If there is one kitchen gadget that I can never imagine myself without is my beloved pressure cooker. I have seen my mom use not one, but two of them simultaneously and to this day she swears by its efficiency. Same is the case with my mother in law too. I literally wake up every single morning with whistle whooshing across the kitchen till our bedroom. ;-)
That my friends is the role of a pressure cooker played in our lives. In one word - Quintessential.
Now, when I read Jaya's post on how an cookbook author claimed that Indian-made pressure cookers are unsafe to use and tended to blow up in people’s faces. I was like - What The! That is a total exaggeration. Nothing in this world in perfect, I agree on that but whenever I heard people telling me stories of their pressure cookers blowing up, its always the case where there was a human error.
To err is human...Isn't it?
In order to prove the cookbook author wrong and to put across a point that pressure cookers, especially indian-made are indeed safe, Jaya has asked us to cook a dish in our cookers. Hence, today's recipe - Achari Chana Pulao a.k.a Chickpea Rice spiced with Mango Pickle. That sounds a little bizarre but trust me it tastes wonderfully delicious and no one would believe it has achaar in it ;-). My mom especially was pleasantly surprised.
Go on, take out your pressure cookers today and try this super simple pulao for your meals.
|Doesn't that look yummi-li-cious? :-)|
|not just mango pickle, you can use any mixed pickle for this recipe..|
|my cute little 3 ltrs pressure cooker. It never looked this glamorous before ;-)|
|all whole spices, mango pickle, veggies and beans sauteed. next comes the rice..|
|out and done.. ready to be fluffed with a fork..|
|Achari Chickpea Pulao is ready and served..|
“I boiled chickpeas and also cooked the Achari Chana Pulao with my Indian pressure cooker and it didn’t blow up in my face”..:-)
|wanna grab the plate and sit down for a meal with me? :-)|
This is Recipe 14 added to my 2013 Recipe Archive. Check out the rest of the recipes too!
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until next recipe,