Vegetable Pulao

Hi all, It has been a long time I posted a recipe. I’m glad I record them because I am not good at remembering measurements and recipes, so it works great for me. I refer my own blog recipes sometimes. 🙂 This is a very simple version of vegetable pulao I make on weekends.

Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Cloves – 5
Cinnamon – 2-3 sticks
Black cardamom – 3
Peppercorns – 10
Bay leaves – 3
Oil/Ghee – 2-3 Tbsp

Sliced onions – 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste – 3 Tbsp
Plain Yogurt – 2 Tbsp
Chopped Tomato – 1/2 cup
Green Chillies – 3
Mixed Vegetables (I used cubed potato, peas, carrot, capsicum) – 1 cup

Salt – 2 Tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1 Tbsp

Coriander leaves
Mint leaves
Milk – 1/4 cup (Optional)
Water – 3 cups

Wash and soak the rice. Heat oil in a pan, fry the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns and bay leaves. Then add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell leaves. Now add the onions and fry well.

Next add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies, coriander and mint leaves, garam masala powder, salt and curd. Cook till the tomatoes are mushy. Now add all the vegetables and let them cook in the gravy till almost done.

Then add the rice, water and check for salt and spice and adjust according to your taste. Cover and cook on medium again till almost done. Now add the milk and cook on simmer till done. 😛

This is really easy, light on oil and masala. You can add some fresh coconut paste and red chilli powder to make it spicier. You can even fry the potatoes till slightly brown first and then add to the pulao, like you do with paneer. Infact you can try adding paneer, mushroom etc too. I’ll do it next time.

Serve it with spicy Jalapeno masala gravy and cucumber raitha, a filling Sunday lunch.

Veg Pulao


12 thoughts on “Vegetable Pulao

  1. It looks so yummy.. I am sure PK will love this with raita or even with plain yoghurt.. Will try this style this weekend surely 🙂

    I also make in similar way but mine turns to red-orange color due to tomatoes & red chilli powder..

    What is jalapeno masala gravy?? recipe please 🙂

    • Thanks TP, do try. It is quite simple. And jalapeno curry is the hyderabadi famous mirchi ka salan, could not get it perfectly, will try and post recipe soon. 🙂

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