Vegetable pulao is a mix of vegetables with rice. This is a great dish for lunch. If you feel lazy to preapre rice and curries (routine big meal) use vegetable pulao as a one-dish meal. Serve with yogurt,any gravy curry, pickle and with chicken too!!
basmati or long grain rice -1 cup(washed & drained)
bay leaves -2
salt to taste
oil -2 tsp
cumin seeds (jeera) -1tsp
green chilies-3(each one split into two)
potato-1 medium sized chopped into 1/2″ cubes
carrot-2(grated or chopped )
cauliflower-1cup cut into medium size florets
green peas-1 cup
red bell pepper-1/2 chopped (optional)
green peppers-2 long sliced
grated ginger -1 tsp
garam masala -1/2tsp
lemon juice -1tsp optional
cilantro for garnishing optional
1.Heat the oil in a electric cooker. Test the oil by adding one cumin seed, if seed cracks right away oil is ready.
2.Add cumin seeds after cumin seeds crack add bay leaves ,cloves,cinnamon stir for a min and then add green chillies, ginger stir-fry for 2 min and then add all chopped vegetables along with peas,fry it for 2 min.
3.Add rice, fry for a minute. Add water and salt and mix well & close the cooker .
4.After completion of your rice, cookerwill automaticaly goes to warm.you just check the rice,still if you feel any moisture you can keep that in warm itself otherwise take off the plug.
5.Atlast add garam masala and cilantro mix once.Serve hot pulao into a plate with raita/any curry.