Simple aromatic Rice with carrots, peas and cashew nuts.
Basmati Rice - 3/4 cup
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Carrots (chopped) - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 6
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon/Dalchini - small piece
Cloves/Long - 5
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Biryani Masala - 1/8 tsp
Ghee/Clarified Butter - 1 tbsp
How to cook Gajar Matar Rice:
Soak rice in water for about 20 minutes. Wash rice well (about 4 times) till you get clear water. Drain the water and keep rice in a colander or strainer for about 15 minutes.
Heat about 1 tbsp clarified butter in a pressure cooker. Add Bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns. After few seconds add peas and diced carrots. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add rice, cashew pieces, biryani masala and fry for 2 more minutes.
Add about 1.5 cups water, little salt and mix well. Pressure cook to 1 whistle. Let the pressure in the cooker drop down naturally, (15 - 20 minutes) before opening the lid.
Mix the pulav gently and serve Carrot Peas Pulav with Dal Fry.