Monday, February 1, 2010

Coconut Vegetable Pulao

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Me and hubby both are big fans of any kind of pulao being it a vegetable pulao or greens rice like spinach/methi/coriander/mint rice or a simple jeera rice.They are very easy to make and forms a very good one pot meal and also a nice lunch box dish too.Coconut milk when added to the pulao gives a mild flavor and aroma to the pulao and also makes it much tastier than the regular one and when paired with any spicy gravy makes an excellent combination.The addition of grated coconut makes you feel the crunchy taste and feel of coconut in each and every bite.

Ingredients:


1 cup Basmati rice
2 medium carrots,diced

1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup fresh/frozen green peas

1/4 cup frozen/fresh corn

2 tbsp scraped fresh coconut
1 medium onion,sliced(optional)
2-3 green chillies,sliced

1" cinnamon stick

4-5 cloves

1 star anise

1 green cardamom
1 Bay leaf

salt to taste
1 tsp butter

2 tsp oil



Method:
  • Soak Basmati rice in enough water for 10 mins.Drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker or thick bottomed pan and add cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,star anise and bayleaf and fry for a minute.
  • Add chopped green chillies and sliced onions and fry until the onions are translucent.
  • Add chopped carrots,peas and corn and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add soaked basmati rice and fry again for a minute.Add 1 cup of coconut milk and 3/4th cup of water to it and add enough salt and let it come to a boil.
  • If you are using cooker,pressure cook for 1 whistle,lower the flame and let it cook for 7-8 mins.If you are thick bottomed pan cover it with a lid and let it cook on low flame for 12-15mins.
  • Add scraped coconut to it at the end and give a nice stir.
Serve it with any gravy dish/kurma and tomato-onion raitha with papad.

Notes:
  1. You can even add finely diced beans/potato/cauliflower to the above pulao.
  2. Avoid butter for a Vegan version.

47 comments:

Devi Meyyappan said...

Lovely pulav dear :),... looks so good!!

Tina said...

Colourful and delicious pulav....

jeyashrisuresh said...

my mom too makes a similar one using only green peas..adding scrapped coconut is new to me.will try next time.
great click

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious pulao

Sushma Mallya said...

Even i do this rice but just using coconut milk and spices,adding vegetables is also a nice idea and looks colourful too..Lovely click prathiba

Akal's Saappadu said...

pulao looks well garnsihed, comforting and delicious!!

Priya said...

Pulao looks fantastic with those eyecatching veggies showing their head from the rice...marvellous clicks..

Kanchan said...

Colorful and wonderful clicks !

Deepa G Joshi said...

what colorful and full of flavor pulav..delicious.

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Rohini said...

Looks absolutely delicious! Must taste heavenly with the beautiful aroma from coconut milk! :)

Pari said...

Hi.Quite simple to make and the coconut will add more flavour.

LG said...

simple and easy to make. I will give it a try these any one of these days.

Radhika said...

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Rachana Kothari said...

The rice looks so tempting...and beautiful clicks too:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely looking pulav,sounds and delicious!!

PALATABLE said...

The pulao looks fantastic and very colourful.

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Nandini said...

Coconut is a great ingredient! In pulaos, it tastes really good!

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an flavourful and colorful pulao.....

Happy Cook said...

Beautiful and dlecious pulav.

San!!! said...

Extremely bowled over by the presentation,lovely click.Pulao is so inviting.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks fantastic.

Asha said...

Easy and tasty pulao, yummy.

Swapna Sree said...

colorful and delicious pulav...

sowmya.s said...

looks so good..

Anncoo said...

Mmmm...very colourful and flavourful.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Simply delicious and mouth-watering..that bowl will vanished in seconds if it's paired up with some mutton gravy :)

Simran said...

It looks so colorful and yummy!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Simple and yummm!

Cham said...

Would be a perfect sunday special! Lovely and colorful click!

jayasri said...

lovely pulav, mmm.., I can just imagine the smell of basmathi, bay leaf and coconut!!, looks great.

Padma said...

Colorful and flavorful palav.

Uma said...

looks absolutely delicious!!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

sounds really yuma nd going by the colours, I am totally in love with this dish.

Gita said...

Very colorful and delicious pulav...cute presentation :)

Pavithra said...

Hey this is really Nice one and my mom almost make this kind for my tiffin box with some rajma curry.

Sush said...

its a really long time that I prepared coconut pulao. Thanks for reminding! Pictures are great

Aps said...

Adding coconut makes it super yummm I guess....:)

Jagruti said...

tempting and delicious pulav...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Delectable pulav,,, a nice twist by adding coconut!!!

Malar Gandhi said...

THat luks so good,beautiful and tastee pilaf:)

Shri said...

Beautiful and colorful!I love making pulaos too..They do serve as a great one pot meals:)

Sujatha said...

I make a similar rice with coconut milk.. but usually don't add vegetables.. Adding veggies sounds like a good and healthy twist!

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AdukalaVishesham said...

delicious pulav... looks very tempting..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

beautiful pic.

Supriya Nair said...

This rice is so perfect and also new to me. Well presented and the colors of the veggies are tempting...I am drooling :)

Sush said...

This dish was really fast to prepare and was a super hit at my place. It was great for dinner and kids lunch box the next day!

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