Simple Vegetable Pulav

Ingredients

Basmati Rice -1 cup (soak it in water for 15-20 minutes and drain the water)

Carrot -1 big

Beans -6

Cauliflower - 4-5 florets (optional)

Potato -1

Onion -1

Peas - handful

Ginger – chopped 2 tsp

Green chilli -2

Pudina/mint leaves –handful

Lemon -1/2 a lemon

Oil -1 tbsp

Salt as required

For the seasoning 

Cinnamon -1 inch piece

Cloves -4

Preparation

1.Cut all the vegetables lengthwise and keep it aside.Heat oil and add the ingredients for seasoning.Saute onion till they turn light pink, add ginger and all the vegetables including mint leaves, saute for a few minutes.

2.Then add rice, needed salt, 2 cups of boiling water and mix well.Squeeze juice of half a lemon and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

3.After it is done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita or papads or any gravy of your choice. Pulao can be done with raw rice also, though tastes great with basmati rice.