Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hara Bhara Pulao


To be blended into a smooth paste:

1 1/2 cups chopped coriander (dhania)
3-4 green chillies
1" ginger piece
2-3 cloves of garlic
2-3 tbsp water

Other Ingredients:

1 cup long grained rice (basmati)
3 tbsp ghee
1 tsp powdered cardamom, clove and cinnamon
2 bayleaves
1/3 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup cauliflower florets
1/4 cup potato cubes
1/4 cup fresh green peas
salt to taste
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander for garnish


Clean, wash and soak the rice in enough water for atleast 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom powder and bayleaves and sauté for a few seconds. Add the onions, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, rice, the prepared paste and salt, mix well and sauté for another minute. Add 2 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook on a high flame for 2 whistles. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Serves 3