Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vegetable Pulao / Pulav

It’s an easy to prepare rice variety. It is also called mixed vegetable pulavu.


Cooked rice: 3 cups

Coriander leaves: 1 bunch

Green chilies: 3

Shredded coconut: 2 tsp

Fine onion slices: from 3 onions

Chopped onions: from 1/2 onion

Cinnamon: a few sticks

Cardamom: a few

Cloves: a few

Red chili powder: 1 ½ tsp

Cauliflower: 1 cup

Garlic: 2 flakes

Ginger: a small piece

Ghee : 3 tbsp

Beans, carrots, green peas etc.: as required

Ghee for frying

Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

  • Grind together the chopped onions from ½ onion, shredded coconut, garlic, ginger and coriander into smooth paste. This is the masala.

  • Fry the onions in ghee.

  • Add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.

  • When onions become brown, add red chili powder and fry for a while.

  • Add all the vegetables including the cauliflower.

  • Sprinkle some water, close the lid and cook under low flame for about 20 minutes.

  • Sprinkle water as and when required.

  • Remove from flame and transfer the content into a large vessel.

  • Add cooked rice, masala and salt.

  • Mix thoroughly and heat a little.

  • Serve with kuruma (kurma), salna, Raita and pickle.