Thursday, May 26, 2011

Warm Medley Rice Salad

Chitra Pal Warm Medley Rice Salad

This warm Salad can be perfect combination with your grilled chicken, meat or fish. It has lots of fiber in it so its very good for health..


1. ½ cup of brown rice medley

2. 1 tbsp of butter

3. ½ cup of mix vegetable ( carrots, peas, corn and beans)

4. Salt to taste

5. One fresh bay leaf

6. 1 tbsp of olive oil

7. 1 ½ cup of vegetable broth or chicken broth

8. Cilantro/Dhaniya leaves to garnish


1. In rice cooker or pot adds butter and olive oil warm the oil and add bay leaf.

2. Do not wash the rice and add to the cooker and sauté them for 5 minutes just to roast them for some time.

3. Now add the mix vegetables and sauté them too.

4. After the vegetables are sautéed add salt and mix well.

5. Add the broth and let the rice cook after that take out the bay leaf.

6. Garnish with cilantro leaves or chives and serve it warm as a salad with grilled chicken breasts.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Oven Baked “No Oil” Onion Rings

Chitra Pal Oven Baked No Oil Onion Rings

These Crispy Onion Rings are my favorite. But whenever we order them from our favorite restaurants they are all fried or baked with oil. But these are low calorie, no fried, oven baked without oil Onion rings are so crispy delicious that you can have all without any guilt. Enjoy guys..


1. 1 large Onion sliced in rings ½ inch each

2. 1 cup of bread crumbs

3. 1 cup of baked pita chips or nacho chips

4. ½ tsp of red chili flakes

5. ½ tsp of cayenne pepper

6. Salt to taste

7. 1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour – 1/2 cup dry and 1 cup mixed with water to make a thick paste


1. Preheat the oven at 425 F.

2. Take the onion rings and separate they put them in brown grocery bag or ziplock bag.

3. Put the ½ cup of flour and little salt and cayenne pepper in the brown bag. Shake the bag very well so that onion rings are dusted/ coated with flour.

4. In another tray make the wet ingredient (flour and water) with no lumps.

5. In a chopper machine add bread crumbs, chips and cayenne pepper, salt and red chili flakes.

6. Run the machine so that it mixes well and turn into very smooth dry mixture. Put this in different tray.

7. Now take out the onion rings and dust the extra flour.

8. Keep them in baking sheet and pick them one by one now with tongs, dip them in the wet flour mixture and then dip at last in bread crumbs mixture.

9. Make sure all sides of onion rings are covered with bread crumbs.

10. In a baking sheet lay the aluminum foil so that onion rings do not stick to the sheet. Start layering the onion rings on it.

11. Bake them till golden brown. It took 20-25 minutes depending on different ovens and their temperature.

12. Serve them hot with mustard sauce and ketchup or lemon wedges. There is no oil, they are not fried so enjoy them without any guilt.