Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pressure cooker Vegetable Pulav ( step by step ) and Autumn in Pictures



Eventhough autumn comes as a warning of the next horrible 4-5 months of chilly weather, I love the season for its beauty ! For us its almost like a ritual every year going out to enjoy the season to  capture the  fall colours. This year we went to a nearby park and the park was so beautiful with a big carpet of yellow leaves scattered all over. We walked through the crunching leaves watching squirrels rushing off with Acorns storing up for the harsh winters. They seemed very dedicated and hardworking ! Lil A wanted to help the squirrels as well, so we picked up few acorns and kept it outside the squirrels little cosy house ! I tried hard to take a look inside the house, but it was way too dark inside for us to see :)




Coming to todays post, its such an easy pulav anyone can make in less than 30 minutes if you  soak basamathi rice beforehand. This pulav finds it way to my hubbys lunch box often and he loves it.




Ingredients ( serves 2-3 )

Basmathi rice - 1 1/2 cup
Fennel seeds/ Perum jeerakam - 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick/ patta  - 1 small stick
Cloves/ Grambu - 2-3
Cardamom/ Elakka - 2-3
Star Anise/ thakkolam - 1 ( optional)
Bay leaf - 1-2
Chopped beans - 1/2 cup
Chopped carrot - 3/4 cup
Fresh/ frozen Green peas - 1/3 cup
Potato -1 ( chopped)
Green chillies - 3 ( optional, I didnt use it )
Boiling water - 2 3/4 - 3 cup
Ginger - garlic paste(Inji - veluthulli paste ) - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/ 2 tsp
Salt - 1 1/2 tsp or as required
Ghee/ oil - 2 tbs

Method

  1. Soak Basmathi rice for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile chop beans, carrot, potato and keep it aside.

  1. In a pressure cooker add ghee/ oil and add the whole garam masala's ( cinnamon, fennel, cardamom,star anise, cloves, bay leaves  ) and saute until it releases nice smell ( for a minute or so).                                            

  2. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute until raw smell goes.                                       

  3. Add chopped carrot, beans, potato and Green chillies (if using ) and  saute for 5- 10 minutes.                                                      

  4. Add Green peas, turmeric powder  and stir.                                                                                                                                                                                                               


  5. Finally add soaked rice and stir for a minute.                                                                                      

  6. Add boiling water, salt and mix. Cover the pressure cooker and put the weight on. Turn off the flame when the first whistle comes.
  7. Open the cooker when the pressure releases and serve immediately.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   



12 comments:

Shweta Agrawal said...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL PICTURES...SO NOW U R USING TIME AND CAMERA VERY WELL..
I LOVE PRESSURE COOKED RICE, I JUST MIX IN ANY LEFTOVER VEGGIES AND KASTURI METHI AND ENJOY :)
HAPPY AUTUMN :)
I AM ALSO TAKIN CANON 600D SO I WILL ASK YOU MANY MANY QUESTIONS :)

Rafeeda AR said...

u've captured the essence of autumn beautifully... here there's hardly a season called autumn, but yes, nowadays we do see a lot of dried leaves all over the place, which looks lovely!! :) i should try this pulao... looks so colorful with all those veges n love that it is pressure cooked!!! Yum...

Shibi Thomas said...

Vinee,

It looks sooo yum!!! I even packed vegetable pulav for my kids for lunch today by getting up early to make a small batch in the pan. I never tried making the pulav in the pressure cooker. Thanks for posting this easy breezy recipe!!! Will try it tonight :)

Gayathri Ramanan said...

flavorful and healthy one pot meal...

Avika said...

Beautiful autumn pics !! Till I came to US, never felt / experienced the season of fall ! So colorful .. Same can be said for the pulao as well.. Lovely and quick recipe.. These days I am all for the quick recipes... Days are getting shorter and darker so soon that I hate spending more time than required in the Kitchen.

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

Such beautiful pics of autumn Vinee...this year we dint take any Fall pics, we all fell sick one after the other and stayed at home almost all weekends...
The pulav also is so colorful, perfect for the Fall theme ;-)

Priya R said...

Beautiful set up and pictures, personally love that copper bowl and your step wise is unique :) love it, I think you must make more step wise clicks like these

Vimitha Anand said...

Lovely picture dear... Loved the one with the bride... Such an easy but flavorful pulao

sushma Mallya said...

beautiful pics!!!and love the stepwise pics, makes me even more hungry

Rekha Vengalil said...

Rice looks delicious and wonderful pics Vinee... You have captured the season so well.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

beautiful clicks Vineetha... i had tried to make pulao in cooker several times, but it always stick to the bottom..this looks delicious..
nowadays i dnt visit any blog, but always look in facebook for buddy bloggers food pictures.. your blog looks stunning, title bar is so pretty..

Jerin Marina said...

Thanks for sharing this nice pictures. Delicious and lovely looking Vegetable Pulav. Would surely try it out this weekend as well.