Idli Rice Pulao (Idli Rice)July 18, 2023
Idli Rice Pulao (Idli Rice)
- 1 cup idli rice
- 1 tablespoon oil or ghee
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 small onion,carrot, capsicum finely chopped
- 1/4 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
- 2 green chilies, slit lengthwise
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- Salt (to taste), Water (as needed)
- Fresh coriander leaves, chopped (for garnish)
- Rinse the idli rice thoroughly and soak it in water for about 30 minutes. Drain the water and set aside.
- Heat oil or ghee in a pan or pot over medium heat.
- Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds to the hot oil and let them splutter.
- Add the chopped onion, green chilies, and a pinch of salt. Sauté until the onions turn translucent.
- Add the chopped carrot, capsicum, and green peas. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.
- Add the soaked and drained idli rice to the pot. Mix well with the vegetables.
- Sprinkle turmeric powder and salt over the mixture. Stir to coat the rice and vegetables evenly.
- Pour 2 cups of water into the pot and bring it to a boil.
- Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for a few minutes.
- Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve the Idli Rice Pulao hot as a standalone dish or with yogurt, raita, or your favorite curry.
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