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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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Shrimp pulao

This is a simple Shrimp Pulao that Mummy makes on special occassions, I have seen many complicated shrimp pulaos but personally I like this the best. It is easy and is a great way to please family!IngredientsMarinade1 cup shrimp, peeled, deveined (16 - 20 count)6 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 large egg, beaten1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed 3 times in cold running water, drained1 cup red onions, thinly sliced3 tablespoons ghee / unsalted butter6 cloves1 tablespoon coriander powder1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder2 bay leaves, dried1 large potato, cut in wedgesSalt to tasteInstructionsIn a mixing bowl, mix in the marinade ingredients and set aside.Heat ghee over medium heat in a wide bottom pot, preferably 4 - 5 qt pot....

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Cauliflower and Peas Pulao

  Pulao is pilaf in Hindi. My Dad's favorite pulao recipe, this recipe tastes best during the winter season, when cauliflower and peas are sweeter than what they are throughout the year. Cook this rice in winter, and your family and friends will appreciate your effort even more...Ingredients 2 tablespoons ghee WHOLE SPICES:1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 dried bay leaves6-7 black peppercorns4 green cardamom pods, muddled (use seeds and skin)1 cinnamon stick, broken into two1 medium-size red onion, sliced1 teaspoon of sea salt2 cups cauliflower florets, broken in 2-inch pieces1 1/2 cups white basmati rice, rinsed under cold running water, drained and set aside1 cup frozen green peas, thawed1 teaspoon of ground garam masalaInstructionsHeat ghee over medium heat in a 5 qt saucepan, preferably...

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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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Tomato & Fenugreek Pulao

My sister-in-law Archana has taught me this recipe. It is made only with 5 ingredients and it is yum! It is a great accompaniment with a hearty soup or with a spicy stew.   Ingredients1/2 cup dried fenugreek leaves (Kasuri Methi) - available at the Indian store2 cups chopped red tomatoes1 tbsp cumin seeds1 tbsp ghee or butter1 cup white basmati riceSaltMethodIn a mixing bowl, wash basmati rice 3 times in cold running water, and each time, drain all the water without wasting a single grain of rice. Set aside.In a 4 qt pot (wide pot), heat ghee on medium heat. Once ghee is hot, add cumin seeds and fenugreek leaves, saute for a minute.Add tomatoes and cook for 5...

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