December 1, 2013

Mint pulao



Ingredients:
  1. Raw rice /Basmati rice - 1 cup
  2. Mint leaves - 1/4 cup (small bunch)
  3. Corriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  4. Green peas - 2 tbsp
  5. Potato - 1 medium sized
  6. Onion - 1 1/2 no
  7. Grated coconut - 5 tbsp
  8. Green chillies - 2 nos
  9. A small piece of ginger
  10. Tamarind pulp - 1/2 tsp (concentrate)
  11. Oil - 1 tbsp (or ghee) plus 1 tsp
  12. Cloves - 2 nos
  13. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  14. Bay leaf - 1 no
  15. Cardamom - 1 no
  16. Salt to taste

Method :

1.   Heat 1 tsp of oil, add green chillies, ginger, 1/2 onion, mint leaves, corriander leaves & salt to taste.  Allow it to cool.

2.   Grind the cooked mint leaves mixture with the grated coconut & tamarind pulp to smooth paste.  

3.   Heat oil / ghee in the pressure cooker, add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf & finely chopped onion.  Saute till tender.

4.   Add grounded paste, green peas, diced potato & rice.  Add enough water (For 1 cup raw rice = 2 cups of water ; 1 cup basmati rice = 1 cup of water) & salt to taste.


Serve hot with papads.

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