Here is the recipe to prepare mixed vegetable pulao without pressure cooker. The recipe uses saboot masala which gives it a fabulous aroma and taste.
1 cup Rice (Chawal) 2 cup Water 200 gms Cauliflower (Phool gobi) Florets 2 small Potato (Aloo) 1/2 cup fresh Peas (Matar) 1 large Onion (Pyaj) 3-4 black Cardamoms (Elaichi) 1/2 tsp Red chilli (Lal Mirchi) Powder 1 x 1 inch Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini) 2-4 Cloves (Lavang) 4 tblsp Oil 1 tsp Salt (Namak)
How to make quick vegetable pulao:
Wash and soak the rice for 1 hour, drain and keep aside.
Slice the onion finely and chop the potatoes into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown, add all the vegetables, cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms.
Saute for 2-3 minutes, add little water and cook till the potatoes and peas are half cooked.
Then add the drained rice, salt and red chilli powder.
Add 2 cups of water and boil.
When the water starts boiling, reduce the flame and cover and cook till the rice is done.