A simple and clean pulao, taste fantastic with any spicy curries or gravies..I made it quite easy, in my opinion, pulao has to be simple without lots of spice powders but it should have a whole lot of flavour from the whole spices.
I have a quite a few pulao recipe in this blog. Check out my Spicy Aloo Peas Pulao, Peas Pulao and many more..For Non Veg Version, check out my Chicken Pulao & Mutton Pulao
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins (Includes cooking soya chunks)
Serves : 3 to 4
Basmati Rice - 1 cup ( I used normal cooking rice )
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 4 to 5 slit lengthwise
Peas - 1 cup Optional ( I used frozen )
Salt to taste
Water - 1.5 cup
Oil - 1 tblspn
Ghee - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai - 4 cm stick
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp ( I used Shahi Jeera)
Cloves / Krambu - 4 piece
Star Anise / Natchathira Sombu - 1
Kal Paasi / Black Stone Flower - 2 piece
Wash and Soak Basmati Rice for 30 mins. Cook Soya Chunks as per this direction and set aside.
Heat Oil and Ghee in a pressure cooker.
Add in all whole spices and let them sizzle for a min. Add in sliced onions and green chillies. Sprinkle some salt and cook the onions till it turns golden.
Now add in ginger and garlic paste and saute for a min.
Add in peas, garam masala powder and soya chunks. Toss well.
Add in soaked rice and mix well in the masala.
Pour in water and mix well. Bring this whole thing to a boil, simmer and cook for 1 whistle, simmer the flame and let it cook on a very low heat for 7 to 8 min. Switch off the heat and let them steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and fluff the rice.
Serve it with your favorite curry.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Check here to know how to cook soya chunks|
|Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker|
|Add your aromatic whole spices|
|Sauce them for a min|
|Add in onions and green chillies|
|Saute them for couple of min|
|Add some salt to make the onions cook faster|
|Now the onions are almost golden|
|Add in ginger and garlic paste|
|Saute them for a min|
|I also added some frozen peas for colour|
|Sprinkle a healthy amount of garam masala|
|This is a stuff which i made, click here for recipe|
|Mix that well|
|Add in cooked soya|
|Add in soaked rice|
|Toss well with the masala|
|Bring it to boil|
|cover and cook|
|Fluff the rice up|