Monday, February 22, 2010

Mouti Matter Pulao

Last Friday some unexpected guests knocked at our door ( yes .. it still happens) and since it was about to be the dinner time my mother told me to cook something for dinner.This was the perfect time and situation to PANIC but a quick peek into the freezer made me not to.So with the help of the pressure cooker,pre - made koftas, pre - made curry sauce and a chicken I was able to cook a nice dinner in one and a half hour flat.Our guests enjoyed Mouti Matter Pulao,Namkeen Gosht,Chicken Curry and Sabot Mash ki daal along with Shammi Tikya , salad and raita .. Mission Accomplished :)

I am sharing Mouti Matter Pulao with you using the  Koftay I made earlier.Its Kind of a kofta Pulao but since the size of the koftas are smaller than the usual like beads or pearls hence the name Mouti Matter Pulao.( I love how the name turns a simple dish so exotic and interesting that you just want to eat it , don’t you ?)

Mouti Matter Pulao

What you Need:

  • Rice : 3 cups ( wash and soak for half hour) 
  • Onions: 2 medium ( finely chopped) 
  • Sabot Garam Masala: 1 tsp ( use 5 cloves, 7 pepper corns,3 green cardamom,1 inch piece of cinnamon and 1 black cardamom)
  • GG paste : 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies: 2 - 3 ( up to taste)
  • Yogurt : 1/2 cup
  • Peas: 1 cup
  • Pre - made Koftas balls : 1.5 cups
  • Salt : 1.5 tsp ( up to taste )
  • Oil : 1 cup
  • Water or stock : 6 cups
How To :

    Mouti Matter Page
  1. Heat oil in a pan add sabot garam masala, let cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add onions and GG paste and sauté to a pleasant caramel or  golden brown colour. ( pic 1a & 1b )
  3. Add in yogurt,salt,peas,green chilies and koftas,sauté till the oil floats on top.( Pic 2a & 2b)
  4. Add water or stock and let boil. ( pic - 3 )
  5. After a boil ,throw in the soaked rice (after draining ),Mix in once and let cook on medium flame. ( pic - 4 )
  6. When the water starts to dry up ( pic - 5 ), and you can see water holes in the rice ( pic - 6),turn down the flame to the lowest possible ,cover the pan and let cook till the water completely dries out.( it might take around 5 to 10 minutes depending on the heat and amount of water left to dry out on dam)
  7. Mouti Matter Pulao is ready to be served. ( pic - 7)


Anonymous said...

ur moty palao is mouth waterin.......its look yammy..but needs a lot of time 2 next time better cook more n send us all 2 taste............D

Nadia said...

This looks really tempting !!

Anum said...

I like it !!

Sadia Naseeb said...

@Nadia And Anum : Thank you ladies.

Anonymous:Jamila when are you going to learn how to comment .. Thanks for the tareef by the way :D

Jamila said...

The pictures are lovely !

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