Broken Wheat Pulao

Ingredients for Broken Wheat Pulao:

1. Oil – As required

2. Cardamom – 2

    Cinnamon – 2-inch piece

    Bay leaf (Vayana Ila) – 1

3. Onions – 1, medium sized, chopped

4. Ginger – 1-inch piece

    Garlic – 4 cloves

    Green chillies – 2

    Turmeric powder -1/4 small spoon

5. Broken wheat – 1 cup, washed

6. Mushroom, green peas, zucchini – 1 cup, together

7. Salt – For taste

8. Mint leaves and coriander leaves chopped – ¼ cup each

How to prepare Broken Wheat Pulao?

1. Make a fine paste of ingredients no: 4.

2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and sauté ingredients no: 2.

3. Add onions and sauté again.

4. When onions turn crystal-like, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till raw smell goes out.

5. Add broken wheat and vegetables and mix the contents.

6. Add 2 cups of warm water, salt and close the lid of pressure cooker.

7. Cook wheat in medium flame.

8. After 3 whistles, put off the flame.

9. When pressure drops to zero, open the cooker.

10. Use a fork to mix contents slowly.

11. Add coriander leaves and mint leaves too.

12. Serve with raita.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine May 1-14, 2020

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