Monday, 1 June 2020

Plain Pulav Recipe/Plain Pulav/Plain Pulao with Coconut Milk/How to make Plain Pulav with step by step photos

Plain Pulav Recipe is a very common, flavourful and traditional rice variety prepared in all the households with slight variations. This Pulav is a very simple and easy one pot meal and is also a perfect lunch box recipe. Do try out this tempting Plain Pulav and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Biryanis/Rice Varieties/Pulavs here.

Here’s how to make Plain Pulav with step by step photos…

Ingredients
Basmati Rice
2 cups
Onions/Vengayam
2 sliced
Green Chillies/Pachai Mailagai
6-8 slit and cut
Ginger & Garlic Paste
1 tbsp
Coconut Milk
3 cups
Salt
As needed
Mint & Coriander Leaves/cilantro
One handful

For Tempering
Oil + Ghee
3 tbsp
Dried Bay Leaf/Brinji Ilai
2-3
Green Cardamom/Elachi
2
Cinnamon Sticks/Pattai
2
Cloves/Kirambu
4
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Star Anise
1
Preparation Time: 10 minutes                     Recipe Course: Main Course/Lunch
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes                      Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Method
Wash the rice 2-3 times and drain the water. Add fresh water and soak the rice [basmati rice] for about 30 minutes.

Heat oil + ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel/pan, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, elachi/cardamom, bay leaf, cumin seeds, star anise and sauté until nice aroma arises.

Add onions, green chillies, little salt to the pan and mix really well.

Saute the onions and green chillies until light golden brown color.

Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté well until the raw smell vanishes.

Now add the coriander leaves and mint to the pan and sauté well until they shrink.

Add coconut milk, little salt and let it come to boil.

At this stage add the soaked basmati rice to the coconut milk.

When it comes to rolling boil, close the lid [tight lid], cook for about 20-25 minutes [dhum] on low flame. Check if the rice is well done and switch off the stove. Mix in between to avoid burning of rice.


Delicious, tempting and flavourful Plain Pulav is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with any Raita of your choice or with any Kurma of your choice.

Suggestions:
I have used coconut milk to cook the pulav, you can either replace with water or equal ratio of coconut milk and water.
You can also cook the pulav in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
Finally you can add browned onions and few drops of kewra water. Close the lid and keep for 2 minutes for the flavour to infuse well.
You add about 1 tsp of black pepper corns/milagu for added flavour and taste.

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