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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Herb rice is one such easy, quick and delicious lunch or dinner ideas that can be prepared for lunch box or parties. Eating rice in the same way (steamed with some stew/curry) is boring at times, but in spite of all these, there are few people who want to eat rice and go for biryani or pulao. So this rice is very helpful at those times, with very few ingredients. I have induced prawns, you can substitute them with chicken or vegetables or even serve it as plain herb rice.

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice has good aroma, since it’s prepared with butter, and Dried Italian herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary. It melts in mouth with little crunchiness of the prawn, this would be a best for kids lunch box, as they would like them to the core. Also you can make use the leftover rice from lunch for a yummy dinner with this Prawn Herb Rice. Let me share the recipe…

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Also check out our Indian style Prawn rice and Buttery Prawn Head Rice

Ingredients:

  • Prawn – 200 gms
  • Steamed Rice – 2 ½ cup (1 cup – 160 ml)
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Butter – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary) – 1 tsp (all together)
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp or as per your taste

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic into fine pieces. Slit the green chilli to equal halves.
  • Melt butter in a very heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the green chill, prawn, Italian herbs, salt and half the amount of black pepper powder, cook in medium flame for 5 mins or until the prawn is cooked.
  • Add the rice, followed by the leftover black pepper powder and cook in medium flame for another 5 mins or until the rice combines well.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with any Gravies like Prawn Potato Gravy or Curd Chicken.

Note: I have been using smaller size prawns in this recipe, you can make use of size of your choice, but the small ones are preferably suitable. 

Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe / Soya Chunks Tikki Recipe / How to make cutlet with Meal Maker

Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe / Soya Chunks Tikki Recipe / How to make cutlet with Meal Maker

Soya Chunks Cutlet / Tikki is an easy, simple and healthy food that can be prepared in minutes. Beauty in this dish is I have prepared soya chunks tikki with olive oil, as I came across Leonardo Olive oil – COOK ALL, which is curated in a way that it can be used in All Indian cooking.

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Soya Chunks Tikki recipe / Meal Maker cutlet recipe

I have infused boiled potatoes, grated carrots to the soya chunks cutlet for more flavor, taste and healthiness. We use to refer soya chunks as meal maker, and this meal maker cutlet is perfect when served during tea-time or and after school snack or for brunch. Let me share the recipe…

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Soya Chunks Tikki recipe / Meal Maker cutlet recipe

Ingredients:

  • Soya chunks – 100 gm
  • Potatoes – 75 gm
  • Grated carrot – 50 gm
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp or Black Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp 
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Coriander stalks – 3 nos
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Egg – 1 no
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Boil 2 cups of water, remove it from fire and add soya chunks / meal maker and let it rest for 10 mins or until it doubles in size and becomes soft.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander stalks, keep it aside.
  • Boil the potatoes, peel the skin and mash them well.
  • Break egg, beat the egg well by adding little salt.
  • Drain the water, squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks, and grind it.
  • Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl, add grated carrot, mashed potatoes, chilli powder, garam masala, coriander stalks and knead it well to a dough.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture, roll it to a ball, dip it in the egg mixture, then roll it over the bread crumbs and gently flatten it in between your palms.
  • Heat olive oil or any cooking oil in a tawa, gently add the flatten soya chunks mixture, cook on both sides, for few mins or until it’s perfectly cooked.
  • Transfer it to plate.

Serve hot with tomato sauce or mayonnaise.

 Note: I have used egg for coating and if you need a vegetarian option you could go for corn flour stratch (mix a tbsp. of corn flour with 2 tbsp of water) and substitute it instead of egg

Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Pulao / Pulav is a one pot meal that can be prepared in minutes and there are different varieties of pulao from veg to non-veg. There are sometimes, when we don’t have anything at home, but still need a rich food may be for a party or on the arrival of surprise guest.

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Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao Recipe

Plain Pulao is very simple, delicious and flavorful but needs only the basic ingredients that we generally have at home and they are nothing other than the flavored spices. Plain pulao goes out well with any gravy or curry. I have accompanied it with Chicken curry, for veg option Dal suits it very well. I have shared few more Pulao like – Chicken Pulao, Soya chunks Pulao, Afghani Lamb Pulao, Prawn and Peas Pulao, Zarda Pulao (Sweet Pulao), Vegetable Pulao. Let me share the recipe…

Making of Plain Pulao / Pulao Video recipe –

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi / Long-grain rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1 nos (medium size)
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon (1 “inch stick) – 1 no
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as per your taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tsp
  • Oil (any cooking oil) – 2 ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and thinly slice the onions to pieces.
  • Slit the green chilies into two equal halves.
  • Heat both ghee/clarified butter and oil in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed vessel, add the flavored spices (bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom) and wait until the spices crackle.
  • Add onions and green chillies, cook for a min and add ginger-garlic paste, cook until the onion turns glassy and the raw smell goes off.
  • Meanwhile clean the rice in running water, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Add the cleaned rice, followed by salt and cook for a min.
  • Pour water (for one cup of rice pour 1 ½ cups of water, make sure to use the same cup for measurement).
  • Wait until the water boils, for pressure cooker – cover the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles, for heavy bottom vessel – cover the lid and cook until the rice is perfectly done.
  • Remove the lid, and gently stir the rice and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with any Vegetarian Curries or Gravies or Non-Vegetarian Gravies or Curries.