This recipe is from vahrehvah.com and it is simply delicious. The fried bread add a nice taste and texture to it and it taste amazing. Hubby loves fried bread in pulav or biryani, so i added a generous amount of it.
Jeera Veg Pulao
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 3
Cloves / Krambu - 2
Bay Leaf - 1
Black Stone Flower / Kal Paasi -1 piece
Mace - 1
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Green Chillies - 5 to 6 slit
Coriander leaves - ¼ cup chopped finely
Mint Leaves - ¼ cup chopped finely
Carrot - 1 medium cubed
Peas - ½ cup
Beans - 5 chopped
Potato - 1 peeled and cubed
Yogurt - ½ cup
Water - 1.5 cup
Salt to taste
Bread Slices - 3 to 4 cubed
Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Drain and set aside.
Heat oil or ghee in a pan and add in all whole spices. Let them sizzle for a min.
Add in onions and saute till golden brown.
Add in green chillies and ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
Add in veggies and toss well in oil till it is cooked and got nice colour.
Add in coriander, mint leaves and mix well.
Add in yogurt and mix well.
Add in water and season with salt. Bring it to boil.
Add in rice and mix well.Cover with a lid and simmer to the lowest possible. Cook for 20mins.
When the rice is cooking, deep fry bread in oil till golden, drain and set aside.
Turn off the heat and fluff the rice with a fork. Add in fried bread into this and mix gently.
cover with a lid and let it sit for 15 mins.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Heat ghee in a pressure cooker|
|add in whole spices|
|let them sizzle|
|add in sliced onions|
|sprinkle little salt|
|fry them well|
|saute them till golden|
|add in ginger garlic paste|
|mix well for a min or so|
|add in veggies|
|fry it for few mins|
|add in chillies, coriander and mint leaves|
|add in yogurt|
|add in water|
|bring it to a boil|
|add in drained rice|
|mix well and simmer the pan till rice is done|
|when rice is cooking, take your bread slices|
|cut it into small cubes|
|fry in oil|
|deep fry till golden|
|now the rice is done|
|i transfered it to a bowl|
|added the bread cubes|
|sprinkled some more coriander leaves|
|cover with a lid and set aside for 15 mins|