For 4 people
This is my first post ever on my all new food blog Anisha the foodie yes I am a foodie and on the auspicious day of my birthday (drafted jan 19 posted jan 21) I decided to start blogging. To start with I am going to give the recipe for a super easy and super tasty item that I depend on. It is my fall back on days when I have unexpected guests, when I want to make something special and most of all when I feel too lazy to actually cook rice and two curries, it helps of course that my husband loves this. So here is my super easy super tasty veggie pulav.
Things you will need
Long grain Basmati rice – 2 cups
Oil/Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cardamom – 2
Bay leaves – 2
Water – sufficient water to cook the rice
Salt – to taste
Diced Carrots – 1 carrot
Green Peas – ½ cup
Sweet Corn – ½ cup
Diced Capsicum – 1
Finely sliced Onions – 1
Slit Green Chillies – 4
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Ghee/Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt- to taste
Cashew Halves – 1/4 cup
Raisins – 1/4 cup
Ghee/Oil – for frying
Finely Chopped Cilantro – 1/4 cup
Boil the rice with all the ingredients till it is half done. Drain the water and spread on a plate and let it cool.
Take a kadai add ghee/ oil and when hot add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add onions, salt and sauté till pink now add ginger garlic paste and sauté it till the raw smell goes. Add the chillies and sauté it add the vegetables carrot first followed by peas and corn and finally the capsicum. Sauté it till done. Keep aside.
In a kadai heat ghee/ oil when hot add cashew and raisins and fry till done.
In a deep kadai mix all three and close it and keep on low flame for a couple of minutes. Before serving garnish pulav with coriander leaves.
An Update: Made this for Easter again and decided to blanch the vegetables as per advice given by Abraham and Susan from Chackos Kitchen here and the vegetables did look extra bright. Thank you Susan and Abraham 🙂
Here is a picture not a very good one but that is as usual
Till we meet again ciao