Thursday, August 11, 2011
Simple Gobi Mutter Pulav
I always loved the combination of gobi and mutter...I thought,for a change why not make pulav with it?? And to my surprise it tasted really good!!!...The warm and comforting flavor of the spices added an extra touch to the simple vegetables and so,there was this yummy pulav:))..I wanted to share this with everyone immediately...
1) Basmati rice - 1 1/4th cup
2) Cauliflower florets - 1 1/2 cups
3) Green peas - 3/4th cup
4) Finely sliced onions - 1 big
5) Bay leaf - 1 to 2
6) Shahi jeera(can also use ordinary cumin seeds) - 1
7) Green chillies slitted - 2
8) Oil - 2tblsp
9) Hing - little
10) Garam masala powder - 1 1/2tblsp
11) Kasoori methi(dry fenugreek leaves)crushed - 1tsp
12) Salt to taste
13) Water - 2 1/2 th cups
14) Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped - 1/2 cup
Utensil used - Microwave safe bowl/cooker
Wash rice and drain it.Keep it side.
In a saute pan,heat oil and fry bay leaf,hing,cumin seeds.Add onions and green chillies to the pan and saute till translucent.Now,add cauliflower florets and saute till partly tender.Next,add green peas to the same,fry for a minute or two.Now,add salt and kasoori methi,mix well.Lovely aroma fills the air,which is just heaven!!!Finally,add rice to the pan and fry for a minute or two till it absorbs all the flavor and everything is incorporated well.Switch off the stove.
Transfer the same to the microwave safe bowl.Add water to the bowl.Now,comes the flavorful part..Garam masala,mix it well with everything.Adjust salt.
Cook in microwave on high for 15 minutes(with a closed lid),stirring every 5 minutes.Finally,when last 5 minutes is left,add chopped coriander leaves to the bowl,stir carefully and cook.
That's it..Hot yummy pulav is ready!!! Serve it with raita and chips...
Note: Microwave timing may vary,cook accordingly.Can also add few mint leaves to the rice.Can cook the pulav on stove top,just adjust water accordingly.