masala pulao recipe | spicy masala veg pulav | masala veg pulao

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masala pulao recipe | spicy masala veg pulav | masala veg pulao with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and simple indian pilaf recipe made with long grain rice tossed with aromatic spices. it is an ideal one-pot meal lunch or tiffin box recipe which can be served by itself without any sides. in this pulao variation, i have not added any significant vegetables like traditional rice-based pulao but can be added as per choice.
masala pulao recipemasala pulao recipe | spicy masala veg pulav | masala veg pulao with step by step photo and video recipe. pulao or flavoured rice recipes are one of the popular choices among indians. it is generally served as a one-pot meal, with all the spices and vegetables are added together to make it a full meal. one such simple and tasty pulav recipe is masala pulao recipe, known for its spice and flavour.

being a south indian, i have always been a huge fan of rice-based recipes. basically it is one of the must dish in our dining table. it can be a simple dal rice, to lemon rice to complicated spice rich biriyani recipe. i personally like flavoured rice like pulao, fried rice compared to simple dal rice or sambar rice. however, my husband likes it the old way. he prefers to have simple, rasam rice and coconut sambar rice combination for day to day lunch. but on weekends or on occasions, he likes spice rice, biriyani or loaded pulao recipe. hence i make generally make plain rice first, and serve it to him, and use the same rice to make some flavoured rice of my choice.

spicy masala veg pulav

furthermore, i would like to add some more tips, suggestions and variations to masala pulav recipe. firstly, i would heavily recommend using basmati rice or any long grain rice for this recipe. you may even use sona masuri, but avoid using any other short-grain rice. secondly, do not overcrowd the recipe by adding more vegetables to it. basically the add some basic vegetables like potatoes, peas, onions and tomatoes to make it colourful. lastly, my personal favourite combination is with boondi raita, but you can serve it with choice of raita like onion, tomatoes and cumin. also, you can serve it with dal or curry variation.

finally, i request you to check my other detailed pulao recipes collection with this post of masala pulao recipe. it mainly includes recipes like, vermicelli pulao, shahi pulao, pudina rice, coconut milk pulao, brinji rice, rice bath, aloo matar pulao, navratan pulao, chana pulao, rajma pulao. further to these i would also like to mention my other related recipe categories like,

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masala pulao recipe

masala pulao recipe | spicy masala veg pulav | masala veg pulao

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: pulao
Cuisine: south indian
Keyword: masala pulao recipe
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 3 pod cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 to mato, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • ½ potato, cubed
  • 3 tbsp peas / matar
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 20 minutes
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 inch cinnamon, 3 pod cardamom, 4 cloves, 1 bay leaf, ½ tsp fennel and 1 tsp cumin. saute until spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste and 1 chilli.
  • saute well until onions change colour slightly.
  • keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi.
  • saute on low flame until spices turn aromatic.
  • further, add 1 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  • now add 1 carrot, ½ potato and 3 tbsp peas.
  • saute for a minute or until vegetables are coated well with the masala.
  • add in 1 cup basmati rice, 2 tbsp coriander and saute gently for a minute. make sure to soak basmati rice for 20 minutes.
  • pour 2 cup water and 1 tsp salt. mix well.
  • cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice gets cooked completely. you can alternatively, pressure cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • finally, enjoy masala pulao with boondi raita.
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how to make masala pulao with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 inch cinnamon, 3 pod cardamom, 4 cloves, 1 bay leaf, ½ tsp fennel and 1 tsp cumin. saute until spices turn aromatic.
  2. now add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste and 1 chilli.
  3. saute well until onions change colour slightly.
  4. keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi.
  5. saute on low flame until spices turn aromatic.
  6. further, add 1 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  7. now add 1 carrot, ½ potato and 3 tbsp peas.
  8. saute for a minute or until vegetables are coated well with the masala.
  9. add in 1 cup basmati rice, 2 tbsp coriander and saute gently for a minute. make sure to soak basmati rice for 20 minutes.
  10. pour 2 cup water and 1 tsp salt. mix well.
  11. cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice gets cooked completely. you can alternatively, pressure cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  12. finally, enjoy masala pulao with boondi raita.
    spicy masala veg pulav

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to use basmati rice for better flavour.
  • also, add vegetables of your choice to make nutritious pulao.
  • additionally, you can use biryani masala in place of garam masala for variation.
  • finally, masala pulao recipe tastes great when prepared slightly spicy.
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