An easy and flavorful pulao of mixed vegetables and aromatic basmati with the flavor of a royal biryani! But sans the efforts and considerable time of making a full fledged biryani!
 

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Rich Mixed Veg Pulao

Mixed veg pulao with flavor of a full fledged biryani

  • Vegetable oil – 5 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Green chilli paste – 2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Capsicum (green – chopped)
  • Half of one big capsicum
  • Potatoes – peel and chop – 2 small to medium sized
  • Boiled peas – ½ cup
  • Carrot – 1 medium size
  • Raisins – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – To taste
  • Garam masala/ biryani powder – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander –cumin powder – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Tomato – 1 big
  • Coriander leaves – A handful
  • Raw basmati rice – 1 cup

For Garnish

  • Fried cashews
  • Butter
  1. Wash rice and soak for 20 mins. Drain and add to boiling water and cook till ¾ th cooked. Drain away the excess water. Set aside to cool a bit.
  2. Chop capsicum, onion, tomatoes. Peel and chop carrots and potatoes. Boil the cubed potatoes. Boil peas.
  3. Heat oil, add the cumin, chilli paste, ginger –garlic paste, onions. Saute till they turn light brown.
  4. 4. Add the capsicum and sauté for a minute or two. Add the raisins.
  5. 5. Add all the chopped & cooked vegetables. Saute.
  6. Add in the salt, garam masala/ biryani powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin powder, turmeric, tomato, coriander leaves. Stir/ sauté.
  7. Now add the cooked rice , remove from heat and mix gently so as to not break the grains. Keep over heat again and heat through.
  8. Garnish and serve hot as is or with any salad/ raitas, papads, gravy.

 

 

 
 

 

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