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November 20, 2009

VEGETABLE PULAO / VEG PULAO

I don’t remember the source for this recipe but its really an easy to make , delicious rice variety.I usually prepare this for my husband’s lunch box .Tastes great with simple onion raita..So here we go ,

Veg pulao 1

Ingredients :
  • Basmati rice – 1/2 cup
  • Water –  1 cup (Little less than 1 cup for fluffy rice)
  • Carrot , beans , peas and potato – 1 cup (chopped )
  • Green chilly - 2 nos (slit cut )
  • Ginger – 1 inch size (Chopped finely )
  • Garlic – 5 flakes( –do-) OR use ginger. garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Big onion –1 no (-do-)
  • Cinnamon – a small stick
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Bay leaf – A small leaf
  • Jeera – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 tsp 
  • Roasted cashew – to garnish
Method :
  • Wash and chop all the veggies and set aside.
  • Wash and soak the rice in required water.(i soaked for 30 mins)Do not drain the water.
  • In a broad kadai , add oil , jeera and the spices in the same order.
  • Add the ginger , garlic pieces ..saute well and then add the finely chopped onions.Saute till it becomes transparent.
  • Finally add the chopped vegetables and the required salt.
  • Mix well and add the rice with soaked water.(the water should be 1 cup )
  • Transfer everything into a cooker and add 2 tsp of ghee to it.
  • Cover and Cook for 1 whistle.
Serve hot with raita !!
KITCHEN CLINIC :


BEANS:
  • Beans are low in fat and offer an excellent source of protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates.
  • They are also a very good source of folic acid and
    molybdenum.
  • They provide significant amounts of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.
  • The major health benefit of common beans is their ability to lower cholesterol due to their rich source of fiber. 
  • Studies have shown that the high fiber contained in beans
    prevents blood sugar levels form rising too rapidly after a meal.  This makes beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance, or hypoglycemia. 
  • Common beans promote heart health due to their fiber, antioxidants, folic acid, vitamin B6 and magnesium.
  • Research has indicated that beans are also protective against cancer.
CARROT:
  1. Of all the commonly consumed vegetables, carrots provide the highest amount of provitamin A carotenes. 
  2. Carrots also offer an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, and biotin. 
  3. They are a good source of vitamins B6 and C, potassium, and thiamine. 
  4. Carrots contain a large amount of antioxidant compounds which help to protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  5. The high intake of carotene has been linked with a 
    20 percent decrease in postmenopausal breast cancer and up to a 50 percent decrease in the cancers of the cervix, bladder, colon, prostate, larynx, and esophagus.
  6. Extensive studies have shown that a diet that includes at least one carrot per day could cut the rate
    of lung cancer in half. 
  7. Carrots are also effective in promoting good vision, especially night vision. 
  8. Beta-carotene provides protection against macular degeneration and the development of senile cataracts - which is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly .
GREEN PEAS :
  • When your mom told you to eat your peas, she knew what she was talking about. Peas flaunt twice the protein of most vegetables, so they're the ideal substitute for fattier protein fare, providing an excellent strategy for controlling your fat intake.
  • Green peas, like dried peas, are legumes, except they're eaten before they mature. As with all legumes, they're chock-full of nutrients and low in calories.
  • Their fiber, mostly insoluble, aids intestinal motility and may help lower cholesterol. Of the myriad nutrients peas provide, iron is particularly important since it's hard to find non-animal foods with much of this blood-building nutrient.
  • Snow peas and other edible-podded peas don't contain the same amount of protein or nutrients green peas do. But they are rich in iron and vitamin C, which help maintain your immune system. Peas have lutein, the carotenoid with a proven record of helping to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Basically , all fruits and vegetables offer outstanding health benefits.  Nutritional research shows that each one contains its own set of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other
important nutrients.  To get the maximum health benefits, experts recommend eating a variety of fruits and vegetables along with other natural foods.

CINNAMON & CLOVES:-
  1. CINNAMON & CLOVES  HELP LOWERING THE CHOLESTRAL AND GLUCOSE LEVELS.
  2. SO IT ALLEVIATES THE CARDIOVASCULAR  DISEASES & TYPE-2 DIABETES.
  3. JUST HAVING 1/4 tsp OF CINNAMON POWDER TWICE A DAY WITH WATER HELPS IN WEIGHT REDUCTION.
  4. CLOVES ARE VERY USEFUL IN REDUCING TEETH & GUM PROBLEMS(PAIN & SWELLING).
  5. ALSO IT PREVENTS INFLAMMATORY DISEASES LIKE ARTHRITIS , DERMATITIS ETC..
  6. CLOVES INDUCE SLEEP TOO.
TRIED & TASTED :

KADAI OKRA FROM SRIKAR’S KITCHEN

kadai bhendi
Thank u so much srikar for this yummy , delicious kadai okra ..I had with plain rice and it was very nice .Smile

37 comments:

  1. I too make same way some times,today i made ;) Lovely picture!!

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  2. wow..looks very nice and yummy...great information, dear!

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  3. looks so yum.. I love these 1 pot dishes...

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  4. wowie !! easy one really! looks great and sure would be superb with raita dear!! ur posts are great source of info..keep it up!!
    TC

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  5. Wow gorgeous clicks, looks too easy and superb Chitra..

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  6. Wow..thats a quick jump to tasty rice!Looks yum too...

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  7. vegetable raita looks so perfect; colourful and appetizing!

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  8. Colourful veg pulao.....My version coming soon :).

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  9. Attractive and delicious......so yummyyyyy.

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  10. Each grain has seperated so beautifully and the pulao looks so so yumm.

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  11. Lovely one, Chitra!I just love the pic and I wish I could have that right now:)

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  12. good info, dear...thanks for sharing ...humm...rice looks really delicious and healthy.

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  13. Nice information and awesome picture :)

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  14. Pulao looks delcious... Nice click :)

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  15. Beautiful click Chitra... rice looks delicious... perfect with raita

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  16. I also make it the same way delicious and lovely click

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  17. Easy!!! on the real..... The look is too delicious & yummy.... What a pic u have captured of this beautifully cooked pulao..... Each grain to be shown & seen..... I'm simply nuts over u......... Got to award u for that.... :-)

    SPLENDID!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  18. yummy pulao.very colurful and healthy too i too make this often.
    One pot meal

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  19. lovely pulav. Nice post and info.

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  20. lovely picture..i love the rice grains ...seperate ..just perfect..

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  21. Beautiful pic Chitra..looks wonderful..

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  22. Thanks a lot friends for ur encouraging and sweet comments :)

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  23. Colorful and yummy pulao, nice click.

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  24. Perfect! thats the only word which comes to my mind...its simply perfect!

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  25. I'm sure you received a call in appreciation after lunch break. Looks yummy. Simple too.

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  26. சூப்பர்ப்..மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...

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  27. I will do in similar way,looks tempting chitra

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  28. Lovely color, probably I love veg pulav more than veg biriyani I guess. This is very good presentation, I could eat the whole bowl:)

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  29. Fabulous pic.. everything just falls perfectly in its place... the color combo, the consistency of the cooked rice etc etc...

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  30. That was one lovely picture you got.. very nice presentation..first time here and I am glad to follow u .. pls do visit mine.

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  31. wow.. that looks so perfect & tempting.

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