November 29, 2011

Vegetable Pulav


Vegetable Pulavu /vegetable rice

Simple veg pulavu (a different style)
* basmati rice= 3/4 cups
* unsalted butter or ghee = 1tablespoon
* raisins = 2 tablespoon
* cashew nut= 2 tablespoon
* 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
* 3 whole cardamom pods
* 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
* 1 1/2 cups water
* salt = as per your taste
For the vegetables:
* unsalted butter or ghee= 2 tablespoon
* small onion = 1/4 thinly sliced
* minced fresh ginger = 1 tablespoon
* garlic = 2 clovced (minced)
* cumin seeds = 1/2 tablespoon
* cardamom pods = 5
* Mixed vegs
* small cauliflower florets, green beans, cut into small pieces,3 small potatoes peeled and quartered,1 medium carrot, cut into small pieces
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2/3 cup water
* 2 tablespoons toasted shredded coconut (not necessary)
Vegetable Pulavu /vegetable rice by {deepapraveen very busy with work..back soon
Directions
1.Rinse rice under cold running water til water runs clear Set aside for some time
2.Melt the butter or ghee in a thava over medium-high heat and add raisins, cahsew cumin seed, cardamom pods, and cinnamon stick and toaste for around 2 minutes. When it is ready add the rice and cook, continue stirring, until toasted.
3. Now u can add the water and salt and cover it then bring to a boil in simmer,( until the rice is tender) it will take around 20 minutes and after that remove from the heat and keep it side for some time ( fluff with a fork and set aside).
4.By this time u can prepare ur veg.s. For that melt the butter and add the onion and cook tilit turn lightly browned then add the garlic and ginger and cook, when its cooked add raisins, cumin seed, and cardamom and cook.It will take few mnts .
5.Stir the mixed vegs and salt. Raise the heat to high and add water cover it and cook for 4 - 5mnts.
Uncover and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are tender and most of the water has evaporated.
6. Add the rice to this and mix care fully...
Yeah pulavu is ready
Have a great week end...
courtesy:Deepa praveen

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