Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Matar Mushroom Pulao


Basmati Rice                               - 1-1/2 cup
Musroom /Khubh                        - 1 cup chopped
Green Peas/Matar                        - 1 cup washed
Onion                                           - 1 medium size cut in juliene
Tomato Puree                               - 3 tblspoon
Green Chili                                   - 2 chopped
Ginger Paste                                 - 1/2 tspoon
Garlic Paste                                  - 1 tspoon
Hing                                             - 1 pinch
Cumin Seeds                                - 1/2 tspoon
Black Cardamom                         - 1
Bay leaf/Tej Patta                        - 1
Cloves/ Laung                             - 2-3
Black pepper/Kali Mirch            - 4-5
Whole Coriander                        - 5-10 seeds
Cinnamon Stick/Dalchini           - 1 inch small stick
Mace/Javitri                               - one cover
Vegetable oil                              - 2 tblspoon
Salt                                             - to taste
Garam Masala                            - 1/2 tspoon
Amchoor                                    - 1/2 tspoon
Kasuri Methi                              - 1 tblspoon (optional, my kids dont like it)
Fresh Coriander leaves              - 2 tblspoon chopped well
Water as required                      - it varies according to the brand of rice.


Clean, wash and soak the rice for 15 mins.
Meanwhile wash and chop the mushrooms and slice the onions.
In a pressure cooker, heat oil.  Add the whole spices along with cumin and hing, and fry till they become fragrant for about 2 seconds.
Add the onions and saute them till translucent.
Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell of the paste goes away. Now add the chopped green chilies.
Now add the tomato puree,salt, garam masala and amchoor mix well. Add the kasoori methi if you are using it.
Now add the green peas then add the mushrooms.
Saute for 8-10 minutes till the mushrooms are starting to shrink. Keep on stirring in between.
Add the soaked rice. Mix the rice for 1-2 minutes on a low flame with gentle hands.
Add the water. I keep the water over rice for just a first phalanx of my fingre.
Pressure cook the rice for 1 whistle and as soon as the next whistle starts to come switch off the flame. With this trick your rice will be cooked and will not be sticky.
When the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and gently fluff the rice.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve matar mushroom pulao with mix salad.
You could also serve variety of Raita with the Pulao.

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