April 27, 2019

Xacuti Masala Veg Pulav with Brown Rice | Gluten Free, Vegan One Pot meal

Having bookmarked Valli's recipe for Xacuti masala spice powder, I made a simple veg pulav with this spice mix and Brown Rice for the kids on a weekday dinner. The aroma of the Goan masala powder was terrific and I am sure to make this in a slightly more quantity and store for making the curry masala. This Pulav comes together in less than 15 mins with prep work done the previous night and can easily be cooked even on a weekday rushed morning for the school / office lunchbox. Let's get straight to the recipe. 


If you are following the month long Blogging Marathon, we have been blogging dishes A-Z. So far the journey has been immensely satisfying to me and I would have never gotten this far without the camaraderie that this blogging group offers.

A quick recap of the dishes so far on this marathon:

A
Achari Methi Chole Pulao
B
Brocolli Veg Pulao
C
Cabbage Khichdi (with millets)
D
Dalia Bisibelebhath (no onion, no garlic)
E
Elakkai Badam Paal Rava Kesari
F
Fried Rice (Veg)

G
Gatte ka Pulao
H
Hara Pulav
I
Iyengar Chakkara pongal with Brown Rice
J
Jalapeno Mexican Fried Rice
K
Karivepaaku Mamidiyakaya Chitrannam
L
Little Millet Pongal (Samai Pongal)


M
Moong aur Sama ki Chaashwali Khichdi
N
Navratan Pulao
O
Oats Masala Khichdi
P
Palak Brown Rice Khichdi
Q
Qabooli Veg Biryani
R
Rava Kichadi


S
Sabudana Khichdi with veggies
T
Tehri (Veg Tehri)
U
Uluva Chaaru Biryani
V
Varagu Upma
W
Walnut Broccoli Rice with Sesame
X
Xacuti Masala Veg Pulav

Prep time - 15 mins, Cook time (excluding soak time) - 15 mins, serves - 2

What you need:
Brown Basmati Rice - 1/2 cup
Xacuti Masala - 1 TBSP (recipe soon!)
Veggies - Potato 1 medium, carrot 1, french beans 4-5 - cut into thick batons
Salt - to taste
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp 
Whole spices - bay leaf 1, black cardamom 1
Mint leaves - few
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium (sliced thin) 
Oil - 2 tsp

PIN FOR LATER


How to:
Wash and soak Basmati Rice for 60 mins at least. In the meanwhile, prep the veggies and make the Xacuti masala (a small fresh batch works best here)
In a thick bottomed pressure pan, add oil and the whole spices, add the onions , salt and  ginger garlic paste. Saute till raw smell disappears and the onions brown a bit. Add half of the mint leaves now and the veggies. Mix well. Add the Xacuti masala and the red chilli powder and let the masala coat the veggies thoroughly. Wait till the oil separates a bit, about 2-3 mins. Add 1-2 TBSP water at this time. As we are not adding tomatoes or any liquid, there are chances the pan could be scorched a bit.
Add the rice and mix well. Add the rest of the mint leaves, 1 cup + 2 TBSP of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Once the pressure drops on its own, fluff up. Adjust salt and spices.  Serve with any raita of your choice. 
We ate this with Onion Raita


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9 comments:

  1. Sure the Xacuti is a winner ! With so many recipes with this spice blend I am tempted to try one soon . The aroma of the spices must have filled the house :))

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  2. Even though xacuti masala seems to be the star of the day, each rice dish seems to be unique in it's own way. Your version sounds flavorful and looks very inviting.

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  3. Xacuti masala sounds delicious, the dish must have been so nice and flavorful.

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  4. Xacuti is the winner for X, right? But each person has done it with a different flavor.

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  5. Xacuti is such a flavourful spice blend. It would add such deliciousness to the pulao. Today's xacuti recipes are so interesting.

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  6. The Pulao looks so flavourful and delicious with all that yummy spices.

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  7. Yummy and delicious pulao with xacuti masala..this recipe is a winner for d day..

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  8. What will we do for X without xacuti masala??? lol, love your version with brown rice. Yummm

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  9. Xacuti Pulao/Biryani ruled the day today. Looks so flavourful... will like to try this some day.

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