Friday, July 29, 2016

Spicy Vegetable Pulav with Coconut Milk

Tasty vegetable pulav is an easy dish which can be prepared and served as lunch/dinner.You can even have this one pot meal for your parties. Name of the dish here tells everything about the recipe Isn't it ?. In this recipe rice is cooked along with coconut milk , vegetable and spices. Serve this nutritious veg pulav along with boondi raita or any vegetable raita.
                                     



Recipe Source :  Archana's Kitchen

Ingredients:

1 cup basmati rice 
120 ml of coconut milk /1 cup of coconut milk
1 cup of water
10 french green beans, diced small
10 to 12 cauliflower florets
 2 medium size carrots, diced small
1 or 2 cloves garlic
an inch piece of ginger
2 green chilies, slit ( depending on the spice level , increase /decrease the number )
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 or 2  cloves
2 cardamom pods
1 inch piece of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
1 tsp of any vegetable oil
2 tablespoons ghee
1 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves (optional)




How To Prepare?
  • Wash the rice using water and keep it aside.
  • Keep the coconut milk, vegetable chopped and the spices ready.
  • Pound the ginger and garlic in a mortar and keep aside.
  • Into the pressure cooker , add in the a teaspoon of oil and add in the crushed ginger n garlic. Saute for a few seconds and add in the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf. 
  • Next add in the vegetables, green chillies, rice, turmeric powder, salt and coconut milk. Add an additional cup of water and stir all the ingredients and cover the pressure cooker.

  • Turn the heat to high, place the weight on cooker, wait till you hear a couple of whistles. After a couple of whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 3 minutes and then turn off the heat.  Allow the pressure to release naturally as the the rice will continue to cook in the pressure cooker.  Once the pressure is released you can open the cooker.
  • Finally stir in the ghee and chopped coriander leaves.Serve the Spicy Vegetable Pulav  along with a  bowl of mixed vegetable raita. I served with boondi raita for my son's b'day Party last year and it was a hit !!!!!!!


Note/Alternative:
  • You can either use store bought coconut milk or homemade. Make sure you use only first two extracts of the coconut milk if you make it at home.
  • You can avoid garlic.
Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments. .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)