Left-overs get a Make-Over

Having some leftovers like rice or veggies is not so uncommon in Indian kitchens. But making the rest of the household eat that the next day is as tough as mastering rocket science! My 2 cents for this! :)

I don't claim this recipe new, because almost everyone of us would have tried this sometime or the other. The ingredients vary based on each one of our tastes and time we have. More elaborate we make it, more tasty it becomes, but loses value as it is meant to be a chat-pata khana!! ;)

Now we know the secret of pleasing our little and loved ones with this vegetable rice!

Veggie Rice
Rice and Vegetables cooked with mild spices
Serves 2

What we need:
Rice - 2 cups
Onion (medium sized) - 1, finely chopped
Tomato (medium sized) - 1/2, finely chopped
Garlic - 2 Cloves, minced
Cooked Left-over vegetables - 1 cup
Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tbsp
Yoghurt (Thick Curd) - 2 tbsp
Salt - according to taste
Oil - 3 tbsp
Coriander - For garnishing
How to do:
1. Heat oil in a pan, and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds start to sizzle, add the onions and fry till they are soft. (Don’t brown them)
2. Add garlic and fry for a minute. Then add tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, jeera powder, salt and saute well till the raw smell goes off.
3. Add the veggies and saute for a minute.
3. Reduce the flame and stir in the yoghurt and mix well. Now, add the rice and mix thoroughly.
4. Remove from the flame, and garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve warm with raita or plain yoghurt.

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