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. :)
Frozen green peas-1 fist full (or)
Your choice of ready made frozen veggies -1/2 cup
Cinnamon -2" Stick
Green chilly-1 (or) 2
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.
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
Super Bloom, 2017
2 weeks ago