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The tasty dish from the remote villages, kauni pulao has an aroma which increases one’s appetite. It is a wholesome food and can be eaten with dals or curries.
Ingredient: (serves four)
1. Kauni – 250 grams
2. Green pea – 100 grams
3. Tomato – 50 grams
4. Cauliflower and carrot – 50 grams each
5. Chopped onion – 50 grams
6. Ghee – 50 grams
7. Cumin seed – 1 tea spoon
8. Garam masala – 1 tea spoon
9. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
10. Salt – to taste
11. Green coriander leaves – 10-20 grams
12. Water – q.s.
1. Sauté cumin seed in pan and fry chopped onion till the colour turns brown.
2. Add tomato and fry for 2-3 minutes.
3. Put garam masala, turmeric and salt and continue stirring.
4. Now add small quantity of water, pea, carrot and cauliflower pieces. Cook it for few minutes.
5. Take approximately 1 litre of water and boil it. After boiling add kauni and cook for 20-25 minutes on low flame.
6. Garnish with green coriander leaves before serving