Thursday, January 30, 2014

Simple Vegetable Pulao | Veg Pulao Recipe

This pulao doesn't need much time; it can be done in a jiffy. I made palak paneer with the extra bunch of spinach I had at home and served it with this simple Veg pulao. It was delicious and TH liked this combo of quick lunch. This can even be packed in lunch box for kids and this turns to be a healthy version of pulao, since it has almost all veggies. You can turn the same recipe into a non-veg dish by adding chicken chunks. Keep this as a base and make ur own variation of pulao. Share ur views and ideas of what all can be added in this pulao.  

Preparation time 5-8 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes


1 cup of basmathi rice
1 onion
2-3 green chillies
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1 finely cubed carrot
5-6 french beans
¼ cup green peas
1 chopped potatoes
Coriander leaves (to garnish)
To temper
1 clove
1 bay leaf
2 cardamoms
½ inch cinnamon stick

How to make it

  • Wash and rinse basmathi rice in running water. Soak the rice with 2 ½ cups of water for 15 mins.
  • In a pan heat oil and temper the items given.

  • Sauté the onions till transparent.

  • Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Fry till the raw smell leaves.

  • Now add the chopped potatoes. Sauté for few minutes.

  • Add the chopped veggies. I used carrot, beans and peas. You can also try adding some more veggies of choice (cauliflower, soya chunks, paneer,mushrooms, corn etc.)

  • Blend them well and add salt. Add the soaked rice without water. Mix well and check for spiciness and salt.

  • Now add the reserved water. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.


  1. Add water accordingly. The quality of the rice which am using needs 2 ½ cups of water. Generally 2 cups is enough for cooking 1 cup of basmathi rice.
  2. Soak the cauliflower in hot water for few mins and then chop them into small florets. If using soya chunks, soak them in warm water prior using it.