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How to cook Veg Pulav

Veg Pulav

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups – Rice [Boiled]
  • 1 cup – Beans[Chopped]
  • 1 cup – Carrots [Chopped]
  • 1 cup – Green peas
  • 1 cup – cauliflower flowerets
  • 3-4- Green chillies
  • 2 tsp – Coconut[Shredded]
  • 3 – Onions[Sliced fine]
  • 1/2 – Onion [Chopped]
  • Few sticks – Cinnamon
  • Few – cardamom seeds
  • Few – Cloves
  • 1 1/2 ts – Red chilli powder
  • 2 Flakes – Garlic
  • 1″ piece – Ginger
  • 3 tsp ghee[Clarified Butter]
  • Few – Coriander leaves.
  • Ghee or melted butter[For frying]
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Grind together the 1/2 onion, coconut, garlic, ginger and coriander in the blender, to make a smooth paste.Keep aside.Fry the onions in a the ghee or melted butter.Also add the cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.When onions are browned properly, add the red chilli powder and fry for 30-45 seconds.Now add all the vegetables,including the cauliflower and sprinkle some water on it.Keep covered and cook on a low flame till the vegetables are cooked.This might take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Keep sprinkling water periodically to speed up the process,but do not add excess water as it will ruin the pulao.When the vegetables are done, transfer the vegetables to a big mixing dish, add all the boiled rice, salt to taste and the blended masala.Mix thoroughly and then heat it either in a microwave or on low heat on the cooking range.It is heated again to let the salt spread across the dish.Serve with Raita.

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