Mixed Vegetable pulao


1cup basmati rice
1 medium sized onion
1 large tomato
1/2cup cauliflower florets
1 medium sized carrot
10-15green beans stringed
1/2cup shelled green peas
salt to taste
1/2 tb.sps cooking oil or ghee
3/4 t sp cumin seeds
1 large cardamom
1 1" stick cinnamon
1 t sp black pepper corns
2cups water

  • wash and soak the rice for 1 hour.
  • peel and slice onions.Wash and chop tomatoes.
  • Peel carrot and dice it into small cubes.
  • string beans and cut them into1/2" pieces.
  • heat oil in a thick bottomed saucepan.
  • add cumin, cardamom, cinnamon stick broken into two,cloves and peppercorns
  • once they begin to crackle, add sliced onions and fry till golden brown.
  • add chopped tomatoes and fry till soft.
  • add salt and 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • add the vegetables. Drain water from the rice and add to the pan.Once it begins to boil, lower heat and cover the pan.
  • Stir gently as the water dries up and cover again till all the water has evaporated and rice is done.
  • Serve with yoghurt, pickle and chutney.

Note: For a new flavour each time vary the vegetables, using your imagination.

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