Sunday, September 21, 2008

Vegetable pulav

Vegetable Pulav (Serves 2)


1 cup basmati rice
1 tbsp ghee
1 carrot (juliennes or diced)
1 bell pepper (juliennes)
1 cup cauliflower florets
1/2 cup french beans (chopped)
1/2 cup peas
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
2-4 cloves
2 big cardomoms (badi elaichi)
1 bay leaf
A pinch of turmeric (optional)
salt to taste

1.Wash the basmati rice. Soak it in water for 10-15 minutes. Drain the water from the rice.
2.Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel, add the bay leaf, cardmoms, cinnamon and cloves.
3.Stir fry carrot, french beans, peas, cauliflower and bell pepper.
4.Add it to the stir fried vegetables. Mix the rice with the vegetables and toss it.
5.Add water(the rice and the vegetables should be covered with water). Add salt and turmeric.
6.Cover and cook till rice is done.