Ulava Charu (Horse Gram Lentil) Vegetable Pulao

Ulava Charu (Horse Gram Lentil) Vegetable Pulao

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 1440

Cook Time : 40

Total Time : 1480

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1/2 cup horse gram lentils, soaked overnight

  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes

  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (I used frozen veggies)

  • 2 tbsp. oil

  • 1 tsp. ghee

  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 2 dry red chilies

  • 1-2 green chilies, slit

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1

  • 2-3 green cardamoms

  • 5-6 cloves

  • 1 javitri

  • 1 star anise

  • 1 stone flower

  • 1-2 onion, chopped

  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder

  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder

  • 1 tsp. cumin powder

  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder

  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

Directions

  • 01

    Pressure cook the soaked lentils in 3 cups water for 20-25 minutes on a low flame after the first whistle. Strain the liquid and keep aside.

  • 02

    Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and all the whole garam masala. Saute for a few seconds.

  • 03

    Add the onions and curry leaves. Fry till light brown. Add the ginger-garlic and all the dry spices mixed with a little water. Saute till the oil separates.

  • 04

    Add the veggies and saute for a minute. Then add the soaked and drained rice and fry for a minute more.

  • 05

    Add 2 cups lentil stock and coriander leaves. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. When done, fluff it up with a fork.

  • 06

    Garnish with onion rings, cashews and coriander leaves. Serve hot with raita, papad, onion rings and curd chilies.

  • 07

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