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Pulao & Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

Ingredients: Rice -  1 cup Onion – Two medium, finely cut length wise Tomatoes – 2 medium in size Capsicums – 2 medium in size, sliced Boiled mixed vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, potatoes and green peas), chopped – 1 cup Cashew nuts (kaju) – 10-12 Raisins (Kishmish) – 2 tbsps Coriander leaves , finely chopped –

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Zeera Rice

Zeera Rice

Ingredients: Rice – ½ cup Cumin seeds (Zeera) – 1 tsp Green chillies – 2, finely chopped Water – 1 cup Salt to taste Ghee for cooking Directions: Wash rice, drain the water and keep them aside for 15  minutes. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and fry till the seeds stop

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Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable pulao is widely loved pulao and a popular go to option for all veggie foodies. It is invariable on the menu at most parties and “bhoj”. Here is how I cook it. Ingredients: Basmati rice :  3∕4 cup Cloves (Laung) – 1-2 Bay leaves (Tejpatta) – 1-2, medium Green cardamom (Chhoti elaichi) : 2

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Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice is a specialty of South India.It is quickly prepared with left over rice and is full of flavor. You can have this with raita or sambar Ingredients: Cooked rice :  2 cup Cashew nuts(kaju) : 6-7 Ginger paste – 1 tsp Turmeric(Haldi): ¼ tsp Asafoetida (Heeng) -  two pinches Curry leaves (Kadi patta)

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Hyderabadi Zafrani Pulav (Saffron Rice)

Hyderabadi Zafrani Pulav (Saffron Rice)

Ingredients: Rice :  3∕4 cup Yoghurt or curd: 2 tbsps Cloves (Laung) – 2-3 Bay leaves (Tejpatta) – 3-4, small Green cardamom (Chhoti elaichi) : 3-4 Cumin seeds (Zeera) – 1 tsp Ginger paste – 1 tbsp Garlic paste – 1tbsp Onion : one small, finely cut length wise Cashew nuts(kaju) : 10-12 Raisins (Kishmish)

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Meetha Pulao (Sweet Pilaf)

Meetha Pulao (Sweet Pilaf)

Ingredients: Rice – 1 cup Cloves (Laung) – 2-3 Bay leaves (Tejpatta) – 3-4, small Cumin seeds (Zeera) – 1 tsp Black pepper powder (Kali mirch) as per taste Sugar – 3- 4 tsp Water – 1½ cup Salt to taste Ghee for cooking Directions: Wash rice, drain the water and keep aside for 30

Soya Chunks Pulao

Soya Chunks Pulao

Pulao with soya chunks is highly nutritious and delicious. Soya is very healthy, it is low in fat and promotes growth due to high protein content. It can be served with raita or any spicy curry. Ingredients: Soya chunks, boiled – ½ cup Rice – 1 cup Onion- one big, thinly sliced Green chilies- 2-3

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