Indian Rice Recipes: Pearl Pulau
This is one of my favorite Indian rice recipes.
If you are looking for easy vegetarian recipes or simple rice recipes with a taste of the east, this one's for you.
It may seem like there are quite a few steps to this recipe, but nothing is difficult.
Ingredients for the rice:
For the vegetable "gravy":
To prepare the vegetable "gravy" - Soak the chick peas overnight . The next day, boil them with enough water to cover and the baking soda until chick peas are tender. (omit this step if you use canned chick peas) Drain chick peas, canned or fresh.
Heat the butter or ghee over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Make sure garlic doesn't burn. Mix the chili powder and the turmeric with a bit of water. Add to the pan and fry for 1 minute.
Add the yogurt, tomatoes, potatoes and green chilies and stir. Add the chick peas and salt.
Add the coriander, mint, green chilies and fried onions to the cooked rice. Put one layer of rice in a big bowl and spread a layer of chick pea gravy on top. Make alternate layers of rice and gravy in this manner. Finally, sprinkle the saffron milk on top.
Cover and bake in a hot oven at 400°F for 20 minutes. When baked, turn upside down on to a serving dish and serve.
Serves 6 to 8.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 335; Calories from Fat 62; Total Fat 6.9g; Saturated Fat 3.9g; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 18mg; Sodium 1185mg; Total Carbohydrates 57.0g; Dietary Fiber 5.2g; Sugars 6.0g; Protein 10.4g; Vitamin A 11%; Vitamin C 28%; Calcium 17%; Iron 10%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
The aroma that comes from your kitchen as it is cooking is amazing, so it's well worth the little bit of effort. And the taste is even better.
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