Saturday, February 22, 2014

Coconut Milk Pulav

This is a Simple Pulav and not at all spicy hence Kid's Friendly.Again learnt it from a TV Show but I added my own touch to it

Ingredients
Part -1
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Coconut Milk - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 11/2 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil / Ghee - 1 tablespoon
  • Bayleaf - 1
  • Star Anise - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
  • Cloves - 2
Part - 2 - Masala Paste
  • Small onions - 20 nos
  • Badam - 5 nos
  • Khus Khus (dry roasted) - 1 teaspoon
  • Green chilly - 1
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Ginger - 1 small piece
Part 3 - Vegetables
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Beans - 6 nos (cut it lengthwise)
  • Carrot - 1(diced into cubes)
  • Potato -1 (diced into cubes)

Part 4 - Others
  • Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
Part 5 - Garnish / Topping
  • Fried Bread Cubes - 15 nos
Method
Step - 1 Basmathi rice preparation
  • Soak Basmati rice for 15 minutes and drain the same
  • In a heavy bottomed kadai / vessel heat oil + ghee.Season with bayleaf, star anise, cardamom, cloves
  • Now pour coconut milk and water.Boil it with salt
  • Add soaked and drained Basmathi Rice to it.Close the lid and switch off the stove after 12 minutes
  • Open the lid after 5 minutes
  • Keep this cooked rice aside

Step - 2 - Masala Paste and Vegetables
  • Grind the items given under "Masala Paste" and keep it aside
  • Pressure cook the Vegetables given under "Part -2" and keep it ready
Step 3 - Pulav
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai / pan.Saute the Masala Paste till the raw smell goes
  • Now add the pre cooked vegetables and salt.Just swirl it once
  • Add cooked basmathi rice and mix well using a fork

  • Transfer to a serving bowl.Put fried bread pieces just before serving

It goes well with "Dhal Paneer Subji"