Clean and Wash the
Basmati Rice (1 cup)
till the water runs clear of starch. Soak the rice in enough water for 20-30 mins. Drain it and then add the rice to a pot.
Water (3 cups)
in the rice. Add
Salt (to taste)
Oil (3 drops)
. Stir and cover and cook the rice till the rice grains are cooked well.
In a strainer, add the cooked rice and let all the water drain away. Once all the steam has passed from the rice, cover the rice with a lid.
In a pan or kadai, add
Oil (1 Tbsp)
Butter (2 Tbsp)
. Then add
Cumin Seeds (1/2 tsp)
and fry them till they get browned.
Add finely chopped
and saute till translucent and add the
Ginger Garlic Paste (1 tsp)
and saute till the raw aroma goes away.
Now add the
Bell Peppers (2 Tbsp)
Green Peas (1/2 cup)
. Saute for few minutes and then add
, stir and add the
Ground Turmeric (1/4 tsp)
Kashmiri Red Chili Powder (1/4 tsp)
Garam Masala (1/4 tsp)
Pav Bhaji Masala (1/4 tsp)
Stir again and saute the whole mixture till you see butter releasing from the sides. Now add 1/4 cup of water and close the lid till all veggies cooked and all the masala become dry.
Once all the veggies cooked and water evaporated, then finally add the cooked basmati rice and gently mix the veggies with the rice with very light hands.
Fresh Cilantro (to taste)
and sprinkle some lemon juice before serving on tava pulao.