Tale of Two Tomatoes is now officially Something’s Cooking. I’m glad to introduce to you my new space-solely dedicated to food, recipes and memories. Doesn’t mean that my Tomatoes are gone. I’ll be equally present there, penning down my musings as always. Just that, I didn’t want to mess things up 🙂
Figuring out a new name took longer than I expected. I wanted to get rid of the “tomato” image though it was fun 🙂 But she is my alter ego, my second twin <3
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I’m also there at my previous page : Tale of Two Tomatoes
And here I am, presenting my first recipe.
As the name suggests, this Pilaf or Pulao as it is fondly called, is filled with aromas from Indian seasonings. Rice is coked in a mixture of ginger, garlic, cardamons and other spices.
Rice- 2 cups, Oil- 4 tbsp, Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp, Bay leaves- 2, Onion- 1 thinly sliced, Cashews- 10 split into two, Raisins- 2 tbsp, Mint leaves- 1/2 cup, Salt- 2 tsp, Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp, Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Grind to Paste
Garlic- 4 flakes, Ginger- 1″ piece, Green Cardamons- 4, Black Cardamon- 1, Cloves- 2, Peppercorns- 3, Cinnamon- 1″ piece, Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Wash and clean rice. Keep aside.
Grind ingredients of the paste adding a little water.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves. Add onion slices and saute till light brown. Add cashews and raisins and continue sauteing for a few seconds.
Add the ground paste and salt. Mix well. Add turmeric powder and mix again.
Add rice and stir for a couple of minutes. Add four cups of water and mint leaves. Mix well and cok the rice.
Serve hot with a Raita of your choice.