A quick to make, yet
filling meal for bachelors and those living alone . My cousin Priya taught me
this , and thanks to her, we all enjoyed it. She has a wonderful blog – Sweet spicy tasty where she shares her homemade vegetarian food…
I made this dish once with onions and
garlic and once without. We liked both versions. Do add onions if you prefer. If you have a
rice cooker, this can be made for a weekend meal within 20-25 mins if you are
prepped a bit. So enjoy this with plain curd or a onion / cucumber raita.
Sending this to Day 2 of Bachelor / cooking for one recipes forBM#49 and also
to my new bi-monthly event – “Family cooks”, where I share recipes from family
& close friends (who are sometimes more than family)
Achaari Pulav – a one pot meal with vegetables
and a pickle base.
Prep time – 15 mins , cook time – 15 mins ,
serves – 4
Course – Indian, Course : Mains / Rice variant.
Serving suggestions : Raita / curd and papad
Ingredients: (Am repeating verbatim the recipe
that my cousin gave me).
- 1 cup rice
medium sized potatoes
cup frozen or fresh peas
tbsp Mango Pickle /aam ka achaar
tsp ginger garlic paste (optional)
of cashew nuts (optional)
tsp cumin seeds /jeera
tsp turmeric powder
- salt – to taste
and drain the rice for about 15 mins
2 cups of water to boil.
the potatoes,carrots lengthwise.Blend the mango pickle in a blender into
a coarse paste and keep aside.In a pressure cooker,heat the oil,crackle the
the ginger garlic paste,turmeric and saute until the raw flavor is lost.Add in
ground pickle paste and saute well and let it cook for 2 mins.
add in all the vegetables and mix well and cook for few minutes till the pickle
coats the veggies well.Adjust salt and spice level as per taste.Add the rice
mix well and pour in the boiling water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
the pressure subside naturally and then after releasing fluff the rice with a
with roasted cashewnuts and corriander and serve hot with raita of your choice.