Today i am going to share with you an extremely simple pulao recipe prepared with pressure cooker. Matar pulao served along with onion raita is a real comfort food for my family.The wholesome spices roasted in ghee will makes it immensely flavorful and addictive.
This one pot meal is a real fuss free rice variety that comes together in minutes using just pantry staples.
Basmati rice-1 cup
Green peas -1 cup
Water -1&1/2 cup
green chillies -3
Ginger garlic paste -2 tsp
Bay leaf -2
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Cardamom – 4-5
Soak basmati rice for 20 minutes .This will give a fluffy and soft texture for rice.
In a pressure cooker melt 2 tbsp of ghee.Add whole garam masala and saute it for few seconds till it generates a nice aroma.
Add green chillies ,onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute it for a while .
Next add green peas ,preferably fresh ones.
Add washed and soaked basmati rice along with 1&1/2 cup water.
salt as per taste.
Cover the lid and cook in a medium flame for 1 whistle.
Fry some cashew and pour it on top of rice.
Serve hot with some onion raita and pickle. It’s super delicious.
Punjabi style simple and flavorful chana dal masala will beome quickly a go to recipe in your household.I am sure ,It’s tempting hue of spices and aromatic flavor will revive your taste buds .Let’s see how to make it:
Chana Dal -1&1/2 cup
Garlic cloves -3
Small sized ginger
Green chillies -2
Bay leaf -2
Turmeric powder -3/4 th tsp
kasmiri chilli powder -2&1/2 tsp
Coriander powder -1 &1/2 tsp
Mango powder -1 tsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
water -3 cups
cumin seeds -2 tsp
Dry red chillies -5-8
wash and Soak chana dal for 20 minutes.
Take a pressure cooker ,add soaked chana dal along with 1/4th tsp of turmeric powder and 3 cups of water .
Pressure cook the dal until it is nice and soft but not very mushy.It may take around 3-4 whistles .
Add 3 tbsp of oil in a large pan on a medium heat ,temper it with some bayleaves .
Then add finely chopped ginger ,garlic and green chillies.Saute it well to get rid off the raw taste.
Next add chopped onion ,saute it till it becomes transluscent.
Add some chopped tomatoes ,saute until it is soft and mushy.
Spice it up with some masala(turmeric powder,kashmiri chilli powder,coriander powder and mango powder).
saute the masala in a low heat for 2 minutes .
Add cooked chana dal and pour enough water as per the desired consistency of the curry.
Cover this up with a lid and bring this to boil for few minutes.
Let the curry absorb all the flavors of masala.
For tempering Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and dry red chillies ,pour it over the curry.
Serve hot with some chapathi ,rice etc.
STEP BY STEP METHOD WITH PICTURES
Add1/4th tsp of turmeric powder and 3 cups of water .
Kashmiri dum aloo is a great combination to serve along with rice , paratha , roti etc. Since we use Kashmiri chilli as a main ingredient in the spice mixture, the curry will turn out to be visually appealing and delicious too.
Baby potatoes -1/2 kg
Mustard oil -3 tbsp (also for deep frying potatoes)
Yoghurt -1 cup
Ginger -1 small piece
Green chillies -2
Onion -1 large
Dry kashmiri chilli-5
Turmeric powder -1/4th tsp
Kashmiri chills powder-&1/2 tsp
Ginger powder-1 tsp
Garam masla -1tsp
Cooking cream -3 tbsp
Salt as per taste.
TAKE ENOUGH WATER IN A PAN .
WASH AND CLEAN BABY POTOES ,PRICK THEM ALL AROUND WITH A TOOTH PICK .
DROP IT INTO THE BOILING WATER ,COOK THEM UNTUIL POTATOES BECOME TENDR AND SOFT.
ONCE POTATOES ARE COOKED WELL ,DRAIN OFF WATER AND LET IT COOL FOR A WHILE.
PEEL OFF THE SKIN AND KEEP IT ASIDE.
HEAT SOME MUSTARD IN A KADAI FOR DEEP FRYING BABY POTATOES.
FRY THIS UNTIL POTATOES BECOME SLIGHTLY BROWN IN COLOR.
Super healthy dal curry which can be prepared with in 15 minutes .Here i have used drumstick leaves along with dal , to make even more healthier .Instead of this you can use Methi leaves ,palak etc.This can be served along with some rice ,chapati etc.
Masoor dal -1 cup
Drumstick leaves /muringayila – 1&1/2 cup (chopped)
turmeric powder-1/4th tsp
kasmiri chilli powder -1 tsp
Slitted green chillies -2
Water-2 &1/2 cup
salt to taste.
cumin seeds-1 tsp
curry leaves -1 sprig
Wash dal and drumstick leaves thoroughly.
Take a pressure cooker ,add dal, drumstick leaves ,green chillies ,garlic ,turmeric powder ,kashmiri chilli powder and water .
Pressure cook this until we hear 3 whistles .
Switch off the flame ,once the steam goes off completely , open the lid and add salt.
Adjust the consistency of the curry adding more water.
Bring this to boil.
For seasoning heat some oil in a pan ,add cumin seeds ,once it starts to crackle add curry leaves and pour it over the curry.