Don’t ask me why I am making lot of dishes with pineapple. Am I a pineapple fan ??
And the answer is no !!!
Actually we are living in a funny area.
Some fruits are found only in a particular month. And pineapple is available in this month. I know I will not get pineapple for next 6 months. Last time I shared pineapple sweet rice a.k.a anaraser misti pulao but this time no sweet dishes, this one is savory one. A pulao with seasonal vegetable i. e. with green pea.i served this rice with chilli paneer. No doubt chicken kurma, raita will goes best with this dishes.
Basmati rice – 1 ½ cup
Chopped Pineapple pieces – 3/4th cup
Blanched green pea – ¼ th cup
Chopped paneer pieces- ½ cup
Whole garam masala like:
Cardamom – 3 no
Cloves – 4 no
Cinnamon – 1” pc
Mace – 1 no
Pepper corn – 5 no
Star anise – 1 no
Onion (medium)- 1 no
Nutmeg powder – 1/8th tsp
Oil- 3 tbsp
Salt – to taste
METHOD OF PREP ::
Wash and soak rice for ½ an hour.
Lightly fry the paneer pieces in hot oil.
Remove and keep aside.
Finely slice the onions.
Strain the rice.
Heat oil in a wide pan.
Add whole garam masala , allow them to splutter.
Add sliced onion and fry for a minute.
Add strained rice and fry the rice till they seems light brownish.
Add double amount of warm water, I mean 3 cups of water.
Keep it in high flame . Add salt and stir once.
After first boil lower the flame , add nutmeg powder,cover the pan.
Cook it for 15 minutes more till rice grains are turns soft.