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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cracked Wheat Pulao


Ingredients:
1 cup cracked wheat
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup peas
2 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter(can substitute with oil)
4 whole cloves
2, 2 inch size whole cinnamon
3 bay leaves
1/4 cup cashews
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon curry powder(or use sambar powder)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 to 2 1/2 cups water or as needed

Preparation:  To a pan on medium heat with 2 tablespoon of ghee, add the whole cloves, cinnamon,  bay leaves and cashews and wait for it to sizzle.  When it starts sizzling add garam masala, curry powder and turmeric powder and saute for 10 seconds.  Add the cauliflower, carrots and peas, stir cover and cook for 5 minutes.
While it is cooking stir it now and then so that it does not stick to the bottom and burn.

After 5 minutes add water, cracked wheat, mix cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cracked wheat is cooked.  When done add salt dissolved in water, mix turn the heat off.

Serves 4



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