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Recipe for Vegetable PulaoClick image to enlarge

Recipe for Vegetable Pulao

Recipe for Vegetable Pulao

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Vegetable Pulao is nothing but a mixture of spicy Vegetables in Basmati Rice. This is generally served as a main course item along with some Raita and Popadums.


2 to 4

Preparation Time:

10 min

Cooking Time:

30 min


For the rice:
 Basmati Rice - 1 cup 
 Water - 2 cups 
 Oil - 2 tbsp
 Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
 Bay Leaves - 2
 Salt - 1 tsp
 Oil for cooking
 For the Vegetables:
 Oil - 3 tbsp 
 Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp 
 Potato chopped into small cubes - 1 
 Carrot chopped - 1 
 Cauliflower cut into small florets - 1 cup 
 Green Peas fresh or frozen - 1 cup 
 Red Peppers chopped - ½  
 Green Chillies split lengthwise - 2 
 Ginger grated - 1 tsp 
 Salt - 1 tsp 
 Garam Masala - ½ tsp 
 Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp 
 Chopped Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) for garnishing 


Preparing the Rice:

• Heat Oil in a pan, add Cumin Seeds - after the Cumin Seeds crack add Bay Leaves and fry for few seconds.

• Then add the Rice and stir fry for a minute or two.

• Add Water and Salt, bring it to boil and reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the Rice is tender and all the Water has evaporated.

• Next turn off the heat and check the Rice with a fork.

Preparing the Vegetables:

• Heat Oil in a pan, add the Cumin Seeds and allow it to crack. Add Potatoes and stir fry them for about 2 minutes.

• Add Cauliflower and Carrots - let them cook for about 3 minutes, stir occasionally.

• Next add Green Peas, Peppers, Ginger and Green Chillies. Mix well and allow it to cook till tender.

• Next turn off the heat and add Garam Masala and Lemon Juice.

• Gently fold the Rice into the Vegetables. Garnish with chopped Coriander Leaves and serve with Raita!

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