Friday, May 15, 2009

Tuvar Lilva Methi Corn Pulao

The weather is certainly better now. Even though most nights have been chilly and I still haven't put away all of the winter bedding yet, I'm happy that the days are long and mostly sunny. We have a wedding in the family in a few weeks and some of my family will be staying with us. I am excited about both! The family visit has given us the impetus to finish up projects around the house that we'd put off. It's been busy, busy, busy!

I haven't cooked anything very intersting the past few days. This here is a quick dish that came about in an attempt to clear out leftover veggies from the freezer/fridge.

Pulao with Tuvar Lilva, Corn and Methi

Ingredients:

2 tbsp oil
1 tsp saunf
Whole spices (cinnamon, cloves and cardamom)
2 green chilies, split
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, cut into small strips
1 potato, diced
1 tomato, chopped fine
1 cup frozen tuvar lilva (fresh pigeon peas)
1 block frozen methi (1 cup fresh)
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 cup rice
2.5 cups water
red chili powder, salt & lime juice to taste

In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Add saunf and the whole spices. After they start to sizzle, add green chilies, garlic & onion and fry for a minute or so. Add the methi leaves and fry for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes, pigeon peas, corn, potatoes, salt and red chili powder & mix well. Add rice and water. Normally I use 1:1.5 ratio of rice to water for pulaos. But this time with the tuvar lilva and the other veggies, I needed more water. Add salt and adjust seasonings. Cook until done. Finish with lime juice. Serve with raita and pickle.

38 comments:

indosungod said...

Love these simple clean the fridge pulavs. they always taste so good. I have been lusting the massaman curry ever since you posted it. I bought the Maesri brand yesterday. Going to give it a try with chicken.

Have a great time with the family.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! nice pulav ! my fav !

Pooja said...

Looking delicious vani..

Cham said...

Have a great time with family. Methi and tuvar lilva sounds delicious in pulaov form!

DEESHA said...

I love one pot meals like this .. This definitely is new to me .. very yummy

Priya said...

Delicious pulav, very new combo for me..

SJ said...

I am jealous of anyone who gets family that visit! That pulao looks very tasty!

Parita said...

Lovely combination...gorgeous pic..cant take my eyes off ..made me hungry :)

A_and_N said...

So perfect for a weekday meal! My in laws are coming too, so I'm... err..cleaning the mess :P

srikars kitchen said...

Nice recipe.. healthy rice.. looks great & awesome..

Gita's Kitchen said...

Thats a healthy and delicious meal Vani :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Pulav look like a quick fix healthy meal..:)..loved the brightness Vani..

Prathibha said...

I love one dish meals like this..looking perfect..

Sharmila said...

I like the idea of adding saunf ... and always love quick meals. Looks great Vani! :-)

Sireesha said...

Pulav looks Yummilicious and divine...

LG said...

perfect for weekend brunches :) loaded with veggies it must be really tasty.

Happy cook said...

That is a delicous plat eof rice there and looks beautiful and flavourfull.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Vani the rice looks delectable and yummy!! I wouldnt mind digging on it right away ;)

delhibelle said...

such homey, quick meals are always great, will try this with frozen peas

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love these quick meals too..

Ashwini said...

Love any rice pot meals. Looks delish.

Red Chillies said...

Have fun at the wedding and also with the family. I loved this simple recipe, easy yet nutritious.

Divya Vikram said...

Great way to use up leftovers! looks delicious!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

pulao looks yummy.. never tried this combo.

Bong Mom said...

Pulao looks so good vani, I don't think I have had lilva in pulao. Haven't had lilva much actually.

Enjoy the weeding, hope it gets warmer

n33ma said...

Looks tempting and is super easy.Good way to finish up veggies.

Vani said...

ISG - yeah, best way to clear up fridge and make a meal out of one dish too! Oh, massaman with chicken would be awesome, I think! Do let me know how it turned oiut

Mangala, Pooja - thanks :)

Cham - thanks! Really looking forward to the family gathering

Deesha - yeah, these one pot meals are time savers. Gotta love them :)

Priya - new combo for me too. turned out great!

SJ - thanks :)

Vani said...

Parita- thank you :)

A&N - you mean you have projects too?! ;)

SK- thanks :)

Gita, Varsha, Pratibha - thank you, girls :)

Sharmila - i love saunf in the tadka. Gives it such a fabulous flavor

Sireesha, LG, HC, Ramya, Delhibelle- thanks girls :)

HCOF - thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comment! Hope to see you more :)

Vani said...

Ashwini - thanks :)

RC - thanks! looking forward to the family gathering! :)

Divya, Mahima - thanks! :)

San - thanks. I tried it in pulao for the first time too. really love the flavor of tuvar lilva. I can just eat it by itself!

Neema - yeah, super easy for sure! :)

Jaya said...

Vani enjoy the time with family and pulao looks so appetizing ..I like to add what ever I have in pantry/fridge..it's always a better idea to clean it this way..
hugs and smiles

Pavithra said...

Nice dish and healthy too.. Love the combination of my favourite vegges.. Nice shot too vani

Trupti said...

Pulao looks delicious & healthy..lovely photo

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

delicious!! corn-methi combo is always a winner. you have a good time w/ family :)

Usha said...

Looks delicious, I love to use saunf to flavor my rice dishes it imparts such a fragrance and flavor...will definitely try this. Have fun with your family !

Vani said...

Jaya - thanks! yeah, a good way to clear out the fridge :)

Pavithra, Trupti- thanks :)

Ramya - corn & methi are a great combi and the addition of lilva made it fab! :) hope u're well!

Vani said...

Usha - thanks! and you're right. saunf adds a wonderful flavor & aroma to any dish.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Found the perfect item that i'm going to make tonight!

Lalitha Brahma said...

Hi vani

I just googled toor lilva recipie and your came up. Just made the pulav and it came out very well. My whole family loved it. God bless you!
Lalitha Brahma
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