A zimple pulao

Apologies to the malayalis all over the world, but it really is zimple. ;)



A zimple pulao

Ingredients:

1. Chopped onions - 1

2. Chopped green chillies - 4

3. Ginger & garlic paste - 1 teaspoon

4. Chopped tomatos - 1

5. Cardamom - 3

6. Bayleaf - 1

7. Star anise - 1

8. Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon

9. Soya nuggets - a dozen

10. Chopped carrot - 1

11. Grean peas - 100 gms

12. Vegetable oil - 4 teaspoon

13. Salt - 1 teaspoon (or to taste)

14. Basmati rice - 2 cups

Recipe:

1. Heat the oil in a kadai.

2. Fry the onions, bayleaf, star anise, cardamom and green chillies for a few minutes.

3. Add the ginger garlic paste.

4. Add the tomatos. Add a cup of water and continue to stir.

5. Add the carrots, soya nuggets and peas.

6. Add turmeric powder and salt. Continue stirring until the vegetables are softened.

7. In an electric cooker, add 2 cups of rice and water. Add the above mixture and start cooking the rice.

8. As in most electric cookers, let the rice and the vegetables cook until it stops automatically.

9. If needed, garnish with coriander and serve with a raitha or curry.

Tip: Use any vegetable you like such as beans, mushroom, cauliflower etc. I just went with the safe bet - carrot and peas.

Happy cooking and eating.

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