moulds. Tap gently to remove air bubbles.

9. Bake in preheated oven at 170° for 28-30 minutes. For OTG bake for 35-40 minutes. Check with a toothpick after 28 minutes. Fresh fruit cake takes longer time to bake. My cupcakes are perfectly baked in 28 minutes. But I had to bake the cake in loaf pan for 4 minutes again. Every oven takes different time so check after 28-30 minutes.

10. Let the cake cool down. Run a knife at the edges. Demould on a plate. Slice and enjoy the healthy and delicious mango chia whole wheat cake. Happy baking. Stay safe healthy and blessed.

Notes

1. You can use refined flour or maida instead of whole wheat flour.

2. If you are not using chia seeds then use less milk for the batter.

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Jeera Rice In Microwave

Restaurant style jeera rice in microwave. A very easy to make, flavorful and delicious rice cooked in microwave. Hassle free cooking in a few minutes. Perfect for this summer season. You can cook in microwave with your fan on.

Here are 20 more one pot rice dishes from this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.

1. Brown rice spinach pulao

2. Mushroom egg fried rice

3. Mixed vegetable fried rice

4. Saffron rice with pickled Jalapeno and ginger julienne

5. Easy pulao

6. Corn peas barista fried rice

7. Korean egg fried rice

8. Aloo chutney pulao

9. Spanish moulded rice

10. Mint rice

11. Beetroot rice

12. Mexican rice

13. Carrot rice

14. Tricolour rice

15. Mexican green rice

16. Shahi coconut milk pulao

17. Biryani flavoured tahri

18. Kolkata style chicken biryani

19. Basanti pulao

20. Bhuni khichuri

You may also like to try Carrot onion rice from the blog of my friend Priya Iyer.

And some microwave recipes from this blog.

1. Pulao Or biryani masala

2. Steamed cauliflower

3. Microwave chicken

4. Hariyali chicken/ no oil chicken in microwave

5. Microwave mushroom

6. Microwave chivra or flatten rice

7. Baked potato wedges with rosemary infused olive oil

Microwave cooking is much convenient way to cook hassle free and in less time. Just check in-between as we check while cooking on stove top. Every oven has different temperature and take different time. If you start to use your microwave regularly, you will know it well. I will share some more oven recipes here. So friends stay tuned 😊

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Recipe

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Ghee or clarified butter – 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Mint powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Or

Mint leaves – 1 tablespoon, optional

Pulao masala – 1/2 teaspoon

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon, chopped

Salt to taste

Water – 1&3/4 cup

Method

1. Rinse the rice well. Rinse till water runs out clear. Soak the rice for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes drain the water and keep aside.

2. In a microwavable glass bowl add ghee and cumin seeds. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Check and microwave again for 30 seconds if required. Cumin should be fragrant.

3. Take out the bowl. Add cumin powder, pulao masala, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves and mint powder. You can also use 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves instead of mint powder. Or skip mint if you want. Mix well with a spoon. Get the Pulao Or biryani masala here.

4. Microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Stir once in between. After 2 minutes take out the bowl from microwave.

5. Add water and salt. Mix well. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir the rice. Now loosely cover the bowl with lid or microwavable plate.

6. Microwave on 600 for 8 minutes. Stir once in between. After 8 minutes take out the bowl. Fluff the rice gently with a fork. And give a standing time. Cover and keep the rice in switched off microwave for 8-10 minutes.

7. I am sharing as I like my jeera rice but if you want your rice softer then use 2 cup water instead of 1&3/4 cup and microwave for 10 minutes.

8. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves. Serve hot with dal tadka or any curry. For pressure cooker process Follow the process of Easy pulao And for open pot method Shahi coconut milk pulao.

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Shahi Kathal Or Jackfruit Korma/Mughlai Kathal korma

Shahi kathal or jackfruit korma. A lipsmackingly delicious and aromatic Mughlai style jackfruit curry with rich creamy gravy. A delectable shahi korma recipe for vegetarian people.

I have served this delicious kathal korma with jeera rice, roti, salad, raita and Mango chutney.

Here are some more korma and Mughlai recipes from this blog. Try these recipes to enjoy the scrumptious taste.

1. Shahi lotus stem korma

2. Okra or bhindi korma

3. Soya nugget korma

4. Savoury rasgulla korma

5. Egg korma

6. Chicken rezala

7. Chicken chaap

To make the gravy rich creamy and thick I have used cashew nuts, almond, poppy seeds and coconut. These ingredients also made the curry super tasty. Sauteed and ground onion garlic tomato and whole spices will make your curry smooth and perfectly creamy. Aromatic whole and powder spices and Kewra water made the curry extremely flavorful.

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Recipe

Jackfruit or kathal – 3 cup, peeled and cubed

Onion – 1, chopped

Garlic – 3 cloves

Ginger – 1 inch piece, peeled and chopped

Green chilli – 2, chopped

Tomato – 2 medium, chopped

Green cardamom – 3

Cloves – 3

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Bay leaf – 1

Cashew nuts – 2 tablespoon

Almond – 2 tablespoon

Poppy seeds or khas khas – 2 teaspoon

Fresh coconut – 1/4 cup, grated

Salt to taste

Curd or yogurt – 3 tablespoon

Nutmeg or jaiphal powder – 1/8 teaspoon

Mace or javitri powder – 1/8 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil – 3 – 4 tablespoon

Ghee or clarified butter – 2 tablespoon

Water – 2 cup

Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon

Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Kewra water – 1 teaspoon

Method

1. Rinse the jackfruit cubes well and drain the water completely. Fry the jackfruit pieces in oil and keep aside.

2. In the same oil add bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Add chopped onion, garlic, ginger and green chilli. Fry till onion becomes light brown. Add chopped tomato. Saute till tomato becomes mushy.

