Vegetable Pulao

BM # 65
Week: 4, Day : 2
Theme: Rice Recipes

Vegetable Pulao is very frequently made variety of rice in our house. We roast rice and veggies in a pan and transfer them to the rice cooker. I made this Pulao for the second day under Rice Variations. This Pulao has whole spices which lend a wonderful aroma and flavor to the rice.

Vegetable Pulao


2 cups rice

Whole spices
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 bay leaves
6-8 whole black pepper
2 cloves
A small piece cinnamon

Other Ingredients

1 onion, diced
1 cup cauliflower flowerets
1/2 capsicum, diced
1 tomato, diced
2 green chilly, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste

Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
Heat a pan, add a tbsp oil plus a tbsp of ghee.
Add whole spices, let the aroma release.
Add onion, Saute just till it changes color.
Add green chilly and capsicum. Saute for a minute.
Add cauliflower and tomatoes.
Add rice and roast for a couple of minutes.
Add dry spices and continue roasting till all the moisture is gone.
Add 4 cups water.
Switch off the flame and transfer to a rice cooker.
Put the cooker on cook mode.
Serve with a chilled Raita.

*The rice will be ready in about 40 minutes.

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