pulao


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pulao

(pʊˈlaʊ)
n
(Cookery) a variant of pilau
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There is rice, served in the plain form or as khichdi, pulao, or biryani.
Color photos face many of the recipes, variations and histories are explained in introductions to each recipe, and simple dishes such as a Red Lentil Tomato Pulao and Chickpeas in Spicy Sorghum Sauce often require as little prep time as fifteen minutes--a big improvement over Indian cookbooks that don't consider the busy American cook.
A pulao is quicker to make than a biryani, and it has less fat, so it is a lighter dish altogether.
Muslims in Iran, eat a small selection of foods to break the fast at Maghrib and is summarily followed by a proper Persian meal, in Afghanistan relish traditional soups and onion based meat curries, kebabs and pulao whereas countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh have jalebis, haleem, sweetened drinks, parathas, rice preparations, meat curries, fruit salads, shami kebabs, piyajoo, beguni and many other mouthwatering dishes that adorn the iftar menu.
Eat: Go local and sample the fish of the season, the prawn curry-rice combo that always hits the spot, sannas and sorpotel and Chorizo pulao.
Mains include kebabs and barbecue dishes cooked in clay ovens, seafood and fish dishes from the Bengali region of India, vegetarian options, traditional home-style curries, biryani, pulao, roti, tadka dal, dal makhni and freshly baked naan breads.
The fluffy naans (wheat bread) aromatic pulao and chicken or veg biriyani goes perfect with most of the curries.
The R- Day celebrations in Kedarnath ended with an Army- style ' barakhana' where the entire NIM team enjoyed puri , pulao , kheer , halwa and other vegetarian delicacies.
Dinner included pulao, parantha, chicken tikka masala, crispy vegetables, and for dessert, kulfi and gajar ka halwa.
The chilli duck samosa with plum chutney was disappointing - too many competing flavours - and the chorizo pulao, probably one of their least innovative dishes, can also be skipped.
pulao is known as the national dish of Afghanistan.
30pm Friday and Saturday Tel: 01446 743030/721100 Sample prices: CTM - PS6; Pulao Rice - PS1.