Showing posts with label Pulao. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pulao. Show all posts

Saturday, 9 November 2013

This Pulao with koftas made from banana flower (also known as Mocha or Kele Ka Phool) is a delicious vegan whole meal. The dish itself is very easy to cook and does not take much time, but making the banana flower ready to cook is a time consuming job.

Pulao with kofta made from banana flower, whole meal
Banana Flower Kofta Pulao

Kofta ingredients:

Chopped and boiled banana flower – 5 tbsp
Boiled potato – 1 small
Gram flour – 1 tbsp
Ginger paste – 1tsp
Chilli sauce – 1tbsp
Tomato sauce – 1tbsp
Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
Salt sugar

Pulao ingredients:

Soaked basmati rice – 2 cups
Tomato puree – 3 tbsp
Ginger paste – 1 tsp
Mace and nutmeg powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
Bay leaf – 1 pc
Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) – 1tsp
Green cardamom – 2-3 pcs
Cloves – 2-3 pcs
Cinnamon – 2-3 pcs
White pepper powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – 6 tbsp
White oil
Ghee – 2 tbsp


Kofta: Take a mixing bowl and mix all ingredients of kofta except gram flour. Mix it very well and now add gram flour as you need because this is used for binding. Now mix it and divide to make 12 balls. Heat oil in a pan and fry the koftas till brown.

Pulao: Heat oil in wok and put bay leaf, caraway seeds, whole cinnamon, green cardamom and cloves. After 1 minute, when the spices start spluttering add ginger paste and after that add tomato puree and stir well. After 2-3 minutes add soaked rice and stir it and fry for 2 minutes. Now add salt, garam masala powder and 3 cup water and cover it. `After 10 minutes, when rice is done, add sugar and mix it. Now add mace-nutmeg powder and koftas and mix it very lightly. Now add ghee and cover it for 2 minutes. 

Your banana flower kofta pulao is now ready. Serve it hot.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Easy to cook Indian pulao with fruits
Fruit Pulao
This is an easy to cook sweet pulao with fruits.
Cooked long grain basmati rice
Rose water
Bay leafs
Cashew nuts
Chopped apple
Chopped pineapple
Green grapes
Take a small bowl and soak saffron in worm milk.
 Now separate the cooked rice in two parts and keep in two separate large bowls. Then pour the soaked saffron in one of them and mix very lightly.
Now heat ghee in a large pan and add bay leafs, cloves, cardamoms and cinnamons. When you start getting a nice aroma, add the saffron rice and the plain rice. Then add the all fruits one by one and mix it. Now it’s time for seasoning. So add salt and sugar. Also add cashew and raisin and mix it. At last, add few drops of rose water and cover with a lead and keep for 2 minutes.
Your aromatic fruit pulao is now ready to be served.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Chicken Pulao with Nuts
chicken rice
chicken pulao with nuts
Boneless chicken - small pieces
Cooked basmati rice
Crushed nuts
Chopped yellow capsicum
Chopped tomato
Lemon juice
Black pepper powder
Grated ginger
Chopped green chilli
Soya sauce
Chilli sauce
Whole mace
Chopped yellow capsicum
Turmeric powder
White oil
Marinate the chicken pieces with lemon juice, salt and black pepper powder for 10-15 minutes. In a bowl take cornflour, grated ginger, soya sauce, salt and little water and make a batter. In the mean time, heat oil in a deep pan. Dip the chicken pieces in the batter and fry it till the chicken become golden and keep aside. In another pan heat ghee and put whole mace. When you get sweet smell from it, add crushed nuts, turmeric powder, chopped tomato, two types of capsicums, green chilli, and chilli sauce and stir it. Now add cooked rice, salt and fried chicken and mix well lightly. Serve hot.

Sweet Pulao
Rice, Swet rice, Indian pulao, polao, Bengali pulao
Sweet Pulao

Long grain basmati rice – 2 cups
Green cardamom
Caraway seeds
Mace powder
Nutmeg powder
Star anise (optional)
Bay leaf
Cashew nuts
Kismis (raisins)
Yellow color
Water – 3 ¼ cup
Soak the rice with yellow color for 2 hours. Now take ghee in a micro safe bowl and add all whole spices and heat it for 1 minute. Now add cashew nuts and kismis and fry it for 1-2 minute. Add soaked rice and stir it well. Fry it and add salt, mace and nutmeg powder and water. Keep it in medium power for 10 minutes. After that remove it from oven and add sugar and keep in oven for another 7-8 minutes. Serve hot.