Vegetable Pulao (karnataka's desi style)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
For Masala Paste
· 18-20 Garlic cloves
· 1 ½ inch ginger
· 1 small chopped onion
· 4 green chillies
· 3tsp grated coconut
· 8-10 pepper corns
· 3 cloves
· 1 ½ inch cinnamon
· ½ cup mint leaves and coriander leaves
1medium size tomato(chopped)
½ cup green peas(Dried green peas soaked overnight/8hours)
1cup of rice(200 gm,soaked for 5min)
2cups of water
Salt to taste
Step1: Take all ingredients of masala in a mixer and grind with little amount of water to make a coarse paste.
Step2: Heat oil in a cooker, add green peas,vegetables. Saute for 2-3minutes. Add ground masala,tomatoes and sauté for 5-6minutes or till oil starts separating from masala.
Step 3: Add rice,salt. Sauté for a minute. Add 2cups of water(1:2 ratio). Bring two whistles in a medium heat and turn off the stove. Once the pressure is released mix the cooked rice well to evenly combine all ingredients.
- Keep the coarse texture of ground masala as it adds more flavor to rice.
- Serve warm with raita.