Cholia Pulao


Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Horse Gram – 1 cup
Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp
Ginger – 1, one inch piece, julienned
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon – 1, one inch stick
Black Cardamoms – 2
Bay Leaves – 2
Hot Water – 2 cups

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the ginger, cloves, cinnamon stick, black cardamoms and bay leaves.
3. Saute for 2 minutes.
4. Add the horse gram, saute for 3 minutes and then add the rice.
5. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
6. Add the water and bring the mixture to the boil.
7. Cover the pan with a heavy lid and cook on low heat for 20 minutes or till the rice is done.
8. Serve hot with any curry or raita.

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