Vegetable Keema Pulao

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Recipe by Sharmila Nasarpuri
Recipe by Sharmila Nasarpuri

VEG KEEMA PULAO

This is one recipe I converted from the original non- veg one which my mother used to make. Instead of using minced mutton, I used soya granules. Easier to make and faster too!

Ingredients:-
1. Basmati rice.           1.5 cups
2. Soya granules.         3/4 cup
3. Green peas.             1 small bowl
4. Onion                       1
5. Tomato.                    1
6. Ginger.                      1/2″ piece
7. Garlic.                       5- 6 pods
8. Turmeric powder.     1 Tsp ( haldi)
9. Red chilly powder.    1/2 Tsp
10. Coriander powder.   2 Tsps
11. Meat masala.           2 Tsps
12. Garam masala.        1 Tsp
13. Salt to taste
14. Green cardamom     2 ( chhoti elaichi)
15. Black cardamom      1 ( Bari elaichi)
16. Cloves.                       3
17. Cinnamon                 2 small sticks ( dalchini)
18. Black pepper corns. 5-6 ( sabut kali mirch)
19. Bay leaf.                    2 ( tej patta)
20. Ghee.                        3 Tbsp
21. Water.                        3 cups

Method:-

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1. Wash and soak rice for 1/2 hour

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2. Soak soya granules in hot water for 10 minutes. Strain and squeeze dry.

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3. Grind together onion, tomato, ginger and garlic to a fine paste.

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4. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add green and black cardamom , bay leaf, cinnamon , cloves and pepper corns
5. Add onion tomato paste and fry for 2 minutes
6. Add all spices and fry for 5 minutes on slow heat.
7. Add peas and granules and fry for 5 minutes
8. Add drained rice and mix well
9. Add salt to taste
10. Add 3 cups water and bring to boil
11. Lower heat. Cover and cook till done.
12. Serve hot with raita.

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