Tomato Juice Pulao | Easy Lunch Box Recipe





Tomato Juice pulao, a simple and tasty rice recipe.  It is one of the best and unique rice or pulao recipe flavoured with tomato juice, spices and mixed vegetables. Relish the puloa with a mild cucumber raita. It goes perfect to lunch box and kids will definitely enjoy the mild spiced red pulao. 


Tomato Juice Pulao | Easy Lunch Box Recipe

Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Yield :serves 3

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice  - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 large
Chille Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
turmeic powder -1/4 tsp
Carrot - 1/2 cup, thick julinned
French Beans - 1/2, thick julinned
Green peas(fresh/frozen) - 1/4 cup
Coriander - 1/4 cup, chopped
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste
Butter + Oil - 2 tbsp

Method:

  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes.
  2. Bring water to boil in a sauce pan, add the tomato and allow it to cook until skin peels off. Drain and peel the skin of the tomatoes. Cool and grind in the mixie to fine puree. 
  3. Now add reruired water to the  puree to make 2 cups of tomato juice. Keep aside.
  4. Heat a deep pan with butter + oil. Once butter melts add the ginger garlic paste, saute for a minutes on medium fire. Add the vegetables and saute well. Now throw in the masala powders and combine. Let it cook until masala flavors incorporate well with vegetables.
  5. Now drain the rice and add to it. Stir to fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato juice, needed salt to taste, sugar and bring it to boiling point. Reduce the fire. Cover with lid. Simmer cook for 20-25 minutes or until rice cooks thoroughly. Garnish with chopped coriander.
  7. Serve hot pulao with cucumber raita and pickle.

Note:

  • To make the pulao more flavourful add thin coconut milk with tomato juice.
  • Blanching the tomato gives out maximum of the juice and enhance the taste. 


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Karuvepillai Dosai | Curry Leaves Dosa Recipe


Karuvepillai dosa, is a healthy flavourful green dosa with the inclusion of huge quantity of curry leaves to the batter. I learned this recipe from my Sister -in-law. My first question to her once I heard about the dosa, since we add huge amount of curry leaves won't it taste strong and bitter. She said try it and you will keep making it often. And yes, it tastes delicious and the karuvepillai flavor is enhanced  and found no bitterness.
The proportion of rice and dal I used for this dosa is same as regular dosa, but the includion of curry leaves is the highlight. Small amount of  ajwain is used to improve the taste and to spice up. After fermentation the batter would rise double the amount, so use bigger vessel.
Whenever we buy vegetables, without hesitation we request for free curry leaves, am I rite? But at the end of the day most of the curry leaves would go to trash without using much. Try this healthy dosa and utilise the curry leaves to get the excellent benefits.

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Karuvepillai Dosai | Cuury Leaves Dosa Recipe

Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Soaking Time: 4-5 hours

Fermentation Time: 8-10 hours

Yield : 15 -20 dosas


Ingredients:

Ponni Boiled Rice - 2 cups
Whole Black Gram/ Urad dal - 1/2 cup
Omam/ Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Curry leaves - 2 cups
Salt To taste
Oil as needed to make dosa

Method:

  1. Rinse the rice and black gram seperately in the tap water for thrice minimum. Soak in fresh water for 4-5 hours.
  2. Wash the curry leaves thoroughly and keep aside in a colander to drain off excess water.
  3. Grind the dal to smooth paste, add water as needed in between to grind evenly.Transfer to the large vessel.
  4. Same way grind rice to smooth batter. Transfer to the same vessel.
  5. Now grind the curry leaves and omam to fine paste. Add the paste to the ground batter. Add required salt and mix well.
  6. Cover the vessel with lid and damp  kitchen towel. Keep it in a warm place to ferment for minimum 8-10 hours. The fermentation process may vary depends upon the weather.
  7. Once the batter raise well, mix the batter using ladle.
  8. Heat the dosa tawa or pan. Grease oil to the pan and pour a ladle of batter and spread evenly. Apply oil all over the surface of the dosa. Cover with lid and let it cook for 2-3 minutes or until dosa turns to be golden crisp. No need to cook on the other side. Fold the dosa and serve it in plate with chutney of your choice.

Note:

  • Always use fresh curry leaves for a better taste.
  • If you want to try making idli using the same batter go head,  use 1/4 cup of soaked poha while grinding the batter to make soft and spongy green idli.


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Bread Pizza Cups - Quick & Easy Snack Recipe




Bread Pizza Cups, is a quick, easy and kids friendly recipe that are topped with garden fresh vegetables and cheese. This can be a quicker option for all pizza cravers. My family loves eating bread, so i always stock up bread. I often try some new recipe using it. For all bread related recipe check Here. Pizza using bread slices are absolutely quicker option to enjoy almost any time of the day.


Bread Pizza Cups, are tiny bite size pizza  and instant munchies that are made with whole meal bread slices topped with favorite vegetables and generous amount of cheese. Sometimes I pack for my kiddo Lunch box and she enjoys as well.


Bread Pizza Cups - Easy Party Snack Recipe

Preparation & Cooking Time : 20 Minutes

Yield : 6 pizza

Ingredients:

WholeMeal Bread - 6 slices
Pizza Sauce - 1/2 cup(click the blue link for recipe)
Mozerella Cheese - 1/2 cup, grated
Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup , parboiled
(I used carrot, capsicum, peas)
Salt To Taste
Olive oil - 1tbsp

Method:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 C(350 F). 
  2. To parboil the vegetable - cook the vegetables partially in the boiling water for a brief time with salt added.
  3. Trim the edges of  bread slices. Grease the muffin pan with olive oil. Place the bread slices in each of the muffin moulds. Press the breads to sit firmly. Spread the pizza sauce to all slices. Add the vegetables and finally top it up with cheese.
  4. Bake it in the pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the bread turns golden and cheese starts melting.
  5. Yummy Pizzas are ready to serve.

Note:


  • If you find difficult to place bread inside muffin mould. Wet the bread slightly with water and try it. 
  • Topping is upto individuals taste prefrence. Change it as you wish and its absolutely goes well with any kind of toppings.
  • The same way you can even try with tortilla instead of bread.
  • These pizza can be cooked on stove top as well.


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