Saturday, 28 September 2013

Brown Rice Veg Biriyani Chinese Style/ Brown Rice Chinese Style/ Veg Biriyani Chinese Style/ Combo of South Indian and Chinese Food/ Fusion Food

Brown Rice Veg Biriyani Chinese Style/
Brown Rice Chinese Style/
 Veg Biriyani Chinese Style/
Combo of South Indian and Chinese Food/
Fusion Food

Hi Friends,
I tried a lot to give a suitable name to this dish as its a fusion kind of recipe. Still i am not satisfied with the name. Please suggest a good name for this dish.  I made veg biriyani with combo of Indian and Chinese method of cooking which came out excellent. Yesterday i asked my hubby what he want for dinner he said make brown rice but as you know brown is very healthy but doesn't taste that much good. Earlier i made brown rice Pulao so wanted to try out something different. I thought for a while and kept on thinking to make it interesting. By the time i started boiling brown rice as it takes lot of time to cook. Then i started preparing veggies which was available with me.
 Suddenly i reminded my son was asking for hakka noddles which was out of stock and an idea clicked me, i said to myself yes brown rice biriyani Chinese style. wow. One thing which always attract me in chinease food is that they don't cook veggies full they saute them which gives a very nice crunch. I started preparing everything, by the time rice was cooked i was ready to give my biriyani final heat. My rice was ready within 30 minutes. Yes even i was amazed that how these scrumptious rice served in such a short time. Believe me friends they worth trying specially if you like Chinese food. You can spice it up by adding chilly sauce or red/green chilly. My family loved it. Try it guys it worth trying.

Total Cooking time- 20 minutes
Preparation Time- 5-7 minutes
Total Time- 30
Serving - 2 persons

Brown Rice- 1 cup
Onion - 1 big
Tomato- 2 big
Garlic- 8-10 pods chopped finely
Ginger -  1 tsp chopped finely
capsicum - 1 tbsp chopped finely
Peanuts- 1 tbsp
Kaaju/Cashews- 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Soya Sauce- 1 tbsp
Vinegar- 1 tbsp
Salt - as per your taste

Grab your ingredients

Heat 4 cups of water and add oil and salt in it

wash rice twice

Put them in water and boil to cook

Let them boil till then prepare other things

Chop half onion lengthwise

chop and put tomatoes+half onion in a grinder

make puree out of it

Heat 2 tsp oil 

fry cashews and peanuts together

take them out

in the same oil fry sliced onion and capsicum

keep aside for further use

now heat 1 tbsp oil 
add cumin seeds+chopped ginger+garlic 
Don't fry for long 2-3 seconds are enough

Add tomato onion puree and salt

                        cook till oil separates

add half cup water in it

Let it boil once

By the time check if your rice are done

Add boiled rice in tomato gravy 
you can use rice water to add in tomato gravy

Mix them well

add vinegar

soya sauce

Mix them well cover and cook for 2-3 minutes

Then cook uncovered for 1-2 minutes 
or till all water evaporates


Now mix fried onion+capsicum+cashews+peanuts



I served it with Coconut Chatni recipe coming soon

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  1. Fry all veggies like ginger garlic capsicum onion lightly to remain the crunch intact. As in most of the Chinese recipes i saw they cook veggies but let them remain crunchy that's the taste i wanted in my biriyani.
  2. Brown rice needs lot of water and time to get cooked.
  3. Don't over boil the rice they should be 90% cooked while added in tomato gravy. 
  4. Always mix rice gently otherwise they will get mushy. 
  5. You can use boiled rice water to make tomato gravy it will become more rich.
  6. You can add red/green chilly or even chilly sauce to spice it up.
  7. You can serve it with any side dish/sauce/chatni etc. But it will never disappoint you if you will take it alone.




Friday, 27 September 2013

How to make Oats flour at Home

How to make Oats flour at Home
Hi Friends,
This recipe is keeper to lesson your cooking time in jiffy. I made this flour and believe me it disappeared within three days. Whenever hunger pangs happens i mix this flour within wheat flour/sooji etc and make scrumptious dosa with it. Soon i will try idli and kozukottai (savory dumpling) with it. Its very easy to prepare. It will take hardly 10 minutes to make it and you are done. You can make so many healthy dishes for your family.

Oats- 2 cups

Take oats

Dry Roast them in a kadai/pan
keep stirring as they can get burned easily

Let them cool down completely

Now take roasted oats in a grinder

make a powder of it

sieve this

You will get fine flour

There will be coarse remained 
Put remaining again in the grinder and grind again
follow the process till there is no leftover oats

Flour is ready to use

I made this dosa with it see recipe here

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  1. If you want to use flour for dosa/cheela idli then you can use it without sieving. For idli/Bread etc it would be batter if you will use sieved flour.
  2. You can use sieved or without sieved flour as per your choice of texture of the dish you want. 
  3. Keep stirring the oats while roasting as they can get burned easily.
  4. If still there are some leftover coarse oats then keep them saperate and use them to top your while baking breads to have nice crunch