Vedanayagam Shastika Recipe - Vegetable pulao.

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Main Ingredients : Basmati rice, French beans

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Rice

Vedanayagam Shastika

Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Vedanayagam Shastika Recipe - how to make Vedanayagam Shastika


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Basmati rice 2 cups

  • French beans 10-15

  • Cauliflower 10 florets

  • Mushrooms 10-15

  • Carrot 1 medium

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Green peas 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Cloves 6

  • Cinnamon 1 inch sticks

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 6

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash rice well and drain. String, wash and chop French beans. Wash and drain cauliflower florets.

Step 2

Wash and halve mushrooms. Peel, wash and cut carrot into half centimeter cubes. Peel, wash and slice onion. Wash and drain green peas. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves. Crush cloves and cinnamon stick. Heat ghee in a thick bottom pan and fry green cardamoms, crushed cloves and cinnamon until the aroma comes out.

Step 3

Then add sliced onion and cumin seeds, sauté till the onions become golden. Mix in red chilli powder.

Step 4

Stir in prepared vegetables and cook for about five minutes over a low heat. Add soaked rice, sauté well.

Step 5

Add four cups of water and salt to taste. Cover with tight fitting lid, increase heat and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Lower heat and simmer till rice and vegetables are tender.

Step 7

Transfer pan on to a griddle and reduce heat and cook for around twenty minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.