Saturday, September 10, 2011

Brown Masoor Pulao

Brown Masoor dhal 1/2 cup
Basmati rice 1 cup
Onion 1
Bay leaf 1
Cardamom 1
Cinnamon stick 1 inch
Green Chilly 2-3
Grated ginger 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Ghee/Oil 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

Soak the dhal in water for 2-3 hours.
 Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for 10mins.
Heat oil/ghee in a wide pan add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and saute for 2mins.
Now add finely chopped onion and green chilly and fry until onion turns light pinkish colour.
Now add the grated ginger and fry again.
Add the coriander powder, drain the water and add the soaked dhal, rice, salt and 2 glasses of water.
Close the lid and cook on medium flame for 10mins and keep stirring occasionally to avoid the vessel from scorching.
Else transfer the fried items in a pan to a cooker and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
Garnish with fried cashews and coriander leaves.
Serve Brown masoor pulao with any raita of your choice.

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