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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Ayurvedic cooking - mixed veggies rice dish

The second course of our three-course Ayurvedic dinner was a basmati rice dish, “Reis-pulao”. (read about our pumpkin-leek soup starter here)


“Reis-Pulao” is a mixed rice dish with vegetables and spices which can be made in many different ways.  It can work either as a side dish or a tasty solo meal.

I was back on chopping duty…onions, carrots, peppers, leek and chilli pepper.



 

Then we ground up the spices in a pestle and mortar - the best way to really release the flavours into the food.


These ground up spices were then put in with the hot ghee into a pan

Followed by the veggies

Look how beautiful and colourful it is!


The basmati and wild rice cooked happily in the rice cooker, being infused with lemongrass

Then when the veggies were all cooked through it was time to assemble the dish.



Very MasterChef style!

And voila…tasty, colourful curried veggies and rice.


To vary up the flavour and texture a bit we added added a blob of yoghurt to the dish (a quick raita attempt!)

Scrummy!

Ingredients
  • 3 small cups basmati rice
  • 1 piece fresh ginger
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 leek
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 chilli pepper
  • 100g peas
  • 3 tbs ghee
  • fresh coriander
  • 3 star anis
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 20 cardamon seeds
  • turmeric
  • seasoning
  • lemongrass
  • * we also added some plain yoghurt and peanut paste

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