Monday, August 29, 2011

Vegetable Pulao

                       Rice: 1 cup (Preferably Sona Masoori)
                       Onion(small): 1 chopped
                       Tomato: 1 chopped
                       Mixed vegetables: 1 cup chopped (Beans, Carrot, Potato, Peas, Cauliflower)
                       Mint leaves: 1 handful chopped
                       Bay leaf: 1
                       Cinnamon: 2'' piece
                       Cloves: 3
                       Star Anise: 2
                       Salt to taste

Grind to paste:
                            Coconut powder: 1/2 cup
                            Green chilli: 4-5 or according to taste
                            Garlic: 3-4 cloves
                            Ginger: 1'' piece
                            Cinnamon: 1'' piece
                            Cloves: 3
                            Coriander leaves: 5-6 strands

                1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and star anise.
               2. Add chopped onion, mint leaves and salt. Saute for 2 mins.
               3. Add tomato and grinded paste. Fry for 2-3 mins.
               4. Add chopped vegetables and rice and fry for 2 mins. There is no need to wait until the vegetables are cooked.
               5. Add 1 and half cups water. Close the pressure cooker and cook on low heat.
              6. Serve with Raitha.

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