Thursday, 27 December 2012

Pudina Pulao

Last week saw this recipe in a cookery show. Tried it out and it came out wonderful. I personally don't like pudina much, but after trying out this recipe i do it often. So lets start!!!

Serving Suggestions:   2

Basmathi Rice - 1 cup
Pudina - 1 cup
Peas(frozen) - 1/2 cup
Small onion shallots - 10
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic - 4
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt - as per taste
Water- 2 cups
Lime juice - 1tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 2
Cardamom - 2

1.Soak basmati rice for atleast 10 minutes. 
2.In a kadai, add one tablespoon of ghee and add the soaked rice and fry till all the water gets absorbed. Set it aside.Pressure cook the rice with 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.
3.I used frozen peas which can be soaked in water for 5 minutes and can be used directly.If using dry peas, soak it in water 12 hours before.
4.In a kadai, add one tablespoon of oil. Add the onion shallots and fry till it turns golden.
5.Add green chilly and fry. Add ginger, garlic, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, pudina, coriander leaves, coconut. Fry for 2 mins, cool and grind with little water.
6.Add oil and ghee in another pan, fry the ground paste in medium flame for 2 mins. Add salt and peas and mix till raw smell disappears.
7.Now, add rice to it and mix. Add lime juice and required salt for the rice.
8.Add little ghee to the rice, close and cook in low flame for 10 mins.

Serve it with onion or any other raitha of your choice.

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