|Punjabi Traditional Food|
Amratsari Vegetable Pulav:
|Punjabi Vegetarian Recipes|
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Amratsari Vegetable Pulav Ingredients:
2 cups of cooked rice
1 capsicum / bell pepper
3-4 green chillies, slit
1 large onion
1 piece of cinnamon
3-4 green cardamom, lightly crushed
1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of minced garlic
2-3 tsp of salt
A small bunch of coriander leaves / cilantro, for garnish
2 tbsp of ghee or oil
Amratsari Vegetable Pulav Making Method:
- Cook rice and set aside. Slice the onions and shred the vegetables fine
- Heat ghee or oil in a pan and add the onions and cumin seeds.
- When they are slightly browned, add the cinnamon, cloves, and crushed cardamom. Stir and fry for another few seconds until fragrant and the onions turn a darker brown
- Add the minced garlic and fry for a few more seconds.
- Throw in the shredded vegetables, chillies and salt. Mix well, lower flame, and cook covered for about 5 mins until the vegetables are soft
- Gently mix in the cooked rice.
Garnish with coriander leaves and keep partially covered for the flavours to
mingle until ready to serve.
|Punjabi Vegetarian Foods|
- Store leftover pulao in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. To re-heat, either microwave with some sprinkled water or in a pan over a slow flame
- If you prefer large chunks of crunchier vegetables in your veg pulao, you can chop them larger. Just cook longer until they are done
- I remove the whole spices before serving because we hate biting into whole spices in rice
- You can throw in a bay leaf with the other spices if you wish
- You can make vegetable pulao in a pressure cooker or rice cooker. I prefer this method to make mixed rice because I feel more in control. I also prefer the rice grains very separated which is hard to achieve in a pressure cooker (in my experience). My rice cooker does a good job though so will update veg pulao made in rice cooker soon
- I do most of the fine chopping in my fabulous Phillips 3-in-1 hand blender. It works like a charm for mincing and shredding.