Simple semolina pilaff

Simple semolina pilaff

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Indian Food Made Easy
Serves
1
Photographer
Vanessa Courtier

This light and nourishing pilaff, made with semolina rather than rice, is often eaten for breakfast. It is a mild dish that can be eaten by all – I feed it to my young daughter, making it with milk rather than water and omitting the chillies, for a nutritious, calcium-packed dish. You can add more vegetables to this recipe if you wish.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/3 teaspoon bengal gram flour
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1/2 green chilli, finely sliced
handful frozen peas
salt, to taste
50g coarse-grain semolina
8 curry leaves
125ml water

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick saucepan. Add the mustard seeds and gram and cook until the gram starts to brown. Stir in the onion, chilli, peas and salt and cook until the onions are translucent, then add a splash of water to cook the peas.
  2. When soft, cook off the water. Add the semolina and curry leaves and stir-fry over a high heat for a minute or two or until you can smell their distinctive aroma. Add the water and continue cooking and stirring until it comes together or until you can smell the semolina. Serve hot.
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Indian
Anjum
Anand
simple
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weeknight
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