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BROCCOLI AND CARROT PULAO

Ingredients:

Basmati rice - 400 gms
Broccoli florets - 150 gms 
Carrots - 100 gms (diced, parboiled)
Oil - 2 tbsp
cumin seeds  - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves -3
Black pepper  -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water  -5 cups

Method:

  • clean, wash and soak the rice in sufficient water for 10 minutes. drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Saute the cumin seeds, bay leaf, cloves and black pepper till they crackle.
  • Add the carrots, broccoli and salt and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove; discard the whole spices; keep the vegetables aside.
  • Boil one litre water in a separate pot; cook the rice until done and drain the excess water.
  • Gently fold in cooked vegetables into the rice and transfer to a serving platter.
  • Serve hot.
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