Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bhugal Chanwarh/Pulav/Rice in Caramelized Onion

I had put up a picture of Bhugal Chanwarh/Pulav along with saibhaji in my blog yesterday. It would not be fair to raise my readers hopes and not post the recipe for Bhugal Chanwarh/Pulav. BTW I have grown up eating Saibhaji with bhugal Chanwarh/pulav and a fried/dry accompaniment on the side,like deep fried okras,potato's deep fried,or cauliflower with potato . My favorite is aloo gobi with saibhaji and pulav. My mom made the best aloo gobi,saibhaji and pulav,she rarely cooks now due to health reasons:(

This is very simple and easy to make and sometimes my daughter enjoys just bhughal chanwarh/pulav with Raita or sometimes just pulav with Indian pickle and papad/poppadom


Rice basmati : 2 cups ( I use Tilda but there are many good varieties out there,just make sure the rice is aged and not new,else it has too much starch,which makes the preparation sticky)

Onion : 1 large
bay leaves: 1-2
cloves: 2
Peppercorns: 2-4
Cinnamon stick: 1 inch
salt : 1tsp
Oil/Ghee/Butter: 2 tbsp
Water : 2 glasses (600 ml) I cook in a big open vessel


Take a heavy bottomed pan and add 2 tbsp oil/ghee/butter
When hot add bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon,peppercorns and then add thinly sliced onion. Caramelize the onion and then add the rice and fry it for some time. Rice fried for some time will help in the rice not sticking together once it is done. Each grain will fall apart when served on the plate without breaking. 2-3 minutes of frying will do the job,now add the 2 glasses of water and salt. Let it cook on high flame for 2-4 minutes,when you start to see the rice through bubbles of water,reduce the flame to low and continue to cook without covering the pan. When almost all the water is absorbed by the rice and the  rice grain look 3/4th cooked cover it with a well fitting lid. now let it sit on low flame for 4-6 minutes and then turn off the flame. The pulav should be cooked.

Caramelizing Onion

frying the rice in caramelized onion

add water

At this stage cover the rice


 Enjoy the pulav :)!!!

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