BASIL MINT PULAO


This is a recipe from CHAMPA OF VERSATILE VEGETARIAN KITCHEN. This is for her CSN give away on her blog. We have to search a recipe from her huge recipe index , cook and blog abou it to qualify for this event. I incidentally happen to have basil and mint at home and loved this recipe of hers. The original recipe is HERE

INGREDIENTS

Raw rice 1 cup

Onions 2 thinly sliced

Tomato 2 cut finely

Basil 1/2 cup

Mint 1/2 cup

green chillies 2

Bay leaf 2

cloves 3

cardamom 2

cinnamon 1" piece

Black pepper 5 corns

carrot 1 finely cut

Zuchinni 1 finely chopped

corn 1/4 cup

Garlic 2 pods finely chopped

Heat oil, add jeera, fennel seeds, cloves,cinnmon,bay leaf and garlic and when a good smell emanates add the chopped onion.When the onion changes colour add the carrot and corn.Meanwhile grind basil,mint,tomato and green chillies into a fine paste.When the vegetables are cooked add the zuchinni and cook for few more minutes. Add the ground paste and continue cooking.Now add salt and cooked rice. cover it and let it further cook for another 5 to 10 mins. Serve with raita


We all liked this dish and it is perfect for a one dish dinner. Check out champa's blog for other delicious recipes'

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