Aromatic Indian Rice
Recipe type: main
RecipeCuisine: Indian
Aromatic Indian Rice with Vegetable recipe with step by step photos.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • ½ cup mung dal soaked in water for 15 to 20 mins (split yellow mung beans)
  • 300 gms boiled Or steamed rice
  • 3 tbsp Ghee Or Butter Or Olive Oil
  • 10 to 12 cashew nuts
  • 4 to 5 small brinjals just slit crosswise from top
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 10 to 12 cauliflower florets
  • 4 to 5 french beans chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 1.5 inch ginger juliennes
  • 6 to 7 garlic chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • ½ lime juice
  • 1 t/s turmeric (haldi)
  • ½ t/s asofoetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed powder (dhaniya)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp ambadi masala powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Take boiled rice which you must have made earlier day or today. Keep it aside.
  2. Chop all veggies and keep ready.
  3. Slit brinjals cross wise on the top.
  4. Soak mung dal in water for about 15 to 20 mins.
  5. Take a big heavy bottomed sauce pan Or wok. Add ghee Or oil keep on low heat mode. Once oil is hot add cashews.
  6. Saute cashews until light brown in color. Now add curry leaves and onion juliennes. Saute for 2 mins Or until onion becomes light brown in color.
  7. Add chilies, ginger and garlic. Saute for 2 mins more. Also add asofoetida.
  8. It's time to add chopped tomatoes.
  9. Put turmeric, red chili powder, dhaniya powder, ambadi masala and garam masala. Mix all well.
  10. Once everything blends well. Add all chopped veggies like the cauliflower, carrots, french beans, green peas and brinjals.
  11. Also add soaked mung dal. Combine everything well.
  12. Squeeze lime juice along with salt for seasoning.
  13. Add water and hot milk.
  14. Let this simmer and cover it with a lid. Pour some water on the lid.
  15. Keep stirring in between and let it cook for 15 mins Or until vegetables are tender.
  16. Finally, add boiled rice and incorporate all. Once all are mixed well remove from fire.
  17. Your Indian Rice with veggies are ready.
  18. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  19. Serve hot on a platter with raita, papad and pickle.
1. If you are using butter add little oil as butter gets burnt faster.
2. You could add more hot milk Or water if you want your rice mushy just like me.
3. Also, you could add veggies of your choice like potatoes, yam, mushrooms, beans, cabbage, spring onion, bell pepper, soyabean.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 to 4 hungry people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at