Friday, 6 January 2012

Mixed Vegetable Pulao

That's us sitting together at the dining table and eating together for 6 days now. V still tries to tell us he wants to go eat in front of the TV, on the Sofa or watch cartoons on my phone. We are trying (and succeeding) to make him sit on the table and eat with us. He’s getting better. He hasn’t been to the naughty corner (for food) in the past 2 days.

He never saw what he was eating till now – atleast not consciously. He would be busy with something (either playing with his cars OR watching TV OR playing something on my phone) and we would just feed him. Last night when I put the dish in front of him on the table, he looked at it and said he wants carrots and peas. We were like – that's good.

We gave him all the vegetables and he finished the whole bowl – that's a different issue all together.

Here's the recipe:

Serves: 3 - 4

1.5 cups Basmati Rice - washed and soaked in excess cold water
1 cup Chopped Mixed Vegetables
1 Onion - sliced
2 Chillies - slit vertically
1 Tomato - chopped
2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Bay Leaf
4 Cloves
4 Green Cardamoms
1 inch Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Shajeera / Caraway Seeds
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Chopped Coriander for Garnish

  1. Heat Oil in a pan. When hot, add the Bay Leaf, Cloves, Green Cardamoms, Cinnamon Stick and Shajeera and fry for a minute - I generally fry till the cloves swell up.
  2. Add the Onions and fry till they turn translucent.
  3. Now add the Ginger Garlic Paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
  4. Add the Tomato and cook till the masala comes together.
  5. Now add the Mixed Vegetables and cook till they are almost cooked.
  6. Drain the rice and add to the pan and mix well.
  7. Add 2 cups of water and salt and bring to a boil. Turn to sim, cover and cook till the rice is done.
  8. Check in between - each brand of rice need different amounts of water - add accordingly.
  9. Once is done, garnish with Chopped Coriander and serve with raita / curry.

This goes to the following events

Veena's Kid's Delight - Colour Palette that was started by Srivalli

Radhika's Let's Cook - Rice


  1. Very colourful rice. Your kid is very adorable.

  2. It is the same with all the kids. wait till he grows up and he will demand by the recipe's name that you would not even have encountered before. Thank you for linking this lovely colorful pulao to the event Swetha. I'm also your follower now.


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