#recipes I am a big fan of one pot dishes and pulao is one of my favorites. When one is bored of eating regular food or wants to make something easy, wholesome and yummy too pulao is a good option. There are so many recipe's for this, probably everyone has their own family favourite and though I cook it in different ways, this one which I am sharing today is good for lunch, dinner, parties, picnics and tiffin too.. Vegetable pulao (for 5-6 people) 1 bowl basmati rice/ normal rice washed well and soaked for 1/2 hour Chopped vegetables (potato, carrots, peas, capsicum, beans etc) 2 tbsp oil or ghee as per choice 2 medium onions sliced 1 tomato chopped in chunks 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1 tbsp chopped ginger Khadaa masala (1 bay leaf, few cloves and peppercorns, 2-3 green elaichi, 1 cinnamon sticks, 1 badi elaichi) Salt and red chilli powder to taste 1 tbsp sabut zeera 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp dhaniya powder (optional) 1/2 tsp sugar Water for cooking Method 1. Heat a thick bottom pan. Add oil and let it heat well. Add sabut zeera and let it crackle. Now add all khadaa masala and bhoono for few seconds. 2. Now add garlic, saute a bit, then ginger and then add sliced onion. Cook the till they are brown and a little charred. 3. Add all veggies and saute them for a minute. Then add salt, and rest of the spices and sugar too. 4. When you see little oil separating from veggies, add tomatoes and saute a bit. slowly add drained rice. 5. Add double the amount of water as you have taken the rice and a little more. Cover and cook on simmer, while checking. When you see the rice is well cooked (it will come up and grains will be long. Water must have dried) switch off the gas and let it be like that for 10-15 minutes. Serve with raita.