Friday, June 06, 2008

Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Basmati rice cooked with mixed vegetables and spices to make an aromatic pulao.

Ingredients

1 cup - Basmati rice, wash and drain
3/4 cup - Fresh peas
1/4 cup - Carrots, chopped to small pieces
1/4 cup - Beans, chopped to small pieces
2 small sticks - Cinnamon
4 - Cloves
2 - Black cardamom
2 - Bay leaves
1 tsp - Ginger paste
1 tsp - Garlic paste
1 medium - Onion, sliced
1 tsp - Cumin seeds
2 cups - Water
Salt to taste

Method

1 ) Heat ghee or oil in a deep pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, cumin seeds and fry for few seconds. Add garlic - ginger paste, then add onion and fry till onion is lightly browned.

2 ) Add mixed vegetables and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add rice and fry for a minute. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil. Pour this water slowly into the rice pan. Lower the heat to low when pouring the water. Stir in, add salt to taste. Close with a heavy lid and bring to a boil on medium heat. Once it come to a boil, lower the heat and cook till all the water is used up. Switch off the stove and let the rice cook further in it's steam. When pan has cooled down , open the lid and stir in.

Serve into a serving platter and decorate with coriander leaves.

20 comments:

Asha said...

Love the bowl and cilantro around the pulao, looks good Pravs. Little train? Did you make this for Birthday? :))

Namratha said...

Well plated Pravs, looks good! :) Hey I see Thomas :D

Pravs said...

Asha :Thanks :D Not for b'day.. my little one wanted to have the train in the pic :)

Mishmash ! said...

really? he wanted to keep that train in the pic...?.so sweet:)))

Pravs said...

Namratha : Thanks :D

Mishmash : Yeah, my feelings were..so sweet, too :))

Madhavi said...

Lovely presentation Pravs, oh ur cutiee pie wants Thomas in the pic, hehehe. mus say pulao looks great!!!

Pravs said...

Madhavi : Thank you :)

Uma said...

the pulao looks delicious, Pravs! Nice presentation.

easycrafts said...

Mouthwatering pulav...the train looks good...you could send this dish to my mixed rice varieties event

Sireesha said...

Pulav looks delicious.Love the presentation.....

sunita said...

Pravs,the pulao looks great :-)...btw, my son had that exact train....he'll turn six in August and does not play with it anymore...kids do grow up in the blink of an eye, don't they :-)

Pravs said...

Uma, Easycrafts, Sireesha, Sunita : Thank you :) You are right sunita, they grow up so fast :)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Love the whole look..The photo has been clicked very well!!

Happy cook said...

I lvoe this vegetable puloa.
I can just eat them with curd and pickle.
Yumm yumm

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a YUMMY pulao. Looks so good and colorful. YUM!...

Kalai said...

That's one gorgeous pulao, Pravs! The addition of the train is so cute!! :)

Salt & Turmeric said...

this looks good and easy to make. i will definitely try this.

farina

chandru said...

Hello,
I tried your recipe and it came out really well. All my room mates liked it. Thanks.

Pravs said...

Chandru : Thanks for the feedback :)

bhagy said...

hi
ur recipe was nice