Monday, January 17, 2011

Jeera Peas Pulao & Rajma Paneer Masala-MW Version

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 & MW Rajma Paneer masala

MW Jeera Peas Pulao:
1cup Frozen peas
2cups Basmati rice (washed & soaked for 15minutes)
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Shahjeera
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Garam masala powder
Few mint leaves
Salt
Oil

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

MW Rajma Paneer Masala:
1cup Rajma (canned)
15nos Paneer cubes
1no Onion(big)
1no Tomato(big)
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
Salt
Oil

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 !

44 comments:

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Yum Yum yum. Mouthwatering Priya. :P :P Love the combo very filling

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and flavorful combination.Delicious.

sweetartichoke.com said... Reply To This Comment

Love this jeera rice and - yum- the rajma paneer looks delicious, so creamy!

kaarasaaram.com said... Reply To This Comment

lovely combination...cumin and shahjeera...must have been delicious
Reva

Pia said... Reply To This Comment

Loved both rajma paneer and jeera rice. Actually rajma n paneer is nice combo

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The Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

Pulao and rajma... wow!! mouthwatering :)

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

both the dishes looks awesomely yummy...luved the rice colour !

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Both the recipes look superb!!! Love the combi..

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

wow a combo meal in mw..lovely priya..

chaitrali pathak said... Reply To This Comment

lovely combo of paneer and rajma..looks superb yet simple and healthy

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Rajma and pulao....YUM!!!

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

platter looks too good,..

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

both pulao and curry looks delicious. liked the kidney beans and paneer combo. thanks for sharing

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo priya to add paneer with rajma,pulav looks nice too!

Little Inbox said... Reply To This Comment

This is absolutely appetizing. :)

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

love this combo..fantastic recipe Priya!

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chanchal said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious Priya..
Love the combination.. :)
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Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Jeera Peas Pulao & Paneer with Rajma looks to be a delicious combo.

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Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely mouthwatering :) yummy :)

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combination..absolutely delicious and drool worthy

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering dish...

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Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome...

Lauren Montanaro Norster said... Reply To This Comment

looks delish! i've never heard of Shahjeera -- if it's a spice, I have a feeling i'll like it!! Off to research...

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

thats a very nice meal.. sometimes even i feel lazy to chop.. loved rajma and paneer combo..

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and flavorful combination.Delicious.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

I think we bloggers should reside close to each other. I cooked fish curry and two sabzis for dinner but seeing your recipes am craving for it so so so much

Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent recipe and great combination! Happy to follow your space :)

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, Priya-rajma and paneer make such a neat combo!! Delicious pulav too:)

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

good recipe for MW Priya....love it! quick and easy!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

You are expert in microwave cooking Priya. Delicious.

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

This looks delicious and it is very tempting. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious! Never thought of adding paneer to rajma.

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

Yum yum yum yummmmmm :))

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

I m gonna make this for dinner tonite..mouthwatering!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Nice microwave combo!

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

2 ரெசிபிகளும் அருமை!!

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Very inviting combination. A satisfying meal..

Kankana said... Reply To This Comment

Rajma is one thing i never enjoy eating and one thing my husband loves .. so you imagine !! Now Paneer we both like .. so i guess your recipe should do the magic :)

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monikamanchanda said... Reply To This Comment

wow delightful.....

Suchitra said... Reply To This Comment

super creative! Rajma paneer masala looks mouth watering

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

My rajma never turns out good I will try this way out. Thanks

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy Priya!! Love the rajma!!

G said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely combination of flavors..Looks simply fabulous..

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shweta said... Reply To This Comment

Hey!!! I tried it on V-Day.... It is just fabulous... Thanks a lot...