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Friday, December 10, 2010

Kothamalli/Cilantro Pulao

I have been wanting to try this recipe when my Mother in law told me long time back when she was here, although that version is different, but my hubby don't like this one. When was just visiting other bloggers space for leaving a comment. Came across this recipe from Ramya's blog but I have made few changes. Prepared yesterday for lunch, evening kept a little for him to taste, and he liked:-)

This rice is also popular in Saravana Bhavan Restuarant on thursdays here in Singapore for lunch. Heard its very tasty.

Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Patani/Green Peas - 1/2 cup(I used frozen peas)
Garlic - 2 cloves(chopped)
Onion - 1 no (chopped)
Sombu/Saunf- 1/4 tspn
Jeeragam/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tspn
Ghee and Oil - 2 tspns(If you are health conscious can avoid ghee)

For Masala(Grinding)
Kothamalli/Cilantro - 1 cup(chopped or leaves)
Green Chilli - 4 nos(According to your taste)
Inji/Ginger - 1" piece
Grated Coconut - 2 tspns or a small piece
Garlic - 4 cloves
Pattai/Cinamon - a small piece
Elakka/Cardamom - 1 no
Star Anise - 1 small piece

Preparation Method
Wash and soak Basmati rice for 1/2 n hour in water.
Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the fennel seeds and cumin seeds wait till it crackles.
Add the finely chopped onions and garlic. Saute till its brown.

Add the ground paste and saute till the raw smell goes off in low flame.
Add the basmathi rice and saute for few minutes. Add 2 + little cups of water, salt and allow it to boil.
Add green peas at this time. Mix well. check on salt.
You can do dum(click here) and cook or close the lid and pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles
Serve with Plain curds/yogurt or raita.


Priya Suresh on December 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM said...

Delicious looking green pulao, very inviting..

Unknown on December 10, 2010 at 8:04 PM said...

I can smell the yummy kothamali from here :-)

Kurinji on December 10, 2010 at 9:52 PM said...

vaasam enga varai varuthu...

harini-jaya on December 10, 2010 at 9:54 PM said...

wow the green rice is very inviting!

Priya Sreeram on December 10, 2010 at 10:40 PM said...

good one--- looks so inviting

Gayathri Kumar on December 10, 2010 at 10:54 PM said...

Very colourful and yummy pulao..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) on December 10, 2010 at 11:10 PM said...

love cilantro in the aroma and color....looks so inviting sara with those cutie peas popping from the bath of green it

Veggie Hut on December 10, 2010 at 11:47 PM said...

i love the flavour and colour of the pulao.. yum..

Swathi on December 11, 2010 at 12:30 AM said...

delicious pulao. i love the smell of coriander.

Unknown on December 11, 2010 at 2:49 AM said...

Pulao looks yummy..I like the addition of peas to it..Thanx for trying it out!!

Pavithra Elangovan on December 11, 2010 at 3:18 AM said...

Lovely and yummy fragrant pulao..looks so so delicious.

divya on December 11, 2010 at 3:39 AM said...

looks very delicious and awesome....

Akila on December 11, 2010 at 3:51 AM said...

lovely rice dear...

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Pushpa on December 11, 2010 at 10:35 AM said...

Yummy and flavourful pulao.

aipi on December 13, 2010 at 4:21 AM said...

I love cilantro flavor very much n this rice is a total win-win for me:)

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Sanjeeta kk on December 13, 2010 at 7:32 PM said...

he rice look delicious. on February 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM said...

u have a nice space dear..yummy pulav.....looks great...


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