Simple Mint Pulao

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves:4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - basmati rice, lightly washed
  • 2 cups - water
  • 1 cup - Milk (skim/ whole/2%)
  • 1 lb - frozen peas
  • 3 - large carrots, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 2 - large potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 5 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 tsp - salt
  • Dry spices:
  • 5 Cloves
  • 2-3 - Bay Leaves
  • 5-green Cardamom
  • 3 - big black Cardamom
  • 6, 2 - long Cinnamon barks
  • 1/2 - tsp Saunf
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera
  • 3-4 strands - Saffron
  • Other ingredients:
  • Mint masala
  • 1cup chopped fresh Mint
  • 2- 3 - green chillies, chopped (more if you like)
  • 1 tbsp - grated Ginger ( freeze fresh Ginger and grate)
  • 1 - large onion, chopped
  • 2 - Cloves Garlic
  • Blend all the ingredients listed for Mint masala in a food processor.
  • The blend will be a coarse one.

How to Make Simple Mint Pulao

  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and the rest of the dry spices.
  • Roast them until you get aroma.
  • Transfer spices to a 5 quart glass and add the ground mint masala.
  • Place this pot in the microwave for 15-20 mins and stir occasionally.
  • In the meantime, toast the washed rice (for about 2-3 mins) in the same pan you toasted the spices.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, salt to the pot and microwave for another 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, place 1.5 cups of water, 1 cup of milk and saffron in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Add milk-water mixture, peas and toasted rice into the glass pot.
  • Mix everything well and cover the pot.
  • Cook in the microwave for 5 mins on high and 20-25 mins on medium power.
  • The time may vary depending on the power of your microwave and altitude of the place.
  • If the rice isn't quite done, place it back in the microwave for another 5 -10 mins.
  • Fluff it up and serve hot.