Vegetable Pulao -spicy rice

Vegetable Pulao is spicy rice dish cooked with vegetables and spices . Its most cooked rice dish for parties , feasts and functions. Its perfect one pot meal as well, can be served with only any curd raita.
Vegetable Pulao is very simple and easy to cook dish. It can be cooked in pressure cooker or open vessel. Pulao made in pressure cooker which is faster version of pulao and other is made in restaurant style. Restaurant style pulao takes a bit more time but this is more presentable recipe.
Its semi cooked in open vessel and mixed with fried vegetables of choice and cooked again
 It looks awesome and prefect feed for eyes as every grain of rice is separate by cooking in this way.Any choice of vegetables can be added in vegetable pulao to make it nutrition packed rice.Whole spices   are used to make pulao full of flavors.

Ingredients

  • Basamati rice  2 cups
  • Paneer/cottage cheese cubes 1/2 cup optional
  • Onions 2
  • Carrots 1
  • Beans 3-4
  • Green chili 2
  • Coriander leaves small bunch
  • Ginger small piece
  • Garlic 4-5 cloves
  • Ghee 2 tb spoon
  • Cardamom 2
  • Bay leaf 3-4
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cinnamon sticks 1/2 inch
  • Cashews 2 tb spoon
  • Cloves 3-4
  • Water

Directions to Cook :

1. Clean and drain rice .Soak basamati rice in water for 25 minutes.
2. Heat ghee to pressure cooker.Add cumin seeds and after they crackle add all dry spices in ghee.Saute till spice fragrance comes from it.
3. Add onions in it and saute till onions get golden brown. 
4.Add paneer cubes and saute for a minute. 
5. Grind ginger , garlic ,chili ,coriander with some water in grinder to get paste.Add this padte in pressure cooker.
6. Add all chopped vegetables of choice(any other vegetables like cauli flower ,mutter can be added in pulao for more nutrition) in cooker and saute for 3-4 minutes on low flame.
7. Drain water and add soaked basmati rice in pressure cooker and saute mixture for 1 minute.
8. Add water double the quantity of rice in cooker for cooking pulao.
9. Add salt as per taste , lime juice and mix well everything.

10. Close cooker lid and cook vegetable pulao for 2-3 whistles ot till it cooked on low flame.
Vegetable pulao is ready and serve with any choice of raita.

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