15th July 2020

One Pot Vegetable Pulao

One Pot Vegetable Pulao

This is a recipe for a One Pot Vegetable Pulao. It is an easy to make pulao where are the ingredients are added in the same pot and that includes the rice too. For a recipe where rice is cooked separately and added, check out the Vegetable Pulao here.

Serves: 4 to 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 15 Mins.

Cooking Time: 20 Mins.

Ingredients:

[ Standard Measure: 1 cup = 250 ml ]

  • Basmati Rice – 1 ½ cup
  • Paneer (cubed) – 100 gms
  • Cashew Nuts (halved) – 6
  • Onion (sliced) – 2 medium
  • Capsicum (chopped) – 1 large
  • Carrot (peeled and chopped) – 1 large
  • Green Peas (frozen, thawed) – ⅓ cup
  • Light Green Chillies (slit) – 3 to 4
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste (fresh) – 1 tsp.
  • Bay Leaf – 4 to 5 small
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch
  • Black Cardamom – 2
  • Green Cardamom – 3
  • Black Pepper Corns – 10 to 12
  • Cumin – ½ tsp.
  • Cloves – 6 to 8
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Ghee – 3 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes. Chop and prep the vegetables.

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Step 2:     Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel and fry the cashew nuts on low heat till light golden. Then remove and keep aside.

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Step 3:     Now add the cumin and let it splutter. Then add the bay leaves, black and green cardamom, cloves, star anise and cinnamon and sauté for 30 seconds.

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Step 4:     Next add the onion and green chillies and sauté till pink.

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Step 5:     Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Then add the carrots, capsicum and peas and continue to sauté on low heat for a minute. The add the paneer.

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Step 6:     Drain the rice and add to the sauted vegetables. Saute for 2 minutes on low heat so as to coat all the rice grains but be gentle so that the rice grains do not break.

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Step 7:      Add the salt and mix lightly. Then add 2 ½ cups of hot water and mix lightly. Check for salt and add if needed.

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

Step 8:     Cover the vessel and bring to a boil on high heat. Take off the lid and mix lightly. The cook covered on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes till the rice is cooked. Switch off the heat and when cooled a bit, use a fork to fluff the rice and serve with a Cucumber Carrot Raita (click here) or a Boondi Raita (click here).

Preparation of One Pot Vegetable Pulao

One Pot Vegetable Pulao

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