Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vegetable Pulao in Coconut Milk




Time for yet another edition of Blog Hop Wednesday, and this time I found myself in Archana’s space. She has a wonderful space with some very traditional recipes. Since we mothers have to prepare some healthy lunch box menu for kids every morning, I zeroed in on this Pulao recipe. Pulao being a one pot meal is always my favorite and what’s even better is my kiddo loves it too. What’s special about this pulao is it makes use of coconut milk. The flavor that the coconut milk imparts is awesome. I just loved it and so did the others in the family. So here comes a simple and healthy pulao, especially suited when you are running out of time. I pretty much followed Archana’srecipe excepting a few minor changes and also I went for the pressure cooking method.

Serves 4

What you’ll need
  1. Basmathi Rice- 1 Cup
  2. Mixed Vegetables – 2 Cups ( I used Carrots, Potatoes, Green Peas, Corn)
  3. Onion – 2 Sliced Lengthwise
  4. Tomatoes – 3 Chopped
  5. Green Chilly – 2 Slit
  6. Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  7. Coconut Milk – 1.5 cups
  8. Water – ½ cup
  9. Oil – 1 tbsp
  10. Ghee – ½ tbsp

Spices
  1. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  2. Star Anise – a petal of it
  3. Green Cardamom – 2 or 3
  4. Bay Leaf – 1
  5. Cinnamon – 1 inch stick

To grind
  1. Onion – 1 small
  2. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  3. Garlic – 2 to 3 cloves
  4. Fresh Coriander Leaves – a little



Method
  1. Wash basmathi rice and drain it. Keep aside.
  2. Wash peel and chop the vegetables.
  3. Grind all the ingredients mentioned under To Grind, to a smooth paste without adding any water.
  4. Heat a pressure cooker, with the oil and ghee.
  5. Add the items mentioned under spices, one after the other, sauté for a minute.
  6. Next add the sliced onions and slit green chilly. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  7. Now add the ground paste and turmeric powder and fry till the raw smell disappears. This would take anywhere between 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Add in the chopped tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy.
  9. Now add the chopped vegetables and fry for a minute.
  10. Next add in the drained rice and fry for a minute.
  11. Add the coconut milk and salt to taste. Stir well.
  12. Cover and cook for 1 whistle.
  13. Once cool, open the cooker and fluff up the rice.

Serve with a raita of your choice.



Note: If you want the rice to be spicier add a green chilly while grinding the masala.

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44 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Coconut milk always give nice flavour to the rice,luks delicious and healthy...

Charul Ajmera said...

I have never cooked any rice in coconut milk as I always thought it would give a kind of sweetness to the rice. But your pic looks so tempting that I am willing to take that risk! :P

The Pumpkin Farm said...

pretty pretyy pics, loved the presentation and ofcourse nice recipe

maha said...

yummy pulao..clicks are so nic.i too do in teh same way.....coco milk gives a nice flavour na.....

Sona said...

pulao looks so tempting and mouth-watering :)

faseela said...

yummy n healthy pulao....

Amarendra said...

Lovely presentation.. very tempting. Coconut milk is going to give it a unique taste.

Anu said...

Adding coconut milk really taste good

Archana said...

Thanks Kaveri for trying this one out. Its my favorite too. I just cannot manage the the lovely shape you managed to give the rice. What is your secret?

Vimitha Anand said...

Love such yummy one pot meals...
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Hema said...

Full of flavor, and nice clicks..

divya said...

looks fabulous!!yum yum!!!

Sravs said...

Very inviting and looks wonderful !!

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Ramya said...

loved the use of coconut milk...yummy pulav

jeyashrisuresh said...

My sister makes a similar one with green peas.flavorful rice.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Yummy looking flavorful rice.

Nithya said...

Rich, creamy and delicious :)

Anzz said...

Looks lovely, yummy creamy and delicious..! Loved it..!

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PrathibhaSreejith said...

Another healthy pulao, looks delicious n nicely presented

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and flavorful pulao..mouthwatering.

Sobha Shyam said...

never used coconut milk while making rice, pulao looks very delicious..

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Julie said...

Very delicious n flavorful one,adding coconut milk is new to me with pulao..Will try some time!!

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sangee vijay said...

flavor rich and delicious pulao,nice presentation n pictures!!
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Christy Gerald said...

Colourfully done n healthy good pulao Dear.Addition of coconutmilk makes it evenmore flavorful

Gayathri NG said...

Looks creamy n yummy pulao...

Mélange said...

When it's cooked in coconut milk,can imagine the flavor dear..Yummy recipe.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love adding coconut milk to briyani and pulao! It adds a lot of flavor and taste!

Vidhya said...

I too love one pot meals and this pulao with coconut milk sounds wonderful.

Priya Sreeram said...

pulao in coconut milk is indeed a match made in heaven ! YUM

Radhika said...

I'm sure it would have tasted so delicious packed with flavors.

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Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..a very healthy recipe... looks super delicious :)

Sonali Pradhan said...

Wow..the pulao has come out so well...looks delicious :-)

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Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful like the presentation as well

SouthIndianHome said...

Pulao looks delicious

Jay said...

this is just awesome...drooooling here..;P
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious pulao...Love the addition of coconut milk...

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious I am a fan of coconut milk ,it makes dish rich and wonderful.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

yummy pulao delicious

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an extremely flavorsome recipe...looks yum...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Yummy looking pulao. Coconut milk pulav is my all time fav. YUM!

Uma said...

I mostly prepare pulao in coconut milk. but in different way. I love this way of preparation also. Looks very flavorful!!!

vineetha said...

Lovely pulav..adding coconut milk sounds delicious :)

Jayasri Ravi said...

My favourite one this is.., I should say my daughter's..., lovely one.., thanks for visiting me honoured with your lovely comments too.., you have a lovely space dear..

Raksha said...

Looks great. First time heard about this rice :)

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