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Fried Rice

This was the very first thing I learnt to cook with the leftover rice and its very delicious just like chinese fried rice. You can either do it with leftover rice or you can cook fresh rice and then stir fry it.

1 cup of Rice cooked 2 hours prior
1 cups shredded cabbage
2 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoom cumin seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
4 curry leaves
2 green chilies
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspooon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup chopped cilantro

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Heat the oil in a broad non stick pan, add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, curry leaves, green chilies, fennel seeds and cumin seeds. Saute it on a medium heat for a minute.
Add the cabbage and turmeric and saute it for 2 minutes.
Add the rice, mix well and cook for another 3 minutes on medium heat.Turn off the stove and add the lemon juice,garnish with cilantro.

Cabbage Pulao

This Pulao has traditional spices of South India . Not just good flavor of spice and crunchiness of cabbage but it has a tempting aroma too which increases your appetite.

1 cup of Basmati Rice 1 hour prior
2 cups shredded cabbage
2 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad dal (split black lentil)
4 curry leaves
2 dry kashmiri chilli
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup split bengal gram/Chana dal(par boiled)
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspooon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup of grated coconut

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Heat the oil in a broad non stick pan, add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add urad dal, curry leaves, red chilli, and saute on a medium heat for a minute.
Add the celery and turmeric powder, saute for another minute.
Add the cabbage, chana dal, salt and one tablespoon of water, mix well and cook on a slow heat for 3 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Add the rice, mix well and cook for another 3 minutes on medium heat.Turn off the stove and add the lemon juice,garnish with cilantro.

Thai lemongrass soup with pakoras

In the Thai culture lemongrass is exclusively used for cooking purposes. It is one of the recent things I have tried in cooking  and they definitely have a distinct flavor. Also I tried making pakoras with different veggies and its really a treat to have such flavors.
Below is the improvised version of my Thai soup with some crispy crunchy pakoras.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoon chopped lemon grass leaves or one entire stick of chopped lemon grass stick
¼ cup boiled noodles (any)
2 Dry Red chilli broken into halves
1 teaspoon of chopped ginger
1 tablespoon of oil or butter
¼ cup chopped carrots
2 tablespoon of green peas
¼ cup of corn kernels
¼ cup chopped broccoli
¼ cup julienne sliced or regular French beans
½ teaspoon soya sauce
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
2 cups of water

Process: Combine the lemon grass with ¼ cup of water and blend it into a smooth paste. Strain the lemon grass water and keep aside.
Soak the red chillies in warm water in a bowl for 20 minutes and drain well. Coarsely grind the ginger, chillies and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a cooking pot and add all the vegetables in it, stir fry for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
Add the water, sauce, salt, sugar, the ginger chilli paste and bring it to a boil.
Simmer for another three minutes. Serve Hot

 

For Pakoras:
Ingredients:
¼ cup of Julienne sliced cabbage
2 cups of broccoli florets
20 kale leaves washed and dried
4 cups of chickpea flour
2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of: red chilli, turmeric, coriander, achari, dry mango (powder) [homemade spices section for achari powder] 1 teaspoon of sugar
A pinch of baking powder
2 tablespoon of rice flour
Oil for frying

Process: mix all the spices in the flours and add water at intervals to reach medium to thick pouring consistency of batter.
Heat oil in a deep wok and fry 7-8 portions of broccoli at a time (make sure the oil is on medium heat), take five to six slices of cabbage and dip them in batter together to fry them. With kale, dip gently the leaves in the batter and fry them.

Note: First fry broccoli, then cabbage and in the end Kale as frying time of kale is very little compared to the other two so might get burnt.