Aloo pulao is a very simple dish which has a lovely aroma on pureed onions through out the rice..I make pulao differently each time and this is one of my favourite recipe. It is pretty mild and taste great with any spicy curries or raita..
Jeera Veg Pulao
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4
Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Ghee – 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Onion – 1 medium size sliced thinly
Tomatoes – 2 sliced thinly
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Potatoes – 2 peeled and cubed
Milk – 1 cup
Water – 2 cup
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped
Salt to taste
Onion – 1 large peeled and chopped
Green Chillies – 5 to 6 or to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf – 1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai – 4 cm piece
Soak basmati rice for 30 mins. Drain and set aside.
Take ingredients for masala and puree them. Set aside.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in cumin seeds and turmeric, crackle them.
Add in onions and fry till golden.
Add in tomatoes and cook till mushy.
Now add in the ground masala and cook till oil separates,
Add in potatoes and toss well. Add in rice and mix well.
Pour in milk and water. Season with salt and mix well.
Bring it to boil, Cover the cooker. Simmer the flame and cook on low heat for 15 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.
Open the cooker and fluff the rice, add in coriander leaves and mix well.
|Take all your ingredients|
|First lets make the simple masala..T|
ake one onion in a blender
|add in few green chillies|
|add in ginger and garlic paste or |
chopped ginger and garlic
|add in fennel seeds and cinnamon|
|make it into a rough puree|
|Heat ghee in a pressure cooker or a normal pan..|
Add in some cumin seeds
|add a dash of turmeric powder|
|in goes some sliced onions|
|fry them till golden|
|add in sliced tomatoes|
|cook that down|
|add in the masala|
|cook till oil separates and raw smell leaves from this|
|add in potatoes|
|toss well in the masala|
|add in the soaked drained rice|
|add in 1 cup of milk|
|and 2 cups of water|
|add little salt|
|bring it to a boil and cook covered on a very low |
flame for 15 mins
|you can drizzle little ghee on top and |
add some coriander leaves