Spicy Vegetable Pulao

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Basmati rice - 4 cups
  • Beans - 100 gm
  • Carrot - 100 gm
  • Green peas - 50 gm
  • Coriander leaves - 1 cup
  • Potato(medium) - 1 no
  • Mint leaves(pudhina) - 1/2 cup
  • 8 to 10 nos Green chillies
  • 3 cups - Coconut milk
  • 3 cups - Water
  • Salt as require
  • (preferably 1 tsp for 2 cups of rice)
  • 1/2 lemon juice a lemon or - 2tsp of lime juice.
  • ginger garlic paste
  • fennel seeds
  • (perinjeerakam) a pinch
  • black cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - (shima jeerakam)
  • 10 bay leaf(karuka ela)
  • 3 nos mace flower(jathikka)
  • cloves(grambu) - 10 nos
  • 2 inch piece cinnamon(karugapatta)
  • 2 nos cardamom(elakka)
  • 1 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 1 onion (medium)
  • 1/4cup - oil and ghee together [1:1 ratio]

How to Make Spicy Vegetable Pulao

  • Chop carrots, beans and potato to small sized cubes and keep them aside. Make slits in green chillies.
  • Make a paste of 1/4 cup mint leaf and 1/2 cup coriander leaf and keep aside.
  • In a pressure pan, season all the spices (cinnamon, cloves, biryani leaf, saunf, cardamom, shazeera, mace flower) and also few mint leaves (or u can grind the above spices and use).
  • Add onion slices and saute for a while.
  • Add chopped beans, carrot peas, potato and green chillies and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, mint-coriander leaf paste and saute for 1/2 minute. Then add washed, soaked (for 15minutes) and drained basmati rice and saute for 1-2 minutes. Take care to see that the rice doesn't get burnt in the process of sauteing.
  • Add coconut milk, water, salt, lemon juice, a spoon of garam masala powder and cover the lid of pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 2 whistles (if you are preparing in rice cooker transfer all the contents to electric rice cooker and cook till done).
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with raitha.

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