Friday, March 18, 2011

Vegetable Palav / Pilaf





Ingredients:

Basmathi Rice - 2 cup
Mixed chopped Veg - 2 cup
(Green Beans, Peas, Carrot, Potato, Cauliflower)
Water -2 and 1/2 cups
Coconut milk - 1 and 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Soy Chunks - 1/2 cup

Masala:

Coriander seeds - 1tsp
Cumin- 1/4tsp
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2'
Chopped Coriender / Cilantro - 1 and 1/2 cup
Mint / Pudina - 1/2cup (optional)
Poppy seeds - 1/2tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
green chili - 2 (optional)
Garlic - 6
Ginger - 1' cube
Chopped Onion - 1tbs
Elaichi / Cardamom - 1

Seasoning:

Cumin / Jeera - 1 tsp
ShaJeera - 1/4tsp
Chopped Onion - 1/2
Bay Leaves - 4
Whole Masala (clove - 2, Cinnamon- 1') (optional)
Oil: 2 tbs

Method:

Wash and Soak Basmathi rice for 1 hour.

Grind all Masala ingredients without / with little water and keep it aside.

Prepare seasoning with all seasoning ingredient except onion, once they turn slight brown add onion, when onion gets soft add mix vegetables and ground masala and fry for 5 to 6 min.

Boil Soy chunk with 2 cups water, when it gets soft turn off the flame. when it gets cool take out all water by squeezing with your palm.

In a pressure cooker / rice cooker start cooking rice with water and coconut milk, when the rice is half cooked add seasoning, soy chunks and salt and mix carefully now close the lid and allow it to cook. In pressure cooker 1 or 2 whistle and in the rice cooker until it turns to warm.

Serve Hot With Raitha / Yogurt Salad


Raitha / Yogurt Salad

Curds / Yogurt - 1cup
Grated Carrot - 2tbs
Finely Chopped Onion - 2tbs
Finely Chopped Tomato - 2tbs
Finely Chopped Cucumber - 2tbs
Chopped Green Chili - 1/2tsp(optional)
Salt to taste

Method:

Whisk yogurt and add all the vegetables.