Aromatic Peas and Carrot Pilaf for one

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“This is my very own, 100% original recipe for an authentic Indian "pulao". The word "pilaf" is distortion of the word "pulao" which simply means a rice dish cooked with veggies and spices. This tastes great with a spicy raita, or with plain yogurt. Using margarine makes this a vegan.”
1 main dish serving

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the rice well; drain.
  2. Melt butter/margarine/ghee in a saucepan over low to medium heat.
  3. Saute garlic paste/powder/minced garlic in butter for about 15 seconds, then add the chopped onions and saute until browned, about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add the rice, cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, and cloves to the onion-garlic mixture and saute for 10-15 minutes or until the rice is evenly browned.
  5. Now add carrots, peas, salt, and water, stir, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, without stirring, until the rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Uncover and evaporate excess water if any, remove from flame, and fluff up with a fork.
  7. Season with extra salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve hot!

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