Vegetable Pulao – Veg Pulao Recipe

December 21, 2014 Biryani/PulaoKids BayMixed VegRice Varieties  2 comments

Veg Pulao is yet another easy and quick one pot meal recipe. Its a good blend of mixed veggies and rice. This goes well any gravy kind of side dish. My personal favourite would be Paneer Butter Masala, Kadai Paneer … But this time I served with Dum Aloo (recipe coming soon). Its a perfect lunch box menu too. I usually make this when we do not want to have the usual rice, kuzhambu and veggie combo. This is a good alternative to it and super quick to make!!


Now to the recipe….




 [Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 25 mins]


  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 3/4 cup
  • Mixed Vegetables – 1 cup (I used carrot, potato & peas)
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Onion – 2
  • Oil / Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – a small piece
  • Clove – 3
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Salt – as needed




  • Slice the onions, chop the veggies and keep it ready. Heat a pressure cooker with ghee/oil (I used a mix of both) and temper with cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf. Add sliced onions, slit green chilly and ginger-garlic paste. Saute till onions get transparent and the raw smell of ginger-garlic paste goes off.

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  • Add cubed potatoes, carrots and green peas and saute for a couple of minutes. Now add washed basmati rice and mix well so that it coats well with the ghee/oil.

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  • Add 1 and 3/4 cups of water, required salt and mix well. Close the pressure cooker and cook it in high flame until u get a whistle and then simmer for 5 minutes and switch off the flame. Once the pressure releases fluff it up with a fork.

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Tadddaaaa!!! Yummy Veg Pulao is ready!!

Serve hot with any gravy of your choice!! I served with Dum Aloo (recipe coming soon)





  1. U can add coconut milk instead of water and make the veg pulao. U can use half and half too. Amma always makes it this way!!
  2. U can use any vegetables of your choice like beans, corn etc…
  3. I normally do not soak rice before cooking so have used 1 & 3/4 cup of water. 1 & 1/2 cups for the rice + 1/4 cup for the veggies would be perfect to get separate grains as above.
  4. If u soak rice, u may have to reduce the amount of water accordingly.

2 comments to Vegetable Pulao – Veg Pulao Recipe

  • padma  says:

    Veg pulao is very tempting….I just had a similar post very recently!!
    Would love u to visit my space!!

  • Rachna's Kitchen  says:

    Looking so delicious and tempting. Pictures are also perfect.Very nice recipe.

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