March 30, 2017

Karnataka Style Veg Palav - Video Post

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This paticular variation of Pulao is very popular in the state of Karnataka and is called as PALAAV.
Karnataka being in the coastal belt uses a lot of coconut in the cooking ,so does this Palav. A flavorful masala is ground using fresh coconut,mint leaves,corriander and whole spices like jeera,cloves,cinnamon etc.
 A one pot wholesome meal that can be done in less than 30 mins and most importantly has an array of flavors and tastes that will pep up your tastebuds wanting you to have some more.

Preparation Time : 15-20 mins
Cooking Time : 25-30 mins
Complexity : medium
Serves : 3-4 people generously

2 cups rice ( Sona Masuri variety)
Assorted vegetables - chopped (Carrots,Potatoes,French beans,fresh or frozen peas)
1 tsp jeera
2 green chillies
3-4 tablespoon cooking oil

To grind 
1 cup fresh grated coconut
2-3 green chillies
2 tsp jeera
one small piece ginger
handful of pudina leaves
handful of corriander leaves
6-7 cloves
small stick cinnamon
few cashewnuts
1-2 pods of garlic (optional)


    ©Sweet Spicy Tasty©
  • Grind all the ingredients mentioned under the "To Grind" to a chutney like consistency and keep aside.
  • Wash the rice well and soak in water for about 15-20 mins and then drain it in a colander.
  • In a pressure cooker,heat abot 3-4 tablespoon of oil and splutter some jeera and 2-3 green chillies.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and saute well with some salt.
  • Add in the ground masala and stir well such that the masala coats all the vegetables.
  • Add 5 cups of water and let the entire mixture come to a boil.
  • As the mixture starts boiling,add the drained rice and stir it well. Adjust salt if you need at this stage.
  • Close the cooker lid and cook on low flame for one whistle.
  • Let the pressure release naturally ,fluff with a fork taking care not to break the rice.
  • Serve hot with curd or raita.

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