Monday, February 2, 2009

Spicy Peas Pulao.

Pulao is the name given to rice cooked in a particular way. It involves toasting the rice first and then cooking it with a variety of vegetables or meat in a blend of spices. Peas pulao is normally very simple with minimal spices , rice and green peas. This however is a different recipe than the traditional way to make the Pulao.

Ingredients :

1/2 cup green peas , 1/2 cup Basmati Rice ,

2 tbspn oil , 1 pinch asafoetida , 1/4 tspn Mustard seeds ,

1/4th tspn cumin ,1/4th tspn turmeric , Salt to taste , 1/4 tspn sugar ,

3/4th Tspn red chilly powder , 3/4th tspn Garam Masala

Procedure :

Heat oil in a pan . Add cumin and mustard seed. After they splutter add asafoetida and turmeric followed by green peas . Stir well for about a minute. After the initial sizzle of green peas goes away add rice and toast them on medium low heat for about 3-4 minutes. Add Garam Masala , Red chilly powder , salt to taste , sugar and toast the rice for another minute . A well roasted mixture of rice and veggies helps to cut down on the cooking time . Add water as required and cover the pan for the rice to cook. You may at this moment use the microwave to proceed further cooking . Do not add excess water . This method results in an exceptionally fluffy rice with the grains separated, and not sticky.

You may serve this pulao with Tomato shorba or Dal soup.


Manish Chauhan said...

Nice one :)

Somedays back , i got out of mind and cooked palak peas egg Pulav :)

That was awesome though .

I like this blog and like to learn more on cooking :)


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Swati said...

Hey guys ,

This goes to all the regular visitors and those who appreciate the blog.It encourages me to keep updating it with the new dishes that i make. Believe me cooking brings pleasure and is not as difficult as it seems to be.

Enjoy Cooking !!! Your comments and suggestions are always welcome .....

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