Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Shahi Jeera Pulav

Shahi Jeera Pulav:

This is a most simple and tasty one pot meal. Best recipe when your fridge is running out of vegetables and you are digging in your fridge to find something to make use of :)

Basmati Rice - 1 cup (I used normal rice)
Sugar - 1 tspn
Cumin seeds - 1 1/2  tspn
Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
Pudina - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (Finely Chopped)
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic Paste - 1 tspn
Salt to taste
Ghee / butter / oil - 3 tspn
Water: 2 cups

1) Take a pan, add 1 tsp and add rice and fry for 2 mins and soak in the water for min 30 mins. (If you have a rice cooker, just soak the rice in the same vessel)
2) In the same pan, add remaining ghee and once hot, add jeera, and add sugar and let it melt and turn brown (Caramelise)
3) To this add onions, salt and saute for a minute.
4) Now add ginger garlic paste , green chillies and saute till raw smell leaves.
5) Then add chopped Pudina and Coriander and saute for another 30 secs and pour this mixture into the soaked rice and turn on the rice cooker to cooking.
6) If you are using cooker, then saute the above mixture  and add the soaked rice and let it whistle twice when its done.
7) Shahi Jeera pulav is ready to be served with your favourite raita or any subji of your choice.



Julie said...

Very delicious n yummy !!
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Madhavi Iyer said...

Hey Julie. you too have a lovely blog. Will surely follow. keep in touch.