Basmati Rice -1 cup (soak it in water for 15-20 minutes and drain the water)
Carrot -1 big
Cauliflower – 4-5 florets (optional)
Peas – handful
Ginger – chopped 2 tsp
Green chilli -2
Pudina/mint leaves –handful
Lemon -1/2 a lemon
Oil -1 tbsp
Salt as required
For the seasoning
Cinnamon -1 inch piece
Cut all the vegetables lengthwise and keep it aside.
Heat oil and add the ingredients for seasoning.
Sauté onion till they turn light pink, add ginger and all the vegetables including mint leaves, saute for a few minutes.
Then add rice, needed salt, 2 cups of boiling water and mix well.
Squeeze juice of half a lemon and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
After it is done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita or papads or any gravy of your choice. Pulao can be done with raw rice also, though tastes great with basmati rice.
Will meet all you again with a wonderful post, till then Bye from Padhu. Take care.