Most of us just can't wait for lunch time to open our lunch box at work. The time from breakfast till lunch is probably the toughest, especially when you are hungry. A light snack is not enough and you are still afar from the lunch hour. But as soon as you open your lunch box and to your surprise (rather shock) you have the same dal and sabzi with roti. We know how buzz kill that can be! While we might dream of a host of rich curries, refreshing pulaos and what not for lunch, the morning rush with time constraints can leave us with little to achieve those dreams. But fret not! We've got you covered; here's a quick and easy pulao recipe that comes with the goodness of sesame seeds - an interesting take on your regular pulao recipe that is a perfect combination of healthy and tasty.
Since we are always pressed for time in the morning to cook elaborate meals, we also might be compromising on a nutritionally-rich meal. Winter treat such as sesame seeds (til) is a simple ingredient that can be a great addition to your meals. Besides being versatile in nature, sesame seeds are replete with nutritional benefits as well. Along with being a good vegetarian source of protein, sesame seeds are full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They are also rich in good fats, which help in curbing high cholesterol and promote heart health.
While you might think til has limited use when it comes to culinary experiments, you'll be surprised at how well it blends with a number of dishes. Besides a sweet and nutty treat with winter special til ki chikki or ladoos, sesame works wonders even in luscious gravies and a crunchy garnish on salads.
In this recipe of sesame seeds pulao, chillies and sesame seeds are dry roasted and grounded before adding with fried peanuts and cashews. The crunchy mix is cooked with cream and butter and tempered over the boiled rice which is cooked with urad dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves. All of this is cooked together, covered under foil paper. You can serve sesame seeds pulao with raita and a choice of sabzi.
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