Friday, January 25, 2013

Quick Vegetable Pulao

I prepared this quick pulao with potato, carrot and beans along with prawns curry (royyala iguru) as side dish.If you have the vegetables ready, this pulao can be done in half hour's time. It is less spicy and tastes awesome and kids will definitely love it.

Basmati Rice -1 cup (washed in running water and strained)
Carrot -1 medium
Beans -3-4
Potato -1 medium
Onion -1 medium
Green chilli -2-3 acc to taste
Oil -4 tbsp
Salt as required
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Cloves- 2
Shajeera- 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 tsp

-Cut the vegetables lengthwise, i chopped the green chillis also lengthwise.
-Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the shajeera , cloves and cinnamon. Fry for 1 min.
-Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 min till the raw smell goes.
-Now add the onion and cook till they turn light pink.
-Add the vegetables and mix well , add little salt and fry the vegetables for 5 min.
-Add the drained rice and mix well , add water and adjust the salt.
-Let the water come to boil and close the lid. Cook for 3 whistles.
-Once the pressure is down open the lid mix well and serve with the choice of side or even a simple raita.

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