Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Mix Veggie & Chickpea Pulao


Basmati rice                -1 cup, heaped
Chickpea/ Chole       -1/2 cup
Mix Vegetables              -1/2 Cup Boiled (Cut in fine chunks, carrots, beans, peas, sweetcorn, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli)
Green chilli paste           -1 tspoon
Ginger paste                   -1 tspoon
Garlic Paste                    -1 tspoon
Onions                            -1 medium cut in julienne
Ghee                               -1 tblspoon
Water                              -1 1/2 cup
Fresh Coriander              -1 tblspoon chopped

Whole Spices:
Cumin Seeds                  -1/4 tspoon
Asafetida                        -1 pinch
Bay Leaf                         -1
Black cardamom             -1
Cinnamon stick               -1 inch thin stick
coriander seeds                -1/4 tspoon
Black pepper                    -whole 4-5
Cloves                              -2

Ground Spices:
Turmeric powder             -1/2 tspoon
Amchoor Powder            -1/2 tspoon
Coriander powder           -1/2 tspoon
Garam Masala                -1/2 tspoon
Salt                                 -to taste  


Soak chole overnight.
Soak basmati rice for 30 minutes before cooking.
Heat the ghee into a pressure cooker and temper with the items given under ‘whole spices’ table.
Add onion, green chilli paste, ginger and garlic paste and fry till transparent.
Fry until raw smell goes away, but make sure not to over burn it.
Add ground spices and give a quick stir.
Now add the mix vegetables and chole into the pressure cooker and give it a good mix and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Drain the water from rice and add rice to the pressure cooker and Mix well.
Add 1 & 1/2 cups of water and cook it for 2 whistles.
Once all the steam escapes from the cooker open it.
Now garnish with fresh coriander and serve with some boondi raita and salad.
To make it more tasty add some chopped mint into it.

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