“Kerala Style Vegetable Pulao” is very common in South Kerala Christian weddings mostly served with Chicken roast. Vegetable Pulao also called as Fried Rice in South Kerala. ?
It’s very simple to make and very tasty with the less spices added.
- Chicken Roast + Raita + Pickle + Pappad
- Prawn Roast + Raita + Pickle + Pappad
- Beef Roast + Raita + Pickle + Pappad
Kerala Style Vegetable Pulao | Pulavu RecipePrint This
- 1. Basmati rice - 1 Cup
- 2. Clove - 4 Nos (Grambu)
- 3. Cinnamon stick - 1 Inch piece (Karukapatta)
- 4. Cardamom - 2 Nos (Elaykka)
- 5. Lemon juice - 2 Teaspoon
- 6. Coriander leaves - A small bunch (Malli ila)
- 7. Mint leaves - A small bunch (Pudina ila)
- 8. Ghee - 2 Tablespoon
- 9. Carrot - 1/2 Cup - Chopped
- 10. Beans - 1/2 Cup - Sliced thinly
- 11. Salt - As required
- --- To Garnish ---
- 12. Cashew nuts - 12 Nos
- 13. Raisins - 12 Nos (Unakka munthiri)
- Wash and sock rice in water for 30 minutes.
- Boil water (around 4-5 Cups). When boiled, add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon stick, soaked rice, lemon juice and salt.
- Continue boiling in medium flame.
- Add bunches of coriander leaves and mint leaves in the boiling water when rice is 50% cooked.
- Strain the water when the rice is cooked perfectly. Remove the strands of coriander and mint leaves from the rice (The rice will have the coriander mint flavors).
- Heat ghee in a pan fry Cashew nuts and Raisins till golden brown color. When done, take out it and keep aside for garnishing.
- In the same pan, saute carrot and beans till become soft. Add required amount of salt for the vegetables (Rice is already cooked with salt).
- Add cooked rice and mix well without breaking the rice.
- Garnish with fried Cashew nuts and Raisins.
- Serve hot.
- Amount of vegetables can be increased to make the rice more healthy. - Vegetables can be sauteed/ boiled before adding rice. Vegetables will retain a bright color if they are boiled/ steamed. - If vegetables are boiled/ steamed, heat ghee in a pan and add boiled/ steamed vegetables and then add the cooked rice. - Adding lemon juice while boiling rice will give non sticky white colored rice.