Peeli in Hindi means yellow in colour.
Dhaba is a road side eatery which serves fresh local food. One of my trips to Fatehpur Sikri which is near Agra, I had a chance to meet Sweetie Singh the owner of a Dhaba on the highway to Delhi. He served us such superb, tasty food. I tried Kadai Palak Chole there. The taste was so unique. He also told me the difference between Kadai Chole Masala and Kadai Masala. The curd he gave us was just fantastic. The pricing was so so reasonable. Also I tasted Peeli Pulao .
The Pulao was subtle and light yellow in colour throughly complimented the Jade green Kadai Palak Chole. I still cherish the memories of our trip to Fatehpur Sikri. I have given the recipe for Kadai Chole Masala. Do try the recipes. I want you all to enjoy making these recipes as much as I have enjoyed making them. Cheers !
Washed , soaked and drained Basmathi rice – 1 cup
Carrot – 1/2 cup ( cut to thick strips )
Beans – 1/2 cup ( cut to long pieces )
Green peas – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1 ( chopped finely )
Garlic – 6 flakes ( chopped finely )
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
For the Almond Masala Water
Blanched almonds – 3
Garlic flakes – 2 ( chopped )
Green chilli – 1 ( chopped )
Chopped ginger – 1 tablespoon
Water – 2 cups
Grind these above ingredients to a fine paste and mix it with 2 cups of water nicely and strain it n a bowl, cover and leave it aside.
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Ghee – 1 teaspoon
Cloves – 4
Cardamom – 2
Cinnamon – 2 small sticks
Heat a pan. Season all the above mentioned seasoning ingredients. Fry the onion on sim flame till transparent. Next add the chopped garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add all the veggies, salt to taste. Sauté for 3 minutes on sim flame. Add the drained Basmathi rice, turmeric powder and sauté on sim flame for 5 minutes. Add the Almond Masala Water. Once the mix boils, cover and cook on sim flame till the rice is cooked. Switch off the stove. Serve hot with Kadai Palak Chole , pappad and thick curds.
1) Cook the rice on sim flame . The colour will be just excellent. Children will love this Peeli Pulao.