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Vegetable Pulao

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Yesterday, I prepared Vegetable Pulao and raita. The vegetables I use for the regular pulao are carrots, beans, peas and potatoes. I rarely use cauliflower and capsicum for pulao. I use whole spices instead of masala powder which yields an aromatic mild flavor to the rice and a combination of ghee and oil for frying the vegetables which brings out their flavor beautifully.

vegetable-pulao
Vegetable Pulao

Its difficult giving exact proportions of ingredients and spices while writing a recipe since most of my cooking is done by ‘andaz’. Sometimes, I just follow my mood and the available ingredients/spices while preparing a dish like today’s recipe. I try my best to be close to the required amount of spices used in a particular dish while writing the recipe.

Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

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Ingredients:

2 cups basmati rice – washed and drained

1 1/2 tbsps ghee

1 tbsp oil

2 green cardamoms

4 cloves

2” cinnamom stick

1 star anise

2 bay leaves

very small pinch nutmeg pwd

2 onions finely sliced

1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste

1 1/2 tbsps of fresh mint leaves/pudina, finely chopped

1 1/2 tbsps fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups chopped mixed vegetables (beans, green peas, carrots and potatoes)

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 cup thick coconut milk

3 1/4 cups water

salt to taste

8-10 cashew nuts (lightly roasted in ghee till golden brown)

coriander leaves for garnish

1 Heat ghee and oil in a vessel, add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, caradamom and star anise and stir for a few seconds. Add the sliced onions, ginger-garlic-green chillis paste. Saute the onions till they turn transparent.
2 Add the coriander and mint leaves and saute for 2-3 mts. Add the chopped mixed vegetables and cook on medium for 4-5 mts.
3 Add a chopped tomato and stir fry for a minute. Add the drained rice and saute for 2 mts.
4 Add the coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil.
5 Add salt and nutmeg pwd and reduce heat to low-medium and cook covered with lid.
6 Once the rice and vegetables are cooked, turn off heat. Add fried cashew nuts and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
7 Serve warm with raita.

vegetable-pulav
Vegetable Pulav

Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Main Ingredients: rice vegetables

Yesterday, I prepared Vegetable Pulao and raita. The vegetables I use for the regular pulao are carrots, beans, peas and potatoes. I rarely use cauliflower and capsicum for pulao. I use whole spices instead of masala powder which yields an aromatic mild flavor to the rice and a combination of ghee and oil for frying the vegetables which brings out their flavor beautifully.

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By • Nov 23rd, 2009 • Category: All Recipes, Indian Rice recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://shadruchulu.com/telugu జ్యోతి

    హా.హా. హా.. నాకు కూడా అలా చూసుకుంటూ మసాలాలు గట్రా వేయడం అలవాటు.సరియైన కొలతలు ఇవ్వాలంటే పెద్ద చిక్కు, కూర్చుని నేను ఎంతెంత వేసాను అని ఆలోచిస్తాను.:) మీ వంటకం చూస్తూనే అకలి మొదలైంది శైలజగారు.

  • http://www.blrin.blogspot.com Asha

    I tried this recipe, came out well. Your Andhra Recipes are really good.

  • http://konasaniskitchen.blogspot.com/ Silpa

    Yummy. i love vegetable pulav. one of the regular dishes in my kitchen

  • Suma

    Hi Sailu,
    Thanks for another wonderful recipe with tempting pictures!!
    Believe me you are the best in quantifying the ‘andaz’!! :)

  • Mini

    WOW…again..! Simple, comforting, nutritious, quick and tasty, thats Veg Pulav, I rely on this for those days when I am pressed for time..A complete one pot meal..Great presentation again!

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    wow the pulao looks great & tempting …………

  • http://www.thekeybunch.com rekha

    Sounds delicious and healhty, loved the presentation

  • mamta

    hi sailu,
    pulao looks v.tempting…is coconut milk essential for this particular dish???..being a north indian we rarely use coconut.

    You can substitute with yogurt/curd.

  • http://mykitchenrecepies.blogspot.com/ esaiselvi

    Hi Sailu,

    aromaticflavors.com/chicken-masala-balls

    Check this link

  • madhu

    Hi sailu,
    I visit your website on almost once a week. I really like the way you present the food. As some readers pointed out that some of your photos are being used in few dailies I would recommend you to use water mark on your photos with your website name so that they cannot copy them. Its just a suggestion from my end. Your presentation of food is second to none. Keep it up..

    madhu

  • chandana

    sailu garu pls mention some of the names in telugu also like cardamum, cinnamom, bay leaves alantivi pls andi.

    Cardamom – Elakkaya, Cinnamon – Dalchini chekka, Bay leaves – Biryani akku.

  • LAKSHMI

    ABHA MAKU CHUSTUNTAYNAY NORRU URRU THUNDHI. EMM VANTALU BABOI. ME VANTALU CHUTANIKI BAGUNAI SAILAGA AKKA.

  • aparna

    Hello Sailaja,
    I like your recipes and your site. I am following your blog from 3+ years. I have tried many of your recipes. I first started with fish curry and today I made paneer masala. They come out nice.
    I always wanted to post a comment but didnt. I also like the different varieties of dishes you cook.

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  • savitha

    Hi sailu,

    I have tired a few recipes of yours which were really good tasty and perfect. But all your recipes have cup measurement. I would like to know whether it is 200ml measurement or tea cup. kindly let me know which cup?
    Thank you

    Its American cup measurement, 240 ml.

  • shirley

    tried it today, came out very well. super yum. a must try veggie pulao..

  • Swapna

    The receipe came very well. It was so good…. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Bubbly

    Hi shilu,
    Your recipies are good. I tried Panner Butter Masala and Veg Pulao. Both came very tasty. Thanks

  • MINU

    I made this vegetable pulao, it came out very well. The recipe was very simple to follow.
    Thanks!

  • Aparna

    Hello Sailu. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful, easy recipe for Veg Pulao. I was born in Andhra but grew up overseas – my mother always made very traditional Andhra veggie food that I loved throughout my childhood. Now for work, I am living away from my Amma’s delicious cooking. Your website has been so inspiring to me – this pulao recipe is the first I have tried but I am definitely going to attempt more of your recipes. Thanks again and please keep it coming! :) Aparna

  • Aparna

    Hello Sailu. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful, easy recipe for Veg Pulao. I was born in Andhra but grew up overseas – my mother always made very traditional Andhra veggie food that I loved throughout my childhood. Now for work, I am living away from my Amma’s delicious cooking. Your website has been so inspiring to me – this pulao recipe is the first I have tried but I am definitely going to attempt more of your recipes. Thanks again and please keep it coming! :) Aparna

  • Aparna

    Hello Sailu. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful, easy recipe for Veg Pulao. I was born in Andhra but grew up overseas – my mother always made very traditional Andhra veggie food that I loved throughout my childhood. Now for work, I am living away from my Amma’s delicious cooking. Your website has been so inspiring to me – this pulao recipe is the first I have tried but I am definitely going to attempt more of your recipes. Thanks again and please keep it coming! :) Aparna

  • Sukanya

    Hi Sailu,

    I tried this recipe Yesterday……Lovely…thanks…..I tried with curd …..