Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Taheri Pulav - Lucknow Special Vegetable Pulav

Iam tagging it under "Kid's Special" because it is not at all spicy


Ingredients

Part 1 - Basmathi Rice
  • Basmathi Rice - 3 cups
  • Water - 41/2 cups
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
Part 2 - Vegetables
  • Carrot, Beans, Cauliflower, Potato - 1 cup
  • Peas - 1/2 cup
Part 3 - Grind and Fry
  • Green Chillies - 3 nos
  • Garlic - 5 nos
  • Cinnamon stick - small piece
  • Sanuf / Sombu - 1/2 teaspoon
Part 4 - Seasoning
  • Oil / Ghee - 3 teaspoons
  • Cardamom - 2 nos (I used 2 pinches of Cardamom powder)
  • Clove - 3 nos
Part 5 - Others
  • Salt - 2 teaspoons
  • Coraindar and Mint leaves - as needed
Method
  • Wash and soak basmathi rice for 20 minutes
  • Boil water with salt , a pinch of cardamom powder and 1 mint and corainder leaf
  • Add the washed and soaked rice.Close the lid
  • Cook it in slow flame
  • After 10 minutes rice is will be cooked
  • Keep it closed for sometime

Step -2 Cooking Vegetables and Masala Paste
  • Pressure cook the vegetables for 1 whistle
  • Grind the items given under "Part 3" and saut it in 1 teaspoon of oil till the raw smell goes

Step 3 - Pulav
  • Heat oil + ghee in a kadai.Saute cloves and cardomom in it.I used a pinch of cardamom powder
  • Add tomato cubes and stir it with a pinch of salt.Make sure that it does not become mushy
  • Add the boiled vegetables and saute it once
  • Now add the masala paste and mix well.Add salt and swirl it once
  • Finally put the cooked basmathi rice and mix it with a fork
  • You may transfer it into a bigger vessel while doing so
  • Garnish with mint and coriander leaves


Lucknow Special Taheri Pulav is ready.Serve with dhal or any spicy gravy