Pulao

Pulao is full on flavors and absolutely mouth watering recipe of rice & vegetables, and the whole spices in it makes it irresistibly fragrant. It is an easy one pot recipe. 

Also try: Indian Mexican Rice.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 35 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  1. Basmati Rice – 1 cup 
  2. Potato – 1 small-medium (chopped)
  3. Green Peas – 1/4 cup
  4. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  5. Cauliflower – 2/3 cup (roughly chopped) (optional)
  6. Garlic – 2 cloves (crushed)
  7. Tomato – 2 medium-large (blend to a smooth paste)
  8. Green Chili – 1 (finely chopped)
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  10. Asafoetida a large pinch
  11. Bay Leaf – 1
  12. Black Cardamom – 1
  13. Cloves – 2
  14. Black Peppercorns – 6
  15. Turmeric Powder – 1/3 tsp
  16. Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
  17. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  18. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  19. Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 2 tbsp
  20. Water – 2 cups
  21. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Pulao:

  1. Soak rice for 20 mins
  2. Meanwhile heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add black cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and black peppercorns. Saute until fragrant
  3. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let it splutter
  4. Add onion, green chili and garlic. Saute until light golden brown
  5. Add tomato paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chili powder. Saute until ghee separates
  6. Add cauliflower, green peas, potatoes and garam masala powder. Mix and cook for a min
  7. Thoroughly rinse the soaked rice and add it to the cooker along with 2 cups of water and salt. Give it a gentle mix and close the lid
  8. Let two whistles blow on a medium-high flame, turn off the flame and do not release the pressure. Once pressure settles down open the lid and your Pulao is ready. Enjoy with curd, raita, chutney or pickle.

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