Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Quick Methi Pulav

2 bunches Methi leaves snapped, washed(2-3 times) and fine chopped
1 medium sized onion fine chopped/ cut length wise
5 green chillies slit
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 tomato cut in cubes
1 cup green peas (optional) ...I used frozen
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon Jeera
1 Can coconut milk
1 teaspoon oil
2 cups Basmati rice
2 cups water
Salt to taste

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and add jeera. When Jeera splutters, add onion, ginger garlic paste and saute. When onion is half cooked add methi leaves and fry. Methi Leaves shrink and change colour to dark green...then add garam masala and mix for 2-3 minutes

In a rice cooker, add washed and drained basmati rice, green peas, tomato, 1 can coconut milk and 2 cups water, green chillies, methi masala and salt to taste and lightly mix once. Switch on the cooker and feet up.

When pulav is done, serve with boondi raitha or cucumber raitha