Vegetable Pulao is a delicious one pot meal , when you are in no mood to prepare big meal.It's a mix of spicy veggies with rice served with raita of your choice.Any veggies can be used, soya chunks also can be used if you like them , its a great source of protein.
Potato - 2 (Diced into cubes)
Basmathi Rice - 2 cups
Cauliflower - 1 cup(approx 10-15 small florets)
Carrot - 1(thinly sliced)
Peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 (sliced vertically)
Fried onion - 2 tsp(add according to taste)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp(optional)
Cinnamon - small piece(add according to taste)
Cardamom - 1(add according to taste)
Bay leaf - 1
Oil - 2tsp
Methi - 1/4 cup
Cilantro - 1/2 cup
Mint -2 leaves(optional)
Spring onion - 2 tsp(optional)
Garlic - 2 pods(optional)
Salt - to taste
Green chillies - 2(slit length wise)
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp(optional , add according to taste)
1.Wash and soak rice for 30 min.
2.Wash all the veggies and chop them accordingly.Take a pan , heat oil .Add the whole garam masala(bay leaf,cardamom,cinnamon,jeera/cumin seeds) and saute them for a min.
3.Add onion,green chilies and saute them for 2 min,add chopped veggies to the pan.Potato takes a little time to cook so if you are adding peas then add after 2 min to avoid over cooking.Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 min .
4.Add salt,chopped mint,methi,spring onions,half cilantro,red chili powder and cook the veggies until they are 40% cooked.
5.Drain all the water ,add rice and saute it for 2min and open cook the rice or turn off the heat and cook the rice with 4 cups of water in rice cooker.