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Potatoes and Peas pulao

Mummy makes this rice dish every winter, atleast a few times, some variations may exist, adding cauliflower instead of potato, or sometimes any other vegetable. As I write this recipe, I can smell this pulao..fresh green peas (if you can find) are best for this pulao, but I use frozen for convenience sake. If you are using fresh green peas, then add it along with rice so that they will get cooked as the rice gets prepared.Serves: 3Ingredients1 cup basmati rice (see my instructions on how to wash basmati rice)1 red onion thinly sliced, so almost about 1 cup of sliced red onion3 green cardamoms, partially crushed3 cloves1 teaspoon garam masala1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 teaspoon coriander powder1 Idaho potato, washed,...

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Cumin scented basmati rice

White Basmati Rice seems to be a staple rice dish available at restaurants. The one that we get at restaurants will most likely be seasoned with cumin seeds and garnished with cilantro. It is a very simple rice and there are a couple of ways to make it. I suggest cooking the rice separately and adding it to the seasoning.Making this dish with leftover rice (rice cooked on previous day) will result is fluffy rice.Serves: 6 Ingredients1 tablespoon cumin seeds2 cups white basmati rice, pre-cooked (see my recipe for how to cook white basmati rice), preferably cooked a day before1 tablespoon ghee1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, for garnishInstructionsHeat a 3 qt saute pan over medium heat. When the...

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