Friday, January 20, 2012

Vegetable Pulao

This is a quick n easy preparation of veggie pulao..if you have frozen vegetables at hand, then we can prepare this colorful n party friendly dish within an hour. :)

Ingredients

Basmati Rice-1cup
Carrot-1
Beans-5
Frozen green peas-1 fist full (or)
Your choice of ready made frozen veggies -1/2 cup
Cumin seeds-1teaspoon
Cinnamon -2" Stick
Elaichi-1
Bay leaves(small)-2
Cloves-2
Ginger-garlic paste-1teaspoon
Onion-1
Green chilly-1 (or) 2
Salt
Oil+Ghee -2tablespoons


Method
Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
Chop the onion and green chilly and (if using fresh veggies)Chop the carrot-beans into fine pieces.

Heat Oil + ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cumin seeds and whole garam masala (elaichi-cinnamon-cloves-bay leaves),let them splutter. Then add onion,green chilly and fry for a couple of minutes..add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.

Now add in the veggies with enough salt, fry for 2-3 minutes.

Drain the water from the rice and add it with the veggies..
Add 11/2cups of water...
Close the cooker and cook on medium heat for 7 minutes and put off the flame. (Don't bother about the whistle..either it comes or not, put off the flame after 7 minutes, since the rice is soaked already this time will be perfect for the rice to be fluffy n separate)

Open the cooker after the pressure has gone completely, mix it gently without breaking the rice grains.
Quick and flavor full veggie pulao is ready to serve. Enjoy it with simple raitha or any other gravy of your choice.

Note
To make the pulao rich you can add the roasted cashews at the end before serving, also you can replace the 1/2cup of water with coconut milk. Keep an eye that the rice-water ratio is 1:1.5

25 comments:

  1. Delicious and colorful pulao....yum...yum...

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  2. very inviting pulao !! looks wonderful !!

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  3. yummmmmmmmmmmmy tempting and delicious pulao

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  4. Beautiful Dish..Looks very colorful!!

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  5. very colourful, easy and delicious pulao..

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  6. Delicious and colorful veg pulao. Stunning clicks.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Is it a mistake that you wrote Rice-water ratio as 1:1/2 instead of 1:1.5

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  8. Anony,thanks for pointing out. Corrected it! :)

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  9. All time favorite. Wonderful preparation.

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  10. Wow! Looks fantastic! I am drooling all over it :)

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  11. Good one Mahi. I'll cook this someday this week.

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  12. You are making me hungry, that looks yummy & colorful!

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  13. Someone who is as good at cooking as you are, could not be bad at making chai, Mahi. ;) The wonderful variety of recipes you have posted here is ample witness to that, honey. :)

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  14. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting pulao..

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  15. fabulous recipe... mouth watering..

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  16. you have given the recipe of a favorite item which every one will like to taste. It is a great help to many

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  17. Sorry,Mahi,thought I was following U .Happy to follow Ur Yumm blog back.Sorry again.

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