Vegetable Pulao

imageVegetable pulao in a rice cooker

This is quick, healthy and easy pulao prepared with veggies which can be packed for lunch box also. I’ve not added any garam masala powder, just the whole garam masala with plenty of vegetables. The veggie pulao can be served with Raita or with any pickle. Here I present mildly spiced vegetable pulao which can be served with onion raita. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!

Author: Akshayakumbham
Course: Main
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

Carrots: 2 nos.

Beans: 10 nos.

Potatoes: 1 no.big

Green peas: Fistful

Onion: 1 no. Big

Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp

Whole garam masala: Bay leaf(2 nos.), cardamom(4 pods), clove(3 or 4 nos.), cinnamon(1 no.),biriyani flower(2 nos.),mace(1 no.), kapok buds(Marati moggu 2 nos.), Star anise(2 nos.)

Coriander leaves: Few

Salt: As required

Rice: 2 cups
(Sona masoori)

Water: 5 cups

Oil: 1 1/2 tbsp

Ghee: 2 tsp

green chillies: 1/2 nos.

Red chilli powder: 1 tsp(Optional)

Cumin powder: Half tea spoon.

Method of preparation:

1. Rinse well the veggies potatoes, onion, carrot and beans. Chop them into required size and shape.image

2. Rinse well two cups of rice and soak in five cups of water for 20 minutes. Keep aside.image

3. Heat kadai, pour oil and ghee. Put onions and fry them in oil/ghee till they change into translucent.

4. Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté for two minutes.image

5. Now add whole garam masala and sauté for two minutes.image

6. Now add chopped veggies and fry for five minutes.image

7. Now add chopped coriander leaves and fry for a minute.image

8. Now add green peas and fry for a minute.image

Sauté the veggies for two minutes.image

9. Now add soaked rice to the sautéed veggies and fry for a minute. Add green chillies too.image

image10. Add soaked water to the rice and veggies mixture. Mix well, add required amount of salt and bring it to boil.image

11. Transfer this mixture into rice cooker and cook the vegetable pulao in cooking mode. It will take 20 minutes(Approximately) to cook the pulao. When the button comes to warm mode, the pulao is ready to serve. imageimage

Mix thoroughly before serving the pulao.image12. Serve the hot and tasty pulao with onion raitha.image

13. Drizzle cumin powder and red chilli powder onto the raitha and enjoy.image