Suma’s Vegetable Pulao

When bunch of friends get together for a potluck party and each one brings their own special dish… It’s super-fun, isn’t it? I couldn’t eat much on the spot… but then, I can’t eat all at once. So got a few things packed in my dibba ;) Came back to home… and had it for dinner! One of the items in it was ‘Vegetable Pulao’ :)

I have made rice dishes many times in last month or 2! Either I’m too buzy to cook a nice spread… Or I’m just being lazy ;) I have posted many of them before… But this one was, so far the most appreciated one by hubby! He absolutely loved the simplicity with flavors. I asked the creator of this pulao for the recipe.. and when she shared, I made it that day itself for dinner :P Although I made Veg Jaipuri & Paratha to go along, I couldn’t concentrate on gravy at all!!! And adding more to it, hubby (who never lets me pack a tiffin) asked to pack it too :D Blisssss…

Thank you so much, Suma… for such an easy flavorful rice dish! Next in my list is her variety of sambhars ;)

Recipe Credit: Suma <3

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Basmati Rice
1 cup Mixed Veggies (bite-sized cauliflower florets, green beans, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, green peas)
1 tbsp Kitchen King Masala
3/4 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
A pinch of Hing
2 tbsp Ghee (or oil, you choose)
Salt, to taste
Coriander leaves, to garnish

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STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Parboil all the vegetables except capsicum, strain them and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Wash and soak rice for half hour. Cook it until 90% done, drain excess water and keep aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds into it.
  4. Once it stops crackling, add hing and potatoes to it.
  5. Cook it covered for a few mins until potatoes are soft.
  6. Add all parboiled veggies along and capsicum and stir fry them well.
  7. Mix all the spices and then rice. Toss quickly.
  8. Serve it hot!!!

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SJ’s NOTE:

I don’t think you’ll need any sort of yogurt or raita or gravy to go along!!! The flavors won’t let you miss anything <3

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