13 October 2019

Raw banana raita

Raw Banana is an amazing vegetable, I just love its texture. Works beautifully with kebabs and burger patties. Have you tried it in a raita? Saw this recipe on youtube and tried it today.



1 Raw banana, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup fresh coriander
2 green chilies (medium)
5 tbsps grated coconut
1/2 cup yogurt

1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 medium red chilies
Few curry leaves

1. Pressure cook the raw banana upto 3 whistles. Remove once pressure subsides and mash well while still hot.

2. Grind coriander, green chilies, coconut and a little yogurt to a paste.

3. Add to the mashed raw banana along with the remaining yogurt and mix well.

4. Prepare seasoning by heating oil, add mustard seeds and let splutter. Add red chilies and curry leaves, and add to the raita.

Khichdi Style pulao

Workout is excellent in your health routine but muscles need protein to mend. Are you getting enough protein in your food, especially if you are a vegetarian?
Here's a recipe that mom made today inspired by a youtuber.
The addition of Moong dal in this simple pulao adds supreme wholesomeness to the dish.

1 cup Rice, washed and drained
1/4 cup Moong dal, washed and drained (you can use both yellow split or husked split lentils)
1/2 cup Lima beans if in season or green peas
4 -5 Small onions
2 medium tomatoes
2 tbsps ghee
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 cups water

Spice paste (to grind):
1" ginger
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp Saunf
1 tsp pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
2 medium green chilies (3-4 if they are moderately spicy or you need more spice)

1. Grind the spice mix ingredients to a paste. Keep aside. Optional to grind the onions and tomatoes too.

2. Heat ghee in a wok or pressure pan and fry onions till golden brown.

3. Add the spice paste and cook well for 3-4 mins. Now add the sliced tomatoes, turmeric powder and cook well till done.

4. Add the lima beans and/or green peas and cook for 5 mins more.

5. Add water, rice and dal and pressure cook up to 2 whistles.

6. Remove once pressure subsides and fluff up the rice. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with dhaniya.
Serve with Raw Banana Raita. Click here for the recipe.