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I make pulao May 30, 2010

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Basmati rice with potatoes and beans; garnished with coriander

The cooking saga continues! I made pulao using Basmati rice and potatoes and beans. Since my culinary skills are rather ordinary, I try and keep the damage minimum by sticking to single pot cooking. So, if the end result isn’t palatable, at least I can keep the cursing low with fewer dishes to clean 🙂

I start by heating some olive oil, add cumin seeds, followed by diced frozen onions (yeah, short-cuts!). And then freshly cut tomatoes and green chillies. Followed by ginger paste, garlic paste, garam masala, and salt in that order. And then some water to prevent the paste sticking to the bottom. When the water comes to boil, I add fresh cut potatoes and let simmer. A few minutes later, I am ready to add rice (plus 2 times water) and frozen cut beans, put the glass lid and let cook for about 15 minutes. Finally, garnish with coriander. Total cooking time: 45 minutes.


2 Responses to “I make pulao”

  1. carrie Says:


    • gurdas Says:

      Stumper, don’t go too far with imagining how good it is! Definitely not even remotely close to what you served at Thanksgiving 🙂

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