Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vegetable Pulao Recipe | How to make Veg Pulao | Easy Pulao Recipes


vegetable pulao

Vegetable Pulao is one of my favorite pulao next to the peas pulao. It is loaded with veggies and easy to make and tastes great. If i have more than 4 or 5 vegetables, then my choice of pulao would be definitely veg pulao only. Also if any of our guests come, my choice is this only. If you have frozen mixed veggies, then your work would much more easier. But I like to do with fresh veggies. 

You can try different pulao recipes from here and some I have given below. 



Veg pulao

Vegetable Pulao

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 18 min | Serves: 5
Recipe Category: Rice | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Ingredients
Basmathi rice - 3 cups
Mixed veggies - 1.5 cups (Sweet corn, carrot, cauliflower, green peas, beans)
Onion - 2 (chopped nicely)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Green Chillies - 2 (slit into half - lengthwise)
Cumin seeds - 1/5 tsp (optional)
Fennel seeds - 3/4 tsp
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon stick - 1
Cardomom - 1
Bay leaf - 1
Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp (optional)
Water - 4.5 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp

Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing




Method
1. Wash and Soak rice for 20 mts. While the rice is soaking, you can start preparing the following. Wash and cut the vegetables and keep it ready. In a Pressure cooker, add oil and all the spices mentioned above.
  


2. Add the onion and ginger garlic paste and fry till golden brown. Add in the green chillies too. Add coriander leaves and salt and saute well. (At this stage you can add the mint leaves too).
3. Add the carrot first sauté for 3 min. Add the sweet corn and sauté for another 2 min. Add the cauliflower and peas and saute for a minute. (Do not skip this). While sauteing add 3 pinch of salt. This is done, so that veggies are cooked perfectly.
4. Add the water or coconut milk and when it starts boiling, add the rice. Check for the salt here. 
5. Close the lid and simmer for 10 mts. (cook in low flame) After 10 min, switch off the stove and when the pressure goes off, remove the weight and mix the pulao gently taking care not to break the rice. Add the ghee at this stage and close the cooker lid for 3 min.


6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve the hot Vegetable Pulao with Baby corn Masala


vegetable pulao recipe

Tasty and Easy Vegetable Pulao is ready... I had it with Baby corn masala...

Notes:
1. Always saute the veggies for 5 min, before cooking, so that the potato will be cooked nicely. This is done, as we are not going to cook the rice in high flame.


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