Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chirer Polau(Flattened Rice Pulao)

Today I packed this for my husband's lunch. This is a very common breakfast/snack recipe in the Bengal province of India. However, I have not used the traditional way.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup  flattened Rice
1 small carrot cut in small squares
1 small potato cut in small squares
8-10 pieces of unroasted peanuts
5-6 pieces of raisins
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teasppon white oil
Salt to taste


Wash the flattened rice under running water and immediately soak out the water so that the flakes dont get over swollen.Boil the carrot and potato pieces with salt.


In a pan add the oil and fry the peanuts and raisins.Once they are fried add the flattened rice, chili powder,turmeric powder & salt.Mix the ingredients nicely so that the flakes get properly coated by the spices.Add the boiled potatoes and carrots.Mix them up slowly and take out of the stove.


P.S. In the traditional recipe Ghee is used instead of oil and fried potatoes and carrots are used. Here I have used very less oil.

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