Vegetable Palav/ Pulao/ brinji

Basmati rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 6 or 7 flakes
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Green chillies - 5 or 6
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 2 small piece
Cloves - 2 or 3
Cilantro - handful( if u want the green palav)
Bay leaf - 1
Cardamom -2
Mint leaves - few
Vegetables - as desired 2 cups
( chopped beans,carrot, potato,peas, cauliflower)
Bread - 2 slice

Remove edges of the bread and cut into small squares and deep fry in oil...keep aside

To grind :-
Garlic,ginger,green chillies,fennel seeds and cilantro
( grind all these in a mixer with little water to a fine paste).

Cut onion into thin lengthwise.

Heat oil in a pan add jeera, bayleaf, clove, cinnamom and cardamom..next add onions and fry till light brown...next add the vegetables and fry for 1 or 2 minute...now add mint leaves and the ground masala...saute and cook for 5 minutes.

Soak rice for 10 mts...drain water from it and add the rice to the masala, add required amount of water ( see the masala also has water in it so count that and add in the ratio of 2 :1), add salt and cook either in the same pan directly... covered and under low flame..stirring now and then or transfer the masala and add rice, water and salt to the mix and switch it on.mixce cooker. Add the fried bread pieces and mix or top with the palav....will taste great.

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