Bangalore has become cold now and I slept off in the morning switching off my daily alarm. Last month was real fun and parents were around so I did not have to worry about a single thing (still I could not make time for blogging ;), do you think I am lazy?, Actually I was tied up with my work and enjoying with family!) If I miss alarm also my maid wake me up by ringing door bell. Today when I got up at 8 realized maid must have come and went. Seeing her missed call in mobile I called her immediately and came to know she is not coming today. So immediately left bed and started doing all the daily chores, then finished breakfast and dropped our daughter at dance school. I went to Saturday market picked up fruits, vegetables and fish, few grocery and by that time I had to pick daughter again. Finally I reached home at 12.45 pm and there was no preparation for lunch. I couldn’t think about an elaborate meal so one pot mushroom matar pulao came to rescue us. Lunch is ready within an hour, just on time! So now you know why I love one pot meals so much. Next time when you are in my situation, do try one pot meal like mushroom matar pulo.
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Mushroom Matar Pulao / Mushroom Peas Pulao
Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Mushroom – 150 gms, sliced vertically
Green Peas – one fistful or 1/4 cup
Onion – 1 Big, sliced
Ginger paste – 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon – 1 stick (1 inch)
Cardamom – 2 to 3
Clove – 2 to 3
Bay Leaf – 1
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder – 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder – 1 teaspoon
Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Refined Oil – 2 tablespoon
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
1. Wash the rice and soak it for 20 minutes.
2. Heat oil and ghee together and add cinnamon, cardamom, clove and bay leaf.
3. Now add onions and saute till they are translucent.
4. Next add sliced mushrooms and green peas, and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Now it’s time to add the spices including ginger paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder and garam masala powder. Mix them well.
6. Add the soaked rice and mix well so that the rice is coated with all the spices.
7. Now add water (2 to 2.5 cups) and add sugar, adjust the salt.
8. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or till the rice is cooked on medium flame without covering a lid.
9. Serve hot with raita or any side dish.