Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Written by Mullai

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  1. Deepa Manimudichozhan

    Dear Mullai, My husband was passing by the stove when he saw I was making this new recipe. He asked from where I got the recipe and when i said “Mullai” he said “Appo nalla irukkum” I’ve tried out many of your recipes and now it is accepted as the best source to bring out professional tasting dishes. We salute your spirit!
    Love, Deepa

  2. christy1978

    Hi Mullai,
    Is that dry coconut powder enhance the taste to the dish compare to the fresh squeezed coconut milk?

    1. Mullai

      Fresh coconut milk is the best, all these alternatives are used when is not available and taste will differ with each type. Regarding mint, again fresh is always good, dry leaves are very strong use only a few. Nothing wrong in substituting but you have use less, if its dry mint.

  3. christy1978

    hi mullai
    I’m having a question abt mint leaves
    Any recipe call for mint can i substitute with dry mint leaves.

  4. ayesha1

    Hi Mullai,

    It came out good.We tried it in electric rice cooker.There was some rice burnt at the bottom.Please let us know how we can avoid it.


  5. priya baabu

    hi mullai,
    i have tried lot of your receipes everything came out well. what is coconut powder will i get in indian groceries or we can make it in home. reply me

    1. Mullai

      Priya Baabu, Its the powder made from desiccated (dried) coconut, mostly available in Indian stores. Making at home is not possible as it contains some other chemicals added to it. But you can use fresh coconut milk instead, which can be made at home.

        1. Mullai

          Reena, ofcourse you can skip the powder part and use coconut milk instead. In this recipe for 2 cups of basmati rice you need 4 cups water. Instead use 2 cups water and 2 cups coconut milk.

  6. saleena

    hi mullai,

    you have mentioned green chillies and vegies in the ingredients list but they are missing in the instructions. plz check.

    i have to add that i cook this dish often,it comes out very well.

    1. Mullai

      Hi Kaberi, you can get in Indian grocery stores.  I make them at home, if you can get fresh mint leaves, just rinse them with cold water and drain completely. Wipe out clean without any water and remove the leaves from stalk. Place them over a paper towel and leave them on the kitchen counter top for 4 days or until they turn dry.  Store them in a air-tight container for months.

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