Sonali Bhogle

Ingredients :

  • 3  Cups Cooked rice
  • 2 Finely Chopped Onion
  • 8 Green chillies
  • 1 bunch Mint leaves
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • A pinch of  Turmeric powder
  • 6 Cardamom
  • 8 Cloves
  • 2 ” piece Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Tsp Shahijeera / caraway seeds
  • Small piece Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 4 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
Method :
Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and grind into fine paste in mixie. Clean the mint leaves from the bunch and grind them into paste along with two green chillies.  Divide the cooked rice into three equal parts. Heat  a tbsp of ghee in a pan. Fry some chopped onion and saute till they are soft. Add half the ginger garlic paste, 1/3 of garam masala (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, shahijeera) , little turmeric powder and saute a little more. Now add the tomato paste and let it boil for few minutes to remove the raw smell. Add one part of rice along with salt as per taste. Mix well and fry for few minutes more. Remove from fire and keep it aside. This is tomaro rice.

Now Clean the pan and heat 1 tsp of ghee and add chopped onions, 2-3 slit green chillies, cumin seeds and chopped ginger. Saute them till onion is soft  and add another part of rice, some garam masala  along with salt as required. Mix and fry it well till all spices are mixed well. Take it out and keep aside. This is jeera rice..

Clean the pan and heat the remaining Ghee. Fry the remaining chopped  onions and green chilies till soft. Add ginger garlic paste,  little turmeric powder , garam masala and fry for a  minute. Now add the mint leaves paste and fry a little. Add the remaining rice along with salt and mix well.  Fry for two minutes  more and remove from fire.This is pudina rice.along with salt and mix well.  Fry for two minutes  more and remove from fire.This is pudina rice.
Spread the green pudina  rice first in  a serving plate. Next put the jeera rice. Lastly put the tomato rice neatly. Garnish with onion and lemon slices and serve hot.. This tricolor pulao looks very bright, colorful and attractive without any artificial colors..

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