Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Matar Chuda / Poha (Beaten Rice with Green Peas)

Preparation Time:  30 mins
Cooking Time:       30 mins

Basmati Chuda Thick (Beaten Rice):      250 gms
Cumin Seeds:                                        ½ tbsp
Garam Masala:                                      1 tbsp
Green Peas:                                           300 gms
Tomato Chopped:                                 3 medium Sized
Cauliflower Chopped:                           150 gms
Coriander Leaves (Chopped):               100 gms
Chopped Ginger:                                   1 tbsp
Green Chili (Chopped):                         1 tbsp
Lemon Chopped:                                  4 pcs  
Salt:                                                      As per taste
Desi Ghee:                                            100 gms  
Milk:                                                     ½ lt

Boil the milk.
In a bowl, take the Basmati Chuda(Beaten Rice), pour the milk in the bowl and mix it evenly.
Allow the chuda to soak the milk, so that it softens a bit.


Add chopped coriander leaves, green chilli, ginger, garam masala, salt to the soaked beaten rice and mix it well.

In a big mouthed vessel, take 1 tbsp desi ghee and melt it.
Add the cumin seeds, and on medium flame, heat it, until you hear crackling sound.
Add the peas and cook for 5 minutes.
Then cover the vessel with a lid, and allow it to cook for another 5 mins. It should be in semi-cooked state.

Keep the semi-cooked peas aside.
In a vessel, take ½ lt of water and bring it to boil, add 2 tbsp of salt in it, and then add the chopped cauliflower in it and let it cook for 3-4mins.
Drain the water and keep the cauliflower aside.
In the pan take 1 tbsp of desi ghee and add the semi-boiled cauliflower in it, and let it cook on medium flame, until the edge turns golden brown.
In a big mouthed heavy bottomed vessel add the remaining desi ghee and heat it on medium flame, until it melts.
Add ½ tbsp of cumin seeds, and heat until crackling sound is heard.
Add chopped tomatoes, and let it cook, until raw small it disappears and oil is seen at the edges.
Add the soaked beaten rice, semi-cooked peas and cauliflower and mix it well.
Cover it with a lid and let it cook for 15 minutes. Stir after every few minutes, so that it does not stick to the bottom.
Add the lemon juice before serving.
Serve hot.

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