Vegetable Pulao is one of the quick and one pot recipe. This is also known as Tehri in North India. Its prepared with rice and vegetables along with other regular spices. Normally when I want to make something quick dal khichdi or vegetable pulao seems to be the best option. Read Mix Vegetable fried rice from left over rice. You can stir fry the vegetables and few regular spices and mix the rice. your fried ricce is ready within 15 – 20 minutes. My focus is finding out ways to save cooking time without compromising on taste and nutrition fact. There is another way to make this. Pressure cook them together. This is also easy and quick recipe.
The best combination of vegetables that goes well with this pulao are potatoes, cauliflower, bell peppers, green peas, carrots, green beans. Here I have added green peas, carrots, potatoes, beans. you can add whatever vegetable available including broccoli, paneer or tofu. When I cook this for my diabetic dad I add bottle gourd instead of potatoes. There is no thumb rule that any vegetable can not be added to such versatile receipe.
This is an one pot dish and prepared in pressure cooker. So it takes only 2 whistles and 10 minutes for the whole process. This is simple rice dish made with very few regular spices.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Then add chopped/ sliced onions, ginger garlic paste and saute till onion is translucent.
Add all chopped vegetables including green peas and saute on high flame for 2 - 3 minutes stirring in between.
Add all spices mentioned. Mix well. Cook for another minute on low flame
Add soaked rice and mix well. Add water and salt. Mix once and close lid of pressure cooker.
Cook for 2 -3 whistles maximum. Turn off heat. Serve hot pulao once lid opens.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with raita or curd
Use Mustard oil or Pure Ghee for better taste.
Add whole spices ( (1 bay leaf, 2 - 3 cloves, 5 - 6 black peppers, 1/2 inch cinnamon stick or 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder, 2 pods of green cardamom and 3 -3 seeds of black cardamom) if want variation in taste.