Kaalu pulav

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - basmati rice
  • 1 cup - field beans/kaalu
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 2 tbsp - onion ( peeled and sliced)
  • 2 - green chillies ( slit )
  • 1 tbsp - fresh ginger (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - pepper corns
  • 1 - cinnamon stick
  • 2 - cardamom
  • 6 - cloves
  • 1 pinch - turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp - sesame oil
  • a few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp - finely chopped mint leaves

How to Make Kaalu pulav

  • Wash and drain the rice and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai. Add cumin seeds, peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and fry till they pop.
  • Add curry leaves, chopped onion, slit green chillies and ginger and saute till onion becomes pink in colour.
  • Stir in the kaalu.
  • Add turmeric powder and then the washed and drained rice and fry till the rice starts sticking to the kadai.
  • Add salt and 4 cups of water to the fried ingredients and stir well.
  • When the water starts to boil, cover the kadai with a lid and reduce flame to low.
  • Open the lid after 15 minutes, stir the pulav carefully (without mashing the rice) for the even distribution of kaalu, and cover it again.
  • Switch off flame after five more minutes.
  • Garnish the kaalu pulav with finely chopped fresh coriander and mint leaves just before serving.
  • Recipe courtesy: Chitra Amma's Kitchen
  • http://chitra-ammas-kitchen.blogspot.in/

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