Cut the vegetables lengthwise. (Vegetables I used- beans-6-7, potato -1, cauliflower-6 florets, 1/2 a carrot)
Wash cauliflower well and put it in salted hot water for 5 minutes.
Blend 1 tomato to a paste.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Add tomato puree, green chilli, mixed vegetables, peas, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, mint leaves, drained rice and saute for a few minutes.
Then add 2 cups of hot water, lemon juice and close the cooker without weight. Keep it on medium flame.
After it is half cooked, stir the contents and close the cooker with weight. Simmer for 4-5 minutes and switch it off.
Open the cooker, after the pressure subsides. Hot steaming pulao is ready to be served with side dish of your choice. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Perfect Side dish for Pulao
Cucumber raita (vellarikkai pachadi)
Brinjal gravy (South Indian style)
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All the recipes in Padhuskitchen has been tried and tested in my kitchen several times, so even a novice can try with confidence.
Tips for beginners– If you take 1 cup of rice, salt needed will be approximately 2 tsp. You can taste the water to check salt. If the water is slightly salty, then it will be perfect once the rice is done.
Instead of cooking directly in the cooker, transfer the contents to another vessel and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Do let me know if you have any doubts.
Stay tuned for the brinjal gravy side dish for this pulao , until then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.