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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coriander Pulao

1.Coriander leaves - 1medium size bunch (makes around 1/2 cup paste)
2.Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
3.Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
4.Red chilli powder  - 1/2 tsp
5.Salt - to taste
6.Cumin seeds -1/4tsp
7.Cinnamon stick - 1
8.Cloves - 3
9.Cardamom  -3
10.Oil - 4tbsp
11.Rice - 1 1/2 cup(standard cup size) or 2cups rice cooker cup
12.Coconut paste - 11/2 tbsp
13.Jeera powder - 1/2tsp
14.Broken Cashewnuts - 2tsp
15.Green chillies - 5
16.Potatoes - 1medium(chopped medium pieces)
17.Green beans - 10(cut into pieces)
18.Tomato -1(chopped)
19.Frozen green peas - 1/8cup
20.water - 31/4 cups

1.Blend coriander leaves,green chillies into smooth paste.
2.In a pressure cooker heat oil .Add cashewnuts and fry till it changes color.Add cinnamon stick,cloves,cardamom and fry for a minute.
3.Add all the chopped vegetables and saute for a minute.To this add ginger garlic paste and cook till rawness disappears.
4.Add turmeric powder,salt,red chilli powder and mix well.To this add coriander paste,coconut paste and fry in medium flame for 5-6minutes.
5.Add 3 1/4 cups water to the coriander paste and let it boil.
6.Finally add washed rice and pressure cook in high flame for 5mts and reduce the flame to medium and cook for 5mts.Turn off the flame.
7.Once the pressure releases remove the lid and add frozen green peas.Cover the lid again for 5mts.
8.Transfer it to the bowl and serve with raita or your choice of your curry.

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