Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mint and peas pulao


1 cup basmati rice
1 cup green peas
1 medium potato cubed
2 tsp oil
1 medium bunch of mint leaves
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp ginger paste
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp grated coconut
Paste from one onion
2 cloves
1 bay leaf
2 cardamoms

Soak rice for 1/2 hour. Heat little oil, add the mint leaves and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Grind it along with coconut, ginger and green chillies.

Heat the rest of the oil, add cloves, bayleaf and cardamom. Add turmeric, potato cubes, peas and masala paste. cook for 2-3 minutes and add salt. Add the soaked rice after draining the water and mix well for 2-3 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, transfer to a vessel and pressure cook it. Garnish with roasted cashews.

Serve with raita of your choice.

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