Monday, August 24, 2009

Green Peas Pulav with Toor Dal for Taste & Create

Dear All, First of all, here's wishing you all a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi, may lord ganesha bring happiness and wealth to everyone!
For this month's Taste & Create I was paired up with the very talented Shaista Tabrez from MixCalculations. She has some really good collection of recipes so do check out her blog. I chose to make Green Peas Pulav and Toor Dal from here blog and I am so glad both turned out fantastic. It was a perfect sunday night dinner for me and so simple to make! I did make few changes to the original recipe like omotting garlic in the pulav and addition of jaggery in dal. The recipe below will serve 4. This entry is off to Taste&Create event started by Nicole of ForTheLoveOfFood and is hosted by Min of BadGirlsKitchen Green Peas Pulav is also off to Chaitra's RiceFeast event and Toor Dal is off to MyLegumeLoveAffair-14 hosted by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook. Nandini and Ammu both have passed the below awards to me, thank you dears, thats very sweet of you gals. Ingredients for Peas Pulav: 1 cup basmati rice soaked in water for 30 mins 1/2 frozen cup green peas 1 medium onion thinly sliced 2 green chillies slit 2 Bay Leaf 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole star anise 2 tbsp cashewnuts 3 cardamon pods 3 cloves 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp butter 1 tsp oil
Salt to taste 2 cups water Procedure for Peas Pulav:
  • In a heavy bottom pan heat together butter and oil, add in cashews and sliced onions.
  • Fry them for 3-4 mins until golden brown. Remove them and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add in cardamon pods, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds and slit green chillies. Saute for 2 mins.
  • Now add in the rice, green peas, salt and water.
  • Cover and cook until the rice is cooked properly.
  • Garnish with brown onions and cashews.
  • Serve hot with dal or raita.
Ingredients for Toor Dal: 1 cup toor dal (Yellow pigeon peas) 2 medium onions finely chopped 2 tsp ghee (clarified butter) 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 cloves 2 green chillies slit 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp jaggery Salt to taste Procedure to make Toor Dal:
  • Pressure cook toor dal along with turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder. Add enough water about 2 cups.
  • In a vessel, heat ghee, add in cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cloves , split green chillies, ginger paste and onions.
  • Saute onions for 3 to 4 mins, until they are lightly browned.
  • Now add in the cooked toor dal and jaggery along with little water if the dal is too thick. Simmer on medium heat for another 5 to 6 mins.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.
  • I had some left over onions and cashews so i used the same for garnishing.

78 comments:

  1. Wishing U and ur family Happy Ganesh Chaturthi too
    Pulav looks irresistible topped with fried onions on top and dal looks appetizing too...

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  2. Hi Parita,
    Dal looks very delicious, A very easy and simple recipe for Peas pulao.
    I will try it soon and let you know.

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  3. Yummy Yummy Yummy.. I love this combi :)

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  4. Wow parita template looks gorgeous! The Pulao and dal is a very good combo.. Yummmy! Am drooling here over ur pictures :)
    Congrats on the award dear!

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  5. Pulao looks luscious! Heh! Heh! Dal looks cool too!

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  6. pulav looks yummy parita...nice clicks...

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  7. Simple but Yummy and delicious spread..Nice clicks.

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  8. Both the dishes look awesome...so tempting :) Happy Vinayaka Chavithi Parita..congrats on your awards dear :)

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  9. Love your New Template Parita..
    Peas pulav looks great with fried onions on top. Your presentation style is amazing!!

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  10. Congrats dear,Pulao looks very tempting ,daal curry is my all time fav...

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  11. It looks so delicious:)The onions and cashews...Yummy!Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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  12. Your blog is great. Will stop by often :D

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  13. I prepare pulav the smae way....but there is a diff u added fried onions....lovely pics

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  14. wow!! Both are my favoritesssssss!!
    Pulav is looking so delectable.
    Dal too looks yummy!! Nice clicks!

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  15. Both dishes look awesome Parita... very tempting and congrats on awards :)

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  16. Wow paritha thats looking fantastic..both are my favs loved it ... Looks so yummy and awesome

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  17. Hi Dearie! Perfect Combo for a lazy sunday night. The pulao looks very inviting with all the fried onions and cashews.

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  18. Hey... presentation looks fabulous... is that dhal a type of Gurajathi dhal? asking coz a friend at work made something similar for me...

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  19. Happy ganesh chaturthi to you & your family dear :)
    What a lovely spread .
    Soup 'N Juice Event is going on in my blog.Please do participate in it.

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  20. Pulav looks so good!! I'm not too fond of dal/pulav combi though.

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  21. These dishes both look healthy and very tasty! Congrats on your awards!

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  22. Pulav looks delicious...The fried onion on top is drool worthy :)

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  23. Wishing U and ur family Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. Rice and dal look delicious.

