vegetable pulao recipe

Vegetable pulao recipe with step by step pictures and video recipe. Vegetable pulao is an easy recipe to make for either lunch or dinner. This is one pot recipe and is wholesome food. You can serve veg pulao with raita and salad.

About Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable pulao is a common rice dish made in many Indian homes. In vegetable pulao, the rice is cooked with different vegetables and spices. Vegetable pulao is an ideal lunch box recipe. It can be prepared within 30 minutes and is a wholesome and nutritious meal.

Why you should try this vegetable pulao recipe?

In this vegetable pulao recipe, I have included a small tip that will help you to make perfect pulao every time. Whenever vegetable pulao is made in the pressure cooker, normally the pulao gets soggy and sticky.

So, this recipe will help you to get a perfect pulao, every time you make. This is surely a no-fail recipe.

You might also like a similar rice recipe on this website – Veg fried rice.

Vegetable pulao recipe

Quick and easy vegetable pulao recipe in the pressure cooker.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 273kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Basmati rice
  • 1 Onions
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1/4 Cup Carrot
  • 1/4 Cup Beans
  • 1/4 Cup Cabbage
  • 1/4 Cup Capsicum
  • 1 Potato
  • 1/4 Cup Green Peas
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 7-8 Cashews
  • Salt to taste

Whole Spices:

  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 6 Black peppercorns
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 blade Mace
  • 4 Cloves

Instructions

Preparations to be done for making vegetable pulao recipe:

  • Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Chop onions, ginger, garlic, and green chilies.
  • Chop the vegetables (carrot, beans, cabbage, and capsicum).
  • Wash, peel and chop the potato. Place it in a bowl filled with water.
  • Peel the peas.
  • Keep all the whole spices ready.

Making the vegetable pulao recipe

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Once the oil is hot, add cumin and whole spices mentioned in the ingredients list. Saute till you get a nice aroma of all the spices.
  • Add 7-8 cashews, onions and finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies. Saute for 3-4 minutes till raw smell from onions, ginger and garlic leaves.
  • Now add all the vegetables and salt. Saute the vegetables for 4-5 minutes till raw smell leaves.
  • Next, add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 1 1/2 cup water. Let it come to a boil. Taste the gravy and add salt accordingly.
  • Drain the water of the rice. Add 2 tsp oil in it and mix it well. Mix the oil with rice gently.
  • Cover and cook for 1 whistle only. Switch off the flame. Let the pressure of the pressure cooker settle down on its own.
  • Open the lid of the pressure cooker and keep it uncovered for 5 minutes. Fluff it up with a fork.
  • Garnish vegetable pulao with coriander leaves. Serve it with raita or salad.

Video

Notes

1. Use the whole spices that are easily available with you. If you do not have the whole spices then use garam masala powder in vegetable pulao recipe. Increase the quantity of garam masala powder mentioned in the ingredients i.e. 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp.
2. You can use any vegetable of your choice like you can add sweet corn, cauliflower, mushroom and paneer(cottage cheese) while making vegetable pulao recipe. Do not use vegetables that become soggy after cooking.

How to make Vegetable Pulao recipe with step by step photos:

Preparations to be done for making vegetable pulao recipe:

    1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
    2. Chop onions, ginger, garlic, and green chilies.
    3. Chop the vegetables (carrot, beans, cabbage, and capsicum).
    4. Wash, peel and chop the potato. Place it in a bowl filled with water.
    5. Peel the peas.
    6. Keep all the whole spices ready.

Soak rice in water for 30 minutes to make vegetable pulao recipe Chop the vegetables to make vegetable pulao recipe

Making the vegetable pulao recipe:

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Once the oil is hot,  add cumin and whole spices mentioned in the ingredients list. Saute till you get a nice aroma of all the spices.

Heat oil in pressure cooker and add whole spices and cumin to make vegetable pulao recipe

2. Add 7-8 cashews, onions and finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies. Saute for  3-4 minutes till raw smell from onions, ginger and garlic leaves.

Add cashews, onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies ans saute for a minute to make vegetable pulao recipe

3. Now add all the vegetables and salt. Saute the vegetables for 4-5 minutes till raw smell leaves.

Addition of vegetables and salt in the pressure cooker to make veg pulao recipe

4. Next, add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 1 1/2 cup water. Let it come to a boil. Taste the gravy and add salt accordingly.

Addition of garam masala and lemon juice to make veg pulao recipe

5. Drain the water of the rice. Add 2 tsp oil in it and mix it well. This is the secret tip that will help you to get perfect pulao every time. The rice grains will not be sticky after pressure cooking.
6. When the gravy starts to boil add rice. Mix the rice gently.

Addition of oil in uncooked rice and then put it in the pressure cooker.

7. Cover and cook for 1 whistle only. Switch off the flame. Let the pressure of the pressure cooker settle down on its own.
8. Open the lid of the pressure cooker and keep it open for 5 minutes. Fluff it up with a fork.

Cook for 1 whistle in the pressure cooker to make veg pulao recipe

9. Garnish vegetable pulao with coriander leaves. Serve it with raita or salad.

My tips:

  1. I have used long grain Basmati rice for making the recipe. If you use normal rice make sure you use aged rice(Purana chawal) for making veg pulao.
  2. Use the whole spices that are easily available with you. If you do not have the whole spices then use garam masala powder in vegetable pulao recipe. Increase the quantity of garam masala powder mentioned in the ingredients i.e. 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp.
  3. After adding the cashews, immediately add onions. Cashews brown quickly in hot oil and it may burn too that’s why we fry them with the onions.
  4. If you are making this vegetable pulao especially for any party then add veg maggie cubes that are available in stores. It definitely enhances the flavor of vegetable pulao. However, while making it on a daily basis, I avoid using veg cubes.
  5. You can use any vegetable of your choice like you can add sweet corn, cauliflower, mushroom and paneer(cottage cheese) while making vegetable pulao recipe. Do not use vegetables that become soggy after cooking.
  6. After pressure cooking for 1 whistle, switch off the flame. Let the pressure of the pressure cooker settle down on its own. Once it settled, open the lid and keep it open for 5 minutes. After that fluff the pulao with the fork.

Please leave your valuable suggestions, feedback or any query related to the recipe in the comment box. If you make this recipe in any other way, do share your tips and suggestions to make it better. Till then enjoy your day………Happy Cooking 🙂

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