Vegetable Pulav

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All of us prepare vegetable pulav ( it is rich dish with a lot of vegetable flavour). Every one has its own taste of preparation. This is a recipe i learnt from my mother in law who is a great cook. This is a all time favorite of my family. Sometimes our meal would just pulav and raita. But i never happen to get my mother in laws taste. 

All that you need

Dry Masala


cloves – 4-5

coriander seeds – 3 tsp

cummin seeds – 1 tsp

cardomom  – 2-3 pods

cinnamon – 3 inch

pepper – 1 tsp

Dry roast and powder all the above


Wet masala


1 bunch of fresh coriander leaves

2-3 green chillies

garlic – 5-6 pods

ginger – 3 inch piece

Make a wet paste of all the above using very little water


Whole garam masala( bay leaves, cinnamon, cardomom,clove )

Vegatables(potato, carrrot, beans, peas and other of your taste)

1 big onion cut into thin slices

1 tomato cut into medium size chunks

2 cups of Rice

Salt to taste


Method: I usually prepare this pulav in pressure cooker but for a change i tried my husbands method to make in electric Rice cooker. Power on the rice cooker to cook, let it heat for a minute open the cover of the cooker pour Ghee or oil according to your preference. Add the sliced onions as the oil is heated, fry the onions well until light brown now add the dry masala fry for a few secs. Add the wet masala fry until oil seperates. Add the vegetables and Rice mix and fry for  a few minutes so that the rice and vege get coated with the masala. Add water according to the type of Rice, now  add whole garam masala, salt, tumeric, tomato slices if you would like to add cabbage add it at this time. Taste for salt and spice, if spice is not enough you can add 1-2 slit green chillies as you can see i have added. Close the cover of the cooker and wait for it to cook. Once it is ready let it stand in cooker for 5 minutes. Now transfer to serving bowl garnish with fried cashew and serve hot.



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