Monday, December 20, 2010

Veg Pulav

Veg pulav is a healthy food full of flavors. Same spices can be made with different combination for a unique recipe this is one such recipe.I wonder if buttermilk can ever  bring a flavor to a veg and the answer is a big yesss.Buttermilk's sourness enhances the taste and blends well together. Try this recipe and enjoy.....

Serving for 2

Carrots - 2 nos
Potatoes cubed - 2 nos
Beans -- 12 nos
Peas --1 cup
Cauliflower - 10 florets
Tomatoes --1 nos ( Chopped to small pieces)
Basmathi rice --1 1/2 cups
Onion( chopped) --1 cup( 1 small size onion)              
Ginger garlic paste -- 4 tsp
Greenchili--  6 nos
Bay leaf -- 3 nos
Cinnamon  --1 stick
Cloves -- 3 nos

Fennel seeds -- 1 tsp
Buttermilk  -- 2 cup
Lemon juice  -- 1 tsp
Garam masala -- a pinch
Mint -- few
Corrinder leaves -- few
Oil -- 3 tsp
Salt -- 1 tsp

To Grind
Ginger garlic paste ( 8 garlic+1 inch ginger)

  • Add oil in  a pan, when hot add cloves,cinnamon,  fennel seeds and bay leaves.
  • Add Onions, Chili, mint  and grounded paste stir untill raw smell disappear.
  • Add tomatoes  and saute for few min. 
  • Add chopped veg  with salt along with buttermilk until veg are 75%cooked.
  • Add  coriander leaves ,mint and garam masala and cook until buttermilk is absorbed by vegetables.
  • Add basmathi rice  ( soaked for 10 min and fry with ghee in a pan to take out the moisture).
  • Add lemon juice and mix well.
  • Water for any basmathi cooking is 1:11/2.  1 cup of rice with 11/2 cup of water
  • Pressure cook for  one whistle.
  • Serve hot with Raita. 


  1. i was lucky enough to taste ur wonderful dish..from then on we talk abt it atleast once in a week..
    Good one Navi