Saturday, June 2, 2012


gUYS, I was waiting to write this recipe from a very long time. I am very much aware that if Palav is a key word given for search in google, you will end up in seeing 20-40 blogs and websites listing all ingredients, how to prepare, secrets and all.... 
But still I want to list this out in my blog as well. its like saying, no food without pickle, no blog without palav ;) Enjoy.. Let me know how it was or any ingredients to be added.. 
Vegetables to be cut/chopped - Big Onion-1,Beans, tomato, potatoes, carrot - 1 cup full each, peas 1 and half cup (Cauli flower could also be added, but I don't like it in palav much)
Green chilies- 2-3 chopped
Ginger- 6-8 pieces
Garlic - 8 cloves
Basmati rice- 2 cups
Cumin seeds- 1 tb sp.
Fennel seeds- 1 tb sp.
Cinnamon stick- 2-3
palav leaves- 1
pepper corms- 8-10
Cloves- 8-10
Marati Moggu- 1
Cilantro- few leaves
1 tbsp. oil
Salt to taste

To a hot pan, add oil, broken cinnamon sticks, pepper corns, cloves, Marati Moggu, cumin seeds and funnel seeds. saute for 5 minutes. 
Add green chilies and all chopped vegetables and fry for 10 min. (I prefer adding raw/uncooked vegetables because, it will be cooked along with rice.)
Add garlic and ginger so that it mixes well with vegetables
Basamati rice is very good for palav. Add 1 cup of Basmati rice and fry until rice becomes smooth. 
Add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Close the pressure cooker and allow for 2 whistles. 
Can be served hot with raitha.. It’s delicious!!!  




Shrutzz said...

I love Pulav!!!
I shall be soon cooking,maybe next week :)

Ruchiez said...

Thanks Shru :)