Friday, July 2, 2010

Vegetable Pulav

Rice cooker comes really handy when you want to cook something simple and easy or in a hurry.You can saute the veggies and rice with spices and transfer to rice cooker and that will do the rest of the work.Here comes the veg pulav which i make quite often with my rice cooker.

This dish is quite simple and easy to make.Every one have their own version of making Veg Pulav.This one is mine which i go when im not in the mood to cook(like weekends) or to make something quick.This is served with raita or some curry.I go with cucumber or tomato raita.

I like to add lot of veggies in this so when it cooks with rice,the veggies gives a nice flavor. My lil one likes to eat this pulav with those veggies.

1.Basmati Rice-1 cup(Soak in water for 30mins)

2.Carrot-1cup(cut into small round shape)
3.Cauliflower florets-1cup
6.Potato-1cup(cut into large cube)
7.Beans-1/2cup(cut into small round shape)

These vegetables can be added to pulav,you can go with whatever you have in hand.

1.Bay Leaves:2
2.Cinnamon:1" piece
5.Star anise:1
6.Pepper:1/2 tsp
7.Chilli Powder:1tsp
8.Coriander Powder:1tsp

Grind Together
1.Mint Leaves:a handful
2.Coriander Leaves:a handful
4.Green Chilli:1

1.In a skillet add 2tsp of oil,and add jeera/cumin.
2.When it crackles,add all the spices except chilli and coriander powder.
3.Fry for few seconds and add the veggies one by one excpet paneer.
4.Add the grinded paste with salt.
5.Add 2tbsp of curd with chilli and coriander powder.
6.Drain the water and add the basmati rice and fry till the rice sticks to the bottom.
7.Add 2 cups of water and adjust the salt.
8.Tranfer this to rice cooker and that will do rest of the work.
9.Fry the paneer cubes with little oil or ghee till golden brown and put in cold water.
10.Once the rice 3/4 done, drain and add paneer pieces to the rice.
11.Once done,Garnish with coriander leaves.

You can increase the spice level by 2 to 3 green chilli as i limit to one.
This goes well with raita or dal.

Im smiling when i type this,looks like my lil one is joining me in blogging..One day i was cooking she came to me asked me to come..i went with her and she kept all her letter in patio told me to take photo of those letter.
i did and she is doing more often.i will showcase those whenever i get.


  1. Rice dish looks lovely and colourful and tasty.

  2. pulav looks sooo tempting!! Yum!!