Saturday, February 7, 2009

i make a couple of types of veggie pulaos, this one is so far the yummiest and is somewhat intermediate between the taste of pulao and biryani....very tasty. This one i made in pressure cooker. Similar procedure to be followed for rice cooker as well.

basmati rice -1 1/2 big cups(i always take the best quality for pulao,lal quilla so far my favourite)

1 big cup veggies(peas,carrot,cauliflower,french beans)

2 tbsp ghee

1 bay leaf

2 green cardamom

1 black cardamom(optional)

1" cinnamon stickcloves

3-4 star anise

1 tsp cumin seeds

1-1 1/2 tsp coriander pwd

1 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp cumin pwd

1/2 tsp chilly pwd

2 slit green chilliesa

pinch turmeric(just a pinch!)

onion 1 big chopped

gingergarlic paste 1 tsp

salt to taste

broken cashews few

1)wash rice really well and soak for 15 mins

2) take ghee in pressure cooker,when heated add the whole spices.

3) when they fry a little add onions, when onions are semi cooked add ginger garlic paste and chillies slit.cook till onions are nicely pinkish golden

4) add the veggies, followed by all the powdered masalas.cook for a minute...

5)then add drained rice..cook for a minute

6)finally add 3 cups warm water...i prefer warm .add salt

7)pressure cook..I usually simmer for 3-4 minutes after the first pressure cooker after a while,fluff with fork

8) decorate with fried cashews.EAT!

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