Spicy Vegetable Pulao

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Spicy Veggie Pulao

Spicy Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao is an aromatic, flavorful, and spicy rice recipe created by cooking rice along with a combination of spices, and vegetables. The recipe is pretty quick and easy to prepare. First of all the ingredients are sautรฉed in little to a generous amount of oil or ghee and then cooked with water exactly like the plain rice. The recipe can be cooked in a regular pan, rice cooker, instant pot, or pressure cooker.

Sometimes people want to know the difference between a pulao and biryani. The basic difference between the two – pulao is created through the absorption method. I mean the water is completely absorbed by the rice, and vegetables. Whereas, in case of vegetable biryani, the rice is par-boiled in water, completely drained, and then used in the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 and a 1/2 cups Basmati Rice

Veggies:

  • 1/2 to 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 to 4 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 large Red Onion
  • 3 medium Tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 medium Green Chili
  • 2 medium Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1 medium Bell Pepper ๐Ÿซ‘
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice ๐Ÿ‹
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Fresh Coriander

Spices:

  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 4 to 6 Whole Black-Pepper
  • 2 to 4 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 tsp. Hing (Asafetida)
  • 2 Whole Red Peppers
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp. Kasturi Methi
  • 2 to 3 tsp. Pav Bhaaji Masala
  • 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsps. Ghee (purified butter)
Thawed Frozen Green Peas

Thawed Frozen Green Peas

Veggies (to be chopped).

Veggies (to be chopped)...

Chopped tomatoes ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ…

Chopped tomatoes ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ…

Finely grated/chopped ginger, garlic, onion, bell pepper, green chilli, coriander....small pieces of potatoes..

Finely grated/chopped ginger, garlic, onion, bell pepper, green chilli, coriander....small pieces of potatoes..

Rice (soaked in water for about 15 minutes)

Rice (soaked in water for about 15 minutes)

Place a heavy bottom pan on medium-high heat..start seasoning with ghee and the whole spices

Place a heavy bottom pan on medium-high heat..start seasoning with ghee and the whole spices ..

Saute garlic, ginger, onions, and green chillies until translucent..

Saute garlic, ginger, onions, and green chillies until translucent..

Next...add potato, green peas, and bell pepper

Next...add potato, green peas, and bell pepper

Add the spices turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, and some salt. stir cook for a while..

Add the spices turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, and some salt....stir cook for a while..

Add tomatoes....

Add tomatoes....

Kasturi Methi, Pav Bhaji Masala, Garam Masala, and cook until tomatoes are well done..

Kasturi Methi, Pav Bhaji Masala, Garam Masala, and cook until tomatoes are well done..

Add rice and gently stir cook with the veggies...

Add rice and gently stir cook with the veggies...

When the rice is combined well with the veggies and spices like above.,,

When the rice is combined well with the veggies and spices like above.,,

Add little less than 3 cups of warm water

Add little less than 3 cups of warm water (for 1 n 1/2 cup rice). When the water starts boiling, adjust the heat to medium, cover the lid, and let cook for 5 minutes... Turn off the heat.

Spicy Vegetable Pulao - Veggie Pulao

Let the pulao sit on the same stove...add lemon juice, chopped coriander and it's ready to serve!

Spicy Vegetable Pulao

Spicy Veggie Pulao

Spicy Vegetable Pulao

Cooks under 10 minutes!

Note: This is a very easy and flavorful veggie rice. May add more of the veggies of our choice, such as cauliflower, carrots, green beans, etc. May substitute potatoes with paneer, or soya chunks. Served with cucumber raita, green chutney, salad, and papad.

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Spicy Veggie Pulao

Spicy Veggie Pulao

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 and a 1/2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 to 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 to 4 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 large Red Onion
  • 1 to 2 medium Green Chili
  • 3 medium Tomatoes
  • 2 medium Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1 medium Bell Pepper ๐Ÿซ‘
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice ๐Ÿ‹
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Fresh Coriander
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 4 to 6 Whole Black-Pepper
  • 2 to 4 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 tsp. Hing (Asafetida)
  • 2 Whole Red Peppers
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp. Kasturi Methi
  • 2 to 3 tsp. Pav Bhaaji Masala
  • 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsps. Ghee (purified butter)

Instructions

Place a heavy bottom pan on medium-high heat..start seasoning with ghee and the whole spices.
Saute garlic, ginger, onions, and green chillies until translucent.
Next...add potato, green peas, and bell pepper.
Add the spices turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, and some salt....stir cook for a while.
Add tomatoes.
Kasturi Methi, Pav Bhaji Masala, Garam Masala, and cook until tomatoes are well done.
Add rice and gently stir cook with the veggies.
When the rice is combined well with the veggies and spices like above.
Add little less than 3 cups of warm water (for 1 n 1/2 cup rice). When the water starts boiling, adjust the heat to medium, cover the lid, and let cook for 5 minutes... Turn off the heat.
Let the pulao sit on the same stove...add lemon juice, chopped coriander and it's ready to serve!
Cooks under 10 minutes!

Notes

This is a very easy and flavorful veggie rice. May add more of the veggies of our choice, such as cauliflower, carrots, green beans, etc. May substitute potatoes with paneer, or soya chunks. Served with cucumber raita, green chutney, salad, and papad.

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