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Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

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Pulao / Pulav is a one pot meal that can be prepared in minutes and there are different varieties of pulao from veg to non-veg. There are sometimes, when we don’t have anything at home, but still need a rich food may be for a party or on the arrival of surprise guest.

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Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao Recipe

Plain Pulao is very simple, delicious and flavorful but needs only the basic ingredients that we generally have at home and they are nothing other than the flavored spices. Plain pulao goes out well with any gravy or curry. I have accompanied it with Chicken curry, for veg option Dal suits it very well. I have shared few more Pulao like – Chicken Pulao, Soya chunks Pulao, Afghani Lamb Pulao, Prawn and Peas Pulao, Zarda Pulao (Sweet Pulao), Vegetable Pulao. Let me share the recipe…

Making of Plain Pulao / Pulao Video recipe –

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi / Long-grain rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1 nos (medium size)
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon (1 “inch stick) – 1 no
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as per your taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tsp
  • Oil (any cooking oil) – 2 ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and thinly slice the onions to pieces.
  • Slit the green chilies into two equal halves.
  • Heat both ghee/clarified butter and oil in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed vessel, add the flavored spices (bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom) and wait until the spices crackle.
  • Add onions and green chillies, cook for a min and add ginger-garlic paste, cook until the onion turns glassy and the raw smell goes off.
  • Meanwhile clean the rice in running water, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Add the cleaned rice, followed by salt and cook for a min.
  • Pour water (for one cup of rice pour 1 ½ cups of water, make sure to use the same cup for measurement).
  • Wait until the water boils, for pressure cooker – cover the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles, for heavy bottom vessel – cover the lid and cook until the rice is perfectly done.
  • Remove the lid, and gently stir the rice and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with any Vegetarian Curries or Gravies or Non-Vegetarian Gravies or Curries.

 

Eggless Chocolate Cupcake recipe / Vegan Halloween Cupcake recipe / Basic Chocolate cupcake recipe

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Basic chocolate cupcake in vegan, is very easy and simple to prepare. As of Halloween I have given spooky icing like Spider web, Witches Eye and Devil. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Cocoa powder – ½ cup
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil – ¼ cup
  • Water – 1 ¼ cups
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • For Icing – I have used Pillsbury Creamy Vanilla Icing – 1 box

Preparation:

  • Take a wide mouth bowl, sieve all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, all together.
  • Take another bowl, add the brown sugar, pour water, vegetable oil, vinegar and beat all these together until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the sieved ingredients to the wet ingredients, little by little and fold it gently (make sure to fold only in one direction).
  • Meanwhile pre-heat microwave to 180-degree C, place the cupcake liner to the cupcake tray, fill half the cupcake liner with the cupcake batter.
  • Bake at 180-degree C for few mins or until the tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove it from microwave, let it rest until it reaches the room temperature.
  • Open the icing box, mix it well, transfer it to a piping cone using a spoon, and squeeze it over the cake as you desire.
  • Refrigerate the cakes for few mins, once it’s done.
  • For witches’ eye – I squeezed out the icing to a circle at the center of the cake and placed a Choco chip at the center.
  • For Devil – I have squeezed icing all over the circle, placed a red color flavored almond for eyes and then a Choco chip in the center.

 

 

 

International Chef’s Day Celebration at Marriott, Whitefield, Bangalore

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Not only human being but every living being in the world, exist one and only on food. So, food is being one among the five essential things in the world. Today in this fast world most of people started eating outside due to work, family situation, passion and fashion so on.

The healthiest, tastier, quantity everything in an outside food depends only on the CHEF. They spend their everyday life in creating new foods which are healthy, tasty, colorful, and the most important part nowadays is the platting – to give the visual treat. As an honor to their Chef’s Marriott celebrated – International chef’s Day.

Happy to get an invite, for the International Chef’s Day Celebration at Marriott, Whitefield, Bangalore. The celebration was on last Sunday over a brunch from 12.30 p.m. till 3.00 p.m. As a special, everyone who came for a brunch were permitted to the kitchen and the food was prepared and served right from the kitchen to our plate. There were many cuisines from Local Cuisine till Awadhi Cuisine. And the most important thing is not to miss the Dessert – there were beautifully designed cupcakes, cakes, mousse and so on based on the theme chef’s and their accessories like apron, knife and so on.

Marriott’s Chief Chef. Padala Mahesh curated the menu and brought into action with the team of more than 90 chefs. Chefs were teamed up for each and every cuisine, which resulted in a yummy, delicious and wonderful dish.