Friday, June 26, 2009

A tribute to the King of POP & Methi coconut pulao

Micheal Jackson, MJ adored all over the world as King of pop passed away yesterday... I am one of his millions of fan shocked by the news... I thought it might be a prank but this time its real..he is no more..He was one of a kind entertainer, who made his audience dazzle with electrifying performances. MJ was surrounded by controversies than his successful career..His music will stay for ever!!! He is incomparable....My hubby was mentioning a famous saying, " when you go to the top of the world, there is no way other than going down".. MJ proved it.. He was top of the world.. he himself made his life miserable with controversies and finally he is no more...


We all Love you MJ.. May Ur soul rest in peace!!!



Lets focus on today's recipe Methi coconut pulao.. I found this recipe from Indira's mahanandi... I tried it with brown rice. The bitterness of methi/ fenugreek leaves was balanced by sweetness of peas and coconut milk... Tasted very good...



Indira, Ur recipe is Tried, Tasted and Certified: Excellent!!!

Check out the original recipe here!!!





Ingredients:



2 cups basmati rice ( I used Brown rice)

2 cups fresh methi (fresh fenugreek) leaves

6 chillies - sliced thin lengthwise

1 cup fresh peas ( I used Frozen sweet peas)

1 cup finely sliced onion - lengthwise

½ cup homemade coconut milk or ¼ cup of store-bought type ( I used store bought)

½ cup roasted cashews (optional) ( I didnt use it)

1 teaspoon each - ghee or peanut oil ( I used corn oil)

salt to taste

Paste:

¼ teaspoon each - black peppercorns, cloves and fresh ginger pieces coarsely grind.



Preparation:



Wash and soak basmati rice in 3 cups of water for about 15 - 30 minutes. ( I didnt follow this step, coz brown rice doesnt need any soaking)
Meanwhile, in a thick-bottomed wide pot, heat ghee or oil on high heat. Add and fry the onions first and then the peppercorn-clove-ginger paste and chillies. Add the fresh peas and fresh methi leaves. Stir-fry until the leaves wilt.
Add the basmati rice ( Brown rice)and along with the water it soaked in( add water according to packet specification. Mine says 1 cup : 2.5 cups of water). Stir in coconut milk and salt. Mix thoroughly. I transferred the contents to an electric rice cooker and let the cooker do the rest of the job for me. Once u see the green light , add and gently mix roasted cashews.


Serve hot. Sprinkle in some lime/lemon juice just before serving. I dint sprinkle lemon. I will try next time..



QUESTION FOR THE DAY!!!



WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MICHEAL JACKSON (FAME TO FALL) ???

17 comments:

Srilakshmi

Methi coconut pulao looks very good, and as far as MJ goes - all controversies aside, hands down the best pop singer ever! There's never going to be a fall for his music.

Ashwini

thanks sri lakshmi.. ofcourse his music is gonna live forever and no one will ever reach his records!!! He is a Legend..

Sailaja

nice recipe....i have no word to say as iam in a shock....

Sailaja

i have no words to say ...iam in a shock.nice recipe.....

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine

Wow nice pulao with brown rice. I couldn't believe the news either about MJ.

Padma

Delicious pulao Ashwini... nice try with brown rice :)

Pooja

The pulao looks very delicious! So tempting! Well no one can ever replace MJ..what a tragic loss!

sowmya

pulao looks yumm..

Gita

We too were shocked on hearing the news...tragic. Nice pulav Ashwini...this is very new to me...thanks for sharing!

Prathibha

Thats a tragic incident....
Love that pulav...

rekhas kitchen

I too like some of Indra s recipes and this pulao looks so delicious.

Sarah Naveen

Looks so yummy....

Abt MJ..the news made me cry .... when i was i used to fight with my brother claiming the History album we had at home is mine and not his!!!!

Vrinda

I still can't believe that MJ is gone...Thats a flavorful rice..yumm

Parita

MJ was truly a rock star!
Pulav looks delicious, lovely combination

Ashwini

Thanks parita, vrinda, sarah naveen, pratiba, gita, pooja, rekas kitchen, sowmya, a2z vegetarian.

Thanks for sharing ur views and thoughts abt MJ

Pavani

Very interesting combo-- Methi & coconut. Looks delicious. You can send it to CFK-Leafy Greens on my blog.

Bergamot

looks delicious...nice combination of vegetables.

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