Monday, November 24, 2008

Vegetable Pulao

This dish is very simple and delicious!! and every household has their own way of preparing it. But hold on, this is healthy with veggies as usual but it has soya granules which is packed with important nutrients like calcium, magnesium and B complex vitamins and fibrous too. The best part of making this pulao is ur kidos will not even realise that they are eating healthy food that is soya.


Basmati Rice - 1cup
water - 2 cups (hot boiling water)
onion - 1 big, thinly sliced
ginger-garlic paste - 1tsp
green chillies - 4, slit
veggies - 1cup (beans, carrot, peas, baby corn)
soya granules - 2tbsp
garam masala - 1tsp, optional
coriander leaves - 1 handfull, chopped
olive oil - 2tsp (choose any oil)
lemon juice - 1tsp

Wash and soak rice in water for 30 min. Soak soya granules(not chunks) in hot water for 15 min, drain and sqeeze the granules and keep aside. Heat oil in a kadai, add sliced onions, fry till brown and nice aroma fills the kitchen. Now add ginger-garlic paste and green chillies, saute for a min. Add veggies, soya granules, salt cover and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the rice and add to the cooked veggies, saute for another 3 min. Take care not to break the rice. Meanwhile heat 2 cups water, when it a starts to boil add to the rice mixture. Get the whole mixture to a boil add salt to ur taste, garam masala, lemon juice.

Cover and cook on a low flame for exactly 8 minutes. Do not peep in to the kadai now and then to check the will cook by 8 minutes. Put off the gas and forget it again do not open to see. After 10 minutes tranfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it with raitha of your choice.


Vidhya said...

Hmmm looks yummy! I'm gonna try it soon and let you know how it turned out!!!


Jeslyn said...

Hey Poonam, They both look delicious.Are these recipes from your hometown?