Paella is a valencian is a rice dish ans supposed to have originated in the east coast of spain. This is one of the sought after street foods of spain.It is a combination of rice, meat, vegetables and strongly flavoured with saffron. The rice that they use are either Bomba or calasparra which is a very short variety of rice.The rice resembles our own tomato rice expect for the flavoring and the masala which we use.
By the way how did you pronounce it???Just like I did...pe-la?...No...again they say it differently:-).
According to this blogger it is pronounced as pi-aY-ya :-)
Original recipe is here
Garlic 1 clove
Red, green peppers 1/2 each
Vegetable broth 1 1/2 cup
Saffron strands a few( soak it in 1 tbsp of warm water)
Chilli flakes 2tsp
Thyme 1/4 tsp
Short variety rice 1/2 cup
Olive oil 1tbsp
salt as required
Dice all the vegetables finely
Heat the oil in a pan
Add the onions and garlic to this, Saute till it becomes transparent
Now add the cut peppers ans saute in low flame for 1 minutes.
Add the cut tomatoes, the vegetable broth, rice, saffron mixed in warm water, thyme , chilli flakes and salt
Mix well and cook covered till the rice gets cooked and all the liquid is absorbed