Monday, March 23, 2009

Simple Vegetable Pulao

Hey guys! I'm becoming a busy bee now a days. All because we are planning to travel to a lot of places next month. Starting the second week of April, we are visiting the Grand Canyon- North and South rim, the following weekend- Chicago, the week after that- Michigan, Niagara and New York. Phew! That's going to be some trip. So, I'm in charge of all the bookings and reservations and travel info. So, now you know I'm not giving you some lame excuse.
I did not want to fore go making a post today. So, here's another simple dish which I'm sure all of you know about and prepare often. Simple vegetable pulao. My mother-in- law makes a different kind of pulao, which I love and I will post that recipe sometime soon.
This picture is being sent for the Holi Hai event conducted by Purva of

  • Ingredients:(Serves 2)
  • Basmati rice - 1/2 cup
  • Oil/Ghee- 3 tbsps
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tspn
  • Green chillies - 2(slit)
  • Bayleaf- 1
  • Cinnamon - 2 sticks( 1 inch )
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cardamom - 3
  • Carrots - 2 (diced)
  • Green beans - 10-15(chopped)
  • Green peas - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • In a pressure cooker or saute pan, heat oil and ghee.
  • Add cumin, green chillies, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
  • Add the vegetables, and salt.
  • Turn heat to low and stir for a minute.
  • Now, add rice. Stir fry on a medium flame for a minute.
  • Add a little less than 1 cup of water to the rice.
  • Cover and pressure cook on medium flame for 6-8 mins. If using a saute pan, cover and cook for 15 mins.
  • When done stir the rice .
  • Serve hot with raita or any gravy.
Luv 'n' luc'


  1. Beautiful presentation, love the cinnamon stick there! :)

  2. Love vegetable pulao..It is my fav of all times. Looks yumm..

  3. beautiful pic n presentation dear..looks really yumm!!

  4. i love making pulao this way..its simple and easy and tastes awesome with raita, pickle and papad on side..

  5. hey nice presentation ...lovely recipe ..
    .hey congrats on ur previous award .i din't see that ..sorry i missed it :)

  6. thats a lot of travel!! enjoy the planning and the vacation! :) the pulao looks yummy..especially loved the presentation!

  7. awesome pulao,hope you have fun travelling:)

  8. hey, that's a beautiful pic dear.. so colorful. whenever i see pulao photo, i feel like having it right away.

  9. Thats grt..We are planning to be in LA on April mid too..:)
    The pic looks fab..Grt Pulav ..Why don u put it lil big?Will look more cool then..:)

  10. Hi
    I liked ur,i added ur blog link in my blog

  11. Hi Smitha,
    Wow! tha's gonna be a great holiday dearie :) Have fun :) pulav looks toothsome and must say superb presentation! gr8 click!

  12. Pulav looks really attractive.....thank you for the lovely entry dear....enjoy ur lovely weekend break through....

  13. Lovely presentation, pulao looks inviting ! Sounds like a great trip , hope you have a fun time :-)

  14. thatz a beautiful click. dish looks damn gorgeous Smitha

  15. Thats some traveling plan...I so envy you...
    Thats a great the lined up peas.

  16. Just wanted to ask you...where in the US are you settled?

  17. Oru saadhanam kittat illannu pareyarille...adukondu chodichada...ayoooo writing malayalam in english is a pain:)...

  18. very nice presentation.. :D you must be quite busy wth making plans. Have fun dear :)

  19. hai first time here....lovely blog.....nice click...yummy pulao

  20. good luck with the travel plans , what a wonderful time to take a vacation:)

    the pulao maybe simple but it looks delectable


  21. Pulao looks great. I like those marching peas :)

  22. Yummy veg pulao. Lovely pic and looks very tempting indeed.

  23. First time here.You have a yummy blog dear. Vegetable pulao looks great.
    U r in O'fallon, MO? we lived there an year back in Mallards way. How is shopping at Indian stores (suvitha)? Thats a lovely place to live. Enjoy.

  24. hiii smita...beautiful presentation and pulav looks very tempting....


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