June 22, 2019

Chutney Pulao - Vegan One Pot meal


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Pulao varieties are very easy to prepare at the same time filling and healthy too. I keep experimenting with different flavors of pulao but this particular Chutney Pulao was in my to do list for a long time since I had tasted it at a fine dine restaurant. The refreshing flavor of mint and coriander chutney elevates and adds a different touch to the taste of pulao .

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 3-4
Complexity: Medium


Ingredients
2 cups basmati rice
1 medium sized potato
Handful of Fresh or frozen peas
1/2 bunch fresh coriander
Handful of pudina/mint leaves
3-4 green chilies
Small piece ginger
1 small stick cinnamon/dalchini
2-3 cloves
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons oil

Method

  • Wash the rice well and soak it for 15 mins.  Drain it in a colander and keep aside. 
  • Take the fresh coriander, ginger, few mint leaves ,salt and grind it to a fine paste .
  • In a pressure cooker vessel , heat the oil and fry the cinnamon, cloves , green chillies and some chopped pudina until you get a nice aroma.
  • Add the chopped potato cubes , peas  and saute it well until the oil coats the veggies. 
  • Mix the chutney , adjust salt and add the drained rice and mix the entire thing gently taking care not to break the rice. 
  • Add water as per the quality of your rice. I added 3.5 cups of water for 2 cups of basmati rice. 
  • Once the water starts boiling, close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles on medium flame . Turn off and let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open the lid and fluff the rice gently and serve it hot with a gravy of your choice or with thick curd or raita. 
  • (Skip the curd as accompaniment when following Vegan diet. ) 


Note

  1. You can add other veggies like carrot, beans,corn ,cauliflower as well.
  2. If using onions, saute the chopped onions after frying the whole spices and then add the vegetables. 


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