Sunday, May 25, 2008

I'm not sure what to call this dish..

..I made it this weekend for the Nooster. During the week, she gets to eat stuff that my mom makes for her so over the weekends, I like to try my hand at making something fresh and healthy and ofcourse edible for her. This weekend, I tried this kichdi-cum-chicken pulao and Noo loved it. God, I was on cloud 9 for most of the day. No acheivement's felt better than this one.
Enough babble, on to the recipe.

1 tsp orange lentils (masoor)
1 tsp yellow lentils (tuvar)
2-3 tbsp rice
Ginger and garlic paste
Onion paste
Tomato puree
Salt to taste
Chicken stock
Left-over chicken

Add a quarter of a chicken stock cube to half a glass of hot water and keep aside.
Heat a one tsp of oil, butter or ghee. Add a quarter tsp of onion paste and a quarter tsp of ginger-and-garlic paste and about a tsp of puree. When the mixture's started to brown, add the lentils. Add salt to taste. Add rice and stir well. Add the chicken-stock-water and cover and cook.

If you're going to add already cooked chicken, mash a cube with your hands, and add just as the last bit of water in the rice is drying up.

I served this with yogurt and Noo obsolutely loved it.

Maybe next week, I'm going to add potatoes and either a spoonful of zucchini or spinach to add to the flavor and fool Noo's tastebuds into thinking that this is a new dish.


Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

A lovely dish Mona..You have a treasure of lovely recipes here !!

~nm said...

It sounds like a fancy khichdi to me :)

But I'm sure it must taste good. Since we are vegearians, I sometimes add the soya granules in the rice for a different taste/

PG said...

I have tried similar ones with my son when he was a two, but with no success. I think he is like his papa on this. No khichdis for him. :(
Maybe I'm doing something wong??! :I