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Mixed Vegetable Pulao

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Mixed Vegetable Pulao


Mixed Vegetable Pulao ( Pilaf )

Serves 6

Ingredients : :

Long grained Basmati Rice … ½ KG, washed and soaked for 15 mins

Green Gram Lentil … 100 Gms, semi-cooked

Tur Dal … 100 Gms, washed and soaked for 15 mins

Onions … 3, medium sized, sliced

Potatoes … 3, peeled, cut into medium sized pieces

Green Peas … 100 Gms

Green Brinjals … 3, cut

Carrots … 3, peeled, cut

Green Bell Peppers … 3, cut

Spices … Few whole Black Peppers, Cardamoms, Cinnamon sticks, Bay leaves, Cumin

Vegetable cooking Oil … Vegetable cooking Oil … 4 tbns

Clarified Butter … 2 tbsns

Garlic paste … 1 tbspn

Turmeric … ground, 1 tspn

Red Chilli powder … 3 tspns

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Coriander powder … 1 tspn

Juice of 1 lime

Salt to taste

Kewra essence … 1 tspn

Green Coriander leaves and Mint leaves for garnishing

Rice and Lentils




Method : :

In a pressure cooker heat oil and clarified butter. On low flame add all spices and stir constantly. Add garlic paste and fry for one minute. Add sliced onions and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

Vegetables ... ready for cooking


Add cut vegetables, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and cook on high heat with constant stirring for 5 minutes. Add Rice and Lentils and mix nicely. Add water so as to level up half inch above the rice. Add Kewra essence and lime juice. Add salt to taste. You will require approximately about 5 to 6 tspns of salt. Taste the water to confirm its saltiness.



Put on high heat till it starts boiling. Add peas and bell peppers. Mix well and close the pressure cooker lid. Cook till 3 whistles on high heat. Lower the flame and cook for 5 minutes more. Take it off flame and let it cool. Open lid and serve hot after garnishing with green coriander leaves and mint leaves.

In the process of Cooking Pulao


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