Creamy dishes are very popular in India. But they are always mainly curry’s which are creamy. Bored with the usual Pulav I end up preparing most of the times, I thought why not try out some cream in Pulav.
Used the usual, basic Pulav recipe & added some cream while preparing it. Turned out really well & it’s scrumptious too, also very flavourful..Try it out…
Ingredients: (Serves 4) Preparation Time: 20 mins
Raw Rice – 2 cups/approximately the amount used for 4 servings
Garlic – 4-5 cloves, peeled
Green Chilli’s – 2
Ginger – 1 small piece the size of an almond
Mint leaves – a handful, approximately about 25 leaves
Mix veggies – 2 cups, I used a mix of carrots, beans, green peas, sweet corn, cauliflower florets. You can use your choice of veggies
Onion – 1 large, diced
Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Cream – 100 ml
Cloves – 3 whole
Cinnamon – a small piece, size of 2 almonds put together
Bay leaves – 1
Star anise – 3/4 of a whole flower
Cardamon – 1 whole, opened up
Cooking Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Wash & drain the rice & keep aside.
Heat oil in a pot. Set heat to medium. Meanwhile make a coarse paste our of the green chilli’s, mint leaves, garlic & ginger. I used a mortar is pestle for this. You can use a blender if you wish to. Keep this green paste aside.
When the oil is hot add the dry spices (Cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, star anise, cardamom) & fry for a minute or two till you can smell a blend of all these spices. Now add the diced onions & also add some salt to accelerate the onion frying process. When the onions turn translucent, add the freshly prepared green paste. Fry till the raw flavours fade away.
Add the red chilli powder. Now add the mixed veggies. Fry them. Add some salt to taste. Mix well. Now add the cream. Mix well. Next add the washed & drained rice. Mix well. Add water equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of rice used. Mix well. Let the mixture come to a boil. Check & adjust salt. Once the water begins to bubble, reduce heat to low & cook for 10-12 minutes, or till done.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves if required.
Serve hot with any raita or plain yogurt by the side.
You can also serve this with some curry of your choice.
You may also want to try out other rice recipes.
- Cabbage pulav (cookingwithsapana.wordpress.com)