Sunday Pulav (Pilaf)
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-3
  • Bay Leaf, 1
  • Cinnamon sticks, 1 small piece
  • Green chillies, 1 slit
  • Basmati rice/Long grained rice, 2 cups
  • Onions, 2 medium sized
  • Capsicum, 2 medium sized
  • Tomatoes, 2 medium sized
  • Water, 3 cups
  • Coconut milk, 1 cup
  • Lime juice, ½ a lime
  • Oil , 2 tbspns
  • Salt to taste
  1. Soak the rice in water for 30 mins.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add bay leaf & cinnamon sticks and fry it for a bit.
  3. Add green chillies and sliced onions to the pan and fry the onions till pink.
  4. Now add the sliced capsicum and fry for about a minute.
  5. Drain the rice and add it to the onion capsicum mixture and fry it till the water has evaporated.
  6. Add the sliced tomatoes, coconut milk, water, lime juice and salt to taste.
  7. Close the pan with a lid and keep it on simmer for 15 mins.
  8. Once it is off the stove do not open the lid for another 10-12 minutes. The rice will get cooked in the heat.
  9. Serve Hot!
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