Life is God's beautiful gift and we just get one chance to live it....treasure it, enjoy it...adopt some hobby, be it is cooking or baking, painting or writing, it brings pleasure and self-satisfaction. A picture is incomplete without a frame, embellish picture of life with some hobby, life will become even more meaningful. Donot waste precious moments of life, cherish them because they never will return.Life has many shades of colour, colours of love, sorrow, joy, success, failure...we are surrounded by colours, they are every where.
Like wise, our food also contains many colours. It is true that colours affect our mood, both mentally and phsically without our even realizing it. Colours and appeal of various foods is closely related. The eyes are the first place that needs to be convinced before eating. Imagine life without colours, AWFUL..huh??? I found something here, some interesting facts about colours and their effect on human behaviour.
I make matar pulao quite often, but this time did not forget to click a pic of it as it looked so inviting to me, green colour of peas and white coloured rice present such an eye soothing combination to me and finally I have decided to send it to Kamalika who is hosting this month's wonderful FIC :Delectable Combinations, started by sunshinemom.
This is also going to be a part of an event by Chaitra at Aathidhyam
1 CUP RICE
HALF CUP FROZEN GREEN PEAS
1 MEDIUM ONION (SLICED FINELY)
2 CINNAMON STICKS
3-4 GREEN CARDAMOMS
6-8 BLACK PEPPERCORNS
1 TSP CUMIN SEEDS
SALT TO TASTE
3 TBSP VEGETABLE OIL
STEPS OF PREPARATION
1.Heat oil,add onion and fry till golden brown.
2.Remove witha slotted spoon and put whole spices in the same oil and saute for a few minutes.
3.Add green peas and fry for a couple of minutes.
4.Add rice, mix and cover it with enough water (approx 2 cups), close the lid and switch the flame to high.
5.When water dries and rice is done, switch the flame to low, keep it over a tava, still covered for 5-10 minutes.
6.Before serving sprinkle fried onions over it.