How to make Instant Veg Pulao with Onion Bhajia -

Quick vegetable pulao served with onion bhajia

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cooked rice (पके हुए चावल), Red capsicum (लाल शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Instant Veg Pulao with Onion Bhajia

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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.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Instant Veg Pulao with Onion Bhajia Recipe

  • Cooked rice 2 cups

  • Red capsicum 1/2 medium

  • Button mushrooms 5-6

  • Boiled corn kernels 1/4 cup

  • Shelled green peas 2 tablespoons

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tbsps + for deep-frying

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Chaat masala for sprinkling


Step 1

Slice onions and put into a bowl, add red chilli powder and salt and mix well. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Roughly chop capsicum. Slice mushrooms.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mushrooms and sauté for half a minute.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 5

Add corn kernels, green peas, capsicum and salt to the pan and mix well. Add rice and green chillies and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Add ginger-garlic paste to the onions, add gram flour and refined flour and mix well. Drop small portions of onion mixture into hot oil and deep-fry till crisp and brown on all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Transfer the pulao on a serving plate, top with onion bhajia, sprinkle chaat masala over it and serve hot.

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