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Peanut Rice

Ingredients:

Rice- 1 cup(cooked and cooled)

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Peanuts – 1/4 cup

Curry leaves- few

Hing- a big pinch

Gingerly oil- 2 tsp+ 1/2 tsp

Salt- to taste

For making the peanut powder:

Peanuts- 1/3 cup

Urad dal- 1 tsp

Channa dal- 2 tsp

Sesame seeds- 2 tsp

Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp

Grated coconut- 1/4  cup

Red chilies- 4

Garlic- 2

Procedure:

  1. Cook 1 cup of rice and cool it completely.
  2. Heat 1/2 tsp gingerly oil and add 1/3 cup of peanuts and toast it until you see brown spots in the peanuts.
  3. Then add 1 tsp urad dal, 2 tsp channa dal and 2 tsp sesame seeds and saute until it turns light brown in color.
  4. Now add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 4 red chilies and 2 garlic cloves and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add 1/4 cup coconut and saute until the coconut becomes dry.
  6.  Cool the mixture and powder it and keep it aside.
  7. Heat 2 tsp gingerly oil in a kadai.
  8. Once the oil is hot enough, add 1 tsp mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter.
  9. Now add a big pinch of hing , few curry leaves and 1/4 cup peanuts and saute it until the peanuts gets roasted well.
  10. Add the cooked and cooled rice, the peanut powder and the required amount of salt and mix everything well.
  11. Yummy peanut rice is ready to be served.

Tips:

  1. Using gingerly oil is advisable for this recipe.
  2. While making the peanut powder, DO NOT run the mixie continuously. The peanuts will start to leave oil and the mixture will become pasty.

 

 

Sweet and Spicy chicken

Ingredients:

Boneless chicken piece – 2 lb(I used chicken thighs)

onions – 2 medium(chopped into slightly big pieces)

Green chili – 2(chopped)

Garlic powder – 1 tsp

Green chili sauce – 1 tsp

Red chili sauce – 1 tsp

soy sauce – 1 tsp

Tomato chili sauce – 3 tsp

Corn flour – 1 tbsp

Red chili powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp

 

Preparation:

  1. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Take the chicken in a bowl and add 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp green chili sauce, 1 tsp red chili sauce, 1 tsp soy sauce, 3 tsp tomato chili sauce, 1 tbsp corn flour, 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp pepper powder and salt to it and mix everything together well.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a nonstick pan.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and saute in medium flame until the chicken gets cooked and lightly browned.
  4. Now add 2 medium chopped onions and 2 chopped green chilies to the chicken.
  5. Saute it until the chicken along with the onions and green chili gets browned nicely.
  6. Serve it with Chapati or fried rice. You can also use it as a filling for tortillas.