Vegetable Pulao recipe

Vegetable Pulao is a good one pot nutritious meal with the goodness of all the veggies, which can be had by itself or can be had along with some gravy or yogurt raita .

Pulao/Pilaf is a rice dish cooked with aromatic spices and vegetables and /or with meats.
In my household , my mom would make Pulao every Sunday along with chicken curry , practically a staple menu every other Sunday . As children we devoured it ! She still probably does, but now times have changed and we are miles apart, but luckily she taught me this simple dish, so I can prepare it whenever I feel like having some.Today I have made my version of vegetable pulao , which is simple , quick and a good option if you’re running short of time and still want to cook up a delicious meal ?


Step by step instructions

1.Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes in water , drain and keep aside.

2.Heat ghee in a deep bottomed pan , add bay leaves , cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorn and star anise , sauté till the spices release their aroma .

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3 Add sliced onions and sauté on low heat until translucent .

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4.Add finely chopped ginger garlic ( or you can even add ginger garlic paste) , sauté until the raw aroma of ginger garlic is gone.

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5.Add chopped tomatoes and sauté on low heat until it turns mushy.

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6.Add all the chopped vegetables and saute for a minute.

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7.Add all the spices on low heat  and mix well.

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8.Add the washed and drained rice and sauté gently for about a minute taking care not to break the rice grains.

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9.Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water/vegetable stock

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10.Add salt to season and stir again. Check the seasoning by tasting the water, if it tastes salty it’s seasoned well, if not you may need to add a little more salt. Let the rice cook with the lid covered on low heat . It takes about 10 minutes

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11.Once the rice is cooked , gently fluff it with a fork

12.Garnish with cilantro( optional) .Serve with raita / any gravy of your choice or simply relish it as it is.

Notes

1.You can use any vegetables you wish to.

2.Adjust the spices to suit your spice level , the above quantities of spice powders yields a very mildly spiced rice.

Vegetable Pulao recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Serving Size: 2 to 3 people

Vegetable  Pulao recipe

Vegetable Pulao is a good one pot nutritious meal with the goodness of all the veggies, which can be had by itself or can be had along with some gravy or yogurt raita .

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp ghee/ oil
  • Whole spices (2 bay leaves, 2 cloves, 5 peppercorns, 3 green cardamom, 1 star anise, 1 inch cinnamon stick)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1/4 inch grated or finely chopped ginger/ ginger paste
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic/ garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped french beans
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables( carrots, sweet corn kernels,lima beans, green peas)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin-coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt to season
  • 2 &1/2 cups water/vegetable stock
  • cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes in water , drain and keep aside
  2. Heat ghee in a deep bottomed pan , add bay leaves , cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorn and star anise , sauté till the spices release their aroma .
  3. Add sliced onions and sauté on low heat until translucent .
  4. Add finely chopped ginger garlic ( or you can even add ginger garlic paste) , sauté until the raw aroma of ginger garlic is gone.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and sauté on low heat until it turns mushy.
  6. Add all the chopped vegetables and saute for a minute.
  7. Add all the spices on low heat  and mix well.
  8. Add the washed and drained rice and sauté gently for about a minute taking care not to break the rice grains.
  9. Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water/vegetable stock
  10. Add salt to season and stir again. Check the seasoning by tasting the water, if it tastes salty it's seasoned well, if not you may need to add a little more salt. Let the rice cook with the lid covered on low heat . It takes about 10 minutes.
  11. Once the rice is cooked , gently fluff it with a fork
  12. Garnish with cilantro( optional) .Serve with raita / any gravy of your choice or simply relish it as it is.

Notes

1. You can use any vegetables you wish to.

2. Adjust the spices to suit your spice level , the above quantities of spice powders yields a very mildly spiced rice.

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