brown rice 1 cup
onion 1 (large)
vegetables (carrot, beans, cauliflower and green peas) 1/2 cup
ginger/garlic paste 1 teaspoon
green chilly 1 – 2
mint leaves one fistful
oil + ghee 1 + 1 tablespoon
coriander leaves 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
water 2 cups
cinnamon / patta 1 inch piece
elaichi / cardamom 1
salt to taste
. In a pan, boil water. Mean while, wash and clean brown rice. When water starts boiling, turn off the stove and add the water to the rice, keep it aside for 30 – 40 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain the rice and keep it aside.
. Mean while, chop all the vegetables, onion, slit green chillies and keep it aside.
. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker.
. Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and cinnamon and saute for few seconds.
. Now add the sliced onions to it and saute till onion turns light brownish in color.
. Now add ginger garlic paste and slit green chillies and saute till the raw smell goes off.
. Next add pudina and saute well. Then add chopped vegetables, a little salt and mix well.
. Now add 2 cups of water, salt and let it start boiling.
. Then reduce the flame and add rice to it, mix well.
. Cover the pressure cooker, keep the flame in high and wait till the steam starts coming out.
. Then reduce the flame, put on the whistle and pressure cook for 15 – 18 minutes or for 3 whistles. Then turn off the flame.
. Wait till the pressure subsides. Then open the cooker, fluff the rice with a fork.
. Brown rice pulao is ready. Serve it with raita.