Sunday 12 September 2021

Green Gram Pulav (பச்சை பயறு புலாவ்)

Hi everyone, 

It has been a long time since I have posted on my blog. Well, better late than never! Today I thought of sharing a simple, easy-to-make, yet wholesome one dish meal. If you are had pressed for time, which I expect many of you are, this recipe will come in handy. Here we go.


Green gram, soaked for 4 hours – ½ teacup or 100 ml measure

Basmati rice – 1½ teacups or 300 ml measure

Onion – 1 no, sliced

Tomato – 1 no, cubed

Green chili – 2 no, chopped (adjust to taste)

Coconut milk, thick – ½ teacup or 100 ml measure

Garam masala – ½ teaspoon

Coriander leaves – chopped, 1 tablespoon

Oil – 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Salt – to taste 

Method: Wash basmati rice well, drain and keep aside. Drain the water from soaked green gram. Heat oil in a pressure pan or handi, add cumin seeds and when they crackle add in onions and fry till they turn light brown in color. Add in tomato pieces and green chilies; fry for 2 minutes. Now add green gram and basmati rice. Sauté for 3 minutes; add coconut milk, 2 teacups of water, salt and garam masala. Mix well. Cover and cook under pressure for 4 whistles. Switch of the stove. After the pressure subsides, open the handi and mix gently with a fork. Garnish with coriander leaves. Your pulav is ready! This dish is sumptuous and can be served with any type of raita.

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