Sometimes it happens that you have to prepare something in a jiffy, something that is a complete meal and doesnot take much time. Yes, I am in such situations often and my hubby wont take a smoothie or a salad for a meal. So, what do I do? Well, I make this Pulao and serve it with raitas and with some chopped tomatoes and onions. I takes just 15-20 minutes to make the whole lot. While the rice is cooking in the microwave, I whip up the raita and chop the salad.
Here is my way of making this pulao. Before that, if you have missed my earlier post, here is a reminder, I am hostng a giveaway here from CSN stores. Do drop your comments on this post and be a part of the giveaway. Who knows you could be the lucky winner!
Coming back to the recipe..
You will need.
2 cups boiled rice.
1/2 cup peas.
1 onion chopped.
2 cardamom pods crushed.
1 tsp cumin seeds.
2 bay leaves.
1 green chilli slit.
Some cashew nuts.
1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
1/2 red chilli powder.(optional).
Salt to taste.
1 tbsp oil or ghee.
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish.(optional)
Heat a pan and add ghee/oil. When heated add the cumin seeds, green chilli, bay leaves and crushed cardamon pods. Saute for 30 seconds and add the chopped onions. Saute for 2 minutes till they are translucent and add the peas, raisans adn split cashew nuts. Heat for another 2 minutes. Now add the turmeric powder and salt and give a good stir. Add the rice and mix well. Cover the pan and let it cook for 2-3 minutes on a low heat. When done, take it off gas and pulao is ready to serve.
Serve hot with Raita and Salad.
Sending this off to MLLA#26 hosted by Briciole. This event is the brain child of Susan of 'The well Seasoned cook'