Week 2 Day 1 of BM #61 -
This week I shall showcase some meal ideas which are popular at home. Here is a simple one pot meal which is great for the lunch box or a lazy weekend.
Basmati Rice 2 cups
Methi leaves 2 cups, finely chopped
Mixed Vegetables (I used frozen and thawed) 1/2 cup
Paneer, cubed 1 cup
Ginger, grated 1 inch piece, Garlic, grated 2 cloves
Coriander-Mint Chutney 1 Tbsp (I used store bought)
Seasoning (Ghee 2 Tbsp, Jeera 1 tsp, Cloves 4-5 , Cinnamon 2 inch piece, Cardamom 2 pods, Star Anise 1 piece)
Salt and Garam Masala as needed
Fried Onion and Roasted Cashews for garnish
Lemon Juice 2 tsp (if required)
Method Of Preparation -
Soak paneer cubes in hot water for a few minutes and set aside.
In a heated wok/kadai, add ghee and the rest of the seasoning. After the cumin seeds(jeera) start browning, add the grated ginger and garlic.
Add the chopped methi leaves and the mixed vegetables. Saute for a couple of minutes.
Drain the soaked paneer and add it to the vegetables. Add the coriander-mint chutney, salt (sufficient just for the vegetables) and Garam Masala.
Add the washed and drained Basmati rice and saute for a couple minutes.
Remove from fire and transfer the contents into an electric rice cooker adding 3 1/2 cups of water and adequate salt. [This is optional if cooking in the wok/kadai itself is your preference.]
Transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy with a gravy or raitha of your choice.
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Preparation Time 50 min