Recipes to Prevent and Control Hypertension – Mixed Veg Pulao & Dal Fry Palak Wale

Recipes to Prevent and Control Hypertension – Mixed Veg Pulao & Dal Fry Palak Wale

Mixed Veg Pulao Cooking Recipe

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Main course (Weekend special)

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice: 400 g
  • Cabbage: 150 g
  • Cloves: 6
  • Cinnamon: 1 inch
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Ghee: 2 tbsp
  • Peas: 150 g
  • Carrot: 150 g
  • Black pepper: 10
  • Green cardamom: 3
  • Asafoetida: ½ tsp
  • Salt: To taste
  • Water: 850 ml

Recipes to Prevent and Control Hypertension - Mixed Veg Pulao & Dal Fry Palak Wale

Cooking Method

  1. Wash rice in running water and soak rice for 15 minutes.
  2. Chop cabbage and carrot.
  3. Crush clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper in a mortar with the help of a pestle.
  4. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaf, asafoetida, cumin seeds, crushed cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper. Cook till cumin seeds start changing color.
  5. Add peas and salt, cover with a lid, and cook for 5 minutes till peas are tender.
  6. Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes without covering. Add cabbage and cook for 5 minutes without covering.
  7. Strain the rice and add it to the vegetable mixture. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent rice from sticking at the bottom of the cooker. Do not stir vigorously; otherwise, the rice will break.
  8. Add water and close the lid of the cooker. Cook on medium flame for 1 whistle. Turn off the flame. Leave for 5 minutes and open the lid. Do not keep the lid of the pressure cooker on for a long time; otherwise, the rice will be soggy.
  9. Enjoy Mixed Veg Pulav as it is or with rajma or dal fry.

Dal Fry Palak Wale Cooking Recipe

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Main course

Ingredients

  • Spinach: 200 g
  • Split Bengal gram: 50 g
  • Water: 650 ml
  • Yellow split pigeon peas: 140 g
  • Salt: To taste
  • Turmeric: ½ tsp

For Tadka

  • Ginger: 1 inch
  • Onion: 1 medium
  • Garam masala: ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder: ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida: ½ tsp
  • Water: 250 ml
  • Garlic: 6 cloves
  • Tomatoes: 1 medium
  • Coriander powder: ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds: ½ tsp
  • Oil: 1 tbsp

Recipes to Prevent and Control Hypertension - Mixed Veg Pulao & Dal Fry Palak Wale 1

Cooking Method

  1. Wash and chop the spinach leaves. Wash split pigeon peas and split Bengal gram 2-3 times and soak them in water for 15 minutes.
  2. Discard the water. Take dal in the pressure cooker, add fresh 650 ml water. Bring it to a boil. Add salt, turmeric powder, and spinach leaves. Close the lid and pressure cook on a medium flame for 4 whistles.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds. Cook till cumin seeds start changing color.
  4. Add chopped ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add onion and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add tomato. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add garam masala, coriander powder, and red chili powder. Mix well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Mash the mix with a spatula.
  6. Add dal to it and mix. Add 250 ml water, if required, add more water. Bring it to a boil. Cook on low flame for 5-10 minutes. Serve hot with rice.

Note: Spinach absorbs less salt, due to which you will need less salt than usual, so add salt accordingly.

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