Vegetable Pulav


Basmati Rice                    1 cup 
Mint                            1/4 cup
Cilantro                        1/2 cup
Onions                          1 NO
Ginger                          1'inch piece chopped finely
Garlic                          1 NO 
green Chillies/serrano pepper   4 nos
Coconut                         2 tsp
(Carrots,beans,peas,cauliflowers)1 cup
Salt                             Acc to taste
Cinnamon                         1 piece
Cloves                           1 no 
Bay leaf                         2 Nos
Butter/Ghee/margarine            2 tbsp
water                            2 cups
cashew                           1/4 cup
Bread                            4 slices


Soak The Basmati Rice in water for half an hour before cooking.
Wash & drain the rice.

Cut the carrots,beans lenght wise..wash peas & florets 

Wash & dry the mint & Cilantro.
Blend Mint,cilantro,ginger,garlic,whole garam masala,serranos.coconuts
& half the Onion to a fine paste.

In a rice cooker or in a pan take some butter/ghee.
AS it starts melting add  bay leaf & whole garam masala.
fry for a minute add the paste let it cook for a couple of minutes
Add the veges & fry for couple more minutes.
Add rice & salt.Fry it till all the rice is quoted with ghee & spices.
Add the water & cover the lid.

In a seperate pan add a little butter & fry the cashew pieces & keep aside.
in the same pan fry the onions till it turns translucent & brown.

Cut the bread it small cubes,deep fry them & keep aside.

Garnish the rice with cashews,onions & bread crotouns.
Serve hot with Yougurt salad  of your choice.

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