January 11, 2017

Oats Khichdi !!


If you are looking for healthy breakfast, then oats chichi made with tomato and vegetables is an interesting recipe that can be served with hot tea or coffee.


Ingredients :
  1. Oil - 1 tsp
  2. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Green chillies - 2 nos
  5. Onion - 1 no, chopped
  6. Tomato - 1 no, chopped
  7. Oats - 3/4 cup
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Vegetables (Carrot, beans, peas, potato, corn, capsicum) - 1 cup
  11. Moong dal - 1/4 cup (washed and soaked for one hour)
  12. Coriander leaves
  13. Mint leaves
  14. A ping of hing
  15. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  16. Water - 3 cups
  17. Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Method :

1.   Heat oil in the pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and finely chopped onions.  Saute till tender.

2.   Add chopped green chillies, tomato, hing, mint leaves, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, cut vegetables and salt to taste.  Saute for few mins.

3.   Add moong dal, oats, lemon juice and water.  Pressure cook the khichdi till done.  Garnish it with coriander leaves.


Note :

1.  Instead of green chillies, we can add chilly powder or even both.

2.  Instead of moong dal, we can use masoor dal too.


Serve immediately.



January 9, 2017

Indo-Chinese Chicken Fried rice (Without Soy sauce)


Healthy and delicious Indo-chinese fried rice made without soy sauce.  


Ingredients :

For chicken :

  1. Chicken breast - 250 gms
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  4. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  5. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  6. Cornflour - 2 tbsp
For Rice :
  1. Basmati rice / Jasmine rice - 1 cup
  2. Water - 1 1/2 cup
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  5. Olive oil - 1 tsp

Other Ingredients :
  1. Sesame oil - 1 tbsp
  2. Garlic - 3 pods
  3. Green chillies - 2 nos , optional
  4. Vegetables (carrot, beans, capsicum, spring onions) - 1 cup, sliced
  5. Onion - 1 no,sliced
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Black pepper powder - 1 tsp

Method :

For chicken :

1.   Clean and cut the chicken into small pieces.  Mix together salt, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, chilly powder and cornflour.  Shallow fry (or) deep fry them till done.  Keep aside.

For Rice :

2.   Clean the rice and mix together water, salt to taste, lemon juice and olive oil.  Pressure cook them till done.  Allow them to cool completely.


Fried Rice :

3.   Heat sesame oil in the pan, add garlic pods, onion, spring onion and vegetables.  Saute over high flame till vegetable are crispy.

4.   Add black pepper powder, salt to taste, green chillies, fried chicken pieces and rice.  Over low heat, mix together and garnish it with spring onions.


Serve hot.
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