By Moumita Paul
Bengali vegetable pulao is an Indian style fried rice recipe prepared by veggies & white rice in ghee & whole garam masala, easy to make at home by simple steps.
Rinse the rice, soak it in water, drain well & cook it in boiling water along with salt, cook it until 80% done, drain the starch, spread it in a plate.
Wash & cut the carrots & beans, wash green peas, blanch it in boiling water along with 1 1/2 tsp sugar & 1 tsp salt, once half cooked then strain it well.
Heat a pan in medium heat, add oil & ghee, tempering whole spices in it until aroma comes out.
Add veggies, fry it about 3-4 mins, keep it in a side of the pan & fry the cashew nuts & raisins(washed), add chopped green chilli & fry it about 2 mins.
Add the pre-cooked rice in pan in 3-4 batches, gently stir it, add salt & sugar, mix well, cover the pan & cook the rice on slow flame for 2-3 mins.
Lastly add garam masala powder & ghee, gently mix it, cover the pan & turn off the heat.Our bengali vegetable pulao aka bengali vegetable fried rice is ready.
Best to serve this pulao aka bengali style fried rice with indian style veg or non veg side dish(contains gravy) or simply serve it with raita.