BM# 71: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: One Pot Dishes Dish: Achari Vegetable Pulao
We are starting a new month of Blogging Marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘One Pot Dishes‘. Who doesn’t like one pot meals, they are easy to make, very convenient and only 1 dish to clean. For the first day I made this spicy and delicious Achari Vegetable Pulao. Being a south Indian many of my one pot dishes revolve around ‘rice’. So when I saw this Achari Chana pulao recipe on Tarla Dalal’s site, I knew I had to give it a try. This pulao is interesting in that it has ‘achar’ or spicy Indian pickle added right into the dish. Usually pickles are served with a dish and not in a dish, so that makes this dish spicy and very flavorful.The addition of pickling spices like nigella, fenugreek, mustard and fennel seeds emphasizes the achari flavor in the dish. Original Tarla Dalal’s recipe had only chickpeas, but I added some mixed vegetables to make it more substantial and a filling one pot meal. Chickpeas can be replaced with paneer or tofu.I used a pressure cooker to make this pulao, but it can also be made in an open pot. This is quick and easy enough to make on a weeknight but tasty enough to make for guests.Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 71.