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  24. both rice and dal looks yummy..pictures are very nice..looks exactly like how they serve in hotels esp the way you have cut the onions.

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  25. Serve them to me on two ocassions dear. Can't have enough if they are given together. you are indulging me.

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  26. Both the dishes look irresistable, lovely ones. Congrats on your awards.

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  27. Hey I m really touched with how u presented these simple dishes...thanks for the kind words ... what a coincidence I also send matar pulao in the rice feast event...Keep blogging

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  28. Both dishes looks gorgeous and fantastic..

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  29. Happy Vinayaka chathurthi dear. Both dishes are mouth-watering.

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  30. Wow this looks great!

    I love peas and rice - yours sounds very aromatic and I love the golden onions on top yum!

    Toor dal sounds delish. :-)

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  31. wow..brown onion really gives nice flavour...it must be delicious i guess..congrats 4 the awards

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  32. Congrats on the awards.

    THe pulav reminds me of mixed fried rice in a way with all the little goodies mixed into it. Mmmmmm...

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  33. These dishes look fantastic! Congrats on your awards!

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  34. paree This looks so appetizing, yum! congrats on ye well deserved awards!!

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  35. Hi Parita,

    Happy Ganesh chaturthi to you...
    Well deserve awards!
    Nice combi....

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  36. Happy Ganesh chathurthi. Dishes look fantastic. Congrats on your awards.

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  37. Bealted Happy ganesha chaturti ..Sorry i missed this post .Looks awesome ! Thanks for sharing

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  38. Both dishes looks really awesome.. nice clicks..

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  39. The Pulav looks fantastic.. loved the platter for toor dal

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  40. Give me a big bowl of pulav and a big bowl of dal, and I'll be a very happy gal. :)

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  41. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Both of these look delicious - I'd like to try both! Congrats on your awards!

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  42. Both the dishes are my favorite and a great combo...looks so festive and gorgeous, Parita

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  43. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! what a great combo -- nice job!

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  44. both look yummy parita ! liked the new template !

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  45. hey parita, congrats on ur awards...I never had a pulao with dal curry, it had always been a non-veg dish!...Ur pics looks awesome,wud try ths combo next time, it looks sooooooooooooo good..

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  46. i love this combo..looks yumm..

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  47. Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi. And congrats on your awards.

    Lovely recipes. Looks tempting. Nice pic.

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  48. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too... the dinner looks lovely!

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  49. Both the dishes look gorgeous..perfect for the events..
    Congrats on your Awards..

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  50. Congrats on u'r award!!Pulao and dal looks yumm...

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  51. After all this traveling, this is all I want..simple homemade food!

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  52. yummmmmmmmmmm very comfort food looks so delicious

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  53. A great combination for a sumptuous meal.

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  54. Oh wow......love that simple dal recipe...fried onions on pulav makes it look more appetizing,,,nice choice of recipes...

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  55. I'd really love to start cooking more Indian meals from scratch as I adore it but don't cookit from scratch much (I get those packets). Thankyou for sharing Parita! :D

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  56. Happy ganesh chavathi.

    Yummy dal with hot rice and a dash of ghee :)

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  57. Pulaav...mmm... delicious

    mm.. I think it is the right time to go and see my mother....

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  58. perfect combo..all time confort food foe me..

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  59. great looking green peas pulao Parita

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  60. congrads on your awards dear... Pulao looks amazing...wonderful presentation.. :)

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  61. A scrummy spread, Parita. Thanks for sharing these dishes for MLLA. Since they both feature legumes, I'll be sure to mention that in my round-up.

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  62. this looks delicious Parita. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too!

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  63. Hope you have enjoyed the festivities... :) two great dishes...loved the dal!

    Please collect your Awards from my blog...

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  64. wihing u and ur family a happy vinayaka chaturthi, lovely presentation, seems to be a good combo, never tried peas pulav tried with toor dal, each day you seem to learn something different and interesting.., isn't it ? i mean i make the peas pulav and toor dal never ever thought them as a combo, will try this some time definitely

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  65. Thats a nice new design to your blog! Where did you get the crystal light ad on your page? Usually I am seeing some silly ads come up if you login from within Switzerland.. haha

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  66. Yummy combo Pari .. I have moved to my new cooking blog. Please pick an award from my blog!!!
    Thanks,
    DiDo

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  67. Nice combo...both looks delicious

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  68. nice combination !!! and I like the new look of your blog

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  69. What a delightful combo! Now, I'm hungry!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  70. Lovely combo! that pulav looks great.
    BTW, nice template..i had used the same for my personal blog too. looks cool!

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  71. Ohhh Parita, that flavor combo sounds so comforting and inviting to me right now!! Wish I had it ready for my own lunch :)

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  72. Looks delicious...Love your photos too :)

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  73. The Pulav topped with fried onions looks divine and so does the dal...

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