Chirer pulao is a very delicious Bengali breakfast. Chire or flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. This easily digestible form of raw rice is very popular across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and is normally used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food in a variety of Indian cuisine styles, some even for long-term consumption of a week or more. It is known by a variety of names: Atukulu in Telugu, Aval in Tamil and Malayalam, Chindé in Bengali and parts of Bihar and Jharkhand, Chira in Assamese, Chudaa in Oriya, Chiura in Nepal,Phovuin Konkani, Avalakki in Kannada. Authentic chirer pulao is bit sweet to taste but you can make it according to your taste salty spicy and more healthy adding more vegetables. Today I am sahring the recipe which is very popular in my house. Hope you all will like this flavorful chirer pulao.
Preparation time : 15 minutes Cooking time : 15 minutes Serves : 4 Ingredients: 3 cups chire/poha/ aval/flattened or beaten rice ½ cup green peas 1 green bell pepper cubed 1 tomato cubed ½ cup cashew and raisin 1 onion finely chopped 1 tsp finely chopped ginger ¼ tsp turmeric powder 3 cardamom crushed 2 chopped green chilly 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander 3 tsp sugar or to taste 2 tbsp oil 1 tbsp ghee salt to taste
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Methods of Cooking :Take chire/poha pour water to wash and quickly strain them and set them on a flat plate to dry. Now heat oil and ghee in a pan then add cashew and onion. Fry till golden now add ginger, green peas, tomato, bell pepper, green chilly, turmeric powder and little salt. Stir till the veggies are little soft. Add raisin. Mix well. Now add the wet dry chire/ poha. Add salt and sugar and crushed cardamom. Mix well with vegetables with soft hand. Add chopped fresh coriander leaves. You can add a dash of lemon juice too if you want. Serve hot Chirer pulao. It’s a lovely breakfast so enjoy.