Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Pulao is the perfect dish when we feel very lazy or got late to return home after a hectic office schedule. Also, it is one of the preferable lunch box dish that can be served with any raita. Mint leaves have an aromatic flavor and has lot of medicinal values. It helps in cooling the stomach acids and thus giving a fast relief from acidity. It also helps alleviate indigestion and bloating.


Basmati rice – 2 cups

Onion – 1 medium size

Potato – 1 big size

Peas – 1 small cup

Cloves – 1-2

Cinnamon – 1

Bay Leaf – 1

Oil – 2 tsp

Ghee – 3 tsp

Coriander Leaves – few


Pudina/Mint leaves – 1 small bunch

Garlic flakes – 4

Ginger – 1 small piece

Green chilies – 5


· Wash the pudina/mint leaves and grind coarsely with the above said ingredients.

· Heat oil in the pressure pan, add the necessary spices, then add onions. When the onion turns golden brown, add peas and potato. Add necessary salt and mix well.

· Now add the ground masala and stir well and then add the rice with double the water. Mix well. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 vessels.

· Add 2-3 tsp of ghee after opening and mix well. Adding ghee at this point will give good flavor and aroma to the pulao. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with any raita.


Adlak's tiny world said...

kalakara relly ... too many dishes in two days gap..... Yr anna's favo pulao. Nicely presented...

sriharivatsan said...

Thanx for the lovely words.