For many of us, rice is a go-to quick meal. It easily gets cooked in a short period of time and doesn't require a lot of effort in preparation too. Rice is prepared in a variety of ways all across the world. Especially in India, there are delicious rice recipes that one can explore. Vegetable pulao is a common rice recipe that is practically made in every Indian household. For those who don't know much about pulao, it is a one-pot rice dish cooked with spices and vegetables. Since pulao is healthy and easy to make, we thought of sharing this recipe for Udupi vegetable pulao with you.
Udupi vegetable pulao is a traditional South Indian rice dish made with a special spice paste and a variety of vegetables. This recipe can come in handy when you need to make a big meal for a large group of guests at your home. The best part is that it can be made in one pot and takes just 20 minutes to cook.
Which Leaves Are Used To Give Flavour To Pulao?
Almost every Indian cuisine contains bay leaves. This culinary herb, also known as tej patta, is an important part of Indian cuisine. Bay leaves are used in the preparation of pulao because they add a great flavour to the meal. It gives an earthy aroma and deep flavour when infused in hot oil during cooking.
Here Is How To Make The Spice Paste:
This recipe requires a special spice paste which needs to be prepared before starting the pulao preparation. To make this authentic spice paste, you will need ingredients like grated coconut, ginger, garlic, and chilies. Besides these, you will require cinnamon sticks, cardamom, coriander seeds, cloves, and dry red chilies. Add all these ingredients to a food processor and grind them into a thick paste. Add a little water, make sure it's not too much as we don't want a runny consistency.
How To Make Udupi Style-Vegetable Pulao Recipe:
This delicious one-pot meal can be prepared with ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen. Rice is the main ingredient used for making Udupi style-vegetable pulao. You can use basmati rice or any other white rice to make this dish. Besides this, fresh coconut and coconut milk will be used to give a creamy and nutty flavour to the dish.
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Serve this tasty pulao hot with some fresh cucumber raita.