Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Masoor Pulao With Masala Papad and Masala Curd

Masoor Pulao With Masala Papad and Masala Curd

Do you see this lovely layout of table? Yummy na??

This wonderful layout is from our lovely aunty in fb Uma Nardas. I think many of us know her, as she is always there in touch with us, promoting our posts and if u check her profile it will be full of beautiful food pics or art made from food. She celebrated 34th wedding anniversary recently and it was really awesome to see her pic with uncle cutting cake.
Recently she started adding pictures from her kitchen and all her dishes are just wow!! 

If you know me I have few guest posts from non bloggers to share their recipes with us which go unnoticed many a times. So with aunty I couldnt stop myself talking 2 her in fb and ask if she would like to do a guest post.  I really wanted to feature her over my blog :) No reasons though but my humble attempt over guest posts is to get  some simple recipes for myself and my readers which are not so common yet non bloggers are expert :) so is uma aunty with lot of her cooking experience hiding inside her which im making a move to explore it out to all u guys!!

Though she gave me the recipe randomly im rephrasing it hence a difficult task to do. Lets get to the recipe 


lolz Kidding :D


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Whole Garam Masala- All mixed 
- Boil rice with Garam Masala till fully cooked!
- Drain and Keep aside

Mean while start process of masoor mixture
Black Masoor dal - 1 cup (soaked in water)
Whole Garam Masalas - (2 elaichi, 2 cloves, 1 stick cinnamon, 1 bay leaves)
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Onion - 1 sliced
Tomato - 1 Chopped
GG Paste - 1 tbsp
All powdered spices- 1 tsp each (chilli, cumin, coriander)
Potato - 1 large Fried in cubes
Fried Onion - Random out of 2 onions
Garam Masala powder 
Mint Leaves - 1/4th cup
Coriander Leaves - 1/4th cup
Curd - 4 tbsp
cashew nut- 1tbsp
Milk - 2tbsp with saffron soaked
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1tbsp 

- Heat oil in a pan, Add whole garam masala curry leaves, onion, tomato, gg paste and cook it well in medium flame till raw smell of all the ingredients turn aromatic.
- Once the raw smell emits add in the soaked masoor dal, garam masala powder, all other powder masalas, mint and coriander leaves and cook till the masoor dal is cooked. (I think we can add little water here while cooking so that it dont burn out and daal gets cooked evenly)
- Once this is cooked switch of the flame, add curd and mix well.
- Now layer the rice, masoor dal mixture, fried onion, fried potato, cashew nut and saffron milk. 
- Allow it to dum for minimum 5 mins, and you are done!!
- Add ghee from top, save some fried onion, cashew, fried curry leaves and potatoes to garnish from top.

Now im imagining how aromatic smell the whole house must be bursting with

Never Thought Masala papad would look this much appetizing 

For Masala Papad
- Fry Papads Sprinkle Red chilli powder over it
- Garnish it with Chopped onion, tomato, and coriander leaves 
- Sprinkle little salt from top

Its a spicy pulao recipe and no curd to compliment the recipe? no chance!! Curd is something which always stand with biriyani and pulao

For Masala curd:
- In curd add salt, chilli powder and coriander leaves!! done!!

I assume adding some roasted cumin seeds powder will also enhance the taste of masala curd :)Thank you so much aunty for these wonderful recipes with pics. I thoroughly enjoyed editing and writing this Post! Im sure everyone reading this will like it too :)

Cookind With Seeds: Rice

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  1. Awesome guest post Aara.. I too am an ardent fan of Umaji.. Love her cooking and encouraging spirit always.. Masoor pulao looks delicious and definitely an awesome treat.. The masala papad is a nice combination with the pulao and raita.. The raita looks yummy.. Mouthwatering.. We usually make masoor pulao with kheema... Will try this soon :-)

    1. Thank you nilu :) yes even I know with kheema but never tried personally making this dish. Do try and let us know it turned out :)

  2. hmm.. its looking great with all those sides :)

  3. Very delicious spread and I must admire Uma Ji for always appreciating bloggers like us . Nice guest post dear !

  4. Lovely guest post aara, pictures r so perfect and inviting, will make it soon dear....

  5. that rice is really calling me... so good of u to have uma aunty on board here...

  6. Wow! mouth-watering dish. The spread looks very inviting

  7. aray WAHHH.. it is too good yaar :) Ms. Uma Nardas hmm.. yaar i have connected her pls accept my friend request you are too good hehe MA ...and thanks Aara because of you we have met with such a talented lady ... the presentation is too good :) CHHA GAYE lol Love ~ Monu Teena

    1. haha monu definitly she will accept ur request! Stay tuned to her :D

  8. Love this flavorful delicious and tempting, lovely spread wish I was at your table....

    1. I Wished the same priya! would have finished all myself

  9. The whole setup looks just great. Nice going Aara. And delicious recipe.

  10. What a spread.. Lovely dishes indeed. N what an attempt gal!.. U r such a sweetheart, It is really great on your part to bring non-bloggers to limelight! :) I really appreciate!.. Gr8 going

  11. I made it same pulav but her spread is better than mine, I am not good in decorating plates. love to have it again after looking at this

  12. Wow wow wow. Excellent initiative Aara. This has to be the best ever guest post on any blog anywhere till date. Uma Nardas ji is the God Mother for all of us (food bloggers) she honestly is an amazing appreciator of quality food and she never passes by without hitting a like. I am honored to have her as my friend on my personal facebook account. I too saw her anniversary pics and recent food pics and was so happy and excited. Even though she is not a food blogger she is the only person we all food bloggers have in common.
    Excellent preparation and awesome photography. Thanks a lot for sharing Aara and thanks Uma ji.

  13. What a lovely spread... looks so tempting ...good job

  14. She sure has shared a recipe which is utmost tempting and fabulous.

  15. awesome post from Uma Ji, hats off to you both :-)

  16. Nice guest post..very happy to see Uma aunt's post, she is a great appreciator of food bloggers. Lovely spread looks so delicious..

  17. Yummm...It seems delicious!!


  18. Wow!! A very very nice gesture Aara.. Really sweet of u to have Uma aunty here and what a wonderful spread aunty has prepared.. Can learn a lot from her :)


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