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Green peas pulao

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Green peas pulao


Green peas pulao also know as Matar pulao is very famous north Indian dish. Peas are starchy, but high in fiber, protein.Peas are mostly loved by man kids as its sweet in taste. Check out this simple and quick recipe.
It can served with Raita,tomato chutney or even with plain papad.


Preparation Time : 20 mins

Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2


1 cup Basmati rice
1/2 cup Fresh peas
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1 large chopped Onion straight
2 Green chillies
1/2 tbsp garam masala powder
1 and 1/2 cups Water(as per required)
Green coriander finely chopped
Salt – to taste

To temper:

1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Shahi Jeera
1 big Bay leaf
1/2 inch piece Cinnamon
2 Cloves

Direction || to make Peas pulao

In a pressure cooker : Heat oil, ghee in a pan. Add jeera,cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf. Fry for 2mins till you get nice aroma of all the spices

Now add ginger garlic paste and onions and saute till golden brown.

Then add green chillies saute till it shrinks. Then add peas,garam masala powder and give a quick stir.Add required salt.

Rinse rice well and presoak in water for 15-20mins. Drain water and add the rice and at the last add green coriander finely chopped, give a quick stir.

Add water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

Once pressure releases,serve hot with any pickle , palad or any chutneys.You can also granish the pulao with chopped green corainder(optional)

Soaking rice 10 -15 mins before helps in cooking faster.

Mexican rice with black beans

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Mexican food is one of the most popular types of cuisine,it originates from the regions of Central America and South America.

Mexican rice is among the most popular food items when it comes to choosing among the numerous delicious types of dishes from the Mexican food menus.
Are you craving for home made mexican food with little desi tadka , here goes the simple recipe , quick and easy
prepared with Mexican beans and rice dish topped with cheesy creame,avocado and veggies,so ready for your Mexican fiesta.

Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4


1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large red pepper ,chopped
1 large onion ,chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cup diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained
6 cups brown rice,soaked in water for 2 to 3 hours
1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon Coriander powder
1 teaspoon pepper,crushed
5-6 cloves of Garlic , finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 cup of avocado guacamole
2 springs of green onions, chopped
3 tablespoon canola oil

Directions | How to make Mexican rice with black beans

In a small nonstick pan,heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions,red pepper,green pepper stir until tender.Set it aside.

In a large nonstick cooking pot add oil over medium heat , then add chopped garlics ,onion and stir until onions cooked or tender.

Then add crushed pepper , coriander powder and red chilli powder. Stir it till the masala gets well cooked with beans.

Stir in tomatoes, beans, Worcestershire sauce and then add rice and using very little water(around 1 cup) bring the rice to a boil.

Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 7-9 minutes or until heated through.

Top with fried vegetables,cheese, sour cream , avocado guacamole and green onions.

Please send me your feedback or any questions if any.