May 4, 2008

Tamatar and Sabji Pulao-Tomato and Vegetable Pulao

One of the things we detest about U.S is the wastage- wastage in all forms. For instance, those of you who are working would be familiar to the huge quantity of pizzas, coke and salads people order at meetings and parties, half of which finds it's way into a garbage can. Similarly, when we buy groceries most vegetables come pre-packaged which means you will end up buying more than required. Since these veggies have a self-life you can't refrigerate them for a long time, and one ends up disposing them off every so often. If only people in U.S knew what it meant to starve!! Coming to the post, this is one of Sanjeev Kapoor's recipes which was made to save our vegetables from going waste. The recipe is very simple and delicious, a treat for people like us who love bland yet flavorful Indian food.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

1 cup basmati rice
1 cup cauliflower, broken into tiny florets
1 cup, beetroot, chopped into small squares
1 cup mixed vegeatbles(beans, carrots, corn)
1 cup mushrooms, chopped into small pieces
1 big onion, diced
2 big tomatoes, chopped finely
2 tbsp ghee
7-8 cloves
6 big cardamoms
6 small cardamoms
1 big stick dalchini
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

Heat ghee in a pan. When it melts add cumin, cloves, cardamoms, dalchini. Fry for 1-2 mins. Add onions and saute till transparent. Add tomatoes. Cook till they become mushy and oil starts to leaves at the sides of the pan. Add the vegetables and cook them for 3-4 mins. Add rice. Cook for 2-3 mins. Add 2 cups of water. Mix well. Cover and cook till 3/4th done. Add salt, mix well and cook till done. Enjoy with raita or a curry.



pink dogwood said...

Looks good - I have never tried beetroot in pulao - will give it a try :)

Mallika said...

That was the first thing that struck me when I visited the US. Huge portions!! Where are you ladies anyway? No post recently??

Jyothsna said...

I like recipes like these where a lot of veggies go into the food. Surely this must taste awesome!

adi said...

waht attracted me to ur blog was the name 'dee'
this is what i call my beloved, deepti :)
although, i don't know much about cooking, except making tea, maggi and omlette (a very recent addition)... dee on the other hand is a very good cook and wants me to learn cooking before we get married ;)
seems, u guys will be of some help to me
wud love to come here again and again
take care and keep posting
lots of love

Dee & Chai said...
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Dee & Chai said...

Thanks Pinkdogwood--Yeah, we weren't big on having beetroots in pulaos too but once we tried it we love it this way. Give it a try and we promise you wont be disappointed(:-).

Hi Mallika-- Sorry for not being able to blog regularly. Too many things happening simultaneously in the last few months-- we really need to learn time management skills. We promise we will back soon with new, improved recipes!

Hi Jyostna-- thanks for stopping by. It's nice to see new people visiting us. Hope to see you here always and keep throwing in suggestions so that we can keep improving(:-)

Adi-- so sweet of you!!! Love you, man. We are sure Deepti is an amazing wife. Plz keep visiting us and we will try to post any special recipe requests too. Till next time, from one Dee to another "Happy Cooking"!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Hey, this dish looks amazing! I would love to try it now :)

pink dogwood said...

Time to post a new recipe!!!!


Sunshinemom said...

I like this one - yummy looking:)