Vegetable Pulao

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of rice, boiled
  • A bunch of coriander leaves.
  • 3-4 green chillies.
  • 2 tsp of coconut, shredded
  • 3 medium onions,sliced fine.
  • 1/2 an onion, chopped.
  • A few sticks of cinammon, a few cardommom seeds, a few cloves.
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder.
  • salt to taste.
  • 2 flakes garlic.
  • 1 inch piece ginger.
  • Ghee or melted butter for frying.
  • 1 cup of cauliflower flowerets.
  • Some mixed frozen vegetables like beans, carrots and green peas.
  • 3 tsbp ghee(clarified butter)

Method

  • Grind together the 1/2 onion, coconut, garlic, ginger and coriander in the blender, to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • Fry the onions in a the ghee or melted butter.Also add the cloves, cinnamon and cardommom.
  • When onions are browned properly, add the red chilli powder and fry for 30-45 seconds.
  • Now add all the vegetables,including the cauliflower and sprinkle some water on it.
  • Keep covered and cook on a low flame till the vegetables are cooked. This might take approximately 15-20 minutes. Keep sprinkling water periodically to speeden up the process, but do not add excess water as it will ruin the pulao.
  • When the vegetables are done, transfer the vegeables to a big mixing dish, add all the boiled rice, salt to taste and the blended masala. Mix thoroughly and then heat it either in a microwave or on low heat on the cooking range.It is heated again to let the salt spread across the dish.
  • Serve with Raita.