Pulao is a traditional Indian rice dish served on both regular and special occasions. If preparing it for a national holiday (like Indian Independence Day on August 15), this orange, white, and green version will make a big splash and absolutely wow your guests.
This recipe comes courtesy of EzyShine.com.
First, soak 1 cup of rice for a half hour.
Boil the water and cook the rice for 10 minutes.
Drain the excess water and keep the rice aside. Divide the rice (about 3 cups when cooked) into 3 parts.
Heat a frying pan and add ghee.
Add cumin seeds and ginger paste. Stir it for 1 minute.
Now add tomato puree, red chilli powder, salt, and turmeric powder. Cook it for 1 minute.
Add 1 section of cooked rice and mix it well. Cook it for 5 minutes.
Take a frying pan and pour ghee in it.
Heat it and add cumin seeds.
Now add the ginger and green chilli paste and saute it for a minute.
For green color, mix in peas or palak puree.
Sprinkle the salt and stir it.
Finally add another section of rice and mix well. Cook the rice for 5 minutes.
Heat a frying pan and add some ghee to it.
Add cumin seeds and onion. Cook the onion until it becomes translucent or a little golden brown.
Sprinkle salt and stir.
Finally add the leftover rice and cook it for 5 min.
When all three colors or rice have been prepared, in a serving plate or bowl, first place green rice, then white rice, and finally top it with orange rice.
Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves, lemon slices, and chopped onions (optional).