Here's a quick recipe for an enticing pulav that is packed with carrots, peas, whole spices and the aromatic basmati rice. Have it plain or serve with any curry of your choice.
Prep Time: 25 mins
Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Baby carrots (cut): 1/3 cup
Peas: 1/4 cup
Butter/ Ghee: 1/4 stick or 2 tablespoons
Bay leaves: 2-3
Cinnamon stick : 2
Cardamom pods: 2-3
Salt to taste
Wash the basmati rice and drain it well. In a deep pan, heat the ghee/butter. Add the cardamom pods, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and saute. Add the drained rice and saute for another 5 -10 mins. Add the peas and cut carrots and mix well. Turn off the gas. Cook the rice in the rice cooker in a ratio of rice to water (1: 1.5 cups)
Serve hot with pickle, pappad and Raita.