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

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

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.

 

Tomato Curry / Thakkali Kulambu

Tomato Curry / Thakkali Kulambu

Tomato Curry / Thakkali Kulambu is one such easy and simple recipe with very few ingredients available at all Indian kitchens. Also it’s very simple so that bachelor or beginners could handle it perfectly, more over this can be prepared in case of emergency, when there are guests or during sick times or after a vacation.

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Tomato curry is little sweet, tangy and little spicy, all these tastes give a perfect taste when combined with steamed rice. For the texture of the curry, refer the video link below. Let me share the recipe…

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Tomato Curry / Thakkali Kulambu

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes – 4 nos
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil / Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.

Making of Tomato Curry / Thakkali Kulambu –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard, split black gram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn brown in color.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for few mins.
  • Add the spice powders followed by salt, cook for few mins until the raw smell of spice powder goes off.
  • Pour a cup of water, cook and cook until the tomatoes are mushy.
  • Remove the lid and cook in low flame until the oil starts floating on the top.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with steamed rice and appalam or vadagam (rice crackers).

Coriander Chicken Curry / Malli Kozhi Kuzhmabu – Restaurant Style Coriander Chicken Curry

Coriander Chicken Curry / Malli Kozhi Kuzhmabu – Restaurant Style Coriander Chicken Curry

I have come across Coriander chicken curry in many restaurants, I like to the core, but never thought of giving it a try. Usually we love to have outside food on weekends, just like that I love to relax without any work, but I feel like my kids don’t eat properly when we are out for food. This resulted me in trying out food in restaurant style but from the Madraasi Kitchen and so comes the Coriander Chicken Curry.

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Coriander Chicken curry is one such finger licking curry that goes out well with steamed rice for lunch, idly, dosa, chapathi, parotta for dinner or breakfast. I have infused green paste which gives more flavor, wonderful aroma, lovely texture and beautiful color, the most important thing is it adds freshness to the curry. Let me share the recipe…

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Coriander Chicken Curry / Malli Kozhi Kuzhmabu – Restaruant Style

Ingredients:

  • Chicken / Country Chicken (Nattu Kozhi) – ½ kg
  • Onions – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Ginger paste – 2 tsp
  • Garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves with stalks – a handful
  • Mint leaves – half the quantity of coriander leaves
  • Cinnamon (1” inch stick) – 1 no
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil / Any cooking oil – 2 ½ tbsp

Preparation:

  • Wash and clean the coriander, mint leaves, keep it aside.
  • Clean and chop the chicken to medium pieces.
  • Grind coriander leaves, mint leaves and green chillies to a fine paste by adding water and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves wait until they crackle.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste, cook for few seconds.
  • Add onions and cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add the turmeric, chilli and coriander powder followed by salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chicken pieces, cook for few mins.
  • Add the ground green paste along with ½ cup of water, give a mix.
  • Cover and cook until the chicken is done.
  • Remove the lid and cook in medium flame until the curry thickens and the oil floats on the top of the curry.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot.