March 16, 2009

Dinner on a lazy day....Vegetable Pulao, Fried Eggs and Raita

Fried Eggs with Vegetable Fried Rice
On Friday, I wasn't really feeling like cooking, leave alone trying new recipes :). Then, all I knew was to cook some rice, boil eggs and make some raita. I must say whenever we make big preparations to make a complicated curry or something that needs more effort it usually turns out okay but, things made in a hurry or when we feel lazy tend to be delicious.

So, I finally made Veggie Pulao with some mixed veggies medley( it had cauliflower florets, broccoli, yellow carrots and baby carrots), fried some boiled eggs with a spicy paste/mixture and raita. It was a nice delicious dinner with no extra effort and still continuing to be lazy :).

For Veggie Pulao
Serves 2-3
Cooking and Preparation Time 20-30 mins

Ingredients :

Basmati Rice - 2 cups (cook with 1.5 cups of water for each cup)
Frozen vegetable medley or Fresh veggies of your choice - 3 cups
Tomatoes - 1.5 -2 choppedOnion - 1 medium
Cinanmom - 1/2 inch
Cardamom - 1-2Cloves - 2-3
Bay Leaf - 1
Garam Masala - 1/2 tbsp or less
Coriander chopped - 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp or less
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Oil - 2-3 tbsp

Method :

  1. Cook the rice and keep aside. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, cinamom and saute.
  2. Then add finely chopped onions, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and saute.
  3. Add the chilli powder, garam masala, frozen veggies, coriander and salt.
  4. Cook covered for few mins until the veggies are slightly cooked then add chopped tomatoes and cook.
  5. When they become mushy and oil starts coming out of the veggies stop the heat.
  6. Now add boiled rice and mix well. Then, cook covered on low heat for some 10 mins wihtout burning the base.
  7. When the rice absorbs all the water from the veggies and becomes nice and dry it is ready.
  8. Serve hot with raita along with your favorite curry.
How to fry eggs
Spicy Egg Fry
Serves 2 -3 people

Cooking and Preparation Time - 15-20 mins

Ingredients :

White Eggs - 4-5 boiled ( cut into halves)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tbspSalt to taste
Chilli powder - 1/4 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp optional
Oil to shallow fry
Small qty of water to make a thick paste

Method :

  1. Cut the boiled eggs as you like and keep aside to prepare the spicy paste.
  2. In a small cup, add ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder(optional), small qty of water, salt and mix together to form a paste.
  3. Appy this paste onto the egg pieces and shallow fry them in a non stick pan slowly turning each side.
  4. When they are fried they are done.
  5. Serve hot with rice or as a side dish.

Serves 2-3 people
Preparation Time - 5-10 mins

Ingredients :

Yogurt - 2-3 cups
Cucumber - 1/2 grated
Carrots - 1/4 cup grated (optional)
Tomato - 1/4 finely chopped
Salt and Sugar - 1/4 tbsp
Coriander finely chopped for garnishing - 1/4 cup

Method :

  1. Mix together in a bowl everything and the Raita is ready to be served along with rice.


Trupti said...

looks like my kind of dinner. all looks very delicious Vishali

Vishali said...

Hey, Thank you Trupti ...:)

Superchef said...

well, thats quite something for a lazy dinner!!! loved the eggs!!

Vishali said...

Thank you Superchef.

VineelaSiva said...

Hey Vishali

the eggs look yummy.Ireally love th espicy fried eggs.This is the first time i saw this type of spicy egg.its easy snd tasty.i want to try it now but 2dy i wont eat non veg.2mrw i defintly try the eggs.Thanks for posting the eggs.


Vishali said...

Thank you Vineela....tell me how they came out when you try...:)

Ranjani said...

It's interesting that you fried up up the boiled eggs! that food platter looks to me...lazy day or not!

Varsha Vipins said...

Is this a lazy dinner..:D..Looks like a feast Vishali..I would love to indulge in them..:)

Varunavi said...

hey loved the eggs.It is my hubby's bachelors dish.He showed me how to do it.

Madhumathi said...

As Varsha said,I was also wondering is this a lazy dinner..
They look soo mouthwatering,dear..Esp the egg fry..omg i can't to try it!

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..yummy treat

Vishali said...

Hey, Thank you all for your lovely comments...:D

AnuSriram said...

Wow... The platter looks inviting!! Pass it on to me, i'll finish it rite now!

Vishali said...

Hey, Anu...u are welcome to have it..:)


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