Posted by: Sahaja | March 4, 2009

Courgette and Bean rice – English and Indian fusion

 

 Courgette and Bean rice – English and Indian fusion:

 

Well, In my office, I sometimes have these cooked cucumber sort of things coated with salt and pepper. I kinda like them and so I figured out , its called Courgette and belongs to the family of cucumber. These are quite long and not so sweet in taste . Anyways , why all this sutti….so there arised an idea in my tiny little brain – why not make variety rice? So pesh ker rahi hoon apni yeh fusion, make it and please do tell me how u like it …. Ok??

 

What you need?

 

  • Courgettes – ½ cup chopped.
  • Onions – 1 chopped lengthwise.
  • Beans – ½ cup chopped
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch piece or 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom – 1 or 2 depending on your taste
  • Cloves – 2 small ones
  • Bay Leaves – 1 optional
  • Tadka Ingridients – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 1tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Green Chillies – 2/3 small sized ones.
  • Rice – 1 cup [2 cups water in pressure cooker].
  • Lemon juice – few drops
  • Coriander – to garnish.

 

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How to do?

 

  • Take the masala ingredients – cinnamom, cardamom and cloves and grind them to a coarse powder in a mortar with a pestle.
  • Heat the oil in a pan; add tadka ingredients and then onions, green chillies.
  • Fry till onions are translucent, and then add masala ingredients. You should be getting wonderful smell by now.
  • Add the beans and courgette pieces and cook for about 3-5 mins . The water from the courgettes should be sufficient to cook them.
  • Add salt, and mix well and keep off the stove.
  • Cook the rice in a pressure cooker, and  spread it on a plate to dry any moisture .
  • Add the rice to the above masala and mix well.
  • Garnish with pepper powder, lemon juice and coriander.

 

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Hot Hot rice ready!! It makes a wonderful one dish dinner. Try it and say how you like it?

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Responses

  1. Wow spicy and yummmmmmmmmm.

  2. The rice looks really yumm.

  3. delicious! love the colours of green here, has me drooling. 🙂


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