Khumb Pulao


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Succulent mushrooms with zesty spring onions, perked up with spices and powders make a delicious Khumb Pulao that will be loved by the whole family.


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Succulent mushrooms with zesty spring onions, perked up with spices and powders make a delicious Khumb Pulao that will be loved by the whole family. What is so convenient about this delectable treat is that it can be prepared quite easily using the microwave oven. Once soaked for ten minutes and sautéed for a minute, the rice also cooks quickly, within fifteen minutes actually! That makes this pulao an ideal choice for busy days.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup sliced mushrooms (khumbh)
1 cup long grained rice (basmati) , soaked for 10 minutes and drained
2 tbsp oil
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
12 mm ( 1/2") piece of cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cardamoms
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
1/2 cup finely chopped spring onion (whites and greens)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste

Method
  1. Combine the oil, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bayleaf and spring onions in a microwave safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  2. Add the mushrooms, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Add the rice, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  4. Add 2 cups of hot water, garam masala, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 12 minutes, stirring once after every 4 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.
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 on 24 Apr 15 05:13 PM


Mushrooms are my favourite..Loved the taste of the spices in this pulao..If one prefers one can add bigger mushroom pieces..