Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chirer Pulao

"Chire" means flattened rice in Bengali. "Chirer Pulao or Polao" is a very common Bengali snack. Mostly eaten as breakfast or a very common lunch-box item. At least, it was almost a regular tiffin during my school days! However, this is a really easy and nutritious dish. Also you won't have to think about the "calorie"-thing! I follow the same way, my Ma used to do.
Yield 2 servings
Ingredients for "Chirer Pulao" :
  1. Chire / flattened rice/ Poha 1 cup (washed well and drained)
  2. Potato 1 small (finely chopped and washed)
  3. Carrot 1 small (washed and finely chopped)
  4. Beans 3-4 (washed and finely chopped)
  5. Green peas 1/2 cup (I did not have at that time)
  6. Onion 1 medium (finely chopped)
  7. Green chilli 1 chopped
  8. Cashew nuts few 
  9. Bay leaf 1 (crushed)
  10. Salt according to taste
  11. Turmeric powder few pinch
  12. Sugar 1 tea spoon
  13. Oil or ghee 1 table spoon (I use oil)
How to prepare "Chirer Pulao" :
  • Heat ghee/oil in a pan. Add bay leaf. Stir for a moment. Add cashew nuts and fry until lightly golden.
  •  Add chopped onion. Fry until soft and lightly pinkish in color. 
  • Add potato, carrot, beans and peas. Mix with salt and turmeric powder. Fry over high for a minute and then reduce the heat to lowest. Cover and cook until vegetables are cooked.
  • Add green chilli and sugar. Mix very well. And finally add washed "chire" to it. Stir to mix .Cook for a minute and turn off the heat.
  • "Chirer Pulao" is ready to serve.
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  1. Sorry, I did not understand: the rice not to cook???

  2. Sorry, I did not understand: the rice not to cook???


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