Vegetable Pulav with Raitha

Vegetable Pulav with Raitha



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This is my favorite lunch box recipe taught by my grandmother and its very yummy and less spicy in nature.It becomes more delicious with curd/yogurt raitha and i simply love this food always.
Simple,tasty and healthy veggie pulav.[As said by saikrish karthikeyan]

Inspiration: New Creation



  • 2   teaspoon   olive oil
  • 1/4   teaspoon   cumin seeds
  • 1/4   teaspoon   Fennal seeds
  • 1   piece   green chilly   whole,don't slit or cut
  • 1   small   onion   cut into small pieces
  • 1/4+1/4+1/4   cup   carrot/peas/corn   cut carrot into small pieces
  • 1   cup   rice(basmati)   soak for 15 minutes(optional)
  • 1    cup   water
  • 1   cup   coconut milk   fresh coconut milk is preferred
  • 1/2   teaspoon   salt   adjust to taste
  • 1/2   teaspoon   pepper powder   freshly ground is preferred
  • for raitha/pulav

  • 1/4    cup    coriander/mint   used for both pulav and raitha
  • for raitha

  • 1/4   cup    curd/yogurt   freshly prepared
  • 1/4   cup   onion   cut into pieces(optional)
  • 1   pinch   salt/chat/chilly powder   to sprinlkle on raitha
  • pulav

  • 1/2   teaspoon   ginger/garlic paste   freshly prepared preferred




Vegetable pulav:

1.Heat a pan/pressure cooker on a cook top.
2 Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and once it becomes hot,
add the cumin/fennal seeds and let it crack.
3.Then add green chilly along with mint and coriander leaves.
4.After 2 minutes add onion and let it become translucent.
5.Then add the ginger/garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minutes.
6.Add all the vegetables and saute for few minutes.
7.Now add the water+coconut milk and let it get hot to a boiling stage.
8.Now add the soaked rice removing the excess water.give a stir.
9.Close the lid after adding salt/pepper powder and the remaining 1 teaspoon oil.
10.Cook in a slow flame for approximately 15-20 minutes.
11.After 20 minutes open the lid and give a complete stir gently.
Hot and tasty pulav is ready to serve.

1. In a bowl add the onions and salt to taste.
2. Mix it well then add the curd/yogurt.
3. sprinkle a pinch of chat/chilly powder on top.
4. Add coriander and mint leaves(Optional)

About the Chef

Saikrish Karthikeyan

Age: 6 – MD

Why is healthy cooking important to you?  Healthy home-made food is good because:
- No additives/preservatives are added.
- We cook to be conscious of what we add and eat.
- We face a lot of health issues these days because of processed and genetically modified food.
- Being aware of what we buy,cook and eat will help us lead a disease free life.

As we all know "Health is Wealth". So Eat healthy think better.
If we are healthy, even the Impossible becomes possible.

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