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Vegetable pulao
By : Jayanthy Kumaran
Category : North Indian lunches, Rice, Vegetables
Servings : 4
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
Method
  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
  2. Drain the water completely and keep aside.
  3. Chop onion, green chilly, cilantro & mint leaves.
  4. Keep the spices and yoghurt to be added ready.
  5. Chop vegetables to fine slices.
  6. Heat oil in a wide pan.
  7. Add spices and wait till they crackle
  8. Add finely chopped onion, cumin seeds, salt and cook nicely to light pink.
  9. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  10. Add finely chopped cilantro, mint leaves and green chilly.
  11. Now add crushed pepper corns, cumin powder, coriander powder.
  12. Mix well and add red chilly powder
  13. Add sliced vegetables and saute well in the masala for a minute.
  14. Add yoghurt and combine well.
  15. Now in an electric cooker vessel, add the basmati rice and 3&1/2 cups of water.
  16. Add the vegetable and spice mix prepared above and mix well.
  17. Cover and switch on the electric cooker.
  18. When the pulav is three-fourth done, put a few drops of saffron color mixed with water.
  19. Close the lid and allow the pulav to cook completely.
  20. When the rice cooker automatically switches off, just leave it for 5 to 10 mins to rest (this helps the pulav to get cooked evenly)
  21. Fluff it gently with a fork.
  22. Serve hot vegetable pulav with a side dish of your choice.
  23. It serves as a great meal with raitha or any curry.

Recipe courtesy: Tasty Appetite

Ingredients:
2 cups - basmati rice
2 to 3 tbsp - oil
2 - onions
1 or 2 - green chillies
1 small cup - yoghurt
1 tbsp - ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp - cumin powder
1/2 tsp - coriander powder
1 tsp - crushed pepper corns
1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
1/2 tsp - red chilly powder
Saffron colour, a pinch
Chopped cilantro and mint leaves
Salt to taste

Spices:
4 - cloves
2 - bay leaves
2 - cardamom
2 - cinnamon sticks
1 - star anise
1 - mace
1 - Marathi moghu

Vegetables:
1 cup - potato, cubed
1&1/2 cups - sliced carrot, beans
1/4 cup - peas

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