Sunday, 9 May 2010

Tri-colour Pulao

I have seen this pulao at many restaurants and many recipe books. Some call it Tri-colour pulao and some name it panchranga pulao, though the vegetables and ingredients used are the same. So, I was wondering what to name this pulao...If it is Panchranga Pulao which means 5 coloured rice..I couldn't count five colours. Like if you notice, there is orange carrot, yellow corn, green coloured beans, bell pepper and peas. So, where are the other 2 colours? Is it white colour of the rice and cauliflower and black colour of the spices? so, I decided that tri-colour was a better name :D ....But, do let me know, if anyone out there knows why is this Pulao called Panchranga Pulao.

Anyways ....the name doesn't matter as much as the taste does, right? So, this was very aromatic and flavourful, which we all loved. Yes...yes..even my husband and son who are not big fans of veggies loved this rice. So, here goes the recipes to this aromatic and colourful rice.
TRI-COLOUR PULAO

Recipe source:
Sanjeev kapoor's book ''Recipes for Indian kitchen''

Ingredients:
3 cups of basmati rice,
1 carrot-chopped,1 green bell pepper,
1/2 medium cauliflower,
6-8 french beans- chopped,
2 chopped onions,1/2 cup of green peas,
1/2 cup of corn kernels,
2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil,1 stick of cinnamon,
3-4 cardamoms,
3-4 cloves,
1 bay leaf,1 tsp peppercorns,
1 tsp cumin seed and
salt to taste.
Method:
Wash and soak the rice for half and hour. Finely chop the vegetables into small bite size pieces as shown in the pic above and keep aside.
heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the whole spices- cardamom, cinnamon, cloves , bay leaf, cumin seeds and peppercorns and saute briefly. Now add the onions and saute until translucent. Add carrots, cauliflower, beans, peas and corn and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Drain the water from the soaked rice and add to the vegetables and stir-fry fot 2-3 minutes.add 5-6 cups of water to the rice and add salt to taste. Bring to a boil and cook till all the water is absorbed. At this point add the green bell pepper and stir the rice. reduce the heat and cook covered for 8-10 minutes or until the rice and vegetables are cooked. Serve hot and enjoy :)

Note:
The capsicum/ green bell pepper is added in the end to maintain its crunchiness.
Turmeric powder can also be added to this pulao, to make it colourful.

I am sending this colourful pulao to Cooking with Seeds- Cumin seeds event by Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes hosted this month by Sara of Sara's Corner.

46 comments:

Kamalika said...

pulao looks very tempting..Happy Mothers's DAy..

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice & colourful rice, looks delicious and healthy way to eat all the vegetables...and happy mothers day faiza...

BeenaShylesh said...

This is a healthy food.i will surily try this dear.......why the name is give tri colour.wats the meaning back of it...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!
Tricolor Pulao looks yummy and very tempting dear...
Nice clicks :-)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

nice colorful dish...good work dear...

Angie's Recipes said...

A very beautiful and colourful rice stir-fry!

Happy Sunday!

Simply Life said...

oh that looks like the perfect rice dish!

An Open Book said...

u know what my pulao never comes out perfect..its always a lil over cooked nd i yet 2 master the art of perfecting it...this one looks really perfect...

Faiza Ali said...

A big thanks to you all for stopping by and for leaving your valuable comments.
@ Beenashylesh : I think because it had 3 different coloured vegetables.

Priya said...

Wat a prefect, catchy and yummyilicious pulao..looks awesome..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Tricolour pulao looks colourful and yummy. following you dear so that I don't miss your yummy posts :-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Parita said...

Pulao looks very tempting :)

Nandini said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! The pulao looks absolutely nice!

Rumana Rawat said...

Very beautiful pulao,, and wonderful click too.
Happy mother's day dear:-)

Priya said...

true..its colorful as u said...healthy pulao..

Kairali sisters said...

Happy Mother's Day Faiza..

Pulao looks delish and yumm!!!!

Love
Kairali sisters

Swathi said...

Pulao looks really yummy and colorful.

Dolly said...

Dear Faiza...Happy Mother's Day. I love this Tri-color Pulao and u did get me thinking why it is called a panchranga Pulao. I cd'nt come up with the answer..I wd in fact agree with urs.. In my case TIRanga or Panchranga..It looks delish..and so healthy and better still its a one pot meal...I love Sanjeev Kapoor's recipes too..

FoodLovers said...

Dear Faiza Happy Mothers day dear ...
Thanks for stopping bya t my blog adfter a long time good to see ur comments again ..
looks colorful and yummy dear

Valarmathi said...

Colorful and yummy looking pulao. Looks tempting and delicious.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Happy mother's day Faiza :) The pulao looks very eyecatching. A very nice dish, simple yet tasty.

Krishnaveni said...

healthy and colourful rice. nice click too

Fathima said...

pulao looks great... really colorful... looks restaurant style....

Umm Mymoonah said...

Your Pulav does looks colourful faiza,and yummy

PranisKitchen said...

really healthy one..the name is really interesting tricolor..after a lot of confusion u decided this one..good
lovely colors..Nice pic faiza...
Happy Mothers Day

Suja Sugathan said...

Happy Mother's Day..very beautiful and healthy tricolor pulao... nice click too.

Ann said...

Happy Mothers Day! Pic looks yumm!

Malar Gandhi said...

Happy Mother's Day, dear. Delicious colorful pulav.

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great and love all the veggies in here

Happy Mothers Day

Suhaina said...

I love this pulav very much. Its very colorful and healthy too. Very tempting clicks Faiza.

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!colourful and healthy one!

Kanchan said...

Lovely colorful recipe !
Whatever might be the name its totally healthy one .. isn't it ..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely looking rice,my kid would love this!

Rachana Kothari said...

Pulao looks very tempting :)

Az said...

YUM!!! What a colorful pulao...

Gita Jaishankar said...

Happy Mother's Day dear :) Pulav looks superb...so yum :)

Priti said...

Looks yum..simple and delish

Nitks said...

Pulav looks great and really colourful as the name says...

Saju Sharfu said...

nice and colorful rice..

Yummy Team said...

Thats a perfect, delicious and healthy pulav, Faiza..

Roha said...

Asalamwalikam,
Pulao looks great & yuumyyyyy too :)

Peanutts said...

very colourful rice, hope you had a lovely mother's day

Fimère said...

une assiette bien colorée elle reflète le printemps j'aime beaucoup
bonne journée

Pavithra said...

Wooooooow yummy colorful healthy rice.. hey I loved the clicks as well..

sowmya's creative saga said...

colourful and delicious..

Sara's Corner said...

Hi lovely and colourful rice. Thanks for entry.

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