Saturday, June 25, 2016

PAPAD KA PULAO


If you run out of veggies specially during the rainy season, don't panic.. Here is an amazing recipe that you can make and relish. .. Papad ka Pulao ! Yes, pulao made with papads.. interesting isn't it ?
It is a complete one pot meal on its own. Just like that I had this idea of making it and it turned out super delicious.


Ingredients:
Basmati rice ... 2 cups
Papads ........... 4 (I used Lijjat masala papads)
Onions .......... 2 small (half cup sliced)
Mint leaves ............. 1 cup 
Coriander leaves ..... handful
Garlic ..........  8 cloves 
Ginger ......... 1 inch piece
Green chillies .. 3 (or as per your preference)
Yogurt ......... 1/2 cup
Tomato........ 1 
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1 tsp
Cumin powder ....... 1 tsp
Black cardamoms .. 1-2
Green cardamoms .. 4
Cloves .................... 6
Cinnamon stick ...... 2-3 small pieces
Bay leaves .............. 2-3
Salt ..................... to taste
Oil ....................... about 1/4 cup

Method:
1. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pan. Fry the sliced onions until golden brown. Now add the mentioned whole spices.
2. Meanwhile grind the mint, coriander, green chillies, ginger and garlic to a coarse paste.
3. Add the paste to the pan and stir it with the fried onions.
4. Whisk the yogurt and stir it into the pan taking care it doesn't curdle.
5. Break the papads into 2 inch pieces and tip them into the masala.
6. Stir a little and add one cup water. 
7. Season with salt, turmeric powder, coriander and cumin powders.
8. Now cut the tomato into thin strips. Add to the pan. Stir carefully and close the gas. We don't need the tomato or the papads to become mushy.
9. Cook the rice adding salt. When almost done squeeze a little lime juice to keep the grains separate. Drain it and set aside.
10. Heat the remaining oil in a small pan.
11. Layer the rice and the prepared papad masala pouring some hot oil on each layer.
12. Cover with a foil and keep it for dum.

Note- you can enjoy the pulao by itself.. if you wish you may serve some raita for accompaniment.

4 comments:

  1. This recipe looks lovely and fresh and I bet it tastes great!

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  2. I am sure I am not going to make this but good dish.

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