Vegetable Pulao

October 5, 2011

Ingredients:

2 cups Basmati rice,

1/4 cup oil and ghee mixed (any oil),

2 small onions finely diced,

2 cups vegetables cut into small pieces

take vegitables like carrot,beans,cauliflower and peas.

TO MAKE GRAVY :

2 tomatoes,

3 cloves, garlic,

1/2″ fresh ginger,

1/4″ cinnamon stick,

bunch of coriander leaves,

1 green chillie,

1/4 cup grated coconut

Preparation for Vegetable Pulao :

.    Soak the rice in cold water for about 30 mins.
.    Set it aside.
.    Grind the ingredients mentioned to form a gravy.
.    Pour the oil and ghee combined in a big pan.
.    To this add the diced onions.
.    Fry till it turns golden brown.
.    Later add the gravy and mix it well for about 2 mins.
.    Add the vegetables and make sure they are coated well with the gravy.
.    Stir well.
.    After a couple of mins, add the rice and mix.
.    Finally add water(for 1 cup of rice add 2 cups water) and salt.
.    Allow it to come to a boil before putting the lid on.
.    Simmer the gas and let it cook for about 20 to 25 mins or until rice is done.
.    For garnish you can use some bay leaves and corriander leaves.
.    To make the recipe more enticing you can add some toasted cashews in the end.
.    Onion pacchidi will be a good accompaniment.

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