Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Microwave Peas Pulao

Finally completely settled back and back to blogging which I have missed dearly. Aps has been sweet enough to share a lot of awards with me. Thank you Aps. It means a lot to me :)

I am crazy about collecting cookbooks. I have a decent collection of them and am always in hunt for more. This time during my Mangalore visit I picked some books of Nita Mehta. I personally like her books as the recipes that I have tried so far has always been a hit with us. The following pulao too is from her book. This Pulao is mildly spiced and goes well with any simple raita. Microwave cooking was something I had not ventured into but was always interested. I feel it is non messy and also quick. I will definitely explore more on microwave cooking as it reduces cooking time and does not require to be in front of the stove. I followed the recipe to T and it was perfect.
Here is the recipe that I followed:
1 cup Basmati rice - soaked for an hour
1 cup shelled peas
1/2 " piece ginger - grated
1 large onions- sliced finely
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
2-3 cloves
2 green chillies
2 tbsp chopped coriander
1 firm tomato - cut into strips & pulp removed
3 tbsp oil
1) Microwave oil in a large dish for 2 mins.
2) Add peas, sliced onions, salt, chilli powder,garam masala and cloves. Microwave for 3 minutes. I felt this was not enough hence increased time by two more mins after giving a stir at 3 mins.
3) Add the rice and 2 cups of water. Add green chillies, coriander leaves and tomato strips.
4)Microwave covered for 11 mins. Stir once after 5 mins.
5) Let it stand for 2 mins. Fluff in up with a fork to separate grains. Serve hot with raita.
You can check my other version of peas pulao here
Almost everyone I know have received this award. Will Pass it on when I find someone who has not yet received it.


Sushma Mallya said...

Hi UJ, Pulao looks spicy and delicious...u got a nice blog..and thanks for dropping by...

Aps Kitchen said...

Hey Uj...u kno how happy i m to c u bac in blogging from there.........nd do add tht tag from there the questiong ok ....:) m sure u myt have not done tht...I kno about u though :)

Priya Suresh said...

Welcome back Uj, glad to see you back and MW peas pulao looks delicious..

Suparna said...

hi UJ,
Welcome back dear!nice to c u with a write write up and a wonderful easy recipe :) looks bright!
Hope to c u more often :)

Parita said...

Pulav looks very flavorful!

Finla said...

That looks so so delicous.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Welcome back, pulao looks delicious.

Jyoti V said...


1st time here..nice blog ..
loved the pulav & murmura..(we call chunumari susla )

Recipeswap said...

Wishing u a belated anniversary.I too learnt to cook from Nita Mehta's book when we were newly married.
Pulao looks so good.Thanks for reminding me ,I'm going to try this soon.

Indian Khana said...

Looks delicious...and simple ..gud one

Vani said...

Looks great, Uj!

Vijitha said...

Welcome back UJ! yummy pulao.

Aps Kitchen said...

Hey uj....collect ur award tag from my blog....:0 u deserve it

Sum Raj said...

hey ujwal..peas pulav ek da mast hai...congrates on ur awards..

Nithya said...

Yummy pulav.. looks tempting..

Congrats on your awards too :) Keep it going.

Unknown said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments :)