Whenever I make puliogare, lemon rice or coconut rice or any South Indian style mixed rice variety, I make avial ( yogurt based mixed vegetable gravy). This combination makes the meal complete.
But today, I didn’t have the vegetables that are required to make avial. So, I decided to add vegetables that I had to the puliogare and made it as puliogare pulao.
I used the Eastern brand puliogare mix and was satisfied with the colour and flavour.
I had served the puliogare pulao with cucumber onion raita and papad.
It was a simple, easy to make and a wholesome lunch:)
Cooked rice – 4 cups
Onion – 1
Carrot – 1
Capsicum – 1 small
Beans – 10-12
Puliogare mix ( Eastern brand) – 4 tbsps
Sesame oil – 2 tbsps
Mustard – 1 tsp
Split urad dal – 1 tsp
Sesame seeds ( til / yellu) – 1 tsp
Roasted peanuts – 4 tbsps
Red chillies – 3-4
Curry leaves – few
Asafoetida ( hing/ Perungayam)- 2 pinches
Peel, wash and slice the onions.
Wash, peel and cut carrots into strips,
Wash and cut capsicum into strips.
Wash, remove the string and cut beans.
Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard. When it starts spluttering, add urad dal, sesame seeds, peanuts, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. Sauté till the peanuts turn golden.
Add the sliced onions and sauté till it turns pale. Add all the other vegetables, puliogare mix and salt to taste. Mix well , cover the pan with a lid, reduce the flame and cook till the vegetables becomes tender. Let it be little crisp.
Now add the cooked rice and mix well. Check for the seasonings. Sauté for few mins. Switch off and let it rest for few mins.
Puliogare need not be served hot.
Serve it with raita of your choice and papad:)