Vegetable Pulav

Veg Pulav-Spiced Rice with mix veggies 

A foolproof-quick recipe. You will always achieve a great result. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of long grain basmati rice.
  • 1 medium sized carrot (diced)
  • ½ cup of diced cauliflower
  • ½ cup of green peas
  • 1 small potato diced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ inch ginger finely chopped(optional).
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 tbsp ghee or 2 tbsp oil
  • salt as required
  • whole spices Garam Masala 1 tsp cumin seeds, 4 to 5 whole black pepper, 1 bay leaf, 2-3 cloves, 2 to 3 green cardamoms, 1 black cardamom, 2 single strands of mace (javitri), 1 small star anise, 1 inch cinnamon.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Rinse and soak rice.  Rinsing the rice couple of times will take its starch off. 
  2. In a deep thick bottomed pot or frying pan or Kadai, heat ghee/oil and fry all the whole spices mentioned above, 5 seconds.
  3. Add the onions and saute them till golden,
  4. add the ginger and all the veggies and saute again for 2-3 minutes on a low flame
  5. Add drained rice and saute gently for 2 minutes on a low flame, so that the rice gets well coated with the HOT oil, Add salt and mix gently.
  6. Pour Water.
  7. Let it come to a boil on high flame.  Then simmer the flame and cover tightly and let the rice cook on a low flame, till the water is absorbed and the rice is well cooked (5-7 minutes). 

     Always let the rice stand for 5-10    minutes before it is served

 

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