This is a quick one dish meal recipe when I am not in mood to stretch efforts for a vegetable Biriyani .Also No grinding masalas as like Pulao and stuff. I say this is quick if you have frozen cut vegetables :) else cutting vegetables for veg rice is really time consuming task :)
(Now, am back again with utilising 'sambar powder' :) To retierate again it has the hidden but ever satisfying spices such as Dhaniya,Channa Dal,Methi in right proportions.. You can check the sambar powder recipe here ) Have no apprehensions about adding sambar powder in this rice, this will NOT taste just like sambar rice ;)
Normal Rice / Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Vegetables (Beans/Carrot/Onion/Peas/Corn) - 2 cups
Sambar powder - 2 full sp
Garam Masala powder - 1 sp
Cumin Coriander powder - 1 sp
Curd - 1 Tbsp
Oil/Butter/Ghee - 2-3 sp
In little butter/ghee/oil, saute the vegetables, add little water and cook closed.
Once they are partly done, add masala powders,curd,salt, give a good mix.
(Curd helps binding the masala together and boosts up the taste)
Add the whole mixture to rice, add enough water and cook till done.
Serve hot with Raitha.