Sunday, 23 November 2014

Vegetable Pulao !

Vegetable Pulao is a very easy and comfort food for lazy weekends. It goes well with a simple onion raita or any kind of gravy dish. Very quick and easy to make and can be done in a pan, cooker or even microwave.




INGREDIENTS
English
Tamil
Telugu
Hindi
Quantity
Basmati Rice
arisi
biyyam
chawal
1 cup
Oil / Ghee
ennai / neyi
nune / neyyi
thel / ghee
2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds
Seeragam
Jeera
Jeera
1tsp
Bay Leaf
Biriyani Ilai
Biriyani Aaku
Tej Patha
1 or 2
Cardamom
Elakai
Yelakalu
Elachi
2 Nos
Star Anise
Annasi Poo
Anasa Puvvu
Star Anise
1 No
Onion
Vangayam
Ullipaya
Pyaaz
1 Medium
Beans
Beans
Beans
Beans
8 - 10 Nos
Carrot
Carrot
Carrot
Carrot
1 MEdium
Potato
Urulai Kizhangu
Aloo Gadda
Aloo
1 Medium
Green Peas
Pachai Pattani
Battani
Matar
a handful
Mint Leaves
Pudina
Pudina
Pudina
a handful
Coriander
Kothamalli
Kothimeera
Hara Dhaniya
a handful
Salt
Uppu
Uppu
NamaK
AS needed
Water / Coconut Milk

1.5 cups
To Grind to a paste
Green Chillies
Pachai Milagai
Pachi Mirapakaya
Hari Mirchi
2 Nos
Garlic
Poondu
Velulli
Lehsun
2 Cloves
Ginger
Inji
Allam
Adrak
1 inch piece
Cloves
Lavangam
Lavagam
Laung
3 Nos
Cinnamon
Pattai
Dalchini Chekka
Dalchini
1 piece
Fennel Seeds
Sombu
Sompu
Saunf
1 tsp


STEPS
  • Wash and soak basmati rice and let it soak for minimum 30 minutes.
  • Grind cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic , fennel and green chillis to a paste.
  • Heat a pan/kadai or any heavy bottomed vessel and add a tbsp of oil and a tbsp of ghee (clarified butter). Fry the cashewbuts till golden and keep them aside.s
  • Then throw in the bay leaf, cardamom and star anise.
  • AFter few seconds, add the sliced onions and saute them till transparent.,
  • Add all the vegetables together and saute them for 3 - 4 minutes. 
  • If you are adding broccoli, cauliflower or peppers then add them lastly as they get cooked real fast.


  • Now add chopped mint and coriander leaves and the ground paste and mix well. 
  • Add the soaked basmati rice and give a mix,


  • Add water / coconut milk (or mix of both) and salt as required. Close the pan and cook in high for 5 minutes till the water is almost absorbed and then lower the flame and let it cook for 10 minutes. The rice will be cooked perfectly to separate grains.
  • Transfer to serving dish and garnish with cilantro and fried cashewnuts.



Happy Cooking guys !!






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