Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Vegetable Pulav


2 cups Basmati Rice
1 Onion , sliced
1 Carrot, cubed
1 Potato, cubed
1/2 cup peas
1 cup Cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 cup beans, cut into 1" pieces
Salt to taste
6-8 Green chillies
1" Cinnamon stick
3 Green Cardamom
4 Cloves
1 bay leaf
1 tsp each Ginger and Garlic paste
1/4 cup mint leaves


Soak rice for half an hour.
Heat oil in a pan and add whole garam masala spices( cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf) and fry for a minute, then add sliced onion, mint leaves,ginger and garlic paste and fry till onions are transparent.
Add all the vegetables and mix well.Add salt and give it a quick mix.
Drain all the water from the rice and add the rice to this mixture.
Add 2 cups of water, cover and cook on medium flame till rice & vegetables are done.Mix once in a while in between.

You can also pressure cook , or cook in the rice/electric cooker.

Serve hot with yogurt raita.

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