Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mix Vegetable Pulao #sikandalouscuisine


This is a lovely pulao and one gets to use up vegetables that one has at hand in the fridge. I use ghee and mustard oil together here .I also add milk at the end and give  ' dum ' in the oven for 20 minutes or so at 170C , again optional. For fun we added in colored rice as you can see.
500 Grams Rice - Soaked in water , drained.
2 Onions Chopped.
2 Tomatoes Chopped.
250 Grams Assorted Vegetable - I used Cauliflower floret ,Beans , Peas.
2 Tablespoons Ginger Minced .
1 Tablespoon Garlic Paste.
5-7 Split Green Cardamon.
2" Cinnamon Stick.
10-15 Black Peppercorns.
7-10 Cloves.
1.5 Teaspoons Jeera.
1 Level Teaspoon Haldi
Salt
Chilies
1 Heaped Teaspoon Garam Masala to add to milk
2 Tablespoons Ghee + 1 Tablespoon to add to milk
2 Tablespoons Mustard Oil
150 Ml Hot Milk - Add a few strands of Kesar which has been warmed up on a tawa along with 1 tablespoon ghee and garam masala

Make a Stock - This is optional , but really uplifts the flavors.In a potli / Muslin cloth tie up 1 teaspoon each dhania seeds , sauf , 1/2 crushed Nutmeg and some mace along with broken black cardamom .Bring to boil 800 Ml water with the potli and 2  Tej Puttas , turn off heat after 5 minutes and leave covered for flavors to develop for 30 or longer minutes while you prep for the pulao.
Heat ghee and oil , splutter jeera , add cardamon , cinnamon , black peppercorns , cloves . When aromatic add onions , cook till they begin to turn color then add tomatoes and ginger along with haldi , salt and chilies.When oil separates saute rice for 2 minutes , then add the vegetables and saute them for 3-4 minutes.

Now add enough  stock water to cover the rice and 1" above , at this stage taste water for salt , it should be on the higher side , cover and cook on medium for 5 minutes and another 10 minutes on low or till just about done.

If you are having fun with the rice and want to introduce pecks of color - take 2-3 tablespoons of 90% cooked rice and mix into food grade color water like I have here with green and orange.

Now take the pulao - add 1/3  into a pot , sprinkle green rice on top , cover with pulao , sprinkle other color , and cover with pulao and so on . Finally sprinkle the milk , seal tightly and leave on pulao dum for 20 minutes at 170C.


Atul Sikand
Founding Member ,Delhi Gourmet Club
DirectorAsian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket
Administrator  & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine https://www.facebook.com/groups/325180622895/ #sikandalouscuisine
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