Chutney Pulao ,Minty Pilaf
Chutney pulao -A very flavourful and delicious rice pilaf made with mint and coriander paste
Main Course, Tiffin recipes
North Indian Cuisine
chutney pulao, pulao, rice
Boiled or frozen peas
Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
Garam Masala Powder
Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
to Make the paste-
Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
Fresh Mint / Hara Pudina
Tomatoes / Tamatar
Green Chillies / Hari Mirch
Soak rice in water for 15 minutes, boil enough water in a pan with 1 t.s salt and add the soaked rice and boil till 90% done.
Drain and keep aside.(you can also use left over rice for making this)
Take all the ingredients of paste into a mixer jar and make a fine thick paste,without adding water.
Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin seeds.when become golden ,add chopped capsicum and saute till slightly cooked but crisp.
Now add boiled peas and stir fry for few seconds and then take out in a bowl and keep aside.
In the pan add 2 tbsp oil and add the green paste,salt,turmeric and garam masala and keep stirring till nice aroma start coming (approx 1 minute)
Add 4 tbls of water and mix well and then add the capsicum , peas and the boiled rice in the pan.
Stir and gently saute to mix every thing for a minute
You can add 2 tbs of pure ghee at this stage to get a nice aroma and taste
Serve hot with a bowl of yogurt or raita
serving suggestions- serve with raita, plain yoghurt,Gujrati kadi or tomato chutney