Easy peas pulao and delicious rajma paneer masala goes prefectly awesome for a sunday lunch or if u are lazy to cook,as these both dishes goes for easy microwave cooking..Also i wanted to prepare them quickly,thats y the peas pulao doesnt need anything to chop while the rajma masala goes for a simple onion-tomato paste for the gravy, else i went for canned rajma and frozen peas for pulao...Both together tastes absolutely delicious, also goes for easy ingredients..To give more flavour to the pulao,i deduced the quantity of cumin seeds for tempering to half and completed as a full teaspoon using shahjeera, the addition of shahjeera turned out this rice very much rich in flavour and tastes definitely more delicious than the usual jeera pulao..Microwave cooking depends upon the power of the microwave oven u r using for..
MW Jeera Peas Pulao:
1cup Frozen peas
2cups Basmati rice (washed & soaked for 15minutes)
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Garam masala powder
Few mint leaves
Few mint leaves
Take enough oil in a microwave bowl along with cumin seeds & shahjeera,cook in microwave oven for a minute in high, now add the frozen peas,slit opened green chillies,garam masala powder and salt,cook everything for 5 minutes(stir in between)..now add the soaked rice along with 3cups of water,cook everything for 20-25minutes (stir twice or thrice in between) until the rice gets well cooked..Garnish with mint leaves..
MW Rajma Paneer Masala:
1cup Rajma (canned)
15nos Paneer cubes
2nos Bayleaves, cloves
1no Cinnamon stick(small piece)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Garam masala powder
Dice the onion & tomato..Take few drops of oil in a microwave safe bowl, add in the diced onions & tomatoes,cook everything in high for 5 minutes(stir in between),once they get cooled, grind as paste..Take enough oil in the same microwave safe bowl,add the bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon stick,cook in high for 2minutes, add now the ginger garlic paste, coriander powder,grounded onion-tomato paste, red chilly powder, garam masala powder,cook everything for 5-7minutes in high..
Meanwhile soak the paneer cubes in hot water to soften them.. Take the rajma,soaked paneer cubes to the cooking spices,cook for 5 minutes in high..Add enough water to make a thick masala,cook everything for 15-20minutes in high until the gravy turns thick..
Enjoy the hot pulao along with rajma paneer masala !