A very warm welcome to my viewers. It is indeed a very joyous occasion for every Indians as we are celebrating 59th Republic day . I feel so proud to see India emerging as superpower after getting Independence from clutches of British regime.
Last month I had a splendid vacation of 6 weeks traveling in India I saw the two metros(Mumbai , Delhi) just burgeoning .
Since it is a very special day for Indians I am actually hosting a dinner party for my friends. I thought of making this tricolor pulao . I have combined sweet zesty orange rice with spicy coriander rice with plain rice to have a festive feel.
Spicy Coriander rice.
1 cup basmati rice washed
1cup chopped coriander
2 green chillies
1 small onion diced
2tbslp ginger garlic paste
1tbslp cumin seeds
1tbslp whole Garam masala( clove, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper)
salt to taste
Grind coriander , chilles to a paste. Heat oil and add cumin seeds and whole garam masala. Fry onions till golden brown ,add ginger garlic paste and sauté. Add the coriander paste and sauté for 3 to 4 min . Finally add rice and water and salt to taste.
Cook and let cool.
Sweet zesty orange pulao
1 cup rice
1tsp ginger minced
1tbslp whole garam masala (cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg)
½ orange juice
1tsp orange zest
2tbspl of sugar
pinch of salt
nuts (pista, cashew ) to garnish
few saffron strands soaked in 1tbslp of warm milk
1 tsp of Ghee
Heat ghee add garam masala, minced ginger and bay leaf. Add tumeric and sauté rice for 2 mins. Switch of the stove and add orange zest, raisins, orange juice , sugar , saffron milk, water and salt . Tranfer them to rice cooker and cook.
Garnish them with nuts before serving them.
Later arrange them on a serving plate