Rice I Flatbreads

VEG PULAO

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INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Basmati Rice
2 Cups Mix Chopped Veggies (Green Peas, French Beans & Carrots)
1 Tbsp Ghee / Oil
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Bay Leaf
1 Inch Cinnamon Stick
3 Cloves
3 Peppercorns
1 Finely Chopped Green Chilli
½ Tsp Grated Ginger
1 Finely Chopped Onion
1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
2½ Cups Water
Chopped Coriander Leaves

METHOD:

  • Wash the rice thoroughly until the starch runs out and you see clear water.
  • Soak this rice in enough water for 30 minutes, drain and keep aside.
  • In the meantime, heat Ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Splutter Cumin Seeds.
  • Add the Bay Leaf, Peppercorns, Cinnamon Stick & Cloves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped Green Chillis, Grated Ginger. Fry for another 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped Onions and saute until translucent.
  • Now add the chopped mixed vegetables. I used Carrots, french Beans & Green Peas, You can use other veggies too. Mix well.
  • Add in the soaked rice, mix everything gently and sauté on a medium flame for a minute, while stirring continuously.
  • Now add in the Garam Masala and Salt.
  • Also add 2 ½ cups of hot water. Mix well & close the lid with the whistle on.
  • Pressure cook on high flame for 2 whistles.
  • Switch off flame & allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  • Add Coriander leaves and fork the rice to let the grains separate before serving.
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Soaked rice & chopped veggies in the Pressure Cooker.
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Rice and Vegetables covered in Masala.
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Veg Pulao served with Raita, Tomatoes & Chana Masala
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Enjoy this Pulao with Raita/Gravy/Shorba/Kadhi

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