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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vegetable Pulav

For Rice:


1 cup Basmati Rice
1 3/4 cups Water 
1tsp Cumin seeds
1 black Cardamom
1 Cinnamon stick (1")
3 small Cloves
2 small Bay leaves
1 Mace/Javitri
2tsp Oil
How to:

  • Soak the rice for 30 mins, drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it sputters, add cardamom through mace.
  • Now add the soaked rice and fry for a min.

  • Pour the water along with salt and cook in medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  • Then reduce the flame, close the lid and cook until fluffy.

Switch off and keep it warm.

For Veggies:


1 cup Carrot (chopped)
1 cup Green Bell pepper (chopped)
1/2 cup Green Beans (chopped)
1/2 cup Soya chunks (washed & boiled)
1 1/2tsp minced Ginger
3 green chilli (slit)
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Garam masala powder

How to:

  • Heat oil in a skillet, add cumin seeds, followed by carrot and beans. 

  • Saute for 3-4 mins, then add bell pepper,  green chilli and ginger, also soya chunks.

  • Saute for a min, add salt and then cook with lid closed for 8 mins or until the vegetables are tender.

  • Finally add the garam masala powder and saute for another min.
  • Reduce to low flame, then toss the cooked rice gently with the vegetables, mixing well.

  • Switch off and garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with onion raita or potato chips.

Also, sending this to the event 'Celebrating Independence Day' hosted by Akila. I chose this dish as it includes colors just like our Flag.


  1. Hi Nidhya,

    yes as you said, it really resembles the colours of our flag....

    nice one dear...

  2. Thanks Akila. Also, happy that i participated in your lovely event.


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