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October 23, 2012

Vegetable Pulao

        Learn some unique and easy recipes.There will be a day when each and everyone gets bored of eating the same  food with same taste ,so here is the time to change the taste and enjoy unique flavors .
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Almost all recipes take less than  an  hour to cook and some take 45 min to cook
                                         Vegetable Pulao:  
Lets start with a good entree today . Pulao is really a  very delightful dish .To our surprise pulao  was introduced from middle eastern countries and there are many different ways to cook it and here is one of them .
This can be served mainly with onion raita or with cucumber or pineapple raita .

Basmati rice -1cup
Ginger-garlic paste -3 table spoons(fresh ) 
Green chillies(hot)-8 or 9 depending
 1/4 cup of chopped mint 
2 big cinnamon sticks
 3 cardamon (green or black)
2 or 3 cloves 
1/4 cup of green peas
1 cup diced potatoes
1/2 cup of diced carrots 
1/4 cup of diced cauliflower 
2 bay leaves 
1/8 tea spoon of Cumin Seeds
Salt for taste 

2 table spoon of ghee
8 table spoon  canola oil

Cooking time and Calories:
Preparation time : 20 Min
Cooking time : 40 Min

Calories : about 250 per 100 gm of pulao
Step 1 : Take a blending jar add the mint leaves,, ginger ,garlic  , green chilies and blend them into a fine paste or until it is smooth enough with no residue of any spices 
Step 2 :Take a deep skillet and add  8 table spoons of canola oil and ghee and when the oil is ready and hot add spices and when  sputters add the masala paste and fry  until oil oozes out the mixture 
Step 3: When oil starts oozing out add the vegetables and a little salt to tender the vegetables.Cover it with a lid and let sit in a medium flame for about five minutes 
Step 4: When the vegetables are being cooked wash basmati rice  thoroughly , after five minutes of tendering the vegetables add rice and stir for a min then add 1 1/2 cup of water to it and salt to taste and transfer into rice cooker .(If you are using a pressure cooker cook till 3 whistles in medium flame and let it cool)
Step 5 : Serve with raita  

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