April 13, 2020

Beets Pulav

Beets Pulav

Beet root-1 big chopped
Carrot - 1 medium chopped
Potato - 2 medium chopped
Peas - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 2 medium chopped
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Ginger grated - 1 inch
Green chilies - 3 or more per taste
Mint leaves - a handful chopped
Lemon juice - a tbsp
Cashew nuts - a handful for garnish
Cilantro - for garnish
Salt to taste

Black pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Bay leaf -1
Cloves -10
Cardamom - 4
Olive oil for sauteing

Basmati rice - 1&1/2 cup
Water - 1&1/2 cup

1.  Soak basmati rice in water for half an hour.
2.  Roast the spices in a tsp of olive oil.
3.  Saute onion, green chilies, ginger, and other vegetables in olive oil.
4.  Drain the rice and add to the vegetables, add chopped mint, salt and water.
5.  Cook in instant pot rice setting or pressure cooker/rice cooker.
6.  When the pulav is cooked add lemon juice, garnish with cilantro and cashews.

April 4, 2020

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee

Instant coffee powder - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Hot water - 2tbsp
Milk - 1/2 - 1 cup

1. Combine the instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water in a mixing bowl
2. Use a hand whisk or an electric mixer with the wire whip attachment to whip the mixture until the  mixture is fluffy and stiff peaks form. The mixture should be lighter in color.
3. Spoon the whipped coffee over hot or cold milk to serve.

April 3, 2020

Air fried Crispy Poha (flattened rice)

Air fried crispy poha

Thin variety Poha - 2 cups
Olive oil - 2tbsp
Salt - to taste
Chilly powder - t tsp or more as per taste
Peanuts - a handful

Oil - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 4 sprigs
Red chilly -1 broken
Roasted channa dhal - 2 tbsp

1.  Take poha and peanuts in a bowl and and 2 tbsp of olive oil and mix it well so it is well coated.
2.  Keep in the air fryer in a steel colander and air fry for 8 to 10 minutes at 300F
3.  Add salt and chilly powder
4.  Add one tsp of oil and make a seasoning of mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, curry leaves, red chillies, and roasted channa dhal.
5.  Pour the seasoning on the poha.
6.  Serve when it is room temperature.