This pulau is simple & It is light, quick to prepare and truly delicious. It is very mild and fragrant, and great as a side dish, or main course . Fragrant, sweet cloves add rich, spicy flavour to this simple rice dish. It can be served on its own with raita or with roasted chicken , tandoori chicken or any curry of your choice .
2 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil.
4 to 5 whole cloves
1-inch stick cinnamon.
1 medium onions sliced thin (about 1 cup)
2 cups basmati rice
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
1 teaspoon cumin powder
4 cups water
salt to taste
1 tsp chili flakes ( optional )
Food color of your choice ( optional ) 2 drops .
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add cloves and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add onions and cook, until translucent ( around 5 mins.) . Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, until nutty, about 2 min. Add peas and cumin powder and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute longer. Add water and salt bring to a boil and reduce to lowest heat. Cover with lid and allow to cook till all the water is absorbed, about 10-12 minutes. At this time you can add food color of your choice if using any . Serve hot with daal or raita.
This recipe serves 4 people