Simple Pulao


by: Tri Shakti

A simple rice with vegetables recipe made on a lazy Sunday.


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serves: 4

2 1/2 c Basmati rice

1 1/2 tbsp Oil

1 small Cauiflower

1 medium Capsicum

1 small Green vatana/Peas legume (soaked overnight)

1 medium Potato

1 Onion (cut lengthwise)

1 Tomato (cut long/lenthwise)

Turmeric powder (haldi)

2 Green chillies (cut long)

1 tsp - 2 Red chilli powder

1 tsp Garam masala

Ginger-Garlic paste/wet masala (see basics)

Salt to taste

leaves Coriander to garnish

2-3 c Water

Nutrition Facts
Simple Pulao

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 594

  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 98.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 114.6 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 10.7 g
  •     Sugars: 8.9 g
  • Protein: 14.7 g

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1.  Clean the basmati rice and soak in water for 10-15 mins.

2.  Cut the cauliflower and soak the florets in water to clean.

3.  Cut the capsicum long chops,also the potato and tomatoes,cut lengthwise

4.  Heat oil in a broad vessel, add mustard & cumin seeds.

5.  Add the onion & green chillies,saute for 1 min. Add the soaked green vatana.

6.  Saute the green vatana and cook for 2-3 mins.

7.  Add the ginger-garlic paste/wet masala,turmeric powder & red chilli powder.Mix well.

8.  Add the tomato,florets,capsicum,potato,garam masala & salt saute for 2 mins.

9.  Now add the basmati rice, cover the vegetables with the rice. Do not mix the rice as the grains will break.

10.  Add 2-3 cups of water and cover the lid and cook for 5 mins on low flame.

11.  Check, the rice has absorbed water, now mix the rice with all the ingredients.

12.  Cover the lid and cook for another 10-15 mins on low flame.

13.  Add water only if required to cook the rice,otherwise the rice will become sticky.

14.  The pulao is ready, garnish with coriander leaves.

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