Veg Pulav is a healthy & delicious one pot meal with spicy vegetables and rice..!! Basmati rice plays an important role in this rich & exotic rice dish. The flavorful aroma makes this pulav very inviting & makes it a special dish for quick & easy dinner options for parties & get-togethers. It is best served with raitha..!!! Lets see how to make delicious Vegetable Pulao using this simple recipe..:)
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
Onion - 2
Green chilly - 1 or 2
Yoghurd - 1 small cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Cumin pwd - ½ tsp
Coriander pwd - ½ tsp
Crushed pepper corns - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
Red chilly pwd - ½ tsp
Saffron color - a pinch
Chopped cilantro & mint leaves
Salt to taste
Cloves - 4
Bay leaf - 2
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 2
Star anise - 1
Mace- Javetri - 1
Marathi Moghu - 1
Potatoes cubed - 1 cup
Sliced carrot, beans - 1 ½ cup
Peas - ¼ cup
Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
Drain the water completely and keep aside.
Chop onion, green chilly, cilantro & mint leaves. Keep the spices & yoghurd to be added ready.
Chop vegetables to fine slices.
Heat oil in a wide pan.
Add spices and wait to crackle.
Add finely chopped onion, cumin seeds, salt and cook nicely to light pink.
Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
Add finely chopped cilantro, mint leaves & green chilly.
Now add crushed pepper corns, cumin pwd, coriander pwd.
Mix well & add red chilly pwd.
Add sliced vegetables and sauté well in the masala for a minute.
Add yoghurt and combine well.
Now in electric cooker vessel, add the basmati rice and 3 1/2 cups of water.
Add the pulav masala ( step 13) and mix well.
Cover and and switch on the electric cooker.
When the pulav is three-fourth done, put a few drops of saffron color mixed with water.
Close the lid and allow the pulav to cook completely.
When the rice cooker automatically switches off, just leave it for 5 to 10 mins to rest. ( this helps the pulav to get cooked
Fluff it gently.
Serve hot Vegetable Pulav with side dish of your choice.
serves as a great meal with raitha or any curry..:)