Sometime last week, I came across this article on the Internet talking about N.A.D.D. It stands for Nerd Attention Deficiency Disorder. The author says, it is a kind of deficiency in which people are always multi-tasking. Everything that the author was talking about, sounded so familiar to me!! I found myself nodding my head in agreement to everything he had written in the article :).....I figured that Naveen is hit with NADD too!!!! :D
Naveen is the kind who is always restless. He cannot sit idle even for a minute, without his laptop or the TV or his CD player or a book.... After returning home from work, the first thing that people would normally do is drink coffee, waste a few minutes doing nothing.... But the case is a little different in our house. The first thing he does is, logs into his laptop, opens his Google reader and starts browsing through his list of blogs/mailbox/news!! While he is waiting for one of the pages to load, he takes his shoes and jacket off!!!! :D And while he is waiting up on something else next time, he remembers to ask me for a cup of coffee and something to eat!! :) Its sometimes fun to watch them hurrying with everything around, trust me.... Well, this isn't all... I only told you the fun part! On the other side, you can never win an argument against people with NADDs...they seem to have a solution or answer to anything you say, with proof and supporting documentation!!!!!! :)))
THINK.... before you say anything in front of NADDs. You might end up making a fool of yourself in front of someone who has a good reading habit and would, in all probability, have read about what you are talking!! ;)
Here's the link to the article I was talking about Rands In Response - NADD
Wondering what NADD has to do with Fresh Dill Rice??! Well, nothing!!!! I'm just yapping... :P
Will head straight to the recipe now.... Enjoi!!
1 cup Basmati Rice/Long Grain rice (washed and soaked in water for about 30 mins)
1/2 - 3/4 bunch Fresh Dill leaves, chopped finely
1/2 cup Peas/carrots, fresh/frozen (While using dried peas, soak overnight and pressure cook until done)
1-2 tsp Ghee/Butter
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp Haldi
1 tsp Lemon juice
Salt as per taste
1 tsp Jeera
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Saunf
2" Cinnamon stick
1-2 Bay Leaves
10-12 Black pepper corns
1-2 Elaichi/Cardamoms, de skinned
- Powder all the ingredients for the dry masala in a blender and keep aside; Make sure NOT to add any water while powdering.
- Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan; Add jeera and allow it to splutter. Drain out the water from the soaked rice; Add rice to the pan and saute for minute or two.
- Add the dry masala powder, peas and carrots and the chopped dill leaves; Pour about 1.5 cups of water, salt and mix well. Bring to boil and then cook covered on medium heat for about 10 mins or until done.
- Switch off the stove; Pour lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot with raita and enjoi!
Prep time: About 20-30 mins (excluding soaking time)
Serves: 2-3 people