Tuesday 18 June 2013

Vegetable Pulav Indian style

  • 2 cup of Basmathi rice
  • Bay leaf
  • cloves
  • cardamom
  • 2 Big onions- thinly chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 1 cup of carrot- finely chopped
  • 1 cup of sweet corn
  • 1 cup of broccoli- chopped ( instead we can use cauliflower)
  • peppersoy 
  • sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • salt
  • ghee - 3 spoonsfull
  • refined oil 
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time:       20 minutes
  1. Soak the basmathi rice (long grain rice) in water for 15 minutes and then drain the water. 
  2. Heat the oil in Pressure cooker and add bay leaf, cloves and cardamom. Saute for half to 1 minute. 
  3. Add sliced onions and saute for 3 minutes after which add ginger garlic paste. Saute for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add all the chopped vegetables, a pinch salt and pepper for taste and then fry it for 10 minutes in simmer.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and saute for 5 min for the salt and spice to blend with the vegetables. 
  6. Add 4 cup of water and add  lime juice. Check for the salt and pepper taste after adding the water.
  7. Increase the flame and wait till the water boils. Add rice, ghee and close the cooker with its lid. 
  8. When the steam starts to arise, put the weight on the lid and wait for 1 whistles and then turn off the flame.
  9. Keep the pressure cooker aside for some minutes until all the steam settles down and finally add some cilantro. 
  10. Serve hot with Raita.

  • For 1 cup of basmathi rice add 2 cup of water ( 1:2 ratio)
  • Lime juice helps to avoid stickiness in rice

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