Saturday, July 10, 2010

Healthy Pulav/Pilaf/ Pulao/Palav



Pulav is a one pot meal. Usually some ingredients like vegetables, chicken, fish, prawn, meat etc are cooked along with rice. I have used oyster mushrooms, other veggies and spices to make this healthy pulav. Here goes the recipe...

Ingredients:
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Onions - 1 nos
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Carrots - 1 nos
Sweet corn -1/2 cup
Oyster mushroom - 1 cup
Capsicum - 1 nos
Beans - 1 handful
Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt for taste
Ghee - 2 tbsp


Whole spices like:
Cloves - 6 nos
Cardamon - 4 nos
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Bay leaves - 2 nos
Mace - 1 nos
Aniseed - 1 tbsp
Star aniseed - 1 nos

Method:
Heat ghee in a casserole, add whole spices and fry till aroma is released. Add finely sliced onions, and fry till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add all the veggies and stir well. Add garam masala powder, pepper powder, soaked and washed rice and give a good stir. Add about 4 cups of water, salt, cover and cook till its done. Serve hot with papad and pickles (tomato thokku).

Note:
This pulav is healthy as there are many veggies including mushrooms, the spices used here are all helpful in digestion and only 2 tbsp ghee is used (ghee kindles digestion).

24 comments:

  1. pass one plate plzzzzz :)..its so tempting and i simply love it :)

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  2. I love the combination of ingredients and flavors of this recipe. I hope someday to be able to cook well.

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  3. wow,what a delicious n mouth watering pulao..make me hungry rach :)

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  4. hey haven't cooked today.....n ur pulao makes me very hungry...send me some....

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  5. Utterly delicious pulav, makes me hungry..

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  6. OoooH! That's a very healthy and yummy pulav, i din't know ghee helps digestion!

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  7. Looks so tempting..lovely combo.

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  8. Thanks Umm :) Oh yes! Ghee does kindle digestion, it also has this property of improving the quality of any food ( say for example, you cook dal and do the tadka with ghee, it will improve the benefits of dal :) ) Will post about ghee sometime :)

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  9. very very tempting dish ...mouthwatering too... it makes me hungry... no words to say abt u especially in making biriyani's and pulao....simply ur great

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  10. Looks yummy and as you said, very healthy due to all those veggies.

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  11. Looks yummy rach, sorry couldnt keep in touch as i wasnt feeling well ...

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  12. feel to have some rach.. nice presentation too

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