This is a Pilaf that I usually make when I am in a hurry, or have some Basmathi rice and green chutney leftover. Absolutely easy and simple to make, it’s delicious as well. Accompanied by a Raita it makes for a meal by itself! Recipe links for making the Rice, All Purpose Chutney and the Vegetable Raita are given below.
- 250 gms Basmathi rice cooked and ready
- 1 large Carrot
- 1 large potato
- 50 gms French Beans
- 3 large onions
- 1 heaped tsp Garam masala
- 6 tbsps All Purpose Chutney
- A fistful of Cashewnuts halved
- 4 tbsps Ghee/clarified butter
- 5 tbsps oil
- 1tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
Deskin the potatoes and carrot, wash and chop into bite sized pieces. String the French Beans, wash and chop into one inch size pieces. Cook the vegetables together in two glasses of water with a little salt till done. Slice onions and keep aside. Heat the Ghee and oil mixture. Add the Jeera and after it splutters drop in the Cashews. Toss and add the sliced onions and the All purpose chutney. Roast till the onions are translucent and the raw flavour of the green chutney is gone. Add the Garam masala and roast for a couple of minutes. Drop in the cooked vegetables and Rice. Mix thoroughly. Adjust salt and heat on a gentle flame stirring frequently till well heated. Alternatively you can microwave the Pilaf for ten minutes after adding the vegetables and rice. Serve with a mixed Vegetable Raita.