Monday, March 18, 2013

RAJMA PULAO



Pulao is such a versatile dish. We can make many varieties Veg/Non-veg, varying the ingredients. I have tried it out with Rajma as it is my husband's favourite dish.

Ingredients:
Rice ........ 1 cup
Rajma ..... 1/4 cup (soaked overnight)
Onions ..... 2 (sliced)
Green chillies ... 1-2
Ginger ............. 1 tsp. (Grated)
Garlic paste ...... 1 tsp.
Tomato ............ 1
Black cardamom ... 1
Cloves ............... 3-4
Bay leaf .............. 1
Cinnamon ......... 1 small piece
Garam masala .. 1/2 tsp.
Coriander powder ... 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder ........ 1/2 tsp.
Red chilli powder ... 1/4 tsp.
Turmeric ............... 1/8 tsp.
Salt ..................... to taste.
Ghee ................. 1-2 tbsp.
Oil
For garnishing :
Onion ... 1
Sprinkle salt on sliced onion and deep fry to a brown colour.
Method:
1. Pressure cook the rajma until done and set aside.
2.Boil rice adding salt, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon.Drain and set aside.
3. In a pan heat a little oil and fry the onions until brown. Add the tomato, green chillies, ginger and the garlic paste. Add a little water and simmer to cook.
4. Add the boiled rajma, salt and the dry spice powders and sprinkle a little water. Stir and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Keep the consistency thick.
5. In a sauce pan layer the rice and rajma pouring a little hot ghee between each layer. Keep covered on a low flame for a minute.
6. Garnish with fried onions.

16 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much for the Award Kurinji.I am honoured.

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  2. Never prepared Rajma Rice .. yours look lovely.

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  3. this is awesome..would love to devour now
    Tasty Appetite

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  4. puloa with rajma sounds nice and interesting. nice lunch box meny

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    1. Yes, a perfect one for lunch box menu

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  5. I'm glad meeting you, chanced by your space while blog hopping..
    I can see here nice collection of recipes, would try some of them.
    I'm the newest member of your blog.
    Take care.

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    1. Thanks for such sweet compliments for my page.. I am so glad to see you here and you are most welcome.

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  6. Never prepared Rajma Rice .. looks yummy.very healthy one.
    maha

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