July 06, 2011

Cholia Pulao !! (Horse gram rice from Delhi)

Another rice delicacy from Delhi ! Served with raita,this rice is nutritious packed and always a winner . If you are in search of something special and easy for the lunch box ,try this .

Ingredients

1 cup Basmati Rice
3/4 cup cholia/horse gram
2 cups hot water
1 tbsp oil (preferably veg oil)
1 piece ginger, julienned
3 cloves 
2 inch length cinnamon
2 black cardamoms/badi ilaichi
1 bay leaf 

Method

Soak horse gram overnight in water and pressure cook.Heat oil in a thick bottomed skillet and add ginger juliennes,cloves,cinnamon stick,black cardamoms and bay leaf.Fry for 2-3 minutes.Add the cooked horse gram,roast for 3-5 minutes till the water evaporates and then add the rice.Roast this for another 4 minutes.Pour in the hot water,salt and bring to a boil.Cover the skillet with a heavy lid and cook on law heat for 15-20 minutes.This completely depends on the variety of rice you use.Check in between.You make keep the rice closed for at least half an hour.This can bring out the spice flavour on to rice.Serve with raita or curry..!

12 comments:

  1. thats an wonderful one pot dish. full of nutrition, quick and yummy!

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  2. Wat a nutritious,filling and healthy rice, just drooling over that platter..

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  4. Perfect and healthy one pot meal,sure winner.. flavorful and delicious rice

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  5. This dish is a perfect weekend brunch ~ its got all the nutrition and grown up n kids all can eat it. Your platter looks delcious!
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  6. That is so delicious looking - want to have the plate plzzzz :)

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  8. Loved this perfect one pot meal.

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  9. Very healthy and delicious recipe.

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