Friday, July 27, 2012

Vegetable Pulao

This is a simple Vegetable pulao with mild spices that can be prepared very quickly.This also serves as a nice lunch box recipe.I prefer to cook this in a kadai or a pan rather than pressure cooking. 

Simple vegetable pulao


Basmati rice
1 cup
Water(adjust according to the rice you are using)
1 3/4 cups
Vegetables cut into small cubes(I have used carrots,beans and peas)
Handful each
Onion sliced finely
Green chilli
1 -2
3 tsp
Cashew,Kismis(golden raisins) fried in ghee ,chopped coriander leaves
As needed 
As needed


1 small piece
Bay leaf
Cumin seeds(Jeera)
½ tsp
vegetables and spices

Frying Vegetables

Adding rice to the vegetables

Garnished pulao ready to serve

  • Take a kadai or pressure pan ,add oil and all the spices and fry them.Add the slit green chillies,onions and fry till onions turn slight golden in colour.Add the vegetables and fry for 2 mins.
  • Wash the rice and add it followed by water and the salt. Keep in high flame and once it comes to a boil reduce the flame to the lowest,cover and cook for 15 mins.
  • Check after 10 mins once and mix gently once so that it wont stick to the bottom and cook covered till done.Once done add the fried cashews and kismis and chopped coriander leaves and serve with raita or any vegetable gravy of your choice.
  • You can add 1/2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste after frying the spices.
  • You can use frozen vegetables instead of fresh ones .
  • Add little green chilli paste in place of slit green chilli or try it with little chilli powder instead of green chilli especially when preparing for kids.

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