Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Vegetable and Mint Pulav


Basamati Rice - 2 cups
Water - 4 cups
Vegetables(cut longitude) - 1 cup(Carrot,Bell Pepper,Peas,Beans,Onions)
Coconut(Grated)-1/2 cup or 1/2 cup coconut milk
Oil/Ghee - 2tbsp
Cashew -8-10 nos
Salt to taste

For Masala:

Cinnamon(dalchini)sticks - 3
Cloves- 2-3
Elaichi- 2
Somp - 1 tsp
Ginger(grated)- 2tsp
Bay Leaves - 3-4
Anise - 2
Khus Khus/Poppy seeds -1 tsp
Coriander Leaves(chopped) - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies- 3-4
Garlic- 1 pod
Mint/Pudina(chopped)- 1/2 cup


Fry each of the Masala item (Cinnamon,Cloves,Elaichi,Bay Leaves,Somp,Anise,Khus Khus) and grind it with the other ingredients(Ginger,Green Chillies,Garlic,Coriander,Mint,coconut)to a fine paste with little water(If using coconut milk then no water is needed)

Wash Basamati rice and drain all the water.(I don't soak as the rice becomes brittle)

Keep a pan on stove on medium heat and pour oil/ghee.Add bay leaves,cut onions and fry till golden brown.Add cashews and fry a little.Now put the ground masala and fry until the oil leaves in the sides of the pan.Now add Basmati rice,Vegetables,Salt and fry for a minute and mix well.After it cools down empty the ingredients to a rice cooker add 4 cups of water and cook it until done.You can also cook in the pan on slow heat.

Serve Hot Vegetable and Mint Pulav with vegetable kurma and cucumber raitha.


Usha said...

Neat,have never used coconut milk in mint pulao,looks delicious :)

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