Family & Kids

Vegetable Pulao - Recipe

Ingredients:

250 grams basmati rice

250 grams onion, sliced and goldened in ample oil, strained

2 dessert spoons oil, or a preferable amount

1 tsp salt

4 cloves

4 green cardamoms, elaichi

1/2 inch cinnamon, darchini

12.5-20 grams green chillies, depending on hotness and taste

1 tbsp poppyseeds, roasted on low heat

12.5 grams ginger

12.5 grams garlic

250 grams peas, pressure cooked

125 grams cabbage, sliced, pressure cooked (optional)

125 grams beans, cut and pressure cooked

125 grams red carrot, grated

125 grams capsicum, chopped

Method:

Wash the rice and soak it in ample water.

Fry the cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon, green chillies. In a mixer, grind the roasted poppy seeds. Add the fried masale and grind. Add half of the goldened onions, grind to a fine paste.

Put the rice on flame with 1/4 tsp of salt, with roughly enough water to soak the water and an inch more (if you're cooking it in a pressure cooker), a whistle and 4-5 minutes more.

Add the salt and the other half of onion to a pan. Add the chopped capsicum and cook on high heat. Add the ground masala and the rest of the vegetables.

Mix well. Serve with rice.

Aaliya Khan

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This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2015 on page no. 22

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