Vegetable Pulao

Basmati rice            :1 glass 
mint/pudina leaves  :1bunch 
Coriander leaves     :1 handful
big cloves  of garlic :4-5
ginger                      :1 inch
green chillies           :3-4
onion                       :1 big sized (sliced along the length)
oil                            :3 tbsn
ghee                        :2 tbspn
carrot , dices           :1 small bowl
green peas               :1 small bowl
beans , chopped      :1 small bowl
raisins  n cashewnuts

Garam masalas:
cloves                   :4
bay leaf                :1 
cinnamon stick     :2 inch
cadamon pods      :3
pepper corns        :6-8
shahi jeera            :1 tbspn
javetri/mace         :1 small piece
oil                         :3 tbspn
pulao powder       :3/4 tbspn

  • Wash the rice, drain water n keep aside for 15 mins.
  • Prepare for the green masala by blending coriander leaves, green chilly, ginger, garlic, pudina leaves

  • Take some oil in pressure cooker vessel, once the oil is hot add all the garam masalas and dry fruits. Saute till colour changes

  • Add sliced onions and fry nicely till onions becomes golden brown. Now add the green masala and keep frying till the raw smell of pudina disappears. it takes about 5-6 mins for onions n pudina to fry.

  • Add the rice and vegetables n fry for few mins. add the pulao powder
  • Add about 1 1/4 glass of water. Stir n ckeck for salt and chilly. Pressure cook for only 1 whistle. Turn off the gas
  • Leave it untouched till the pressure escapes. Then open the lid. Drizzle some ghee around and pluff up the rice grains gently with a fork
  • Serve hot with tomato raita. 

Preparation time: 15 mins
cooking time: 30 mins
serves : 3

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