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Ingredients:

Basmati Rice – 1 cup (washed and kept aside for 20 minutes)
water – 2 cups (hot)
onion – 1 (chopped)
A handful for nuts – (cashews, raisins, peanuts)
Funnel seeds – 1 tsp
suger – 1 tsp
butter/ghee – 1tbsp
Black cardamom – 1
green cardamom – 2 -3
cloves – 4
cinnamon – 1 inch
cumin seeds – 1 tsp
salt – to taste
turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
bay leaf – 2
Steps:
  1. Coarsely crush Black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves and cinnamon and keep aside.
  2. Heat butter/Ghee in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, funnel seeds, bay leaf and the coarsely ground spices. Saute it for a minute and now add chopped onion.
  3. Saute onions until translucent.
  4. Add the nuts and saute for another minute
  5. Add Rice, salt, sugar and turmeric powder and saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add hot water and mix well
  7. Cover the pan with a lid. And simmer the stove to minimum.
  8. Cook it for 15 – 20 minutes with the lid on.
  9. Switch off the stove and serve hot with some pickle / raita and enjoy :)

 

Ingredients:
whole mung – 1 cup (soaked overnight)
water – 1 1/2 cups
Ginger – 1 inch shredded
Onion – 1 chopped
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
salt – to taste
Green chilies – to taste (chopped)
Steps:
  1. In a pressure cooker add the soaked moong and water. Cook it just for 1 whistle. If using a pan, cook the moong until soft.
  2. Let it cool down.
  3. Now add ginger, onion, lemon juice, salt and green chilies.
  4. The soup is ready to be served.
You will enjoy the tangy flavor. Eat this with Roti or just as a soup. Simple and healthy recipe is just yum :)