Saturday, 12 July 2014


If you are getting tired of eating normal rice everyday at your home or office, then let’s check out in this post how to make Jeera Matar Rice. This recipe is so easy, yet so flavorful. It is simply cumin seeds and piece tempered in olive oil (or ghee, depending on your preference) and infused into steamed rice. The perfect accompaniment to Indian dal or even just some steamed greens and veggies.


2 cups cooked rice
2 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
1/2 cup frozen Matar
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt: as per taste


1. Boil the rice with a little salt and 1 tsp oil, till each grain is separate and almost cooked. Be careful not to overcook the rice. Drain excess water and allow it to cool completely. I cooked rice on the previous day and refrigerated it overnight. This really helps in making a good Jeera Matar rice / Cumin Peas rice which is not sticky.
2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add Cumin seeds / Jeera and saute until it urns to golden brown colour.
3. Add Matar and salt saute for a wile once mutter cooked add the cooked rice and mix gently.
4.The Jeera Matar Rice is ready to serve.

Health Benefits :

Health Benefits of Jeera/Cumin seeds :
1. Iron for Energy and Immune Function
2. Seeds of Good Digestion
3. Cancer Prevention
Health Benefits of Peas/Matar:
1. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
2. Support for Blood Sugar Regulation
3. Heart Health Promotion
4. Protection Against Stomach Cancer

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Chicken Curry with Channa Dal

Chicken Curry prepared with Channa dal is really a non vegetarian delight which I've learnt from Sanjay recipes from VareVah... Here's the method how to prepare it.

Ingredients for Chicken Curry with Channa Dal :

500 grams chicken
150 grams channa dal
2 tsp Shajeera
1 tbsp oil
4 cloves
4 small cinnamon stiks
4 Green Cardamom
2 onions chopped nicely
1 tbsp ginger garlic and Coriander leaves paste
2 pinch turmeric
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp coconut powder
Water as needed
Salt as per taste

To prepare Chicken Curry with Channa Dal :

1. Cook channa dal till it is 70% cooked and keep it aside.
2. Take a pressure cooker add oil, Whole garam masala and saute till aroma comes from garam masala.
3. Add chopped onion, salt. cook till onions are slightly golden brown, then add ginger garlic paste, turmeric, chicken and mix well.
4. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, coconut powder, water mix well and close with lid cook for 3 to 4 vishals or till meat gets tender.
5. Once the meat is tender add cooked channa dal and cook for another 10 min then add garam masala powder (optional), coriander leaves. Chicken Curry with Channa Dal is ready to serve. Serve it with Chapati, roti, Steamed Rice or even with Dosa.

Health Benefits :

1. Chana dal is extremely delicious in taste, full of nutritious and can be digested easily.
2. Coarsely crushed chana dal increases the nutritional value, which is ultimately beneficial for the health.
3. Chana dal is low in fat and high in fiber and considered as polyunsaturated.
4. Bengal gram flour is an excellent source of calcium, proteins, folate and zinc in human body.
5. It helps in lowering cholesterol.
6. It is beneficial for the diabetics because of its unique properties and low glycemic index.
7. Chickens are low in fat and calories and high in protein, which makes it ideal for weight maintenance. Not to mention that this bird is jam-packed full of essential nutrients and vitamins.

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