Vegan Aloo Rice With Fruity Nutty Veg Salad- A One Pot Meal

This is quick instant one pot meal.  Quick to make and really delicious.  A complete and comforting meal. Its Vegan and Gluten free too.   
1.1/2 Cups Basmati Rice
1 Large Potato - scrubbed and cut into wedges
1 Large Onion - sliced
1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
1/2 Teaspoon Pav Bhaji Masala
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1/2 Teaspoon Kasoori  Methi
3 Black Peppercorn
2 Petals Star Anise / Bardian
1 Bay Leaf
1 Veg Seasoning Cube
1/4 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
2 Tablespoons Chopped Coriander Leaves
3 Tablespoons Oil
2.1/2 Cups Hot Water
For the Fruity  Nutty Veg Salad
3 Green Grapes - cut into two
3 Black Grapes  - cut into two
2 Kiwi - cut into slices
3 Cherry Tomatoes  - cut into two
3 Iceberg Lettuce leaves -  finely chopped
1 Fried Green Chilly- de seeded and finely chopped
White Sendav Namak to taste
1 Cup Yogurt - beaten
2 Tablespoons Fried Masala Peanuts

For the Fruity  Nutty  Salad
Mix all ingredients well into a serving bowl and refrigerate, till it time to serve.
For the Rice
Wash and soak the rice.  Keep aside.
In a pressure pan heat 2 tablespoons oil and fry the potato wedges on medium high flame till golden.  Remove it on to a plate with a slotted spoon.  In the same oil fry the onions till golden, remove them and keep aside.  In the same oil fry the green chilly for the salad.  Keep aside.
In the same pan add the remaining  tablespoon oil  , add the bay leaf, peppercorns and star anise, half of the fried onions and fry for a minutes.  Now add the rice , little coriander leaves, turmeric, chilly powder and pav bhaji masala fry for a minute.  Add the soup cube, kasoori methi and salt to taste.  Mix them well add hot water and close the cooker, on high flame take 2 whistles. 
Let the cooker cool, open and add the fried potatoes, coriander leaves and mix lightly with a fork.
Serve garnished with fried onions, coriander leaves.  
Enjoy with  Fruity Nutty  Salad  and roasted papad.    A delicious and comforting meal.  Very tasty.

Labels : Rice, Potato, Fried Onions, One Pot Meal, Vegetarian, Salads, Grapes, Masala Peanuts, Cherry Tomatoes, Kiwi, Iceberg Lettuce, Rice, Vegan, Gluten free
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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