Monday, March 21, 2011

Simple Rice pulao

Some weeks never seem to end. Lately I am often stuck at work and come home only after 6:30 PM. This means I hardly have any energy left to cook an elaborate meal, even though cooking relaxes me. My sweet husband doesn't complain at all when all he gets is simple pulao with raita and pickle for dinner and next days lunch.
This is one such recipe which I make when I am either falling short of veggeis or time. Either way, this pulao needs hardly 20 mins for 2 cups of rice.

Ingredients:
Frozen veggies: 1 cup (mine had peas, corn, carrot and beans).
Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Ghee or dalda: 1 tbsp
Green Chili: 2 or 3, slit
Onion: 1 small, chopped
Salt: according to taste
For flavor
Starani/Flower: 1
Bay leaf (biryani patta): 1
Cloves: 2
Cinnamon: 1 inch piece
Fennel seeds (sounf): 1 tsp

Method:
  • Wash the rice and keep aside
  • Heat ghee in a pot and add everything under, 'for flavor'. 
  • Fry for a few seconds and add the green chili and onions. 
  • Once the onions are soft, add the mixed veggies and fry for couple of minutes. 
  • Now add rice and salt. Fry for a minute and add 3 and half cups of water. 
  • Cover the pot but make sure to stir it once in a while.
  • Once the rice is cooked, serve with raita or any gravy.

21 comments:

  1. Very inviting and delicious pulao !!!

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  2. nice, simple yet very inviting pulav recipe..
    Tasty appetite

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  3. Pulao looks so tasty and inviting. Loved the recipe where the grains look so distinct.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. tasty and nutrutious and quick to make a meal

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  5. Dear Madhu,

    Love this delicious looking pulav.

    Thanks for all your wonderful words in my blog during my absence.Happy to know that you are enjoying the juice recipes.

    Regarding the plantain peel in the chutney,the plantain peel is not too sticky.The chutney is not sticky too.

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  6. Wow rice luks fluffy and yummm, beautiful pulao

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  7. Yummy rice makes drooling Madhu.

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  8. The rice looks very appetizing with each grain showing so long and seprate :)!!!

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  9. Simple but yet a delicious and great looking pulao..

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  10. Use of star anise look sounds yum

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  11. Hey this seems easy and wonderful... on my list for tomorrows lunch menu

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  12. Quick and simply delicious pulao.

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  13. Quick and delicious rice,makes me hungry

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  14. Gorgeous pulao..my mouth is watering..it's so tempting
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  15. Fabulous and yummy one pot meal.

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  16. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm naiceee and lovely

    Bikram's

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  17. very delicious and inviting pulav,luks yum...

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  18. The pulav has come out perfectly.The grains have been cooked to perfection without sticking.

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