Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hara Gobhi Pulav (Green Cauliflower Pulav)

Gobhi is one of my all time favourite vegetables. And pulav is one whole meal which can be prepared and served within 40 mins, if you have all the ingredients at hand. Here is how I prepare it

You Need:
Rice - 1 cup
Chopped Mixed vegetables - 1 cup ( I used beans, carrot and potato)
Onion - 1 medium sliced thinly
Gobhi - 1 cup florets
Ghee - 2 tbsp

To Grind into a fine paste
Coconut - 0.5 cup grated
Onion - 1 medium cubed
Garlic - 4 - 5 cloves
Green chillis - 5 - 6 (as per taste)
Pudina leaves - 6 - 8 leaves
Coriander - 1 tbsp chopped
Ginger - 1"
Cloves - 5
Cinnamon - 3"
Pepper corns - 6 - 8

Heat a pan
Add 1/2 tbsp of ghee
Reduce to med flame
Add in the pepper corns, cloves,  Cinnamon and garlic
Fry for 1 min
Add in all the other ingredients required to prepare the paste
Fry for 2 - 3 mins
Take off the flame and allow it to cool
Grind into a fine paste with little water

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in the pan / pressure cooker
Add in the rice and fry on low flame for 2 - 3 mins
Add the chopped vegetables and fry for another 2 - 3 mins
Add 3/4 of the paste and stir for another min
Add 3 cups of water and salt
Mix in the Salt and cook for 3 whistles

In the mean time boil water, add 2 tsp salt.
Add in the gobhi florets
Allow it to boil for 3 mins
Drain and keep aside

In a pan heat the remaining Ghee
Add the sliced onions and fry till onion becomes translucent
Add the remaining paste and salt and fry till the raw smell goes off
Add the florets and cook on low flame covered for 5 mins
Once the gobhi is cooked remove from heat and mix nicely with the cooked pulav

Serve hot with Raita and papad :)

I am sending this to Let us cook ~ Rice Event by Radhika

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