Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Indian Cooking Recipe : Bengali Pulav

Ingredients :
500 gms basmathi rice

2 bayleaf
30 gms raisin
12 to 14 cashew nut
6 cloves
6 cardamom
1" piece cinnamon.
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp ginger paste
½ tsp sugar
1 pinch saffron dissolved in
1 tbsp of milk
200 gms ghee
salt to taste

Method :
Clean and wash the rice. Spread the rice out to dry.
Heat the ghee and put bayleaf and onion slices in the ghee.
Sauté till it turns golden brown.
Put the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cashew and ginger paste and continue to stir till the mixture becomes light brown.
Now put the rice, salt, sugar and stir fry for a few minutes.
Put raisin, saffron milk mixture and stir properly.
Finally, put 4 cups of hot water and mix well.
Cover and cook by continuing to stir regularly.
Once the rice is ready, garnished with nuts & fried onions.
Ready to serve.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bakala Bhath

Ingredients :
2 cups beaten rice
3 cups curds
¼ tsp salt
1 green chilli
1 small piece ginger

For seasoning :
1 red chilli,
1 pinch mustard,
1 tsp ghee

Method :
Combine together curds and beaten rice.
Add crushed ginger, minced green chilli and salt to taste.
Mix well and season with the ingredients noted above.
Tender cucumber gratings can be added, if desired.
Ready to serve.