Aloo gobhi ka pulao

Posted on June 25, 2009. Filed under: Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani | Tags: , |

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 20 mins.

Serves 4.

1½ cups long grained rice
1 cup potatoes, cut into cubes
1 cup cauliflower, cut into florets
2 bay leaves (tej patta)
5 to 6 cloves (laung)
25 mm. (1″) cinnamon (dalchini)
2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
¼ tsp dry ginger powder (soonth)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
For the garnish
a few mint sprigs
1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for approx. 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon.
3. When they crackle, add the turmeric powder, dry ginger powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, potatoes and cauliflower.
4. Sauté for 2 minutes and then add the rice.
5. Sauté for 2 more minutes, add 3 cups of hot water and salt and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
6. Allow the steam to escape before opening. Separate each grain of rice very lightly with a fork.
7. Garnish with the mint springs and serve hot.

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