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Friday, May 8, 2009


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This is the easiest of all pulaos, a quick filling meal, very colourful and children love it.


Basmati rice : 2 cups
Shelled peas - 2 cups
Big Onion - 2
Mint leaves - 2 handfuls
Coriander leaves - 2 handfuls
Green chillies - 4 to 5
Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon sticks - 2
Cloves - 6
Cardamom - 4
Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 ladle
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Salt - as per taste
Water - 4 cups


Wash well and soak basmati rice in water for half-an-hour.

Grind together onions, coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, and cumin seeds to a paste.

In a pressure pan, heat oil and butter. Add cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves. Then add the ground paste and fry till oil leaves the sides. Now add the water, salt and garam masala powder. When water boils, add the peas. Now, strain the rice thoroughly and add to the water. Mix well. Cover it and cook for 3 whistles. When the pressure is released, take out the rice and mix well carefully without breaking the grains. Transfer it to a bowl or hot-pack and serve hot with roasted masala-papads or any raitha of your choice.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely colour of the rice..thanks for the entry


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