4 cups Basmati rice
3 cups Mixed Vegetables - Frozen
2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
3 Green Chilies
2 tsp Garam Masala: From my previous blog Garam masala from Powders/ Podis
3- 4 Cloves
3 - 4 Elachi
1" Cinnamon stick - Dalchinachakka (broken into small pieces)
4 Bay Leaves
1” Butter Stick
Take 4 tsp of oil in a skillet add 3-4 cloves, 3-4 elachi, dalchani chakka, chopped onions, chilies, bay leaf and once the onions are translucent, add ginger-garlic paste and mixed vegetables.
Wash and drain rice. Once the vegetables look like they lost all the water, add rice. Stir well. Now add 2 tsp of garam masala powder and salt. Let cook the mixture for a few minutes with a lid on.
Transfer from the skillet to a rice cooker and pour 1:2 ratio of water for the rice. Add 1” of butter stick in the vessel and taste for salt. For attractive appearance add turmeric and food coloring (optional).
Fried cashews and coriander can be used for garnishing. Easy one dish meal when you are running out of vegetables or in a hurry.
Raita or kurma is a good side dish for Mixed Vegetable Pulov.