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Friday, November 26, 2010
Serving 2 persons
1.All cut vegetables like carrot,beans,cauli flower,green peas,potatoes,bell pepper(yellow,green and red)(avoid beet root,otherwise the dish would look full red) - 2 cups
2.Chopped Onion-2 big
5.Cinnamon sticks(pattai)-1 inch(1) (optional)
7.Sunflower oil- 4 to 5 full spoons
10.Basmati rice-1 cup
11. water-2 1/2 cups.
12.Green chillies-4 or 6
13.Cashew nuts - 10 no
Step2 :To grind:
1.Mint leaves-1 cup
In mixer make a fine paste with all the step2 ingredients.
1.Soak basmati rice for 10 mins.Drain it and keep it aside.
2.Heat 3 spoons of oil,add sounf,cardamon,cinnamon sticks & cloves.
3.Then add chopped onion,green chillies and a little salt,to avoid browning.Fry it for 5 mins till it turns to a pinkish color.
4.Add the grounded paste to the fried onion,fry this for 10 mins(till the raw smell goes off).
5.Now add curd.After 2 mins,add all the cut vegetables to this mixture.Mix well, so that the spices spread evenly.
6.Switch off the flame after 5 mins.
7.Now in an electric cooker add rice,water,salt&veggie mix.
8.Add 1 spoon full of ghee.Close the lid.
9.Once the pulav is done,add fried cashew & chopped cilantro on top.
10.Serve this SPICY PULAV with RAITA,SLICED CUCUMBER AND CARROT.
This pulav will have a greenish texture due to cilantro and mint paste.If u want a white pulav as shown in the photograph,chop cilantro&mint instead of grinding.And fry it with ginger-garlic paste.