Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable Sweet Pilaf Recipe
Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable Sweet Pilaf Recipe is made up of sauteed mixed vegetables and rice which cooked along with whole spices and topped with shallow fried paneer and a bit of ghee.
Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable Sweet Pilaf Recipe is a very simple Bengali Style Vegetable Pulao that we prepare very often at our place. Normally I prefer to cook this pulao or pilaf during winter as fresh peas and carrot are available in abundance during winter. You can add beans too if you wish .
This ‘pulao’ is a little sweet as we Bengalis prefer ‘pulao’ to be a little sweet. You may discard adding paneer too but I love paneer; so I always add it in my pulao. ‘Gobindobhog Rice’ is a kind of aromatic rice available in West Bengal. You can use any aromatic rice for this preparation. Try this ‘pulao’ with any Veg or Non Veg preparation of your choice.
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If you do not find Gobindobhog Rice you may substitute with any other aromatic rice too.
- 200 grams Govind Bhog Rice
- 1 cup Mixed vegetables , chopped (carrot, cauliflower, peas)
- 1 Onion , thinly sliced
- Sultana Raisins , a handful
- 1 Green Chilli , slit
- 8 Cashew nuts
- 100 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cubed
- 2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
- 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 3 Cloves (Laung)
- 2 teaspoons Sugar
- Salt , to taste
- 2 teaspoons Ghee
- 1 tablespoon Oil
How to make Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable Sweet Pilaf Recipe
To begin making Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable Sweet Pilaf Recipe, wash the rice and drain water. Keep aside.
Blanch the vegetables and peas in hot water.
Heat oil in a handi. Lightly shallow fry the cubed paneer. Keep them aside.
In the same kadai, add bay leaf, dry whole masalas and onions. Fry till onions become translucent.
Add in the blanched vegetables. Stir for a few minutes.
Once the veggies are a bit tender till al dente, add cashews and raisins.
Now add the soaked rice. Sauté till the rice grains become a little long and white in colour. It will take around 3-4 minutes.
Now add water a little more just to cover the rice.
Add sugar and green chilli. Adjust salt. Cover and cook till the rice is done.
Remove the cover and drizzle ghee. Mix very well.
Now add the fried paneer pieces. Remove from heat. Mix, cover and let it rest for 2-3 minutes and serve.
Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable Sweet Pilaf Recipe is part of the Festival Recipes Contest