Monday, December 13, 2010

Vegetable Pulav

  • Carrots -1/4 cup
  • Potato - 1/4 cup
  • Beans -1/4 cup
  • Onion -  1/2 chopeed
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup chopped
  • Green Chillies - 1 chopped
  • Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup chopped
  • Peas - 1/3 cup
  • Bell Pepper - 1/2 chopped
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp

Garam Masala Ingredients:
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Bay Leaf - 2
  • Cinnamon Stick - 2

  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Pepper Corns - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp


1. First take a container and take 1 cup of basmati rice and soak it for 30 minutes in cold water.
2. Heat the oil, then fry the garam masala ingredients.

3. Then add the cumin seeds, and after they splutter add chopped onions and add little salt (adding little salt will allow you to cook the onions soon).
4. Once the Onions are cooked then add the ginger garlic paste,  pepper corns, green chillies, Mint, coriander leaves / cilantro and saute them well.

5. After they saute, add the red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and again saute them.
6. Then add the vegetables and saute them and cook for 2 minutes. Then add 2 tbsp of yogurt (optional ).
7. Then add 2 1/4 cup of water (water quantity may vary according the the nature of your rice).

8. After adding water check for salt and add if required.
9. Place the pan on the stove top and then keep the stove at medium heat to cook the rice. It may take some 20 minutes to cook well. 
10. Then keep the stove low and after some five minutes switch off the stove.

 11. Mouth watering Pulav is ready to go.

To Microwave:

1. You can follow the same steps from 1 to 6.
2. Take a microwave container and add the 1 cup of soaked basmati rice and add the prepared spicy vegetable mixture and 2 1/4 cups of water.
3. Set the time for 20 minutes and microwave it. 

4. Then tasty yummy pulav is ready to serve.

This dish is favourite one for my brothers - Shyam and Pramod, sister Phavi and sister-in-law Divi. So really awaiting to cook this for them when i'm going to india...

Hey, here i'm ready and happy to get into another event Color Your Palate-"A Visual Treat"......
  posted by Sanyukta

I am reposting some of my rice recipes to the event Festive Rice Event.


Torviewtoronto said...

colourful rice

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow Preethi, what a creativity. Amazing, How nice, you made a Ganesha with pulav items, beautiful, I am at loss of words here :)

Sadhana said...

Very nicely presented dear!!! Very creative!!!

Akila said...

Amazing presentation dear... simply love it...