Monday, May 9, 2016

Masoor Pulao

             Happy Mother's Day!!!!
      Whether you are a mom to be,  or a mom cuddling with toddlers, or tackling teenagers (just like me ;) or just enjoying the pampering of your motherhood from your grown up kids, may your today gets filled up with more love, joy and laughter.!! My words will never do the justice no matter how hard I try to thank my mom but today I definitely want to take an extra step to please her and all the moms out there by sharing her one of many signature recipe of Masoor Pulao...


     My #foodiemonday #bloghop entry for #mother'sdayspecial  challenge this week..

Ingredients:
1 cup Rice
1/3 cup whole Masoor
1 tablespoon Ghee
1/2 tablespoon Oil
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Bay-leave
1/2 cup finely sliced Onions
1 Green chili (slit)
1/3 cup finely sliced mix of Carrots and Bell-peppers
1 Potato into wedges cut
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic-green chili paste.
1 teaspoon Cinnamon & Cloves powder
1 tablespoon mix of Raisins & Cashews
Some chopped Cilantro
Salt to taste.
Method:
* First fry potato wedges till gets crispy.
* Sprinkle some salt, red chilli powder and chat masala on them and keep it on side.

* Wash and soak rice and masoor for at least about 30minutes.
* Heat mix of ghee and oil in the pressure cooker.
* Add cumin seeds and bay-leave.
* Sauté till cumin seeds gets brown color.
* Add finely sliced onions & green chili slit and sauté till onion gets light brown.

* Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste and cook for a minute.* Add sliced carrots and bell-peppers and cook.

* Add cinnamon-cloves powder and raisin-cashews.* Mix all well.
* Add soaked rice and masoor.
* Add water as required.(almost 1 and 1/4 cup)
* Add salt to taste.
* Mix well.

* Cove the lid of pressure cooker and let it cook for about 2-3 whistle.
* Once it's cooking done, open the cooker lid and mix the fried potato wedges in to Pulao.
* Garnish with chopped cilantro.


* Enjoy.!
 Nothing is better than Mom's food.. I hope you guys will enjoy my mom's recipe on this mother's day..! 
    Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart... Happy Mother's Day!!