Monday, May 14, 2012

Mushroom And Peas Pulao


          Hope everybody had a nice weekend and all of you mothers out there, a Happy Mothers Day. Today's pulao or pilaf recipe is something that I had jotted down long time back, a mild pulao with mushrooms and peas, but extremely flavorful. The ingredients are very simple, and the process even more simpler, the original recipe used regular basmati rice, but I replaced it with brown basmati, making it a little more healthier..

Need To Have
  • Brown Basmati - 2 cups
  • Green Peas - 1 cup
  • Sliced Button Mushrooms - 2 cups
  • Tomatoes - 2 chopped
  • Garlic - 6 cloves chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cinnamon Stick - 1" piece


Method
          Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins. Heat some oil, add the cinnamon,cardamom and cumin seeds. When it starts spluttering, add the garlic, saute till it turns golden, then add the tomatoes, salt and red chilli powder, saute for 2 mins. Now, add the mushrooms, saute for 2 to 3 mins, then add the rice and the peas, mix everything, add 4 cups of water, check for salt, cover and cook. When it starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook till almost all the water has gone, but still the rice is not completely dry. At this stage switch off and leave the rice covered and undisturbed for at least 30 mins. Your mushroom and peas pilaf is ready to be served with some curry or raitha.

Sending it to Sizzling Veggies for Gayathri's WTML event and
                to Simply.Food for Sara's Cooking With Love - Dad event.

Note
Check for salt after you have added the water to the rice, it should be slightly on the saltier side, that way it will be correct when the rice is cooked.
Brown Basmati requires lesser water than the regular one, so if you are using the regular one, use at least 4 and a half cups.
If you want the green peas to retain its bright green color, cook it separately in the microwave and then add it to the rice at the end.



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30 comments:

  1. These are the kind of dishes that I could eat every day for lunch and not get tired of it. I love trying different blends of rice and veggies. I need to get some basmati! Have a great day!

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  2. Love the combo,real comfort food..yummy

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  3. சூப்பர்ர் காம்பினேஷன்,ப்ரவுன் பாஸ்மதியில் செய்திருப்பது இன்னும் சத்தான ரெசிபியும் கூட...

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  4. Awesome recipe... I love such simple pulao recipes will try this soon.

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  5. Really a nice and unique combination of Mushroom and Green peas. Loved it.

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  6. Love one-pot meal like this. Easy and delicious!

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  7. i never tried anything with mushrooms, nice one pot meal

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  8. Pulao with brown basmathi..wholesome!

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  9. Nice combo with mushroom and peas, looks healthier with brown rice.

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  10. wow!that looks good........never tried brown basmati rice....very healthy..love the one dish meal!

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  11. Love your pictures, if I can I'll grab that bowl of pulao right now and finish it...looks amazing and I'm sure its very flavorful and aromatic. Thanks for linking to the WTML event & giveaway happening in my space.

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  12. Wow wat a brilliant idea of using brown basmati rice, pulao looks extremely delicious and wholesome.

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  13. Mushroom & peas love the combo,delicious pulao..

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  14. This is one of my fav combo, pulao looks so colorful n yummy...healthy too with brown basmati rice...too good Hema!!
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  15. the combo of peas & mushroom sounds interesting.. hope u had a wonderful mother;s day!

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  16. it is so yummy. love peas and mushroom combo!

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  17. wonderful presentation of flavors..yummm
    Tasty Appetite

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  18. Love mushrooms with rice...looks delicious!

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  19. Hmm simply delicious n looks yummy pulao...

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  20. nice combo! should be great for lunch box!

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  21. wow delicious combo,love it at any time...

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  22. Use of brown basmathi makes this a very healthy one..Very flavorful and delicious.

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  23. yummy, healthy n lovely pulao

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  24. This is what I call comfort food. Delicious!!!

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  25. inviting dish...

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  26. Such a flavorful pulao..I can almost smell it thanks to your gorgeous clicks :)

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