Friday, April 20, 2007

Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Like noodles, I think veggie pulao is again a favorite with almost everybody. This kind of pulao is also always a crowd pleaser. A handful of veggies of choice, some whole spices and rice - there is something that is so comforting.
1 cup basmati rice, clean, and soak in cold water for about 15-20 minutes. Drain and keep aside
1 1/2 cups, mixed veggies of your choice (I use the frozen ones)
2 cloves
2 badi/moti elaichi (black cardamom)
2-3 choti elaichi (green cardamom)
2-3 peppercorns
1" cinnamon stick, broken into 2
2 bay leaves
2 1/2 cups of water
1/4 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp each cumin powder, coriander powder and chilli powder
Salt to taste
Oil
Heat oil in a dutch oven Add the cloves + badi elaichi + green cardamom + peppercorns + cinnamon stick + bay leaf. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the mixed vegetables now and cook till the veggies are almost done. Add the soaked rice and cook for a minute. Add water + salt + cumin powder + coriander powder + chilli powder + ghee. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook till rice is done and water is evaporated. Serve hot with yogurt or raita. Enjoy !

5 comments:

Manjula said...

Thats a simple yet delicious pulao. I often make this, but I cook in the pressure cooker. Me too use frozen beans and Lima beans or peas.

bee said...

that's a really wonderful looking dish. only 1/4 tsp ghee? even better.

trupti said...

This is one of the simplest things to make,but also like you said, very comforting.I love to eat this pulao with Dahi....Garam Garam Pulao aur thanda dahi....mooh me pani aa gaya.

trupti

sunita said...

I love vegetable pulao, and like you said, it is indeed very comforting...

Richa said...

hey this is one simple and quick to make pulao. Looks yummy! I too make it in a pressure cooker.
thanks