Vegetable pulav,Amma's signature pulao

I rather name this  as Amma's super hit pulav instead of just "vegetable pulav". This pulav takes me back to my childhood days where Amma used to prepare this for us  on every Saturday.Dad used to get green peas masala from the restaurant as an accompaniment.That was the routine then.
                                               She always uses home made clarified butter(ghee) for the preparation and that is one of the secret ingredient.Until recently she used to follow the Saturday tradition of making pulav,but now it is prepared only on popular demand  since all, we siblings are settled in different locations except lucky me stay just opposite her place.....So I can request her anytime whenever I urge.When Amma prepares pulav I bet  our neighbour 's olfactory receptors will be activated.The house and the entire surrounding is filled with the aroma of pulao. Yesterday she had prepared this for my sisters send off party.Thank you Amma for this tasty pulav and the recipe. Love  you .

Basmathi rice-1 cup
Onions-2 (slit lengthwise)
Ghee (clarified butter)-3 tbsp
Carrot-1 diced
Beans-4 chopped finely
Beetroot-diced 2 tsp
Cauliflower-1/2 cup (optional)
Green peas-1/2 cup
Tomatoes-2 (chopped into medium pieces)
Cashewnuts-1/4 cup
Green chillies-4 (slit into 2)
Coriander leaves-few (chopped to garnish)
To be ground to a paste:
Coriander leaves-1 /2 cup
Garam masala powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

  1. Grind the ingredients mentioned under it.
  2. Wash the basmathi rice,drain water completely,mix the ground masala to it and keep it aside.
  3. Add whole spices ,cashews ,raisins to the rice mixture.
  4. Take a pressure cooker,add ghee and heat it.
  5. Add onions and fry it till translucent.
  6. Add the rice mixture and fry for few minutes in simmer.
  7. Add vegetables,salt to taste and water.
  8. Close the lid and take exactly one whistle and off the flame.
  9. Once the pressure releases open the lid and garnish coriander leaves and stir it very delicately.