Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How to make Vegetable pulao - Recipe for south-indian veg pulao

Welcome to Tanish Kitchen. Today we will see how to make vegetable pulao.
Vegetable pulav is the easiest rice to prepare. It can be prepared with in 30 minutes as it compared to biryani.

Ingredients:(serves 3 people)
  • Rice -2 cups(Basmati)
  • Beans cut into small - 1 cup
  • Carrots cut into small - 1 cup
  • Peas - 1 cup
  • Capsicum - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Whole garam masala - fennel seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, mace(jathipathri)
  • Salt to taste
  • Mint - some
  • Coriander leaves
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Nuts optional.

Method:

1. Add some salt and cook the rice with 3 cups of water. Once the rice is cooked and cool it by pouring into big bowl or basin. Add 1 or 2 tbsp of oil to the rice so it wont be sticky.
2. Take the medium pan, add butter and oil. Once heated, add the whole garam masala.
Once it becomes golden color, add mint leaves, green chillies. Stir for 2 or 3 minutes so mint gets cooked.
3. Then add the boiled vegetables and mix it well. Now add the peas, capsicum and cook for 3 minutes. Add some salt and the rice & coriander leaves.
4. Mix the rice well. Make sure you don't add too much of salt as you already added some salt while cooking the rice.
5. If you are a fan of nuts (almond, cashew and pista), fry them before you add them into rice for richer taste.

That's it. Now vegetable pulao is ready to eat!!!!!

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