Sunday, January 27, 2013

Zatpat Pulav / Instant Pulav

As the name suggests its instant pulav which can be made in no time.

My Ingredients :

Onions :  2 medium size.
Ginger  :   1tsp finely chopped.
Garlic   :   1 pod / 10- 12 cloves of garlic.
Basmati Rice : 2 cups. soaked in water for atleast 15 minutes

Vegetables for Pulav :

Green peas  1/2 cup. ( Fresh or Frozen).
Beans          1/2 cup  (cut into 1 inch) 
Cauliflower   1/2 cup
Carrot           1/4 cup
Boil all  above vegetables in  31/2 cup of water and 1 tsp of salt. Retain the stock which is used to cook rice.

For dry masala :
Coriander seeds    2 Tsp
Cumin seeds          1 Tsp
Cinnamon             11/2 inch stick
Cardamom   pods     3-4
Cloves                  3-4
Grind into coarse powder in an clean dry coffee grinder or grinder mixer.

Heat  around 2 tsp of oil in cooker, add chopped onions  fry till the onions changes its color to light brown do not caramelize onions. Now add ginger and garlic fry for minute.
Add half the quantity of above dry masala, saute for a minute or two. Add  soaked rice and saute for minute.
Add 3 cups of  vegetable stock and take 2 whistles. Once pressure comes down open the lid and add 1 tbsp of butter.
Granish with coriander. Serve with  sweet boondi raita.

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