Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mushroom Pulao

Mushrooms - 1lb sliced
Basmati Rice - 2 cups washed and soaked
Onion - 1 big sliced
Green Chillis - 3-4 slit
Mixed Vegetables - 1cup (carrot , peas , potato)
Cloves - 5
Cinnamon- 3 " piece
Shahi Jeera - 2tsp
Bay Leaves - 4-5
Star Anise -2-3
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2tsp
Oil -3tbsp
Haldi Powder - 1tsp
Salt acc to taste
Coriander and Pudina Leaves - 1cup

-Heat oil , add the whole garam masala's and fry for 30-40 sec's.
-Add the onions and green chillies and fry till onions turn light brown.
-Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.
-Add the vegetables, mushrooms , haldi and salt and cook till the vegetables are 1/2 done.
-Add the soaked rice and fry for 3-4 min.
-Add 3 cups of water and cook till done.
-Once the pulao is done add the coriander and pudina leaves , mix and serve with raita.

Baby Potato Fry

Baby Potatoes - 1lb
Onion- 1 big
Green Chillies - 2-3
Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Haldi - 1/4th tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1tsp
Salt as required

-Wash the potatoes and pressure cook them till tender.
-Cut the onion lengthwise and slit the green chillies.
-Heat oil , add the mustard seeds , jeera and curry leaves , fry for 2 min.
-Add the onions , salt and haldi , cook till the onions are cooked well.
-Now add the red chilli powder and garam masala , if the mixture becomes dry after mixing add very little water and cook for 2-3min till the mixture cooks well.
-Add the baby potatoes , mix well till they are well coated with onion mixture , cook for another 15min till the potatoes absorb all the flavour.
-Serve with rice.

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