This is where the saga of healthy food starts in my life. I was just few days into making healthy food, as it happened I was supposed to make palak paneer sabji with paratha but I was too tired to make paratha so I thought why don’t I make palak paneer rice as I have got everything on hand with me, I just needed to soak rice and boil it while I cook palak paneer gravy on side. So plan was decided, I tightened up my duppata like a scene of Karan johar movie (lol... too cheesy) well just fold up my sleeves and started to work on my another healthy dinner.
I was midway there and thought only rice won’t be good for dinner so was wondering what I should make for side that will go well with rice and is healthy yet easy to prepare. My crazy mind started finding options but in my pantry I only had cucumber, beetroot and carrot so what to do? I thought for few min and came up with plan.
Rice was cooking on one side and on the other side gravy. Mean while I started grating all three ingredients one by one. I had few extra chopped onions left so I jumbled them up with cucumber and curd and made a raita out of it. So here I was with beetroot carrot salad, the raita and palak paneer rice. Tadaaa..! Everything tasted good. But the verdict of my best critic was yet to come.
Meanwhile, there was still light peeping through my window. I was high on adrenaline, that hormone which makes you feel strong emotions and excitement. So I put on the music on high beats and started plating to take pictures while my little man crawling here and there between my legs. Within few minutes task was done. But the energy was still up so I uploaded the pictures on instagram. Next day to my surprise, this picture was on vogue digital version with other bloggers I follow. Now this was thrilling as much as motivating.
And yes the man of the house (my critic) loved the dinner; he is one of those few who don’t fancy salad and that too having beetroot in it. but he loved it so much that he finished it all. And I was so happy to see him hog away everything. It was an achievement.
Palak paneer rice
"Let thy greens be thy medicine
and thy medicine be thy greens" - JULIEANNA HEVER
lots of love
P.S: recipe for salad and raita will be covered up in next post.