Vegetable Pulao with Sonal’s PavBhaji Melange….

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There is Nothing better then freshly home made spice delivery from a friend…….

Got freshly home made spice mixes from Sonal in the mail a few days back and I was so looking forward to trying them out . Oh and did I mention that they smell amazingly heavenly & I can promise you that Sonal’s spices are better then any market bought spice mixes .,

Looking forward to Sonal going commercial with her “The Spice Factory”.
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In this recipe, veggies and rice are first sautéed in oil and then cooked in a pan as you would cook steamed rice . However, the uniqueness of this easy mixed vegetable pulao recipe lies in use of Sonal’s Pavbhaji Masala …

vegetable pulao recipe

PREP TIME: 30 mins
COOK TIME: 25 mins
TOTAL TIME: 55 mins
SERVES: 2-3

Main ingredients for veg pulao:

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1cups long grained or basmati rice .
1 1/2 cup mixed vegetables . I used chopped carrots, cauliflower , green peas (frozen) and potatoes (you can use your choice of vegetables)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 medium size tomato, chopped
1 tbs minced ginger garlic
1 green chili, finely chopped
2 cups water or veg stock
2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter or oil
1 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt as per taste
1 tsp cumin seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

Rinse Rice till the water runs clear of starch …
Drain and keep aside.
In a deep thick bottomed pan, heat ghee/oil and add cumin seeds
Now add onions and sauté till golden brown .
Add minced ginger-garlic along with green chili . Mix well.
Add the tomatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes so that they mix well with the onions.
Add all the veggies , Pavbhaji masala , turmeric powder & sauté till mixed well .
Now add drained rice and sauté gently so that the rice gets well coated with the oil and spices .
Add 2 cups of water and stir.
Season with salt and stir again.
Cover and let the rice cook on a low flame, till the water is absorbed and the rice is fully cooked.
Once the rice is cooked , fluff and let the rice stand for 5 minutes.

Garnish with Coriander leaves &

Serve this flavored aromatic vegetable pulao with a lemon wedges , raita, pickle and roasted papadums …

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13 comments

      1. Hi Shailja, how are you doing?
        Was going through your blog and really loved your Indian recipes. I need to try them one by one. 🙂

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