March 6, 2008

After a hard day at work ..

Filed under: Recipes/Cooking — Celia Rexselin @ 8:52 am

These days, its becoming so difficult to find real time for time pass. Friends have started asking me, “Girl, how do you manage to live without a tv?”. And I am replying, “How do you girls manage to watch tv with all the work?”. Whatever it is, it sure feels like Time is flying. As if this is not enough, the sweet Government now comes and asks us to work for 12 hours a day. And, companies are contemplating to introduce 9 hours first and then kill us little by little.

Dear Government, Do you know that an average bangalorean spends atleast 3 hours a day in traffic? Forget your white collar-ed MPs and mantris. They always travel by private jets or helicopters and put in an airport at a place so that people can shell out 200 bucks to just reach the local airport. So, if we put 12 hours at work, 3 hours in traffic and that leaves us with just 9 more hours. Let me say I put in 7 hours sleep. Does it mean that I get only two more hours for home(which includes cooking, cleaning, mopping and tending to people at home?). Then what about self? Holy moly!! I really think that P.C needs to have one screw tightened.

Anyway, after all the hard work at office, I thought I will make broccoli and baby corn rice. An one hour search in all kinda @fresh stores, didn’t get me that. Managed to salvage the recipe with humble beans. Thought I will post the recipe as well.

Beans and Baby Corn Rice:

Serves 2


Beans: 100 gms

Baby Corn: 4

onion: 1

tomato: 1

ginger: 1 inch

garlic: 5-7 pods

cilantro: handful

Fenugreek: handful

green chillies: 2 (or according to taste)

garam masala powder or (1 clove, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds)

chilly powder: 1/4 teaspoon (1 tsp if you like it hot)

basmati rice: 1 cup

water: 2 1/2 cups

oil: 1 tbsp


1. Soak basmati rice in water for about 20-30 minutes.

2. Cut beans,onion and baby corn into 1 inch pieces. Boil tomato, peel the skin and strain its seeds.

3. Make a paste out of cilantro, ginger, garlic, fenugreek and green chillies.

4. In pressure pan, pour oil and once it becomes hot, add garam masala or the spices as told. Don’t wait till it becomes charcoal black. Move to the next step soon.

5. Add onion and once it become golden color, add the paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.

6. Add tomoato now and wait till gravy separates.

7. Add rice and mix it with whole gravy.

8. Add chilly powder and salt to taste.

9. Finally add water and squeeze half a lemon. Taste the gravy now and check for salt and spice. Make adjustments if needed.

10. Pressure cook for two whistles.

11. Have it with curd 🙂

P.S: Don’t ask me how I got the time to post it now 😉



  1. That is why, we dont see you around here anymore.. atleast not that often. Will definetly try your recipe.

    Comment by Javits — March 6, 2008 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  2. looks good!… dont know can try or not 😦

    Comment by sujit — March 25, 2008 @ 7:44 am | Reply

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