Monday, August 6, 2012

Vegetable Pulao (version 2)

I have told many times that I love all rice varieties such as pulao, biryani, fried rice etc. So I make different kinds of rice often by adding different flavours. I have already posted a version of Vegetable Pulao, which looks so white as there are no masala added. This is another version which is very flavourful and the secret behind it is addition of Fennel seeds. This gives the pulao a fresh feeling and a nice aroma. I have also added different veggies this time such as potato and bell pepper, which I usually don't add in pulao. You can add any type of veggies you prefer. As usual its a pressure cooker version and simple to make. Try adding fennel seeds if you haven't while making pulao, you will surely love it :)





You need...

1 cup Basmati Rice
1 Onion small chopped
1 cup mixed Vegetables ( Carrots, Capsicum, Potato)
Whole Spices : 1" pc Cinnamon, 2 Cloves, 2 Cardamom pods, 1 Star Anise
3/4 to 1 tsp Fennel seeds
1 tbsp Ghee
3/4 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Ginger- Garlic paste
1.5 cup Water
Kasoori methi (optional)
Salt

To prepare...

Wash the rice several times under cold water and soak in some water for 30 minutes.

Heat ghee in pressure cooker. Fry the Whole Spices as listed until it leaves a nice aroma.  

Splutter the fennel seeds. Add onions and ginger-garlic paste, saute until they are transparent. 

Now add the vegetable and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Add chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder , salt and mix. 

Finally add rice and kasoori methi saute for a minute. Add water and give a stir. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

Serve hot with any raita or side dish.








43 Tasty Comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious pulao,luks so healthy...

Priti said...

Comfort food ...looks yum n colorful

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Looks very tempting and irresistible one.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Anytime fav....looks tempting!

Archana said...

Awesome pulao.
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colorful looking pulao.
Deepa

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious vegetable pulao. Love the each single rice.

Square Meals said...

Looks good :-)

Suja Manoj said...

Adding kasuri methi will surely give it a unique flavor,yum one pot meal.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

though Fennel is my favorite spice...never tried adding it to pulao..will surely try it next time...Looks very tempting

R.Punitha said...

Hi Sobha,

Pulao Looks Excellent !!!!

Neat presentation:)

Keep on Dear...

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Vimitha Anand said...

Love this with some baby corn manchurian

Mélange said...

Look so yum and tempting Shobha..Nice with lunchbox.

Hema said...

Love this simple and delicious pulao..

DivyaGCP said...

Colorful and flavorful one pot meal..
Delicious.

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Julie said...

Adding kasuri methi & fennel seeds in veg pulao is new to me,sure will try next tym..Nicely clicked:-)

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Very colorful, pleasing to the eyes & tummy

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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Perfect aromatic Pulao...
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Chitra said...

Adding fennel is new to me. looks gr8 :)

radha said...

This is the simple variation. And yet tasty. A meal to have after a busy day when you are too tired to make the usual side dishes

Chandrani said...

Vegetable pulao looks yummy...

Uma said...

I always use coconut milk for making pulao. but some times when I run out of time, prepare pulao like this. SO yummy.

meena said...

i love pulaos in all format and there is so much variety we can experiment with isnt it

love the color u got from this

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

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Vineetha said...

Innu rather dinner nu enthu cooking cheyum nu alochochirikukayirunu..ithu kittiyal kollayirunu...if u were living in u.k I would have visited u often to eat ur delicious food :)

Sreevalli E said...

Loved your version of pulao.. Yum

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Perfect lunch for the kids:)

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, bookmarked with thanks. thank you also for the fennel seed tip have a nice day

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simran said...

delicious pulao....great for lunch!

Spice up the Curry said...

veg pulao looks super tempting

Priya said...

Prefect one pot meal, inviting.

Vidhya said...

Love the flavor of fennel would love to try pulao your way.

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Shobha Kamath said...

This one-pot meal looks delicious!

Now Serving said...

that looks fragrant and delicious!

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, as usual your recipe is always great, just checking see how you doing. have a nice day

kausers kitchen said...

ummm ..i smell comfort food...glad to follow u :)

Deepti said...

Hey Shobha,

Veg pulao looks very tempting and is making me hungry!

K@nn(())raan*خلي ولي said...

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maha said...

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pulao looks really tempting and yummy...

Neela Manogar said...

Veg pulao looks so great and mouth watery.

Maha Gadde said...

u r disappear 4m long time..wt hapnd dear???U took a break?Ok.hope every thing is fine vth u...Hope u rocks soon vth blasting recipes...miss u shoba

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