Every Monday, the Menu in my office for lunch included "Katte pulao" by a Vendor who sold only Pulao. The whole Cafeteria filled with the Aroma of that tasty Pulao. It hardly had any Veggies except Egg plant pieces here and there, but tasted always the same. I tried my best to replicate that dish like 100 times and finally narrowed it to this recipe. It tastes just like Katte Pulao but with a lot of good veggies.
|Nutritional Information (Approx)||(per serving)|
|Coriander leaves||1/2 cup|
|Fennel seeds||1 tsp|
|Cumin seeds||1 tsp|
|Cinnamon||a small stick|
|Jeera/Cumin seeds||1/2 tsp|
|Fennel seeds||1/2 tsp|
Gather the ingredients listed under "for masala"
Grind the masala to a coarse paste with little water.
In a pot or a pressure cooker, heat oil and fry the ingredients under "To temper"
Add chopped onion and fry till it looks transparent.
Add the chopped veggies.
Add the ground masala and give it a mix.
Add the water and bring it to boil.
Add the turmeric powder, sambar powder
Add the rice and mix well.
If using a pressure cooker, take out the heat after a whistle.
If cooking on a pot, cook till the rice is cooked.
Serve hot with cucumber raita.
- I could not find the mint leaves here yet. You can add the mint leaves for the masala before grinding.
- You can add or skip any veggies you want.