Friday, June 1, 2007

Pudhina Pulav with Egg Capsicum Masala

Today I felt a little better after my one week of sickness. I wanted to eat something good but I had no vegetables in my fridge except capsicum ,mint and a potato. So, here is what I came up with. This is the first time I tried pudhina pulav after being tempted by many of my fellow bloggers. I could not decide whether to use only mint or corriander. Finally , I used both 50/50. The end result was too good. My house was filled with good aroma that reached the streets. If you have not tried this before, take my word. Try it. You will not be disappointed. So, here is the recipe...

Basmathi rice- 2 cups
water- 4 cups
mint- 1 small bunch
corrinder leaves- handfull
garlic- 4 pods
ginger - 1 " piece
coconut- 1/4 cup grated
bay leaf- 1 big broken
cinnamon stick- 1" (2 pieces)
star anise- 1
fennel- 1 tsp
green chillies- 3 or 4
onion- 1/2 sliced
ghee- 1 tbsp

Grind ginger,garlic, mint, corriander leaves, chillies, coconut and fennel seeds. Heat some oil and ghee in pressure cooker. fry all the spices and then onions and potatoes. Then fry the ground paste until you get a good aroma. Don't over-fry it. Just do it until the color changes from deep green to light green. Add required salt and rice. Fry for a few minutes. Add water. Check for seasonings and close the cooker. Wait until the pressure comes. Put the vent and keep the flame on medium. Wait for 10 to 12 mins. Switch off gas and open cooker when the pressure completely subsides. Open cooker and mix well. Finally ,add fried cashews . Serve with onion raitha.

Egg Capsicum Masala:

egg- 4
onion- 1/2 sliced
ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
tomato- 1 chopped
capsicum- 1/2 sliced
sakthi masala powder- 1 1/2 tsp
chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
coconut- 1/4 cup
corriander leaves-few

Heat oil in kadai and fry onions, capsicum and ginger garlic paste. Then add tomato, masala powders and salt. Add ground coconut and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. check for seasonings. Now add boiled eggs (slit them before you slip them into the gravy). Bring to another boil. Finally add corriander leaves .

Enjoy friends and have a great weekend!!!


Asha said...

Egg curry looks yum.Pulav has a great color too.Good to hear you are feeling better,take it easy:))

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Mint pulav...Never tried it....Ur platter is looking YUM!...Egg masala is looking great...

Richa said...

hey the plate looks just right for my dinner tonite, how about it :)
yup, the aroma of mint is too good in this pulav, too tempting! capsicum gravy looks YUM! good to know u r feeling better now & u too have a good wknd!

Suganya said...

My lunch today was similar to yr spread :-)

Pravs said...

one week of sickness ? what happened ?
pudina pulav & egg curry must have got you back to your old self, right ?

Vcuisine said...

Pudina pulav is great Kribha. Viji

priar's, said...

i was searching for the recipe f pudina rice.Thanks for sharing.Do visit my blog and give ur comments.

Aruna said...

Kribha, Hope u r doing better now. The combo looks very appetizing :-) I too cook mint pulav & as u said the aroma fills up the whole house. Thx for sharing.

Prema Sundar said...

wont beleive me Kribha , one of my neighbour made mint pulav today and had sent it over to my house. It tasted very nice and i was thinking to make it someday and here I see it . But she didnot grind the mint I think.. looks great and thanks for the recipe. egg curry looks very nice too.

Sia said...

hey kribha, u r cooking amazing dishes now a days and i am loving it:) mint pulao is my fav too and like u even i add coriander leaves as i dont like too much of minty taste:)

indosungod said...

Egg Kurma looks delicious. Nothing like Egg Kurma to make you feel better, along with Mint Pulav makes and excellent combination.

Kribha said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks dear. I wanted the color of the pulav to be a little more deeper. I guess I should use more mint next time. Will see you soon.Take care.-krithi

Dear Sukanya,
This is my first try too. I really liked it. If you are planning to try it, I've got one suggestion. Don't grind the mint to a fine paste. Chop and add some. That's what I'm going to do next time.Try it. You will like it.

Hi Richa,
You are most welcome to take this plate. Thanks for your kind enquiry. I'm feeling much better now.

Hi sugi,
Good to know that you had a similar meal. Did u have the same mint pulav too?

Hi Pravs,
Yes dear, one thing led to the other. Anyhow, I've come out of it. Feeling much better and getting ready for my big trip.

Hi Viji,
Glad you liked it.

Hi Priar's,
Hearty welcome to you. Keep visiting.

Hi Aruna,
Thanks for your concern dear. I'm doing so much better. Yep, mint pulav was so aromatic. You should try it to feel it. Hope you give it a try.

Dear Prema,
This was my first try and it turned out real good. If you are going to try it, I would like to suggest that you grind only half of the mint leaves. The rest you just chop and add. It dosen't make a difference in taste but the look is more good. Hope you try it.

Dear Sia,
I was so happy to see your comment. Glad you liked it. Try it sometime.

Hi Indosungod,
Nice to have you here. Thanks for your kind comments. please keep visiting.

Sharmi said...

amazing combination. looks so mouthwatering. bookmarking!

Suma Gandlur said...

Hope you are doing good now. The pulav looks great.

Seema said...

Kribha, Hope you are doing fine buddy. Pudina pulav looks wonderful girl. I have a different mint rice in my blog. so much wanna try out your pulav. Thanx for the recipe gal.

DEEPA said...

ur pudhina pulav looks yummy and tasty ...nice one ....hope u r feeling betting now my friend

Kribha said...

Hi Sharmi,
Thanks for your kind words. Give it a try. You will surely like it.

Hi Suma,
Thanks dear. I'm feeling a lot better now.

Hi Seema,
Thanks dear. I did check your mint rice recipe. Will try that next time.

Hi Deepa,
Welcome here. Thanks for your kind enquires and comments. I'm well now.

Anonymous said...

Hi akha this is dhivya & priya from pondy. Gobi 65 is nice akha. this sunday we are going to try it. How is ur chutti payan Mr.Kavinram

Kribha said...

Hi Dheevana & Priya,
I'm so happy to recieve a comment from you guys. Glad u liked gobi65. Try it and let me know how it turned out. Kavin is doing very well. He remembers u all. will be in touch.