Aug 31, 2015

Kuthiraivali Vegetable Pulao Recipe - Barnyard Millet Pulao Recipe



This is a simple pulao which i made using barnyard / kuthiraivali..Very healthy and pretty easy to make as well. I used barnyard millet for this, you can use varagu , samai or any millet as you like.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Serves : 2 to 3

Ingredients:

Barnyard Millet / Kuthiraivali - 1 cup
Oil or Ghee - 2 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 1
Onion - 1 medium size sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 2 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Carrot - 1 medium size cubed
Beans - 5 chopped
Capsicum / Bell Peppers - 1/2 chopped
Salt to taste
Water - 1.5 cup

Method:

Wash millet really well and soak it for 15 mins or so

Heat oil in a cooker. Add in all the whole spices and let them sizzle.

Add in onions, chillies and cook till golden. 

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in carrots, beans and capsicum and saute for a min.

Add in the drained millet and toss well in the oil...Add in water, salt and mix well.

Cover and simmer. Pressure cook on a very low heat for 10 mins. 

Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and fluff the rice.

Serve.

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Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Wash the millet well


soak it in water for 15 mins


Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker


Add in all the whole spices


Saute for a min or so


Add in onions and chillies


saute for a min


add in ginger garlic paste


add in some chopped mint and coriander leaves


add in capsicum, beans and carrots


toss well


drain the millet


add the millet into the oil


toss well in the oil


cover with water


mix well


add in salt


mix well and bring it to a boil..Simmer and cook


now it is done


fluff the rice


Serve

4 comments:

  1. Have never heard about this grain. But am sure it's healthy.

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  2. Hi Aarthi... I am a regular follower of ur blog. Its bcoz of u I developed interest in cooking and tried many of ur receipes which really came well. Now tell me how much water to be added for 1cup of kuthiravali rice to prepare pulav?

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  3. Can v try this recipe with other millets like samai..varagarisi and thinai ??

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