Weekends are always special for all of us, as it is the time to spend with family and friends and enjoy some good food. Here we have made an interesting menu with Persian Style Chicken Stew, Herbed Brown Rice, Roasted Potato Salad & Marble Cake.
You can surprise your friends and family with menu that Archana's Kitchen has planned for you. The meal plate will always help you understand what dish should be paired with dish keeping the nutrition benefits in mind. It is a great way to plan your day and have less chaos in the kitchen.
In this meal plate we have a simple Persian style chicken and kidney bean stew. The stew is flavoured with freshly chopped coriander leaves and parsley leaves which gives in the freshness and amazing flavour. Kidney beans is a great source of protein to be added for your everyday diet. When combined with chicken,this dish will give you a good amount of nutrition necessary for our everyday diet.
We have then paired the stew with a simple herbed rice made using brown rice. It is a good tip to substitute your white rice with brown as it contains higher fiber content than white. It is also good for controlling your weight. Any food when eaten at right proportion is great. The herbed rice is flavoured with caramelised onions and some mixed herbs.
By the side we have roasted potato salad which just takes 20 minutes to prepare. The roasted potato are seasoned with paprika, dried oregano and thyme. Finally tossed in with crumbled mozzarella cheese, crunchy onions and garlic. Making it a perfect salad to go along with stew and herbed rice.
The meal will never end with a craving for dessert, so here we have paired a small slice of eggless marble cake. It is a great balance of chocolate and vanilla which is quite soft and moist. Try this meal plate for your weekend special.
1. Persian Style Chicken & Kidney Bean Stew Recipe
A one pot delicious stew made with a blend of rajma beans and chicken. The stew is flavoured with fresh herbs like coriander leaves and parsley. The stew just takes 15 minutes to finish and can be served over a bed of herbed rice for a complete meal.
If you are looking for more stew recipes here are some :
- Moroccan Style Vegetable Stew Recipe
- Khoresht Fesenjan Recipe (Persian Vegetarian Pomegranate Walnut Stew)
- Kerala Style Kappa Ishtoo Recipe (Tapioca Stew Recipe)
2. Herbed Brown Rice Recipe
It is a great option to replace white rice with brown rice in your everyday diet. Here we have made simple herbed rice using a one pot pressure cooker. The rice are flavoured with some caramelised onions, garlic and some dried herbs to your rice. This pairs very well with stew or curries by the side.
If you are looking for more brown rice recipe here are some :
- Brown Rice Kozhukattai Recipe (Savory Brown Rice Dumplings)
- Sweet and Sour Vegetable Recipe with Tofu & Brown Rice
- Mexican Brown Rice and Quinoa Casserole Recipe
3. Baby Potato Salad with Onion & Cheese Recipe
A quick salad to go by the side made with roasted baby potatoes, crumbled cheese, crunchy onion and seasoned with dried herbs. The simplicity of this salad not only saves your time from cooking but also brings out a good flavour. We have just pan roasted the baby potatoes with skin to add a little extra texture.
If you are looking for more Salad recipes here are some :
- Zucchini Salad Recipe With Thai Hot Chili Dressing
- Cauliflower & Cucumber Raita Recipe (Cauliflower Yogurt Salad)
- Chickpea Orange Salad Recipe with Sun Dried Tomatoes
4. Eggless Marble Cake Recipe
You would always want to crave for a dessert at the end of your meal. Here we have added a slice of marble cake which is moist, fluffy, tasty and very soft, with the blend of chocolate and vanilla flavours. Try it and you will make it again and again.
If you are looking for more cake recipe here are some :
- Eggless Devil's Food Cake Recipe
- Eggless Date & Walnut Oatmeal Cake Recipe
- Quick & Easy Apple Cake Recipe