Here’s an easy and simple pulav that is mild and fragrant. This is one of my little one’s favorite dishes. It has two of her favorite vegetables ( cauliflower and potato ). She is in a stage where she does not like to eat mushy rice (rasam rice/ dal kichdi) so I try and get her to eat rice like this! This pulav is comforting and mildly spiced. It is my go to recipe during the weekends when I have to cook something real quick and go outside rather than slogging in the kitchen. You can add extra veggies ( carrots/ beans/ corn) to make it more colorful. Serve this pulav with some spicy gravy/ salna or a tangy raita 🙂
- 11/2 cups basmati rice
- 2 small potatoes cubed
- 10 to 12 cauliflower florets
- 1/3 cup green peas
- 1 onion sliced thinly
- 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
- 21/4 cup coconut milk (thin milk)
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- 1 inch cinnamon piece
- 3 cloves
- 1 badi elaichi
- 1 green elaichi / green cardamom
- 2 bay leaf
- 11/2 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
To be ground:
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 inch piece ginger
- 2 to 3 green chilies as per spice levels
- 11/2 tbsp coriander leaves
Switch on the saute mode and add oil. When the oil becomes hot, add the spices (cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, cloves) and saute for a few seconds.
Grind the ingredients mentioned under to be ground into a smooth paste with little water. ( fennel, garlic, ginger, green chilly and coriander leaves)
Now add the onions to the IP and saute until they are soft and translucent.
When the onions become soft, add the ground paste and saute for couple of minutes. Then add the chopped veggies, basmati rice, salt to taste and mix everything well. Switch off the saute mode.
Add the coconut milk, chopped mint leaves, garam masala and mix well. Close the lid and cook in manual high pressure for 6 minutes and release pressure after 6 minutes.
Easy and yummy pulav ready. Serve it with some spicy gravy/ salna/ raita.