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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bengali Bahu Khuda Pulav (The Hungry Bride's Pulav)


What I can say about this Pulav ? It is simply awesome. Once I was watching a cooking show where they were showing some traditional Indian dishes, which are being forgotten. As per chef, this was being made by newly-wed brides who were not yet used to tradition of eating leftovers after husbands. This gets cooked quickly and easily, hence brides won't go hungry.

I don't use mustard oil for my cooking, but to make this authentic as this is cooked in mustard oil, I dry roasted mustard seeds and crushed them to powder form, and to my surprise that actually worked well.

Ingredients:-


  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 Big Red Onion, Sliced
  • 4 Thai Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1 tsp Whole Coriander Seeds, roasted and coarsely ground
  • 1 tsp Whole Black Pepper, lightly roast and coarsely ground
  • 1/8 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Mint, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cashews
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seed Oil/Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Pinch Of Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for frying

Method:-

1. Deep fry onion slices until golden brown.

2. Heat oil and ghee in pan. Sauté cashews, and green chili for 30 seconds.

3. Now add rice, turmeric, mustard seed powder, ground pepper, ground coriander, salt, and half fried onions.

4. Again sauté for 30 seconds. Add water and bring it to boil, turn down the heat on medium low, cover with lid, and cook until rice is done. Fluff up the rice with fork.

5. Take out rice in serving bowl or platter, sprinkle mint, cilantro, and remainder fried onions on top and serve.

Enjoy...

I am sending this entry to Let's Cook Rice by Radhika.


28 comments:

Rachana said...

What a flavourful and delicious pulao!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Sounds new to me pulao looks so flavorful and delicious....

Laavanya said...

What an interesting name - pulao looks fabulous!

sangee vijay said...

Interestin recipe...looks more inviting n delicious one...thanks for sharing!
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Smitha said...

what a story behind the pulav!...:)
surely easy and quick to make!

Radhika said...

Never knew of this before. Thanks for sharing with us and linking it to the event too.

Maayeka said...

very delicious and full of flavours..nice recipe..

Chandrani said...

Very tempting pulao.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow very good biriyani.. interesting..

Priya said...

Simply cant take my eyes from ur click..delicious pulav.

Cham said...

I never used mustard oil too, the pulav looks tasty!
Happy New Year 2012 :)

Padhu said...

Delicious pulao ! Interesting name for the pulao

Chitra said...

Bookmarked !! intersting recipe , yummy too ..

Uma said...

I am really liking it. Though I have not heard about this pulao, I wud like to add this in my to-do list. Best fit with my lunch box.

Indulge said...

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Torviewtoronto said...

this is fabulous deliciously done

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an fragrant and yum pulav....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Being a bengali I'm not aware of such ritual but nice recipe


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Jaleela said...

wow super pulav

Chitra said...

its a real treat for eyes !!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds new and interesting too!

Sarah Naveen said...

Simple and delicious ..Loved it :-)

Priyanka said...

Although m a bengali I have not aware of such rituals. :)
The recipes is good....perfect for my late night dinners

Namitha said...

That's such a wise thing to do,right ? We had some weird traditions like this one and now everything has changes a lot.That's a yummy pulav M !

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Looks to be a flavorful pulav. Nice recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Arch said...

Love this Pulav!! Good name too ;) Archana http://delicious-bhojanam.blogspot.com

Latha said...

Yummy pulav.....

Jay said...

looks good..I like the way you cook..;)
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