A yummy and healthy pulav loaded with veggies. A one pot meal perfect for lunchbox.
Basmati / Biriyani Rice - 2 cups, washed and drained
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Tomato - 1, chopped
Chopped mixed vegetables - about1.5 to 2 cups
(I used beans, carrot, capsicum, green peas, potatoes, cauliflower and babycorns)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Ghee or oil - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 or 3, grind to a paste
Salt to taste
Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
Green cardamom - 2
Cloves - 4
Star anise - 1/2 of a flower
Bay leaves - 2
Cashewnuts and raisins roasted in ghee
Coriander leaves chopped
1. Heat ghee/oil in a pan and add the whole spices and fry for a minute. Then add ginger garlic paste and ground green chillies and saute. Add onions and mixed veggies and tomato and saute for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add the rice and combine everything well. Meanwhile boil 4 cups of water in another pan/kettle. Pour the boiling water and enough salt and cook covered till rice and veggies are cooked and all the water is evaporated.
3. Garnish with coriander leaves and Cashewnuts and raisins roasted in ghee.
Enjoy with raitha, papad and pickle.
This image is for Susan's B&W Wednesday.
The healthy pulav goes to the following events
Kerala Kitchen - Jan 2012 hosted by Kaveri