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Simple, easy-to-make vegetable pulav

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  Rice 2 Cup (32 tbs), washed
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Cardamom pods 4
  Clove 4
  Cinnamon 1 Inch
  Onion 1 , sliced
  Tomatoes 2 , chopped
  Green chili 1 , chopped
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
  Potato 1 , cubed
  Shelled peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Carrot 1 , cubed
  Beans 6 , cut into 1 inch long pieces
  Cauliflower 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oil 4 Tablespoon
  Chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
  Salt To Taste

Wash the peas, cauliflower, potato, carrot, beans and keep aside.
Wash the rice and keep aside.
Slice the onion, chop the tomatoes and coriander leaves and set aside.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
Add the whole spices (cardamom, clove and cinnamon). Let it fry for half-a-minute so that it releases its flavors.
Add onion. Add a pinch of salt so that they cook faster. Sauté till they turn translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and stir for a minute.
Add chopped tomatoes and chili. Sauté till the tomatoes become soft.
Add garam masala, coriander powder and turmeric powder and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the washed vegetables and fry for 2 minutes.
Add the washed rice, stir it continuously and fry for 1 minute.
Add chopped coriander, water and salt to taste.
Close pressure cooker and cook till you hear three clear whistles (sound the cooker makes when steam escapes).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
I make this pulav once a week. I have an ulterior motive in making vegetable pulav. I feel it is a good means to ensure that my son gets a healthy portion of his weekly quota of veggies.

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Simple, Easy-to-make Vegetable Pulav Recipe