Another Lunch box menu from my kitchen..its kinda hard to feed kids with our Indian veggies who were born n brought up in abroad, this masala rice works magic n was healthy too..i tried masala rice with snakegourd n the result was amazing, we liked it much, its simple to prepare n tasty while having..
1 no Snakegourd
1/4 cup Split green gram
2 cup Basmati rice(cooked)
1 no Onion
3 nos Green chillies
1/4 tsp Pepper powder
1/4 tsp Cumin seed powder
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Mustard seed
1/4 tsp Urad dal
Salt as per taste
5nos Curry leaves
Peel the skin of snakegourd n cut them into small pieces, soak the split moongdal(green gram) for a half an hour with cold water in a bowl..cut the onions into small pieces n open slightly the green chillies..Bring the already cooked r left over basmati rice to the room temperature..
Heat enough oil in a kadai..add the mustard seeds n urad dal..let them splutters..now add the onions pieces n stir them until onions turns transculent.. add the snakegourd pieces with green chillies to the onion pieces..add the soaked green gram n curry leaves too with the veggies, cook them for a while in simmer, dont add water in any case to the veggies,add the pepper powder, cumin seed powder, garam masala powder n salt to the veggies, close with the lid n stir them occasionally, snakegourd may leave some water once we add salt, cook until the water get evaporated, add the basmati rice to the mixture n toss them well till they get well mixed..
Serve hot with papads n chips..easy to prepare n will ressembles as Indian style fried rice..kids will love this..even adults too..
Sending this to: Rice Mela by Srivalli
Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth..