Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vegetable pulav

I always wanted to learn to make authentic dishes.I keep learning new things every time i log into the different blogs & websites created by many.My latest favorite is chef Sanjay thumma teaches u different ways to make authentic dishes in a easy way.He makes the most complicated dishes appear to be very simple.He truly inspires people to cook.Any one who sees his program will want to cook.

One such items i learnt from him is this vegetable pulav.I always wanted to know the difference between a pulav & biryani.Many will know it.For some of u like me who do not know the difference here it is. A pulav is one in which we cook all vegetables & rice together.When we prepare biryani we layer vegetables & rice one over the other & cook.Pulav is simple & easy than our rich biryani.

This is how i made it

Basmati rice 1 cup(i used raw rice since i didn't have basmati rice)
Onion 1
Potato 1
Mixed vegetables 1/2cup(i used carrots & peas)

Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Curd 1/2cup

Cinnamon stick 1
Cloves 2
Elaichi 1
Black cardamom 1
Kala jeera 1 tsp
Bay leaves 2
Mint & coriander leaves few

Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1tsp
Pepper(crushed)1 tsp
Oil 3 tsp
Salt to taste

Wash & soak rice in enough water for 30 mins.I used 1:2 ra
tio for rice & water.In a kadai add oil & add the whole garam masala(Cinnamon stick, Cloves , Elaichi , Black cardamom , Bay leaves ) & kala jeera in it.Now add the chopped onions & saute.Add little salt to the onions which will help it to cook faster.Now add ginger garlic paste & mix well.Add potato & other vegetables to it.Mix well.Add all the powders one by one & saute well.To this add the coriander , mint leaves & pepper & mix them all together.Mix the masala & vegetables with rice along with required water.Add the necessary salt.Switch on the rice cooker & wait till the rice is done.The smell that comes out when the rice is cooking is enough for an appetizer.When the pulav is ready allow it to stand for 2-3 mins before serving it hot.


  1. Mmmmmmmmmmm i love pulav very much this is real tempting one

  2. Pulav looks delicious Vidya..yummm

  3. Pulao looks so tempting.... thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comments :)

  4. Hi,
    You have mentioned curd 1/2 cup in your recipe but in the instruction you have never mentioned about curd. Can you pls clarify me about this