Green Paste Pulav

I have made this rice couple of times and it has come good most times. Sometimes I make it with leftover rice else some other I cook the rice along with the Green Paste. The latter tastes much better since the rice grains absorb all flavour. The below I have made in an electric rice cooker.

Ingredients :-
  • 2 cups rice
  • 3-5 large mushrooms (you can use any\mix veggies)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2-4 green chillie(use depending on spice level)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp pepper corns
  • 1/2 tsp jeera(cumin)
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 cardamom pods
  • 1/4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 3-5 cloves
  • 8-10 cashews
  • turmeric
  • oil
  • salt

Method :-
  1. Heat pan with NO oil and when heated add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, pepper corns, coriander seeds and cumin.
  2. As the roast and give out aroma, place them aside. When cooled grind to fine powder.
  3. To pan add cut ginger and garlic and saute until roasted.
  4. When cooled grind to paste ginger, garlic and coriander leaves.
  5. Now add to pan about 2 tsp oil. Add sliced onion and saute till slightly brown.
  6. As the onion browns, add sliced mushrooms.
  7. Turn off heat, add the ground powder and cover.
  8. Wash rice and drain water. To this add turmeric and salt.
  9. Next mix the sauteed onion\mushrooms and green paste. Mix well.
  10. Finally add water and set to cook.

-- Add any veggies as you please.
-- Non-veg options - shrimp, boiled egg

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