Savoury Rice with Vegetables


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A pullav with the flavour of Biryani, Serve with curds.

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Preparation time:    Cooking time:     Serves 8
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1 cup uncooked rice (chawal)
100 gms carrots
100 gms green peas
2 potatoes
5 onions
1 small cauliflower
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp ghee
salt to taste
fried onions and cashewnuts (kaju) for decoration

To be ground into a paste
2 tbsp grated fresh coconut
4 green chillies
8 cloves (laung / lavang)
5 cardamoms (elaichi)
1 big stick cinnamon (dalchini)
2 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
25 mm. (1") piece of ginger (adrak)

  1. Boil the rice. Each grain of the cooked rice should be separate.
  2. Slice the onions.
  3. Cut the other vegetables ( except green peas) into big pieces and boil them.
  4. Put the ghee in a vessel and fry the onions till golden brown.
  5. Add the paste and fry again for a little time.
  6. Add the rice, vegetables, lemon juice and salt, mix very well and cook for a few minutes.
  7. Serve hot, decorated with fried onions and cashewnuts.

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