Vegetable pulao step-by-step recipe with photos.
Vegetable pulao or pilaf (or veg pulao, as it is more popularly known) is essentially rice and vegetables cooked together with flavorful and aromatic spices. The Karnataka style veg pulao is prepared in a different way, where the spices are ground together with greens and coconut. This one-pot wonder is absolutely wholesome with veggies, greens, and rice. Simple raita is a perfect accompaniment to this dish.
To make Karnataka style veg pulao, I grind together grated coconut, some greens, and spices into a smooth paste. I then cook in ghee/clarified butter and temper with cumin seeds and bay leaf. I saute onions in it and cook the ground paste until it is aromatic. I then saute vegetables in it. I add rice and water to it and cook until done.
Simple one-pot dish loaded with vegetables served with raita is a perfect meal. Try it and I am sure you will like it as much as we do!
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To grind together:
Vegetable pulao step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Grind the ingredients together into fine paste (coriander leaves, mint leaves, coconut, onion, ginger, garlic, green chilli, poppy seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves)
2. Cut the vegetables and set aside (I used carrot, peas, beans, potatoes, cauliflower)
3. Heat ghee, and add cumin seeds and bay leaves. Add onions and saute
4. Add the ground paste to it and cook well. Then add the vegetables, rice and cook
Serve vegetable pulao with raita for a perfect meal