Sunday, 28 October 2007

Garlic Herbed Pilau, with coriander / Cilantro, mint and Spring Onions

Ingredients

2 cups basmati rice; washed and soaked for 30 minutes

3 cups water

2 tbspn olive oil

5-6 garlic cloves; sliced

½ tspn cumin seeds

1 cup coriander; chopped fine

2 tbspn chopped mint

3 spring onions; chopped fine
Salt to taste





Method

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the garlic, fry for a few minutes.

2. Add the rice, mix, until all the rice is coated by the oil

3. Add water, bring to boil, reduce the heat to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes

4. When the rice is nearly cooked, heat the rest of the oil, in a small pan, add the cumin seeds. Let them pop, add the coriander, mint and spring onion, stir and pour this mixture on to the rice and mix.

5. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve.

I served it with Tandoori Chicken

16 comments:

meeso said...

This is so nice and simple...I know this rice smelled amazing...I love the smell of simple rice.

Saju said...

thanks Meeso, yes it smelled amazing and tasted so good.

musical said...

Must have been heavenly, Saju! Cilantro and mint go so well with rice! yummy!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......Looks wonderful.......Nice recipe...will try it :-)

Asha said...

Garlic flavored Pulao! YUMMO!!:))

Redchillies said...

I love garlic and mint. What a lovely combination!

ramya said...

hi saju this looks yummy. But the method is in html format. can u please check it.

Lakshmi said...

Hi Saju, Rice looks yumm..will try it next time. I grind all the ingrediants except cumin and then add it to the oil so my version looks green.

Happy cook said...

Delicious pulao. Should try them. Especially when i am having a party. As who can resiste the aroma which is comming frm the kitchen.
The guest can drool even before they have it :-)

Lissie said...

a simple and neat recipe! would definitely go well with tandoori chicken!

Padma said...

I would love to have this anytime, loved the ingredients and it might have smelled heaven!

Saju said...

Thanks everyone.
Ramya, It looks ok on my screen, but I have redone it, hope it looks ok now.

Sharmi said...

what a feast! you did so many items ? nice looking pulao. enjoy Saju!

Saju said...

Sharmi,
My mum cooked the bharela mircha,
The tandoor chicken was marinated the day before, just the case of putting in the oven, and marinating the potatoes in the leftover marinade.
I made the olives, Greek salad and the rice.
My sister brought blackcurrent cake
and My sister-in-law brought the kulfi.
That is the nice thing about family do's everyone chips in

Saju said...

forgot to say, I made the chana too
It did not seem like hard work at the time. The bonus was not washing up after dinner.

Namratha said...

Looks great and the recipe is simple...good one!:)

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