Dec 1, 2008

Mint & Peas Pulao

Basmati Rice-2cups
Mint leaves-1/2cup approximately
Green Peas-1/2cup approximately
sliced Onion-1/cup
Grated coconut-1/4cup (fresh or desiccated)
Green Chillies-4
Ginger garlic paste-1/2tsp
Cinnamon stick-1inch
Bay leaves-2
Salt or to taste

Wash and soak basmati rice for about 30mts approx
Grind grated coconut, mint leaves, green chilli, cinnamon and cloves, & cardamom into coarse paste. (No need of adding water while grinding.)
Heat oil in a pan & add bay leaves, sliced onions and sauté till onions turn transculent.
Now ginger-garlic paste and mix well,and then add the ground mint paste & sauté for 2mts.
Then add peas, salt & drained rice, mix well & add 3cups of water,
Cover & cook till the rice is completely cooked.Serve with raita.
Note: Add little more water if your not cooking the rice in a pressure cooker or rice cooker.
This pulav can also be made with left over rice or pre cooked rice by just adding the rice after the peas is cooked.

This is my entry for Rice Mela hosted by Cooking4allseasons.