Vegetable Pulao. Usually people make pulao in so many different ways and there are many recipes and versions to it. Even i cook many version by adding different kinds ingredients, you can make recipe taste different by changing or adding any ingredients. In south India pulao's are very famous in every household because it is easy to make and very very tasty to eat any time of the day. As i have mentioned in my previous post that i don't like to eat much of rice items, i cook all types of rice items just because my hubby finds it very tasty and he feels cooking rice is easy then cooking roti's and sabji, but i feel both are the same.. When it come's to vegetable pulao i cook very often not because it taste good because it looks and smells good..
1cup vegetable (potato, carrot, beans, mutter, cauliflower)
2cup rice (Basmati or normal rice)
2tbsp moong dal
1 medium onion and 2 green chilli (finely slice)
1 medium tomato (finely chopped)
1tsp turmeric, 1tsp coriander powder, 1tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing.
1 bay leaves, 2 dry red chili
2 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves, 2 green and black cardamom
1tsp cumin seeds
If you are using basmati rice then soak the rice in water for atleast 30minutes, no need to soak the rice if you are using normal rice, just wash and keep it aside.
In a pressure cooker, add oil, when the oil is hot add cumin seeds and all the tempering spices, when they turn brown, add moong dal, when dal turns lite golden brown, add onion and green chillies, fry to golden brown.
Then add turmeric, coriander powder and garam masala, fry for 1 to 2minutes, then add all the vegetables and tomato, fry for another 1 to 2minutes. Now add the rice, salt and enough water, cover the lid and cook for 3 whistle (1 in high flame, 2 in low flame), then allow the pressure to go and open the lid and mix well.
Serve hot with Onion Raita.