Methi Pulao – My Delicacy on a Marvellous Monday

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Hello friends!! I’m a bit later than usual this time. The next few months I’ll be making guest appearances with posts as and when I find time. I know it’s not right to give excuses but 24 hours in a day seems very less nowadays. But I will make sure I come more often with more posts. This time I’m here with a recipe. This time I’m feeling very happy because I started it off as an experiment and I’m happy it turned out to be a yummy delicacy. I’m extra happy because always it so happens that my mom is around giving me tips and helping me out with stuffs, as I attempted the entire recipe without my mom around. She was out of station and I didn’t have any help what so ever to get tips on how much salt or water I need to add in. I was very confident that I’ll go wrong in salt, but at the end the result really surprised me and I was like yayyy! So without wasting time lets rush and see how to make a simple, yet, tasty Methi Pulao.

Ingredients

4 bunches of Methi Leaves (Fenugreek leaves)

1 inch cinnamon stick

1 cardamom

2-3 Cloves

4 Garlic flakes

1 green chilly

1 inch Ginger

1 Onion – sliced

A pinch of turmeric

1 cup uncooked rice (cleaned and soaked for about 30 minutes)

1 ½ tbsp Oil

Water as per requirement

Salt as per requirement

 

Method

o    Heat oil in a pan. Add in the spices (cinnamon, clove and cardamom). You can add the spices straight away or you can powder it and add in. I powdered it as the aroma is something different when the spices are crushed.

o    Add in the ginger – garlic – chilly paste and fry until the raw smell fades.

o    Add the chopped onions and fry until transparent. Add salt at this stage.

o    Add the methi leaves and fry well.

o    Add a pinch of turmeric powder.

o    Add in the uncooked rice and fry for a while.

o    Remove from heat

o    Add the above cooked ingredients in the cooker along with 3 cups of water and bring to boil.

Note: I use electric cooker to make pulao.

Isn’t it easy!!! Why don’t you try it out and let me know the result!

I Will catch with you’ll very soon.

Till then, Cheers!!!

 

Cold Coffee -My Summer Special

DSC_0016Hello friends!! I am back soon this week! Hope all of you’ll have been good since I wished you last week. Everything’s been good at my end as well. I, along with scores of people, have been praying for rain, rain and rain. And I must say the rain Gods have been kind enough to bestow upon us unconditional and unlimited rain over the past few days. Hope it continues for sometime at least in May. The summers haven’t been good at all this year. It’s been too testing and hot. In the testing hot weather it’s really not possible to drink a cup of piping hot coffee in the evening (though that is what I prefer). Once in a while, when I feel it’s too hot and a hot cup of coffee, instead of doing good could make it worse for me, I prefer drinking another version of coffee – the Cold Coffee. It is very simple (when I say very simple, it really is!) to make and very tasty to sip on a hot day. So instead wasting time let’s just check out what goes into its making.

Ingredients

1 glass of cold milk

1 big ice cube

1 ½ tsp of Sugar

2 tsp of Nescafe Instant Coffee Powder

1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream

Method

o    Take the cold milk, sugar, instant coffee powder and ice cube in a mixer and blend them all together until the mixture is smooth.

o    Add in the vanilla ice cream and blend it well again.

o    Take a serving glass and pour in the mixture.

o    Top it with 2 spoons of vanilla ice cream and sprinkle the instant coffee powder on it.

Yummy and tasty Cold Coffee is ready to be relished. It’s time you all tried this easy but yet tasty summer drink. Also make sure to get back to me and let me know your opinion.

Will see you all soon again!!

Cheers!!!