Jul 25, 2010

Pea pulao...

I have to prepare peas pulao today and fry some fish fillets for lunch.I love peas pulao,its relatively easy to make and is done within 15 minutes.

For 2 people,soak a mug and half of rice in water for at least 15 minutes or so.If you are a peas fan,then add a mugful of them,if not that much then 3/4th or 1/2 of a mug will do.Chop up 2 small onions finely,heat oil in a pan,add the onions,a half tspn jeera seeds and green chillies (as per your heat likes).Saute them till they are very light golden brown and add the peas and a little water.Now cook until the peas are done.One can add carrots and potatoes cut into tiny cubes as well but then you have add peas and carrots first,coz they take a little time and after 8 minutes,add potatoes.Now it will all look like little masala,add the rice and stir around.Finally,add water and the level of it should be just 1/4 inch over the rice level.When the water starts to boil,turn to the heat to the least minimum,shut the vessel tight and leave it on for 15 minutes.Vola,your veg pulao is ready.One can even add maggi cube or knorr cube to the veggies or can substitute with chicken stock juice.

I would love to learn to cook different non veg dishes and especially indianised chinese food but havent got the chance to learn from a proper pro.When it comes to food,I have realised that women usually tend to excel in preparing 2 dishes extremely well and just okay at the rest.I actually would love to be better at cooking compared to my husband.He is an excellent cook.I have gotten better in everything but mutton.Somehow,I dont get it completely right all the time.There is no uniformity at times with the food.Like the chefs,they can cook the same dish a 100 times and it will taste the same,wish I could do so too.

These days,Im concentrating on leafy vegetables and salad and olive oil to make for my low iron and haemoglobin deficiency.

Oh ,I finally bought vicco turmeric cream for myself day before yesterday.Ever since I was a kid ,I wanted to buy one and use.I used to watch these ads on videos about it and always sang to its tune.Even during those 8 years in India,I never got a chance to use it even once.Its definitely a wonderful cream.I smell good,it feels great on my skin and Im sure it'll make it more supple and glowy by the time Im done with it.Its very cheap too.

I actually love indian products.I buy indian herbal soaps like chandrika,margo and hamam and mysore sandal.They smell good and are good for the skin.People go for dove,Yardley,Lux,Camay and what not.I go for things like these.Oh I love shower gels too,tropical ones,that smell like peaches and mangoes.I also love the smell of cocoa butter on my skin.Then theres vaseline.Cannot stay without it.Its my chapstick,for my cracked heels,its great and again cheap.

1 comment:

  1. Vicco turmeric nahin cosmetic … what an ad

    Margo is rock solid, hamam all foamy. Remember lifebuoy? Lifebuoy ho jahan thandoorusti hain wahan! There are so many of them now…i choose a different one every time we shop for our monthly ration & it’s fun to try a new one every time …no loyalties whatsoever for soaps.

    Hey i tried your peas pulao. Since u had said it takes only 15 min, tried it in d morning d very next day. Sent 4 Tanvi’s snack dabba also. Had soaked peas overnight. Uska chilka is a problem na isliye.

    Turned out fine. Next time will put some more chillies.


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