2cupsRice soaked in water for 20 minutes and drained
Salt to taste
2Tablespoonsfinely chopped coriander
Heat oil in pan on medium heat and add all the dry ingredients under the heading “For seasoning”. Fry for a few seconds till you can smell the aroma of spices. Now add onions, chilies and sauté for 2 minutes till they are translucent.
Transfer the contents to the rice cooker bowl and add required amount of water, adjust salt and stir. Turn on the rice cooker.
The rice is done once the electric rice cooker indicator light comes to warm.
Hot steaming aromatic Vegetable Pulao is ready to be served with onion raita or any side dish of your choice. Garnish with coriander.
Soak rice as soon as you start the process to save time. Spice levels can be adjusted with green chilies. You can also increase the quantity of vegetables, if you wish to. Reduce quantity of mint if you don’t like its strong smell. Refer to previous posts on ginger garlic paste and garam masala powder. If using an Indian pressure cooker with whistles, you can do the process directly in the cooker, close lid and turn off heat after 2 or 3 whistles.