Sunday, 5 July 2015

Vegetable Bhath With Mint And Soya Chunks

Vegetable Bhath is  a wholesome nutritious one pot dish which is very easy to make and you can prepare this for larger crowd for parties and gatherings.This recipe is passed on from my maternal grand mother.Every time I prepare this I remember her for her great cooking. I am planning to share more of her recipes.You can add any veggies,beans and green leafy vegetable of your choice.Hope you enjoy preparing it. 

Ingredients:
Rice-2 cups(preferably sona masoori rice)
Onion-1 medium
Tomatoes-2
Green chillies-2
Curry leaves-2 sprigs
Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
Carrot-2
Beans -20-30
Cowpeas/Black eye beans/Alasande kalu
Soya chunks-11/2cups
Mint leaves-fistful
Grated fresh coconut-1/2cup
Sambhar Powder/Sarina pudi-11/2tsp
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Black pepper powder-1/2tsp
Roasted Jeera powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Oil-1Tbsp
Ghee-1Tbsp
Mustard-1tsp
Grated fresh coconut-1/2cup
Lemon juice-1Tbsp
Coriander for garnish
Salt to taste

Method:
1.Wash and chop all the vegetables into bite size pieces,finely slice the onions, chop the tomatoes,slit the green chillies and roughly chop the mint leaves and keep it aside.
2.Pressure cook the beans(alasande kalu) and keep it aside.
3.Wash and soak the soya chunks in hot water for 10-15 minutes and squeeze out the water and keep it aside.
4.Wash and soak the rice for 10-15 minutes.
5.Heat a oil in a pressure cooker add mustard and allow them to splutter then add onions,slitted green chillies and curry leaves fry until onions becomes translucent then add chopped tomatoes and ginger garlic paste fry until tomatoes becomes soft and mushy.
5.Now add all the veggies and fry for minute then add cooked beans and soya chunks and saute them for a second.
6.Add all the masala powders, salt and grated coconut fry for minute and add 3 3/4 cup of water and bring it to boil.
7.Drain the water from the soaked rice and add it to the boiling mixture and stir gently and close the cooker lid  and pressure cook for one whistle.Leave it to cool.
8.After the pressure of the cooker is released, remove the lid drizzle and sprinkle lemon juice ,ghee and  chopped coriander leaves,gently mix well.Now bhath  is ready to serve.
9.Serve hot with Mosaru bajji or plain yoghurt.I served this bhath with curd/yoghurt rice prepared with Brown rice(kempu akki).

Note:
1.You can prepare this rice dish in electric cooker also,after all tempering, seasoning,adding water and rice transfer everything into electric cooker pot and cook.
2.You can also cook on stove top in a pot  by cooking the rice and vegetables until all the water evaporated.
3.You can use any vegetables and beans like vaal beans(avarekalu),green peas,tuvar(togarikalu) etc.



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