Mixed Masala Pulao

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - basmati rice
  • 500 g - mixed vegetable (potatoes, French beans, carrots, peas and cauliflower)
  • 2 to 4 - cloves
  • 2 to 4 - pepper
  • 2 to 4 cardamoms
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 1 inch of cinnamon stick, broken into bits
  • 2 - onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds(jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seed
  • 2 tsp - ghee or butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 - lemon juice or curd
  • For paste:
  • 1 to 2 - tomatoes
  • 1 - onion
  • 2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp - coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp - tamarind
  • 4 to 5 - green chillies
  • 2 - red chillies
  • 2 to 4 - garlic cloves
  • 1 inch - long piece of Ginger

How to Make Mixed Masala Pulao

  • Wash rice with a sieve thoroughly under cold running tap until the water runs clear.
  • Keep aside the rice for half an hour.
  • Cook pulav directly in a pressure cooker instead of cooking it separately.
  • Heat the pressure cooker, add butter or ghee, pop in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds, bay leaves, pepper etc.
  • Fry onions till brown, then add the paste and fry till the paste is cooked.
  • When the ghee or butter floats, add the vegetables, salt, rice, lemon water and mix well.
  • The ingredients in the cooker should be soaked in water which should be 1 inch above the pulao.
  • Let water boil then cover it with the lid and add whistle on when the steam comes out.
  • Cook for 3 whistles.
  • For garnish:
  • Fry cashew nuts in ghee, coriander leaves finely chopped.
  • Serve hot with cucumber and onion salad.

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