Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Harbara Chawal or Rice with Brocoli

Serves : 2
Time taken : 15 minutes excluding the rice cooking time.

Simplest and healthy rice, needs no accompniments and wonderful to take for lunch box . I have addeded brocoli, mint, curry, corander leaves, kasthuri methi and amchur powder. They make this dish so yumm and unique.


Basmati rice (cooked with salt ) – 1 cup 
Oil – 2 tbsp
Brocoli – chopped very fine
Mustard – ½ tsp
Channa dal –  1 tbsp
Urud dal – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Coriander leaves – 2 sprigs
Garlic – 2 nos. finely chopped
Greden chillies chopped - 3 nos
Amchur Powder or lime juice to your taste
Water – very little
Fresh coconut grated – 1 tbsp or  fried cashew for garnish (Optional)


·        Cook the basmati rice with salt and let it cool.
·      Add oil, throw in the mustard, urud dal and  channa dal when it turns light brown put in the  green chillies, garlic, kasturi methi and brocoli chopped, a bit of salt and let it get cooked say for 5 minutes.
·        Now add the cooked rice and mix well now add the  amchur powder or lime juice and  close with a lid for 5 minutes on low flame.
·        Throw in the chopped curry, coriander leaves and mint leaves, Sprinkle little water if needed so that the rice gets incorporated well with the vegetable and all the ingredients.
·        Garnish with fresh coconut or fried cashew. I have skipped this step.

Serve this hot and enjoy this  lovely rice.


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