Mar 12, 2015

Vegetable Cashew Pulao Recipe / Veg Pulav Recipe


This is what i made for lunch today, it was so yum. I couldn't wait longer to share with you all. I made this and served with gobi manchurian, actually i made two version of gobi manchurian, a dry version and a gravy version. I also made a cherry tomato raita which i made using the beautiful cute little tomatoes which i got in my super market yesterday. All those recipes coming up..

Similar Recipes,
Jeera Pulao
Soya Pulao
Shahi Pulao
Jeera Veg Pulao
Beetroot Pulao


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice - 2 cup ( I used India Gate)
Oil - 2 tblspn
Butter - 2 tblspn
Cashews - a handful or 1/4 cup
Bay Leaf - 2
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Cardamom /. Yelakai - 5
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Mace / Jadhipattiri - 1
Onions - 1 large peeled and sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 6 to 7 slit
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
Carrots - 1 medium size chopped
Celery - 1 chopped
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup chopped
Beans - 10 chopped
Potato - 1 peeled and chopped
Capsicum / Bell Pepper - 1/2 chopped
Salt to taste
Water - 3 cup

Method:

Heat oil and butter in a pressure cooker. Add in cashews and whole spices. Saute till cashews turn golden.

Now add in onions, green chillies and saute till golden.

Add in salt and ginger garlic paste. Saute for a min or so.


Add in tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy,

Add in veggies and mix well. Saute for 5 to 7 mins till raw smell leaves.

Add in drained rice and mix well.

Pour in water and bring it to a boil.

Cover the cooker and cook on a very very low heat for 1 whistle or 15 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.

Open the cooker, fluff the rice and serve.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients




I soaked my basmati rice for nearly 1 hour
I used a variety of mixed veggies like carrots, potato, 
capsicum, cauliflower and celery


In a pressure cooker, add in oil


add in some butter


now add in the whole spices, i have cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and mace


add in a handful of cashews


saute them for a while


now add in onions and green chillies


saute them well


cook till the onions turn golden


add in ginger garlic paste


season with salt


now it is all mixed in 


add in cubed tomatoes


cook till tomatoes is broken down


add in the mixed veggies


saute in the oil


i kept on sauteing them till the raw smell leaves from the veggies


add in drained rice





toss well so the rice gets coated in the butter and the masala


pour in water.  for 1 cup of rice add 1.5 cup of water


give everything a good mix


bring it to a boil


cover and simmer on a very low flame for 1 whistle
 or for 15 to 20 mins


this is how it looks once cooked


fluff up the rice and store in a hot case


enjoy

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