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My tight schedule and some internet problems are making things difficult in keeping up with blog. But that does not stop me from posting this recipe.

Sometimes I run out of ideas of everyday meal planing. I love quickly cooked fresh meal which should be light and healthy. Make this meal on any day but serve it hot on your dining table.

Happy holidays!

Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

Ingredients

For cumin and mint flavored rice

11/2 cup basmati rice

2 tbsp cumin seeds

1 bay leaf

3/4 cup mint leaves

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp salt

11/2 tbsp ghee or butter

3 cups water

For peas and potato in tomato gravy

2 small sized potatoes (cut in cubes)

1 cup peas

2 tomatoes (cut into cubes)

3 tomatoes (for puree)

5-7 garlic cubes

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

spices: 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 11/2 tsp red chilly powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp cumin powder

1 tbsp kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves)

1/4 tsp asafoetida(hing)

1 tsp garam masala

salt

1/2 tsp sugar

11/2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp chopped coriander (for garnish)

For onion tomato raita

1 cup plain yogurt

1 small onion (finely sliced)

1 tomato (chopped)

1 tbsp chopped coriander

1/2 tsp aamchur powder ( dry mango powder) or chaat masala

salt

1/2 tsp sugar

pinch of red chilly powder

Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

Procedure

For cumin and mint flavored rice

  • Soak basmati rice for 25 minutes.
  • Take pressure cooker or a deep vessel. Heat ghee in it. Add bay leaf and then cumin seeds. Stir for few seconds and add mint leaves. Fry properly. Then add soaked rice and 3 cups of water. Add salt and lemon juice.
  • For pressure cooker, cook till 2 whistles else for in deep vessel, stir for first 5-6 minutes. Cook further with closed lid till rice grain is cooked. Do not stir at the end, it may break the long rice grain. Allow it to rest and then serve hot.
Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

For peas and potato in tomato gravy

  • For making fresh tomato puree, cut 3 tomatoes and blend it along with garlic cloves to fine paste.
  • Take a pressure cooker or sauce pan. Heat oil in it. Add cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste. Add asafoetida and potatoes. Mix well. Cook for 2 minutes. Add little water if required.
  • Now add dry spices, turmeric powder, chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and kasuri methi Mix well. Add peas and tomato cubes and fresh tomato puree. Mix well and add salt and sugar. Add water only if required.
  • Cook in pressure cooker till 1 whistle or cook in pan till potatoes are soft. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

For tomato and onion raita

  • Beat the yogurt gently. Combine all  ingredients- onion, tomato, chopped coriander, salt, sugar, chaat masala in a bowl.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

Simple Meal : Cumin and mint rice with peas and potato in tomato gravy and onion-tomato raita!

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