Saturday, February 20, 2016


Hi foodies. Welcome to AYESHA'S KITCHEN. Here i came with a perfect vegetable Pulav / pulao / pilaf recipe.   Pulao is a very easy one pot meal that satisfies our taste buds. It is very healthy when compared to biryani and fried rice, that for most of the pulao we use  vegetables and no need of adding sauces too. Here is the recipe of very tasty pulao  with vegetable and sweet corn. Do try and enjoy cooking. 


Long grain basmati rice   - 2 cups (soaked in water for 30 minutes)
Onion                                - 2 nos, sliced
Cardamom, cloves, star anise, fennel seeds, cinnamon - as required
Carrot                               - 1 cup (finely chopped)
French beans                    - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Cauliflower                       - half a cup sliced florets
Sweet corn                        - half a cup, cooked
Ginger garlic paste           - 2 tbsp
Kashmir chili powder       - half a tsp
Turmeric powder              - half a tsp
Cashews and raisins        - as required (for topping only)
Coriander leaves
Ghee / oil


  • In a deep bottomed vessel, heat some ghee / oil. When hot, add cardamom, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, fennel seeds and saute for a while till fragrant.
  • Then add sliced onion, saute for 2 minutes. Then add ginger garlic paste, saute for a while. Now add chopped carrot, french beans, cauliflower florets, corn and cook for few minutes in a medium flame until the vegetables are half cooked. Add some salt too.
  • Add the cleaned and drained basmati rice to it.  Mix well with the vegetables and add chili powder, turmeric powder. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Now add the water ( we took 2 cups of basmati rice. SO WE NEED 3.5 - 4 CUPS OF WATER. ).
  • Add some salt and chopped coriander leaves, mix well. Cook until the water gets dried out in a medium low flame.
  • When done, open the lid and let it cool completely. Never mix the rice when hot. It makes the rice sticky.
  • After 10 minutes mix gently and can add some ghee now (optional) which gives a fine aroma. 
  • Garnish with some fried cashews, raisins .
  • Serve hot with raita, coriander chutney.

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