“Simple Corn~Carrot~Beans Pulav” … A delicious mild flavored pulav that goes very well with spicy Veg. and Non~Veg Curries … Yumz …
** Pulav is very easy to prepare if you have all the ingredients ready at home. In my home, we prepare mildly spiced pulavs frequently as we love to have them with spicy gravy curries be it Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian. Today I prepared simple pulav with corn kernels, carrot and beans to serve with spicy kurma and it was indeed a great combo. All of you are very familiar with pulav a rice dish with mildly flavored spices and veggies, so I will not run into details about pulav and write down the recipe without further explanations. If you have any query, you can mail me or leave in a comment and I will reply back as soon as possible.
** Here is the Method of preparing “Simple Corn~Carrot~Beans Pulav” … My Style ..
** Wash and soak 2 cups of Jeera / Basmati rice in plenty of water for 30 minutes. Once it well soaked put it in a colander and rinse well and then keep it aside and allow all the excess water to get drained off complete. Keep this ready aside.
** Peel of the skin and cut 1 large sized carrot into cubes. String about 10-12 beans and cut them also into 2 inch pieces in length. Add in one cup of corn kernels to carrot and beans pieces and wash all three well in plenty of water. Bring 4 cups of water to boiling point and then add in the veggies and let cook on low heat. The procedure of cooking veggies and other should be done simultaneously to avoid the vegetable getting overcooked.
** Heat 4-5 tblsp of ghee in a deep thick bottomed pan, when hot add in 1 tsp jeera, ½ tsp of peppercorns , 5-6 cloves, 2 green cardamom slit, 2-3 black cardamom slit, 1 tej patta, 2 X 1” piece of cinnamon, pinch of jaivitri, 1 star (anise) and fry well. Add 1 large sized onion sliced finely lengthwise and fry till translucent. Once the onions turn pinkish in color add in the strained rice and mix well and fry for a minute.
** By now the veggies in the water must have cooked 90%. Pour the boiling water along with the veggies in it into the kadai and mix well. Add salt to taste and bring all to a good boiling point on high flame. Once it comes to full boil, lower the heat to minimum, cover with a tight lid and let cook. When the rice is about 3/4th cooked mix it once gently and cover again and cook till done. Remove and keep it aside and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, undisturbed.
** “Simple Corn~Carrot~Beans Pulav” is done and ready to be served. This is a very mildly spiced pulav and needs a spicy curry as an accompaniment to be served with. I served it with “Spicy Jenavare~Potato Kurma” and the combo was really awesome. Do try this out and relish with your family and friends. A unique combination of dishes that is sure to be a hit at get together, pot luck or family functions.
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