Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Subz Pulao

Today is the last day of Blogging Marathon #13 started by Shrivalli and I am glad to be a part of it.

For this Marathon I have posted Rice varieties, kid friendly and under 20 minutes since  I thought was on a lower side in my blog. Baba re  I am a South Indian so few rice varieties? Sacrilege!! So rice it was.

So here are the links in case you have missed them.
4.    Jeera rice
5.    Masuru Anna
Today I am trying to finish linking up for few of the events that have been running for this period and I am late latif!!

Let’s see there is Veena’s Microwave cooking event started by Srivalli and Priya’s only sprouts started by Kalyani and this Marathon with rice so I went in for this simple Subz Pulao by Nita Metha.

 Those of you who have the IFB Microwave Cookbook will know what I am talking about.

So here it is friend Subz Pulao by Nita Metha adapted by Archana a/s The Mad Scientist.

Serves 4
Source Nita Mehta’s IFB Cookbook

1 ½  cup basmati rice, washed and drained
5 tblsp oil
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste (I used 4 cloves garlic minced)
¼ tsp haldi/turmeric
½ tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
1 potato cut in pieces
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 cup Soya bean sprouts, pressure cooked for 2 whistles*
1 tomato, chopped
2 red chillies broken in pieces
1 tblsp mint, chopped
Coriander, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice

Saboot Masala or Spice Bag
10 pepper corns
4 cardamoms
3 black cardamom
4 cloves
2 sticks cinnamon


1.     In a micro proof dish put oil, garlic, ginger, potatoes, cauliflower and Soya sprouts.
2.     Mix well and microwave for 3 minutes.
3.     Add the rice, 3 cups water, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and the spice bag. Mix well microwave for 6 minutes covered.
4.    Add tomato, mint, coriander, red chillies and lemon juice. Stir with fork gently.
5.    Cover and microwave for 7 minutes.
6.    Wait for 4 minutes. Fluff the rice. Remove the spice bag.
7.    Serve with pumpkin raita.

Here is the Pulao when I just opened the rice cooker.
The only thing that I would like to do next time is add more sprouts. My kid no 2 was just fishing out the sprouts and enjoying them.

*For the soya bean sprouts soak overnight. Drain in the morning and then leave them covered in the sprout maker. You get lovely sprouts that after debate with my SIL where she opined that removing the peels was hazardous to health I just pressure cooked them with a little salt and very little say 1/8 cup water for 2 whistles.



  1. Delicious and colorful looking pulao. Looks excellent.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Thanks both the Deepas. You guys were quick. Guess its your names Deepa. People will follow you guys.

  3. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


  4. Very delicious!!

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  5. very nutritious and colorful looking pulao...excellent preparation...

  6. lovely dish! the addition of sprouts!

  7. I know I have made this..:)..good one..glad to have you do the BM..

  8. sub Pulao looks good.Thanks for sharing ur lovely entries.

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  9. lovely picture and yumm looking dish, glad to do BM with u

  10. Healthy rice using sprouts. Looks yummy.

  11. Never tried oulao with spice bag, will try, and this microwave version so quick too.

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  12. Wow Archana, you used Soya bean sprouts AND made it in a microwave. I would love a serving of that right away

  13. Perfectly cooked rice made me hungry rightaway!!!

    Delicious dear :)

  14. I have never added Ginger in Pulao.. seems like a good idea for the next time I make it ..

    thnx for sharing.. good you completed the Marathon well, its not a piece of cake :)

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  15. Excellent ! yummy looking pulao...

  16. Archana, it is store bought marble rye bread. Used it since I thought it looked pretty :).

  17. I remember drooling over this recipe in the IFB cookbook.Now u have tempted me to try it out ..

  18. all the collection of rice recipes are sounding good!

  19. Such a delicious and lovely bowl of goodness...just love pulao looks yum!


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