Sunday, March 4, 2012

Matar Pulao / Green Peas Pulao

Brown Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cloves - 5
Whole Black Pepper - 10
Green Chili - 5, slit
Raw Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Red Onion - 1 medium size, finely sliced
Frozen Peas - 1 cup
Pulao Masala - 1/2 tsp
Raw Cashewnuts - a handful

Cook the rice till done and keep it aside to cool down.

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, raw sugar.

Then add the sliced onion and slit green chilies and saute on low flame till the onion caramelises. Add the cashewnuts and saute for a minute more. Remove the caramelised onion and cashewnuts and keep aside.

In the same skillet, add the frozen peas and salt. Sprinkle the pulao masala. Cook for a few minutes till the peas get soft.

Now add the cooked rice and the caramelised onion and cashewnuts. Mix everything well. Adjust the salt. Cook for a few minutes more. Remove and serve.

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