Monday, September 23, 2019

Quick Vegetable Pulao

Quick lunch box recipe. Trust me it will be one of your kids favourite dishes.. A wholesome dish loaded with nutrients and veggies and very mild in spice..


Rice - 1 cup
Carrot - 1 med
Potato - 1 med
Beans - 8 - 10
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 6 to 8
Dried grapes - 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon - 1/2" stick
Cloves - 2
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1tsp


Heat a small cooker pot. Add ghee to it. Chop all the vegetables into chunks. Once ghee is hot, add cinnamon, cardamom and clove. Now add all the vegetables and mix well.

Wash the rice and add it to the cooker. Add garam masala, cashews and dry grapes and salt. Add two cups water to the cooker and mix everything properly. Add lemon juice.

Close the lid and cook for two whistles.

Serve hot with raitha.

Enjoy cooking!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sabakki Payasa / Sabudana Kheer

     Sabudana, sago or Tapioca pearl is very good for the body. It keeps the body cool and is rich source of proteins, vitamis and calcium. Hence this is very beneficial for kids too. Give this once in a week to your kids.


Sabakki/ Sago - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Saffron - 1 pinch
Milk - 1/2 litre
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Cashew, Badam and dry grapes - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp


Wash and soak the Sago in a cup of water for one or two hours. The more it soaks, it cooks faster. Soak the saffron in little milk. Chop the dryfruits and keep aside.

Heat a pan and add ghee to it. Fry the dry fruits pieces till they are golden in colour. Keep aside. Now add milk  to the pan. Once milk starts to boil, lower the flame and add sago with water to it. Allow it to cook till the Sago is cooked and turns translucent. 

Once sago is done, add the saffron milk, cardamom and sugar. Mix well and allow it to simmer for five more minutes. Add the dry fruit strands to it and mix well.

Serve hot... Enjoy cooking!!