Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Hello everyone .....

  I am here again with a healthy meal with some management tricks... No no don't confuse with management word as I am not going to take any business or hotel management classes here, it is just a LEFT OVER MANAGEMENT.
It doesn't matter how efficient cook we are or how precisely we are cooking , now and then we are having some left overs as rice, rotis, curries etc. Then the problem starts as neither we want to repeat it as same meal nor want to throw. So what to do? Here we are choosing rice only for today's topic.
Generally we fry rice but gets bore soon, of the same taste again and again. 
 When we want some thing filling yet healthy and most importantly, of everyone's taste and also willing to finish left over . Then why not try some one pot easy, healthy cum filling recipe with left over rice.
This is a very easy recipe with few ingredients and satisfying full meal in one pot.



1 cup rice
1 1/2 cup soaked moong dal
1/2 cup cottage cheese( paneer)
1/2 cup colored capsicum , chopped in thin 1 inch long slices
1 big onion , finely chopped 
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chilies, slit 
1 tbsp green coriander leaves , finely chopped 
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 pinches of hing
1/8 tsp turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp black pepper powder 
1 tsp lime juice ( optional)
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a wok, add hing followed by cumin and mustard seeds. When they spluttered add onion and chilies , fry till light golden then add ginger garlic paste.Saute for a minute then add moong dal, turmeric, some salt and 2 tbsp water. Mix well and cover with lid. Let it cook for 8-10 mins or till moong dal become tender. Then add capsicum , paneer , black pepper powder and sauté for 2- 3 min. Now add rice and salt , mix well and fry for 3-4 mins. Finally add coriander leaves and lime juice , mix well and serve hot with plain yoghurt or raita. It can be served as it is also. Your protein packed easy yummy full meal is ready. 

In it moong dal can be replaced by boiled chickpeas, boiled rajma or any other lentil of your choice.
As I was so hungry, so to save my time I skipped adding more veggies to it but if you are not in hurry like me then can add chopped veggies (French beans, grated carrots , green peas, corns etc )of your choice to make it even more healthier, filling and yummy.

Enjoy this healthy dish with your own twist and turns. 
Please share your experience here and let me know your comments and suggestions for further betterment.

Happy cooking....