Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Chirer Pulao

Chirer Pulao
It is a delicious healthy dish eaten for breakfast or snacks. This is a popular dish of Bengal, but only made at home.  This dish is made with flatten rice (Poha) and different types of winter vegetables. 
My mother use to add little grated ginger, which I have not added in this recipe. 

2 cups of thick Flatten Rice washed 
1 small Onion sliced 
1/4 cup of each vegetables cut into strips 
Carrots, French beans, Cauliflower, Potato and Capsicum) 
4 tbsp of Green Peas
2 Green Chillies cut lengthwise 
1 tbsp Peanuts
1 tbsp broken Cashews 
1 tbsp Raisins 
2 to 3 Bay Leaves 
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Sugar 
1 tsp Garam Masala powder
3 tbsp Ghee 

Take ghee in the wok. Let the ghee heat up. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add bay leaves, peanuts and cashews. Stir and sauté until light brown in colour. Add the hard vegetable first one at a time. To begin with add the potatoes. Stir for a few seconds. Add the cauliflower. Stir and let it cook for a minute. Add the carrot, continue to cook for a few seconds. Add the french beans. Let it cook further for a minute. Add the green peas and capsicum. Stir for a minute more. Add the onion. Stir and let it cook on low flame for another minute. Finally add the green chillies and stir. Now add the raisins, sugar and salt. Stir and cover the wok with a lid. Let the vegetables cook until tender. Remove the lid, check if the vegetables are cooked. Add 1/4 cup of water,stir,  add the flatten rice. Stir and cook for few seconds. Add the garam masala powder and some more salt. Stir it once more. Serve it hot. 

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