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Friday, December 11, 2015

Aloo Pulav/ Potato Pulav - Rice cooker

I love making simple Pulav's on week nights as one dish meal. It's easy to make and family loves the variety. 
Hubby was asking for seconds. Kids really loved it. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 4

Basmati Rice: 1.5 cups 
Onion : 1 large cut in half and slice
Potatoes: 2 diced
Tomato: 1 chopped 
Green chilies: 6-7 slit
Coriander leaves/cilantro: 1/2 chopped 
Mint/ Pudina: 1/2 cup chopped 
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp 
Turmeric: 1 tsp 
Garam masala: 1 tsp 
Coconut milk: 1 cup 
Salt to taste 

For Tempering:
Cloves: 5
Elachi/Green cardamom: 2
Cinnamon/Dalchini: 1" stick 
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp 
Fennel seeds: 1 tsp 

Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
Heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a pan and add the ingredients for tempering. Fry for 1 minute. 
Add green chilies and fry for 1 minute. Add onions and sauté till they turn translucent. Add turmeric and ginger garlic paste and mix well. 
Add tomatos and cook until they are mushy. Add coriander leaves and mint, mix well. Add potatoes, salt garam masala and cook for 3 minutes.
Pour 1 cup coconut milk, 1and 3/4 water in a rice cooker, add the potato masala bring it to a boil and add the drained rice.  Let the rice cook till the warm light comes, take the plug off. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. 
Serve hot with raita.

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