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December 23, 2010 9:16 am 1 comment
Veg Pulao

Veg Pulao

Vegetable Pulao is my all time family favorite!  It is one of the best savior dishes in many kitchens during many occasions like dropping of sudden guests at home or feeling like eating something different from the normal routine meal etc. It’s a complete balanced dish that can be eaten by its own or accompanied with cucumber or mixed raita.

Originally Vegetable pulao is a north Indian vegetarian dish that can be easily prepared in the rice cookers within minutes. This dish can also be served with any chicken, mutton or veg side dish or simply enjoyed with raita, pickle and papad.

Vegetable Pulao is a versatile dish that can give way to a lot of room for your own innovation. There is no set rule or method in preparing this dish. You can use either one or any number of vegetables, make it spicy or mild easily molding it to suit your mood for the day. There are many who are novice about the difference between the pulao and the biryani. Pulao is a dish that is combined with all the ingredients like vegetables, meat, spices cooked together to make the dish but in case of biryani they are half cooked separately and put in layers and cooked on dum (slow process of cooking over a very slow flame).

The pulaos are the main contender in the comfort food and extremely high on demand in many restaurants. Along with the pulao follow a variety of spiced rice like the tomato rice, lemon rice, mango rice etc. Pulao is a very popular main course dish that trance all with its aromatic vibes it creates while preparing the dish with profound fascination and also has made its way in the façade of Indian cuisine. An absolutely alluring dish that makes you strongly craves to devour only the comforting foods in the days to follow.

The roots of the recipe of the vegetable pulao is strongly attached to the north Indian cuisine and slowly moved across the threshold of south Indian cuisine leaving them too absolutely mesmerized with its heavenly aromatic fragrance that fills the whole areas with its subtle flavors. I would sincerely suggest and advice that it is always best to make a healthy and nutritious vegetable pulao at home which is not either too over cooked or lightly cooked, too oily or too insipid and shall keep your culinary skills high.

For preparing this dish, firstly in a pan add some ghee in a pan and the whole garam masala (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, shahi jeera, bay leaves, javitri) black peppercorns, black cumin, chopped onions and sauté till they are slightly colored, add salt and ginger garlic paste and sauté. Add choppe green chillies, mint leaves, chopped cilantro, add a little chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder (optional). Add the cut potatoes, sauté the potatoes and add the remaining vegetable like carrots, green peas. Add small amount of yoghurt (optional) and sauté.

Wash and soak the basmati rice for about 20 mins in the rice cooker and than add the above masala to the rice and mix well. Switch on the rice cooker and then allow cooking until the rice is soft. When it’s almost done lastly add little saffron color and wait till the rice cooker automatically switches off. The vegetable pulao is ready. To give that extra zing and crispiness to the pulao you can garnish it with roasted cashewnuts.

This dish is truly a wonder dish with the natural earthy flavors of the herbs and spices that makes the dish very delicious and sumptuous. Do check out making this very simple dish at: http://www.vahrehvah.com/Veg+Pulao+:3143

Vegetable pulao is a nutritious dish and a complete balanced meal in one package.

Veg Pulao


Veg Pulao


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Author : Admin Published On : Sep 26, 2007
Preparation Time: 7 min Recipe Type :

Rices

Cooking Time :
25 min
Standing Time : 5-8 mins
Yield4 (4 servings) Ingredient : Rice

Description : Veg Pulao Recipe made easy, learn how to make Veg Pulao Recipes at home.

Recipe of Veg Pulao
Ingredient Name Unit Quantity
Basmati Rice


cup


2


Beans


cup


1


carrot


cup


1/2


Cashewnut optional


number


10


Cilantro/Coriander leaves


bunch


1/4


curd


tsp


3


Fresh ginger


piece


1/4


Garam Masala (Cloves, Cinnamon, Bay leaves, Elaichi)


to taste



Garlic paste


tsp


1


Green Chillies


number


4


Green Peas


cup


1/2


Mint


bunch


1/2


oil


ml


20


Onion


number


1


potato


number


1


Salt


to taste




Directions | How to make Veg Pulao
  1. Saute the garam masala in ghee for about 3 minutes & let it cool.
  2. Grind ingredients as shown and cook
  3. put  the rice soaked for 20 min in rice cooker.
  4. In a heavy bottomed pan, add ghee & saute the onion for few minutes.
  5. Add the vegetables one by one & salt & allow them to cook until they are soft adding little amount of water .
  6. When the vegetables are cooked ,add the herbs  & stir fry till the raw smell leaves.
  7. Add the masala & the vegetables to the rice and mix.
  8. swich on the rice cooker and  write a love letter ,in the mean time pulao is ready
  9. Garnish with roasted cahewnuts & mint leaves.

Serve this hot with  & Cucumber Raitha. Happy cooking with vahrehvah!!!



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