I see that to some extent with my kids now. My kids don't fight in the true sense of what I have read in books. The typical sibling fights. I tell them about mine, keep reminiscing about my childhood and how their Mama never fights. Best part is, my kids seem to have inherited some of my brother's habits, words and mannerisms. And my parents get so excited when they observe them doing it. Same happens with Athamma as well. She keeps remembering how some things that Peddu does, reminds her of hubby dear in his younger age. Guess parents just need something to remember their kids younger years!
Now getting back to the dish of the day, this is a simple rice with peas, garnished with lots of cashews. Very healthy and spicy as well to some extent. Try this and enjoy!
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Onion, julienne - 1/2
Onion, minced - 1 & 1/2 medium
Green peas 1 cup, parboiled
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies - 3 long
Mint Leaves - handful
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 1/2 cup
Ghee 2 tbsp
Bay leaf - 1 long
Marati Mogga - 2 medium
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Anise Star - 1
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Cardamom - 2
Salt to taste
Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 - 20 mins.
In a non stick pan, heat the oil, add all the whole spices and saute well.
Then add the onion julienne, chopped green chilies, mint leaves and saute well till the onions turn colour.
Next add the minced onions. ginger garlic paste and saute well till everything gets cooked.
Now add fresh peas and saute.
Add the drained rice and combine everything well.
Add 3 cups of water and bring to boil. Then simmer and cook with lid covered till the rice is cooked well.
Now roast the whole cashews in ghee and pour over the cooked rice and give it a stir.
Sending this to my Kid's Delight, themed on Nuts and Legumes for a Lunchbox Friendly dish
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