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Recipe for Rice with White Grams

In Pakistan, rice is eaten regularly by most households, and we have several variations of the same type of recipes. Pulao is one of these dishes and it is incredibly versatile. You can make pulao using any type of meat, yes, but you can even make it using some vegetables and lentils, the most common of which are potatoes, peas and grams. I hope you will enjoy it. This recipe for Rice with White Grams is also a type of pulao.

Ingredients For Rice with White Grams

  • Rice: 1 Kg
  • white grams 250 grams
  • Cooking oil or ghee 3 serving spoons
  • Onions medium size 2 finely chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato chopped
  • Cinnamon 1 inch sticks
  • 1 black Cardamom
  • 5 Black cloves
  • 9 Black pepper whole
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 table spoon each
  • Salt 3 ½ teaspoons
  • chili powder 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda ½ teaspoon
  • Water 2 liters

Procedure for Rice with White Grams:

  1. Soak white grams in water over night by adding ½ teaspoon of baking soda;
  2. Put the grams in pressure cooker, add one liter of water and one teaspoon of salt;
  3. Close the pressure cooker and put it on high flame;
  4. When the whistle blows lower the flame to medium and cook for 35 minutes;
  5. Now open the pressure cooker and drain the remaining water in a bowl;
  6. Wash rice and soak them in water
  7. Take an open mouthed cooking pot and put it on medium flame. Add ghee or oil and chopped onions;
  8. Keep stirring until the onions are thoroughly browned;
  9. Now add chopped tomato and ginger and onion paste and stir for 15 seconds;
  10. Add 100 ml water and also add cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, and black pepper, salt and red chili powder;
  11. After two minutes add white grams and sauté for one and a half minutes;
  12. Put two liters of water and put it on a high flame;
  13. When the water is boiling put rice and stir once so that everything mixes with rice;
  14. When the water starts boiling again cook for 7 minutes, the water should have dried almost completely, if you can still see water floating on top of rice, stand close and watch until it appears to have dried;
  15. Now cover the pot with a lid and put it on the lowest possible flame for 5 minutes;
  16. Turn off the fire after five minutes and keep it closed for 10 minutes;

Rice with White Grams is ready; serve with salad and yogurt and enjoy!


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