Coriander - Who doesn't love the aroma of it, Not to miss out its beautiful green color. Makes the dish colorful and flavourful. Few health benefits of cilantro are Protects against salmonella bacteria, Aids in digestion and helps settle the stomach and prevent flatulence, Protects against urinary tract infections,Lowers blood sugar,Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises good cholesterol (HDL), A good source of dietary fiber, A good source of iron, A good source of magnesium,Rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids, Relieves intestinal gas.
This pulao is pretty simple. Goes well with any Raitha as a sidedish.
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Water - 1.5 cup (varies with rice quality)
Chopped Coriander / Cilantro - 1 Cup
Grated cocunut - 1/4 cup
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 3 ( Can be more or less per taste)
Cumin - 1 sp
Cashews (Opt) - 5 to to 6
Pepper - 1/2 sp
Ghee - 2 sp
Grind to paste, all the C's :) Coriander,Chilli,Cashew,Coconut with salt.
(Cumin can be added directly to the rice or ground to paste.)
Add cumin, peas, the ground mixture and little bit of ghee to the basmati rice. Mix well and cook till grainy.
Once cooked, bit of pepper powder on top. This is optional.
This entry goes to the food blogger Cilantro’s Cilantro Jihva Event.
This entry also goes to Sowmya's Cooking-with-greens event