Punjabi Wadi Chawal is a rice dish that is well flavored and prepared just like any pulao or biryani. It is also very healthy and very nutritious. Here is how to make Wadi Pulao.
Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and once the oil is hot, fry the wadi until they are browned.
Drain and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add bay leaf, cinnamon and cardamom and fry for a few seconds.
Add onion and fry until golden brown.
Drain the rice and add it in the pan along with green chilli, salt, garam masala, lemon juice and 4 cups of water.
Add the fried wadi.
Cover the pan and cook the rice on low heat until all the absorbed and rice is cooked.
Remove the pan from heat and let the rice rest for 5 minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork.
Serve hot with any raita of your choice.
You can use any wadi of your choice.
You can also deep fry the wadi instead of just shallow frying them.