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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Garlic Peanut Pulav

Peanut is very nutritional and  has been a good  antioxidant- if taken as an everyday food in ur diet.This pulav is done using peanut and garlic.Basil is known as the queen of herbs with loads of medicinal value.This aromatic pulav is easy-to do and richly filled with the goodness of garlic,basil (tulsi) and peanuts.This pulav will be loved by the dhall chutney powder luvers.U can pack it for Lunch too.Try it once and see urself  longing for  more.This can be taken with Veg Stew or any Non-Veg Stew.Enjoy cooking at home.Bon Appetit!.

Garlic Peanut Pulav - Pulav made with Peanuts,garlic and basil leaves


300 gms basmati rice - washed,drained and ghee-roasted in 2 tsp ghee
100 gm peanuts
10 garlic pearl
2 tbsp urad dhal
3 red chillies
2 tbsp gram dhal (kadalai paruppu)
a pinch of asafoetida
few chopped coriander leaves
2 tsp refined oil + 1 tsp ghee
2 bay leaves
2 green cardamoms
2 cloves
1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 onion sliced fine
1/2 cumin seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
4-5 basil leaves - chopped fine(don't add more)

1.Chop-fine half the garlic pearls and keep it aside.
2.Dry-roast urad dhal,gramdhal,half the peanuts and redchillies separately for 30-40 secs before turning colour and keep it aside to cool.
3.Dry grind half the garlic pearls with uraddhal,gramdhal,peanut and asafoetida into  powder.
4.Pressure-cook the ghee-roasted basmati rice with 1 1/4 measurement water upto 1 whistle.
5.Heat 2 tsp oil + ghee,fry bay leaves with cloves,green cardamoms,chopped basil leaves and chopped garlic cloves.Stir-fry for a min.
6.Add ginger-garlic paste and the ground masala and saute for a 30 secs.
7.Add half the peanuts and add the steamed basmati rice. Mix well so that the spices gets blended evenly.Sprinkle 1 tsp lemon juice and mix it well.
8.Serve this aromatic pulav hot with Veg or Non-Veg Stew,boiled egg  slices and coriander thokku or chutney.

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Aakash Kokz said...

I have always loved Pulav. This one seems so very delicious.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks for ur sweet feedback Aakash.

Vardhini said...

Yummy .. peanuts are my favorite.

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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks a lot Vardhini.