Monday, February 27, 2012

Simple Pakistani meal under 35 minutes.

Simple Pakistani meal under 35 minutes.
Today in the morning when I open the door it was snowing everything was filled with white snow .I feel so cold .so after breakfast I decided that I will make something warm and spicy .but I hade only 35 minutes to cook ,busy day?there is my simple menu for a busy cold day.
Red kidney bean curry

Green masala chicken

Zafrani rice

Red kidney bean curry

2 cup boiled kidney beans or 1 can
1 small onion chopped
2 medium size tomatoes
salt and pepper according to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1tsp garam masala
1/4tsp red chili flakes
4tbsp tomato sauce

heat the oil in the frying pan add onion and cook it for 2 minutes on medium high heat, stir often ,now add chopped tomatoes and stir add salt and pepper, red chili flakes, now add tomato sauce and  red kidney beans and cook for 15minutes stir frequently ,you can add little bet water too if you want little sauce .

green masala  chicken
2 chicken breasts cut in cubes
2 tbsp roughly ginger chopped
4 cloves garlic
1 bunch cilantro roughly chopped
2 green onions scallions roughly chopped
¼ cup mint leaves chopped
1 green chili
1/4cup fry onions optional
1/2 cup yogurt
1tsp garam masala
salt and pepper
¼ cup oil

add ginger,garlic,mint,cilantro,and scallions ,green chili in the bender or food processor  then add yogurt blending   it until fully blends  it will look like green chatney.
Pour this sauce on chicken and marinate in  refegertor  for 1 hour .
I cook it right away ,so add this to pot add oil salt and pepper and fry onion and cook it on high heat fro 15 to 20 minutes until the oil appear on the top.

Zafrani rice

1cup basmati rice
2 cups water
2 green cardamom
4 whole peppercorns
1tbsp canola oil
1tsp garam masala
pinch of saffron
1/4 tsp turmeric powder. 
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash the rice in tape water.
Add the rice and water to rice cooker or pot add salt and pepper and turmeric ,oil and stir let the rice come to full boil ,cover and let it cook on medium heat until to water completely dry. sprinkle garam masala  and fluff the rice with fork and transfer to serving dish.
Tips for quick cooking I mean less then 30 minutes used can beans.
Marinate chicken before 1 day and keep in refegertor until needed.
For rice used rice cooker.


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