Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pulao / Pulav

Pulav or Pulao whatever it is called, is a very simple and yummy dish. Easy to make, A perfect lunch box for kids, for day outings n all..

Serves -2

  1. Basmati Rice- 1 cup
  2. Onion- 1/4, sliced
  3. Carrot,cut into small cubes- 1/2 cup
  4. Green peas-,fresh/frozen- 1/2 cup
  5. Ginger garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
  6. Ghee- 3 teaspoon
  7. Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Salt- 1-2 teaspoon,as required
  9. Water-1 1/2 cups
  10. Bay leaves- 2
  11. Cinnamon stick- 1 small
  12. Cardamom- 2
  13. Cloves-2
  14. Cashew - 10
  15. Raisins-10

  1. Wash,drain and keep the rice aside
  2. Heat 2 teaspoon ghee in a pan and add bay leaves,cinnamon,cardamom,cloves and saute till the aroma fills the air. 
  3. Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell is gone
  4. Add the sliced onions and saute till light colour
  5. Add the cut carrots and fresh green peas and saute for 2 mins.
  6. Now add the drained rice,salt,turmeric powder and saute for a min (check for the salt requirement adn add salt)
  7. Add the water,cover and cook till rice is cooked and water is absorbed
  8. Heat the remaining ghee in another pan and toss the cashews and raisins
  9. Mix them with the rice
  10. Pulao is ready
Serve hot with cucumber raita! When you dont prefer to bite the cinnamon sticks or cardomom, u can grdng them to a powder and add it. Its yummy yummy. Just give a try.

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