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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Simple Andhra Pulao Rice

Andhra Pulao Rice has simple masala's and very easy to make. It's normally served with Chicken/Mutton Curry or any rich veg curry.

This pulao is a staple in Andhra weddings and any big functions.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 25 minutes 
Serves : 5-6

Basmati Rice: 2 cups 
Onion: 1 large sliced finely 
Green chilies: 8 slit 
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon 
Cilantro/Coriander leaves: Small bunch (1/2 cup chopped)
Mint /Pudina: 7-8 sprigs (1/4 cup chopped)
Coriander powder: 1teaspoon 
Water : 3 cups
Ghee : 3 tablespoons

For Tempering:
Cloves /Laung: 4
Green cardamom/Elachi: 4
Cinnamon: 2" stick 
Star anise: 1 flower
Mace : 1
Ground Nutmeg: 1/4 teaspoon 
Bay leaf: 1
Marathi Mogga : 1


Wash and soak rice for 30-40 minutes.
Heat ghee in a large pan, add all ingredients listed for tempering and fry them for 1 minute.
Add onion and fry for 2 minutes, add green chilies and sauté till the onions are translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute. Add the cilantro and mint leaves and fry for 1 minute. Add coriander powder and water and bring it to a boil. 
Add drained rice and bring it to a boil again. Simmer the stove, close lid and cook for 10 minutes until rice is done. 
Serve hot with any masala curry and raita.

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