Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Microwave peas pulav

2 tbsps ghee or butter
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1" cinnamon stick, 1 cardamom
1 onion chopped
1 cup rice
2.5 cups water
1/2 cup or so peas (frozen or fresh, if using fresh, micro in a microsafe dish for 5 mins)
salt to taste 

In a microsafe dish, heat butter / ghee for 30 secs, add ginger garlic paste, cinnamon and cardamom and onions, microwave on 100% power for 2 mins uncovered. Onions will turn transparent. 
Add rice and green peas, salt and water. Mix and micro on full power covered for 6 mins (till the water begins to boil) and then reduce power to 75% for another 10 mins. Keep stirring and checking in between, every 2-3 mins. 
Let stand for about 6-8 mins before serving, this completes the cooking process for rice.
Serve or pack for lunch with pickle and curd. 
    I use my micro safe rice cooker for this purpose, there is a hole to let the steam escape. You should also do this, if cooking covered allow for some room for the steam to escape or your microwave will get really messy!

    This dish is going to - 

    MEC Lunch box menu hosted at Lata's blog. Also check Srivalli's page where it all began.

    1 comment:

    1. That is one wonderfully green pulav.Looks delicious and I am sure that it tastes great too.
      Thank you for sending in the entry and I am glad to have been introduced to a nice page.