June 06, 2006

Vegetable Pudina Pulao

Growing up, I always thought pudina (mint) was a little strong for my taste. But now I like the refreshing flavor of fresh mint. My aunt used to make vegetable pulao with mint and I tried to make it my way.

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice – 1½ cups (soaked in water for at least ½ hr)
Potatoes – 2 small or 1 medium
Mixed vegetables (carrots, beans, peas) – ½ cup (I used frozen mixed vegetables)
Onion – 1 medium thinly sliced
Pudina (Mint) – ½ cup
Green chilies – 2-3
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Ginger-garlic paste – ½ tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste

Spices:

Cinnamon – 1” stick
Cardamom – 2-3 pods
Bay leaf – 1
Cloves – 2-3

Method:

  • Make a paste of mint and green chilies adding very little water.
  • Heat 2tbsp of oil in pressure cooker. Add all the spices and sauté for 1minute.
  • Add onions and ginger-garlic paste fry till translucent. Add all the veggies, mint-chili paste mix well.
  • After the veggies sweat out for about 5 minutes, add rice, chili powder, garam masala, salt and water. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Serve hot with onion raita and chips.

2 comments:

  1. Pavani,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good to see that we have like minds and posted about garlic for Mythili's MoS event :) although you have done a better job by posting all those great pictures.

    Cheers,
    Nav

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  2. Hi Nav,
    Thank you for your comments. "Like minds" is exactly what I thought when I saw ur post on garlic.
    I added your blog to my blog roll.
    Pavani

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