Pigeon Peas Pulao - ತೊಗರಿಕಾಳು ಪುಲಾವ್

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This is one quick and easy pulao that uses minimum ingredients and there's hardly any chopping/dicing involved.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2 people
 
You will need:
  1. Rice: 1 cup - thoroughly washed
  2. Pigeon Peas / Toovar lilva /  ತೊಗರಿಕಾಳು (fresh/frozen) : 100 gms
  3. Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  5. Cloves: 4 nos.
  6. Cardamom: 4 nos.
  7. Bay leaves: 1-2 nos.
  8. Curry leaves - 3-4 nos.
  9. Green chillies: 3-4 nos.
  10. Turmeric powder
  11. Asafoetida / Hing
  12. Cooking Oil - 1 tbsp
  13. Salt
  14. Coriander: to garnish
To cook:
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds start popping, add ingredients (nos 3-9)
  • After the spices give out a nice aroma, add in the pigeon peas and mix well
  • Add the rice now and stir this for about 1 minute
  • Add 1 cup of water (the rice to water ratio should ideally be 1:1) and salt. Mix well.
  • Close the pressure cook lid and let it cook until you get a couple of whistles. 
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with some ghee on top!
Pigeon Peas Pulao

Tip:
  • Increase the quantity of water (preferably more than 2X rice) and add whole black peppers - et voila.. pigeon peas khichdi!
  • If you can't find pigeon peas, add green peas instead plus a pinch of red chilli powder for an extra kick!  

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