Vegetable Pulao with Raita

This is my go to recipe for making vegetable pulao in the pressure cooker. A simple one pot meal to put together at any time!

Vegetable Pulao and Raita Recipe | How to make Pulav in Pessure Cooker I’m now seriously wondering how many rice dishes I can convince you to make. After baking, making one pot meals seems to be my most favorite thing to do. And why not??? When you can have flavorful, piping hot Pilaf in under 30 minutes, making this is the intelligent thing to do; especially when you’re short for time and longing to eat a meal fit for the kings!

Vegetable Pulao is an Indian rice based dish that is made with aromatic long grained rice (called Basmati) and a mixture of various dry spices, veggies and fruits & nuts. Although this recipe is made in the Pressure Cooker, you can just as easily adapt this onto a pan with high sides. Having a pressure cooker just makes your job easier.

And to serve, you can make any spicy curry / gravy based dish or a simple “Raita” – which is nothing but diced onions, cucumbers, etc. mixed with salted yogurt. The cooling effect of the Raita and the spicy Pulao together make a heavenly combo!   (more…)

Kadai Vegetable (with Gravy)

Kadai Vegetable: Coming together of various parboiled vegetables in a spicy gravy!

I’m off vacationing. Because that’s what you do after 4 longs years of studying boring interesting subjects. 😛

Kadai Vegetable Gravy Recipe

I made this side dish last month. Actually, I made it a day before my results were to be announced. Nervousness or whatever kept me from blogging for a while, and later I completely forgot about this. As I sat cleaning my hard drive, I found these pictures and decided to share ’em with y’all. I’m anyways not cooking for a while. Might as well share some of my past escapades! 😉

A homemade Kadai Vegetable (at least my version) isn’t anything like what you find in Indian restaurants. This is mildly spiced, not deep fried, not too oily nor too rich. I think it is just the perfect healthy side to almost any Indian main course! (more…)