Let's agree, after a hectic day at work, all we need is something easy to make and comforting to eat, right? And when comfort comes to the mind, all we can think about is wholesome dishes that are quick and easy to make. The list of comfort foods in Indian cuisine is never-ending; for instance, panta bhaat, curd rice, lemon rice, khichdi and many more. However, if there's one comfort food that we all swear by, it has to be the humble Pulao. Made with rice and a host of other ingredients, this North Indian delicacy needs only 30 mins to get ready. Here we bring you one variation of pulao that we are sure you all would love to try at home. You can even make this recipe at impromptu gatherings, occasions and many such events. This recipe is called Matka Pulao.
As the name suggests, here in this recipe, simple pulao gets a makeover with the addition of a host of spices cooked in matki (earthen pots) in an authentic manner. This recipe is very much like biryani, the only difference is it does not need any kind of marination before cooking. Pair it with mint chutney and raita. We hear you, already slurping! So, let's get started with the recipe.
Matka Pulao Recipe: How To Make Matka Pulao
To begin with the recipe, wash and soak basmati rice. Once done, pressure cook the rice until 70% done. Then put mustard oil in an earthen pot, add whole spices along with chopped veggies and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add ginger garlic paste and saute again.
Now, add curd and mix everything again. Then remove half of the gravy in a bowl. Spread the layer of cooked rice on top of the remaining gravy. For the full recipe, click here.
Next time when you want to eat something comforting, quick and a delicious dish, try this recipe out and let us know your experience in the comment section below.