Monday, November 3, 2014

Vegetable pulao

Vegetable Pulao
Pulao is a simple rice dish cooked with spices & herbs. The spices & herbs will give a nice taste, aroma & lift to the dish. This rice can be paired with your choice of dry or gravy curry dish. I used normal rice in this dish, but replacing it with basmati rice will enhance the flavor more for the rice. You can use a pressure cooker or electric cooker in making it. I went with pressure cooker in making this recipe.
Vegetable Pulao
Prep Time-10mins {Chopping veggies & arranging items}
Cook Time-40mins 
Pair this dish with raita, kurma & any gravy dish.
1Cup + 1/4Cup raw rice
2&1/2Cups water
1Cup chopped carrots & beans
1Cup cauliflower florets
1Big onion sliced
5Green chili's sliced
1/2Cup chopped mint
1/2Cup chopped coriander leaves
1Tbs ginger garlic paste
4Tsp oil
2Bay leaves
1Tsp shahajeera
Few cinnamon barks
Salt to taste
1.Heat pressure cooker with oil. To that add elachi's, bay leaves, shahajeera, cinnamon barks & cloves. Fry them for few seconds.
2.Add ginger garlic paste &onions to cooker. Fry them till the raw smell of ginger garlic vanishes & meanwhile the onions will be slightly fried too.
3.Now add in green chili's, carrots, beans & cauliflower florets. Stir for few seconds & mix in with onions & spices.
4.Add in rice, water, mint, coriander leaves & enough salt. 
5.Close it & pressure cook for 3 whistles. Once the pressure cooker cools off, transfer it to a serving bowl & enjoy with side dish.
- If you are using a electric cooker then cook the steps 1 to 3 on a stove top using a pan. Then you can transfer contents to a electric cooker & follow the step four. Cook it as per instructions & yummy pulao is ready.
Vegetable Pulao

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  1. Love this combination. Both Pulao and kurma looks very the clicks

  2. Lovely combo. Kuruma looks amazing. I love thick gravies..

  3. wow such an tempting and delicious combo :) pulao looks very colorful and perfectly paired with rich gravy !!

  4. Lovely presentation of the combo dishes. The addition of mint must add more flavor to that kurma.

  5. Nice combo. Both dishes compliment each other very well.

  6. Tempting rice and curry. Love it

  7. What a perfect combination every thing looks great.

  8. very deilicious looking dishes, with bright and beautiful pictures...

  9. Seriously feel like inviting myself to your place, both pulao and kurma makes me hungry already.

  10. Your clicks are tempting me to try this pulao & kurma combo right away. Aloo-peas kurma looks sooooo good. I'm not a big fan of kurma, but your kurma is definitely worth a try.

  11. Both the dishes seem to have turned out great..lovely pictures!

  12. Nice combination and the presentation is so good...

  13. Delicious combo!! Bright and colorful pictures makes me want to grab some through the screen :)

  14. Thanks for posting amazing recipe. By looking at the combo of the vegetable pulao mouth gets watering. It is very delicious.we can make the veg pulao in a pressure cooker or in a pan. the rice grains have to be separate & yet well cooked in a pulao or rice can be tricky at times and to get the right texture needs some experience. Rice is a staple diet for most of India. One of the most versatile ingredient, it can be cooked as an entree, mains or a desert.In many cultures, rice is considered to be an auspicious symbol of life and fertility.