Listen guys, I think we have all accepted that I am a disaster when it comes to frequent posting even if I’m visiting different joints or cooking daily. It’s not even that I don’t have time because frankly, sometimes I have too much of it. I think I’m just lazy and I want it to be great but at the same time I’m umming and ahhing and you know what, this sounds more like a description of my life so far instead of just this blog’s journey, haha. But, I have a plan. Since Ramadan is fast approaching and I would actually like to make the most of my time, I’m making meal plans well in advance with recipes included and sitting in the drafts here so that once I make them, I can literally just take a picture and upload it!
In the meantime though, enjoy this one pot vegetable pulao I had a blast making for a super cute and empowering women’s lunch!
- 5 cups basmati rice
- 2 tbsp oil/ghee
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 star anise
- ½ tsp jeera
- 3 green cardamoms
- 6 cloves
- 2 inch cinnamon stick
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 green chillies, slit lengthways
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger, grated
- 1 tbsp mint sauce/handful of mint leaves
- 1 ½ cups chopped vegetables
- salt to taste
- 3 cups water
- Wash and soak rice for at least 15 mins. Drain water and set aside.
- In a medium/large saucepan, saute the dry spices in hot oil/ghee until they start to sizzle.
- Saute onions until golden brown.
- Add the ginger and garlic and let infuse with onions until there is no raw smell.
- Add all the chopped veggies and mint, stir in and leave for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the water and salt and bring to a rolling boil.
- Add the drained rice and stir into the mixture.
- Cook the rice on a medium flame until the water evaporates. While rice is still soggy, cover with a lid and lower the flame. Cook on low heat for a further 5 mins and then switch off the stove.
- Fluff up the rice with a fork and garnish with fried onions and/or some coriander. Serve hot with a raita.
As always, if you make it, let me know! All my social media links are available somewhere along the top or bottom of this site. Happy cooking, my loves!