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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Vegetable pulao recipe
I make this Veg pulao when ever I feel cooking something simple as one pot meal. This goes well with any rich gravy like butter paneer masala  or shahi paneer kind of side dishes. Aj loves this very much as well. Though he prefers Biryani more, he is fine with this simple vegetable pulao also. After trying few combination of ingredients, I am now hooked to this recipe. I have added thin coconut milk for this pulao but you can make it plain too. This makes a great lunch box recipe too. I know many of you make this, still wanted to blog this recipe here. Might be helpful to beginners in cooking.

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Veg pulao recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 1 Hr soaking time    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients

Basmati rice -  1 cup 

Chopped mixed vegetables -  1 cup to 1 & 1/4 cup 

Onion -  1 

Green chilli -  3 

Coconut milk (or plain water) -  1 & 1/2 cup 

Salt -  As needed 

 Ghee  - 1 tsp

To grind


Garlic - 4

Ginger - 1 inch piece

Cinnamon - 1 small piece


To temper


Oil - 1 tblsp

Cardamom - 2

Cloves - 2

Bay leaf - 1


Method

  1. Soak basmati rice for atleast an hour. Slice onion, green chillies. I used 1 small carrot, 8 beans, frozen peas and corn. Peel and grind ginger, garlic, cinnamon with little water to fine paste.
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  3. Heat a small pressure cooker, add oil and temper with the items given under to temper table. Add onion,green chilli and fry till transparent in medium flame. Add ground
  4. ginger garlic paste.2-veg-pulav
  5. Give it a stir for a minute and add the vegetables. Fry in medium flame for 2 mins. Add the rice, drained from water. Mix well.
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  7. Add salt, coconut milk (or water) and bring to boil. Close the pressure cooker and keep the flame in lowest flame possible and cook for 12 – 14 mins. Or you can also keep for 2 whistles in medium flame also. Open and fluff the pulav carefully and mix ghee.
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Notes

    • Soaking rice for more time gives soft rice and needs less water to get cooked, hence we get separate grains.
    • Fry in medium flame to avoid browning of any ingredient which will make pulav look dull in colour.

I had with paneer butter masala. Perfect to go with this mixed vegetable pulav!

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43 comments:

  1. Looks so colourful Raji. I always prefer to do one pot pulav whenver i am hard pressed for time.
    Love the clicks as usual.
    Happy deepavali to you and your family.

    Shobha

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  2. very colourful raji ! esp the corn tempts me much !

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  3. Great recipe.I would like to know the amount of coconut milk or water we have to add.Ratio for rice and water(coconut milk).

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    1. Same as mentioned in the post. 1 : 1 & 1/2

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  4. beautiful clicks as usual!!! looks so simple and elegant!!

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  5. One of my go to dishes too when I am not in mood to cook..Perfectly made

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  6. I love this recipe. It's one of my favourites, and gets a lot of veg into hungry little bellies in one go. Although I do tend to use whole bay leaves and cinnamon and fish them out later. Will try your way

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  8. I love this recipe. Can I use milk instead of coconut milk or water ? Will it taste same

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    1. You can try. But coconut milk gives a different flavor.

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  9. Simple and lovely.

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  10. Pictures are awesome, just like in food magazine.

    Congrats for crossing 1 lakh likes in facebook :-)

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  11. Colorful and delicious looking veg pulao.
    Deepa

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  12. colourful n flavorful pulao...looks yumm with pbm

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  13. Hi Raji, The pulao is colourful & awesome .

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  14. Yummy.Perfect for lunch box.Corn sounds good and healthy dear.

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  15. Looks yum raks.. I make it similarly :) love the clicks

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  16. looks very yummy and you are my inspiration... pavispassion.com

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  17. wow.... awsme.... thanku sooooo much....

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  18. wow.... awsme.... thanku sooooo much....

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  19. Adding corn is a nice twist...looks colorful

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  20. I tried this recipe and it was simply delicious! I added some cashews while frying.. tasty!

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  21. As u r soaking rice , make sure u just give two whistles as mentioned, else will be mashed up... Self experience... Very good n simple ... Thank u :)

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  22. Just tried it.... turned out to b yummy...:-) wanted to upload a pic of the pulao... but can't here... :-)

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  23. Thanks for this recipe. Helped me make a quick Sunday lunch for my wife today :-)

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  24. Thanks for this recipe... Helped me make a quick Sunday lunch for my wife and kid today :-)

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  25. Great recepie. Just made it for my wife. She loved it totally. Thanks

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  26. After 15 minutes of cooking whether it requires to wait until all the steam left automatically? ??

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  27. Thank you rakh's...pulav mission was completed successfully... :-) definitely this a simple recipe for bachelor's.

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  28. Can we add mint and coriander leaves

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  29. I am a big fan of ur cooking! Every time I try any dish from ur post that has basmati rice... The rice comes out soggy Instead being separate like u have.. I have reduced the water as well..any suggestions...

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    1. May be the water is not getting absorbed, cook for more time. Or is it getting mushy?

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  30. Hi.I dn use onion garlic .can u post no onion no garlic recipes fr gravy, sambar, chutney

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  31. Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe. I made it today as am hard pressed for time. Am sure my folks are going to love this wholesome one pot meal.

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