Monday, 1 September 2008
2 cups - Basmati Rice 1 - Onions 3 tbsp - Ghee 1 - Carrots, cut into cubes 1 - Potatoes, cut into cubes 1/2 cup - Peas 1 cup - Cauliflower, cut into florets 2 tbsp - Cashewnuts 1 tbsp - Raisins Salt To Taste 1 Pinch - Turmeric powder
Grind to Paste: 1 Inch - Ginger 5 - Garlic cloves 1 - Onions 3 - Green chillies 2 - Cinnamon sticks 3 - Cloves 1/4 cup - Mint leaves 3 - Cardamoms
Soak rice for half an hour. Heat 1 Tbsp of ghee is a pan, fry cashewnuts and raisins. Keep aside. Heat the remaining ghee in thick bottomed vessel and fry the ground paste for 10 minutes. Add the vegetables and mix well. Cook until the masala separates from oil and vegetables (subzi) gets tender. Add turmeric powder. Add rice, salt, four cups of water and stir well. Cover and cook until the rice is done on slow flame. Stir once a while . Just before serving take the rice in serving bowl, add the nuts and mix well.
Serve vegetable (sabzi) pulao hot with raita