Monday, April 23, 2007

Vegetable Pulav

Vegetable Pulav
Vegetable Pulav

Growing up vegetable pulav was made as a special dish during special events like birthdays or festivals, it seemed like complex dish to prepare hence prepared on special occasions, but now I think this infact is very simple to prepare and makes a complete meal. I had few friends for lunch this Sunday so made this for brunch and made raitha to compliment the heat.
I am sure every house has a unique way to prepare this, I myself keep changing the masala's, vegetables types of rice according to time and availability.This dish is very forgiving no matter how you prepare it.

Used basmathi rice along with the following vegetables and masala's and cooked in the rice cooker.

Dry Masala's ( all the below can be customized to individual likings)

4-5 Bay leaves
2- star anise
5 cloves
1 tbsp of pepper corns
2 cinnamon sticks

1 onion sliced vertically
1 potato peeled and cubed
1 carrot peeled and cubes
1 beetroot peeled and cubed
1 tomato cubed
peas and beans can be added
1 big bunch of mint
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 g.chilies
1 tbsp ghee
handful of roasted cashew nuts
1 cup basmathi rice, soaked in water for about 10 minutes

1. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee is a pan, add all the dry masala ingredients and fry for few seconds
2. add ginger garlic paste ,onions, g.chilies and mint fry till onions turn golden brown
3. Now add the remaining vegetables fry for about 2 minutes
4. add soaked rice, haldi and salt
5. mix gently and place the above in a rice cooker and add 1 and 1/2 glass water and allow to cook
6. once done gently mix the rice taking care not to break the rice grains

Serve hot with raita


Asha said...

I love pinkish color of this Pulav Sreelu.Great photo:))


I agree with the Template, it's relly tasty travels

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Hi Sreelu's, I like your blog template especially green background looks cool....I am from Bay area to be precise from San Jose:)

Roopa said...

Hi Sreelu
first time here!
lovely blog with excellent collection of recipes

DEEPA said...

nice photo sreelu..Presentation too good man

Sharmi said...

veg pulo looks so yummy. the color is so tempting.

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