Broccoli Paneer Rice

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Broccoli Paneer Rice is a healthy, delicious, one pot meal that can be made in minutes and so this would go perfect for lunch box. Usually I have seen most of the people saying no to Broccoli, but when it comes to the health benefits it has loads in it. And so, infused thought of infusing broccoli with rice as a main ingredient and paneer which my kids like to the core as a secondary ingredient. I was little worried when I prepared this rice, as I gave a try directly for my kid’s lunch box, and so I too prepared little steamed rice, so that I can use it as a backend if this Broccoli Paneer rice doesn’t work. But the rice was yum and unimaginable.

I have induced coconut oil, you can substitute it with ghee/clarified butter or any cooking oil.

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Health Benefits of Broccoli: Broccoli is well known for preventing cancer, it reduces cholesterol as it is packed with soluble fiber, it helps in bone health, good for heart health, also it helps in digestion and prevents constipation.

Let me share the recipe…

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Broccoli Paneer Rice

Ingredients:

  • Broccoli – 1 no (medium size)
  • Paneer – 150 gm
  • Basmati / Long Grain Rice – 2 cups
  • Coriander leaves – a fistful
  • Mint leaves – a fistful
  • Green chilli – 2 nos
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1 stick
  • Star Anise – 1 no
  • Coconut milk – 2 cups
  • Chilli powder – ¾ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil – 1 ½ tbsp.

Making of Broccoli Paneer rice –

Preparation:

  • Wash and separate the florets of broccoli (medium size).
  • Cube the paneer to medium size pieces.
  • Grind coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies and garlic to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a pressure-cooker or heavy bottomed vessel, add the cloves, cinnamon and star anise, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the broccoli followed by chilli powder and coriander powder, cook for few mins.
  • Pour the ground mixture (coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies and garlic paste) and cook for few mins or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the cleaned rice, followed by salt and cook for few mins.
  • Pour the coconut milk and water (in equal proportion), pressure-cook for 3 whistles or if using a heavy bottomed vessel, cover and cook until the rice is cooked.
  • Meanwhile heat a tsp of oil in pan, add the paneer pieces and cook them on both sides until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure releases, give a gentile stir and add the roasted paneer, give a gentle stir and serve.

Serve hot with raita and any deep fry. I have accompanied it with Potato chips.

 

Pizza Hut – Triple Treat Box Review

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Recently I got Triple Treat Box from Pizza hut for review, pizza arrived on time as all of us knew about pizza hut and their delivery service.

About Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut, the world’s leading affordable casual dining and delivery restaurant brand, has been present in India for 20 years. It came into Indian with a restaurant in Bangalore in June 1996 and was the first International restaurant chain to pioneer this category. Pizza Hut was recently awarded with “Food Service Retailer Of the Year 2016” by Franchise India.

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About the Triple Treat Box: Pizza Hut launches new Triple Treat Box which features three boxes with two medium size pizza and a starter box which had a portion of garlic bread stick, potato poppers and paneer pockets.

You can order the pizza of your choice from their menu and also this was packed very well, the packaging retained the pizza to stay hot.

My experience: My kids love pizza to the core, they like to have pizza at least once in every two weeks. Before we order there will be too many discussion going through as they get confused to select the starters. Also, the portion of the starter will be more than they need and each one will have their own flavor, this results in too many excess, which we need to reheat and have for our breakfast the next day.

Introducing the box –

Coming to this Triple Treat Box, I felt it was more useful and the portion was too good for a family, as It comes along with a portion of two different starters again its very helpful. I would say that it was a save for money, no wastage.

So, hereafter I could see my kids ordering their Triple Treat Box, Pizza was yum, soft, topping and the chicken was cooked to perfection. Triple Treat Box – a great saver for Pizza Lovers.

 

Sweet Potato Paratha with VIDEO

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Sweet Potato Paratha is one such delicious recipe, which made in minutes and also good for lunch box. As they have a sweet taste, it would be liked by most of the kids. I could remember very well during winters; sweet potatoes are available all over the local markets. During Pongal, my mom use to get these sweet potatoes, cook them, peel the skin and we have it as such. It would be yum, but nowadays when I served it the same way my mom served it me, my kids do not want to have it.  

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Health Benefits of Sweet Potato – Sweet Potato is one of the high calorie food with no saturated FATS or CHOLESTEROL and rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. The Vitamin B6 in them, helps keep the walls of arteries and blood vessels flexible and healthy which allows blood flow freely. It helps in the treatment of anemia and several premenstrual symptoms in women.

Usually I don’t miss to use the seasonal produce, so thought of creating a recipe with sweet potatoes and this resulted in my sweet potato paratha where I served it with Tomato dip and Mushroom potato curry. Let me share the recipe…

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Sweet Potato Paratha

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potato paratha – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 4 tbsp

Making of Sweet Potato Paratha:

Preparation:

  • Roughly chop the sweet potatoes to medium size and pressure-cook them for 2 whistles (up to mashing consistency).
  • Finely chop the green chillies and keep it aside.
  • Take the wheat flour in a wide mouth bowl, make a well in the center, pour ½ cup of water, and knead the flour to a dough.
  • Pour water little by little and knead the flour to dough.
  • Finally pour a 1 tbsp of oil and knead the dough for 15 mins.
  • Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Meanwhile, remove the lid from the pressure-cooker when the pressure subsides.
  • Drain the water, peel the skin and transfer the sweet potatoes to a wide mouth bowl.
  • Add the cumin powder, salt and green chillies, mash them to a paste.
  • Divide the dough to a medium size ball, dust the surface and flatten the rolled balls.
  • Place a small portion of the mashed sweet potato and again roll the dough to a ball.
  • Dust the surface with flour and gently flatten the rolled-out dough.
  • Heat a tawa, rub the tawa with oil, place the flatten dough, drizzle oil along the sides of the paratha.
  • Cook in medium flame by swapping both sides, until they turn golden brown in color.

Serve hot with Tomato Dip and any gravy or curry. I have served it with Mushroom Potato curry.