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instant pulao recipe | leftover pulao rice | rice pulao with cucumber raita

easy instant pulao recipe | leftover pulao rice | rice pulao with cucumber raita
Course rice
Cuisine south indian
Keyword instant pulao recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 1220kcal
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for pulao:

  • 1 cup coriander
  • ½ cup mint / pudina
  • 3 chilli
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 10 cashew halves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 4 pods cardamom
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum finely chopped
  • ½ cup peas
  • 10 beans chopped
  • 4 cup leftover rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ lemon juice

for cucumber raita:

  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • ½ cucumber finely chopped
  • ½ carrot grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 1 chilli finely chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

how to make instant veg pulao using leftover rice:

  • firstly, to prepare the masala paste, in a mixi take 1 cup coriander, ½ cup mint, 3 chilli, 2 clove garlic and 1 inch ginger.
  • blend to a coarse paste without adding water. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee.
  • add 10 cashews and fry until it turns golden brown. keep aside.
  • in the same oil, add 1 bay leaf, 6 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 4 pods cardamom and 1 tsp cumin. saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  • further, add 1 onion and saute until the onions change colour slightly.
  • now add 1 carrot, 1 capsicum, ½ cup peas and 10 beans.
  • add ½ tsp salt and saute for 2 minutes. cook until it turns crunchy. do not overcook the vegetables.
  • add in the prepared masala paste and cook for 2 minutes or until the raw flavour disappears.
  • now add 4 cup leftover rice, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp garam masala.
  • mix well combing all the masala with rice.
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes, absorbing all the flavours.
  • add in fried cashew and ½ lemon juice. mix well.
  • finally, enjoy instant pulao with cucumber raita.

how to make cucumber raita:

  • firstly, in a bowl take 1 cup curd and 1 cup water.
  • whisk until the curd turns silky smooth texture.
  • add ½ onion, ½ cucumber, ½ carrot, 2 tbsp coriander, 1 chilli, ½ tsp cumin powder and ¼ tsp salt.
  • mix well combining everything well.
  • finally, cucumber raita is ready to serve with pulao, biryani or paratha.

Nutrition

Calories: 1220kcal | Carbohydrates: 195g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 2937mg | Potassium: 6738mg | Fiber: 28g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 21237IU | Vitamin C: 924mg | Calcium: 1837mg | Iron: 58mg