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Aromatic Peas and Carrot Pilaf for one

This is my very own, 100% original recipe for an authentic Indian "pulao". The word "pilaf" is distortion of the word "pulao" which simply means a rice dish cooked with veggies and spices. This tastes great with a spicy raita, or with plain yogurt. Using margarine makes this a vegan.

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  • Wash the rice well; drain.
  • Melt butter/margarine/ghee in a saucepan over low to medium heat.
  • Saute garlic paste/powder/minced garlic in butter for about 15 seconds, then add the chopped onions and saute until browned, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the rice, cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, and cloves to the onion-garlic mixture and saute for 10-15 minutes or until the rice is evenly browned.
  • Now add carrots, peas, salt, and water, stir, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, without stirring, until the rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Uncover and evaporate excess water if any, remove from flame, and fluff up with a fork.
  • Season with extra salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve hot!
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"This is my very own, 100% original recipe for an authentic Indian "pulao". The word "pilaf" is distortion of the word "pulao" which simply means a rice dish cooked with veggies and spices. This tastes great with a spicy raita, or with plain yogurt. Using margarine makes this a vegan."
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  1. CookingTimeForMe
    I really liked this. It was a really yummy pulao, and easy to do. My only quibble is that the rice cooking times were off for me, but otherwise this was gold.
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  2. Trixyinaz
    I hate to do this, but this was okay. I did exactly as written and mine turned out "soggy" and bland. It smelled wonderful when I was sauteing the rice with the spices and while it simmered. I'm not sure what happened. I will try to make this again and see how it turns out the 2nd time. I always like to try something twice just incase I missed something the first time. It almost seemed like there was too much water.
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  3. Chef Kate
    I agree with everyone else. This dish smells fabulous and tastes even better. Very simple to do. Just count the cloves you put in so you can fish them out--not so lovely to bite into one.
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  4. Amyzan
    This turned out magnificent. My honey and I ate it all up. Will do again.
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  5. LuckyMomof3
    That is the perfect title for this recipe..."Aromatic"! My kids thought I was making some sort of baked good, it smells devine! Had this last night with curry chicken and roti. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Anu! :)
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