Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vegetable Pulao/Pilaf Recipe(Indian Rice Pilaf Recipe)


Vegetable pulao/pilaf is a simple and easy to prepare rice dish which is less spicy and tastes good with any vegetarian or non vegetarian gravies and tomato ketchup. This dish is prepared with basic Indian spices which give an extradinary flavor and vegetables make the dish nutritious. Vegetable pulao is served in most of the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi restaurants. You can use electric rice cooker or microwave oven to prepare this dish. Try this recipe vegetable pulao/pilaf recipe at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice                                                      ¼ kg.
Carrots, chopped                                               25 gms.
French beans, chopped                                      25 gms.
Cauliflower, chopped                                         25 gms.
Peas                                                                  25 gms.
Cloves                                                               2 nos.
Cardamons                                                        2 nos.
Cinnamon                                                          2 pieces
Onion, sliced                                                     2 nos.
Ginger, crushed                                                ¼" piece
Garlic, crushed                                                 3 flakes
Chili powder                                                    ¼ tbsp.
Turmeric powder                                             1 pinch(Optional)
Bay leaves                                                          1 no
Coriander, chopped                                         1 tbsp.
Green chili                                                        3 nos.
Water                                                               2 ½ cups
Ghee                                                                3 tbsps.
Salt                                                                  To taste

Procedure:

1.Heat ghee in a cooker, then add the cloves, cardamons, cinnamom, sliced
onions and fry for a while.
2.Next add the ginger garlic and saute till you get a nice aroma.
3.Add the rice, stir for a while then add vegetables, chili powder, turmeric powder,
coriander leaves, green chilies, salt and water.
4.Close the cooker lid and pressure cook for 5 minutes.
5.Remove from heat and serve hot with raita or pickle.


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