Life is no more the same……it’s changing and this constant change reflects on friends also……Initially we had school friends, gali friends, college friends, tuition friends, office friends,…….and so on….later came blog friends….whom you never see or talk but you know what’s simmering/baking/cooking in their kitchen….along with ramblings they chit chat on there blog…….and then comes the highest revolution of being on social networking sites….like facebook (FB) and twitter…..life just changes…a whole new bunch of virtual friends….who sometimes make you feel special and sometimes lends a shoulder to cry upon…who sometimes cheer you up….boots up your moral…..who even share their part of story from their part of the world…..where distance is never an barrier and time is never a constraint…..life’s just full because of these friends….it’s a like a whole new world….a world which is with you every time and anytime….
Being on FB not only gave me a whole new set of virtual friends but also gave me an opportunity to come across so many fabulous people who share the same passion for food. One such simple, cool and down to earth friend whom I came across FB is Fati….her FB page Delicious Bites *Love Of Cooking* has many alluringly tempting recipes…..and today’s post is specially made from her page and warmly dedicated to her…..Hope you like it Fatii….that day when you asked me about the review on the recipe…I told you I will let you know and this is the way I thought of letting you know dear….I loved this simple yet favourable rice recipe……thank you for sharing….. INGREDIENTS:
- 1 cup Basmati washed and soaked in water for ½ hr.
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp. Cumin/Jeera
- ½ tbsp. Fennel seeds
- ½ tbsp. Coriander seeds
- 1 tbsp. Ginger-Garlic Paste
- ½ tbsp. whole Black pepper
- 1 Green chilli, slight length-wise
- 2 medium sized Tomatoes, chopped
- 2 sprigs of fresh Coriander leaves
- Add oil to a heavy bottom cooking vessel. To this add onions and fry till they turn translucent. Now add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and whole black pepper. Fry for another 1-2 minutes on low flame.
- When the aroma starts to leave, add green chilli and ginger-garlic paste. Fry for another 1-2 minutes. Now add chopped tomatoes and fry till soft.
- Add rice to the above mixture and give it a gentle stir. Now add water and salt accordingly. Cook till rice is completely cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with your choice of accomplishment.
- I served it with gosht ka salan, dahi ki chutney and papad.
- Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
- Addition of a tbsp. of garam masala gives the recipe nice aromatic twist.
- You can even add boiled potatoes, carrots and peas, if you want to make it a one-pot meal.
- Addition of fried cashews as garish gives royal touch to the recipe.
Sharmilee! :) says
Looks flavourful n yummy
Nice n flavorful pulav..n u really did justice for her recipe dear…very well captured too
Very yum and flavourful rice…simple but wonderful combo of ingredients.
Valarmathi Sanjeev says
Lovely and flavourful pulao… looks absolutely yummy.
Paaka Shaale says
Yummy Pulao Lubna!!! You have presented and photographed the rice to beautifully 🙂
I wanna try the combination 🙂
gorgeous clicks! And Ive just been on the look out for a good recipe for pulao.. will try this out 🙂 Will be great for my lunch box too 🙂
Pulao looks superb… The lighting in the pics especially the second in very nice..:)
Delicious preparation and a wonderful gesture..:)
Balakrishna Saraswathy says
Just love it dear..looks mouth watering and a perfect side dish too…
Thank You soo soo much 😀 Truly Highly honored ,I'm totally speechless …Lots of love <3
Definitely a super flavourful pulao, delicious..
Prathima Rao says
Deliciously flavored pulao!!
Hamaree Rasoi says
Change is the only constant Lubna…I have become rich in terms of frinds through various means (Fb mainly)
Simple and flavorful pulao…Nice clicks
Simple, yummy & flavorful pulao! Fantastic pics!
Premalatha Aravindhan says
wow delicious pulov,love the spread…well presented.
superb one. Must try making jeera rice this way family will love it more.
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This looks extremely awesome and would love to have it.
lovely rice! Introducing tomatoes is interesting! Do go through rules of my Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge & link it there if you can. 🙂
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Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini says
easy and looks yummy
Wine Rack says
Lovely and flavourful pulao… looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks
M D says
Sushma Mallya says
Lovely Pulao Lubna, looks really yummy!
Pulav looks wonderful, flavourful, yummy and tempting. Lovely presentation.
Sanjeeta kk says
Such a simple yet delicious rice recipe! Lovely clicks, Lubna.
Delicious and flavourful pulao.
jeera rice is looking fab…..I love to eat Jeera rice with some hot gravy….yummy..nice clicks
srikars kitchen says
How r u ? Pulao looks perfect & fantastic.. thxs for visiting my site & lovely comment..
Treat and Trick says
Simple yet tasty and well presented!
Lovely .. Simple and yummy 🙂
Amina Khaleel says
looks delicious and flavourful… beautiful clicks..
Jeera-Tomato pulao looks yumm! Simple n easy too. How are you doing?
Oh yea, it's amazing how we connect to people online–people who we have never met, but share similar interests. Tomato pilaf would make a tasty lunch, ha.
very delicious n tempting..;P
Surely looks and sounds good.How are you, Lubna?
Delicious, yummy and flavourful rice.
Sobha Shyam says
flavourful and delicious pulao, thanks for stopping by my space, glad to follow u, hope u will visit often 🙂
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Rajee Mani says
Yummy looking rice and a wonderful click as well.