Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Simple Pulao

One amongst my favourites, that my mom used to make at home. A very versatile dish, you could use your own combination of ingredients; anything you have at hand works for this pulao.

Here's how I made this :

2 cups boiled basmati rice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 strips of bacon, chopped
1 cup chopped veggies (I used only peas & corn)
1 cup meat or shrimps (I used just chopped shrimps. You could use shredded chicken, beef, pork or a mix of all meats)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 - 2 green chillies, finely chopped
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
chopped scallions

Heat olive oil in a deep wok/ kadhai. Add bacon & let it sizzle in the oil for a few seconds. Add garlic & green chillies. Fry till garlic turns light brown. Add the veggies & fry till they turn tender. Add shrimps/ meat. Add salt & pepper & fry for sometime. Lower the flame & add rice. Mix slowly. Spread chopped scallions on top of the pulao. Cover the kadhai/ wok with a tight fitting lid.

Heat a heavy bottomed flat pan. Simmer the flame to low & keep the kadhai or wok on the heavy pan. Keep it on dum for 30 minutes.

Serve hot.


Ashwini said...

I love simple pulaos. They are perfect for weeknights.

Priya said...

the pulao looks gr8 but sadly i dont eat bacon and shripms , any other suggestions instead of them.

Kitchenmate said...

Tina: Looks yummy,simple and easy to prepare. definitely going to try this, with only chicken.
One more question: Do you have any heavy bottom pan for dum(alone)?? I am not sure if I could use that pan again for routine cooking:)

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hi Priya... Dont add bacon & shrimps... As I told, this pulao is very versatile... You could make ur own combinations... You could use fried or boiled & shredded chicken or anything that u like... You could also make it completely vegetarian..

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Kitchenmate... Hi, I have a heavy bottomed pan.. which I use for dum process & also for my routing cooking. If you do not have a pan, put it in a 275 deg oven for around 20 to 30 mins. Ensure that the vessel is covered, else the pulao might dry out..

Lera said...

Tina,It's simple yet delicious...with nice combo of veggies and non veggies...

Annita said...

This is really simple & looks great..I would definitely be trying it out soon..
Thansk for sharing..

Anonymous said...

Hey tina..

I am sure ..u mom must b proud of u..I hope this helps me now that I am alone...more dishes for bachelors !!


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Anonymous said...

lovely recipie....yummy....
Juliet melbourne

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

@Juliet : Glad you liked it.