3. Transfer the mixture in a grinder jar and let it cool down. Discard the bay leaf, add 4 tablespoon water and grind into a smooth paste.

4. Soak the almond in hot water and peel when cool. Grind cashew nuts and poppy seeds into a fine powder. Add peeled almond and grated coconut and grind again.

5. Add curd, nutmeg powder,,mace powder, 3 tablespoon water and blend to make smooth paste.

6. Mix ghee or clarified butter with oil and heat. Add ground onion garlic tomato mixture, cumin powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute for 1-2 minutes. Or till oil leaves the sides. Keep the flame low medium.

7. Now add ground cashew nuts, almond and poppy seeds mixture and saute till oil separates.

8. Add fried jackfruit pieces, salt and mix. Saute for 2 minutes more. Stir to avoid sticking to the bottom.

9. Add water and mix. Cover and let it cook till Jackfruit pieces becomes tender and you get your desired consistency. If you need more gravy add little more water. But don’t make runny. Gravy should be thick and creamy.

10. Add sugar and cook for a minute. Taste and adjust salt if required. Add 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder and 1 teaspoon Kewra water. Mix and remove from heat.

11. Give a standing time. Let it covered for 5-6 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves and serve with naan, butter naan, roti, rumali roti, paratha, jeera rice, steamed rice or pulao.

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Vegan Oats Mango Chia Smoothie Bowl

Vegan oats mango smoothie bowl with chia seeds. A very delicious, filling and nutritious breakfast smoothie. You don’t need any sweetener to make this smoothie. If you like mango then its a perfect breakfast smoothie for you. You can satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt.

Earlier shared one more Vegan smoothie bowl on this blog. For 27 more different types of Smoothie recipes click here. You may also like to try Mango almond shake from the blog of my friend Preethi Prasad.

Ingredients used to make this delicious and healthy smoothie bowl.

Oats – Used rolled oats to make this smoothie. We often use oats to make different breakfast dishes. And we all know that fiber rich oats have many health benefits. You can get many other Oats recipes here.

Mango – Used sweet variety dasheri mango. These mangoes are very sweet so I didn’t use any sweetener. You can use any type of ripe mango. To get some Recipes with mango click here.

Almond – Used almond or badam to make this smoothie more nutritious. You can use almond in many other recipes. You can get some recipes here.

Chia seeds – I used overnight soaked chia seeds. You can soak the chia seeds for 2 hours only if you want. Chia seeds are very nutritious.

The antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds may promote heart health, support strong bones, and improve blood sugar management. To read more about Chia seeds click here.

For garnishing used mango cubes, shredded almond, soaked chia seeds and roasted mixed seeds. Mixed seeds are optional but I like the crunch of the seeds.

Roasted mixed seeds – I have a mixture of roasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, muskmelon seeds and flax seeds. You can use any mixed seeds. You can get some different recipes With mixed seeds here.

Seeds are great sources of fiber. They also contain healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

When consumed as part of a healthy diet, seeds can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. Source

This smoothie bowl is very filling and nutritious. You will also love it’s delectable taste. And you can enjoy it without adding any sweetener. Or if you like your smoothie sweeter or your mango is not enough sweet then you can add little honey, coconut sugar, stevia or any sweetener of your choice. See notes for more options.

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Recipe

Oats – 1/4 cup

Ripe mango – 1 cup, chopped

Almond – 8-10

Chia seeds – 1 tablespoon

Water – 5 tablespoon

Mango cubes, chopped almond and mixed seeds to garnish

Method

1. Soak chia seeds in 5 tablespoon water for 2 hours or overnight. I soaked overnight. It will look like gel when soaked.

2. Soak the almond in hot water and let it cool down. Drain the water and peel the almond.

3. Grind the oats into fine powder. Add mango pieces, peeled almond and soaked chia seeds. Reserve some soaked chia seeds for garnishing.

4. Blend everything well to make smooth. Taste and add little honey, coconut sugar, stevia or any sweetener as require. My mango is enough sweet so I didn’t use any sweetener. See notes for more options.

5. Transfer the smoothie to the bowl. Garnish with mango pieces, chopped almond and soaked chia seeds. Sprinkle some roasted mixed seeds over the smoothie. This step is optional. You can skip but I like the crunch of roasted mixed seeds.

6. Serve immediately or keep in refrigerator for an hour or more to serve chilled.

Notes

1. You can use any fruit instead of mango.

2. You can also use banana or any other fruits with mango.

3. Add 1 teaspoon honey, stevia or any sweetener of your choice if you want your smoothie more sweet.

4. If you are using stevia powder, add 1/4 teaspoon only at first. Mix, taste and add more if required. Because stevia powder is more sweet than sugar. A pinch of stevia powder is equal to one teaspoon table sugar. 

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