Vegetable Pulao Recipe, How to make Veg Pulao Recipe | Vegetable Pulao Recipe
Recipe type: Main, vegetarian
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Easy Vegetable Pulao recipe with step by step instructions. Vegetable Pulao taste great with raita, salad, papad, pickle or any gravy based dish.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
For the Green Paste: Grind all the ingredients with little water until smooth and keep aside.
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ cup chopped mint leaves
  • 2-3 green chilies chopped
For the Vegetable Pulao:
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee + 1 tbsp oil (clarified butter)
  • 2.5 cup basmati rice or long grained rice soaked in water for 30 mins
  • 3 big sized onion chopped into juienne + 1 onion for garnish (pyaaz)
  • 12-14 french beans chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped finely (gajar)
  • 2 potatoes peeled and chopped (aloo)
  • 1 cup green peas (matar)
  • 2 tomatoes chopped finely (tamatar)
  • 12-14 cashew-nuts + 6-7 more cashew-nuts for garnish (kaju)
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 1-2 bay leaves (tejpata)
  • 2 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 3-4 mace blades (javitri)
  • 1 star anise
  • 1-2 stoneflower (dagadphool)
  • 3-4 Messua Ferrea (nagkesar)
  • 6-7 cloves (lavang)
  • 10-12 peppercorn (kalimirch)
  • 4-5 green cardamom (elaichi)
  • 1 tsp cumin seed or caraway seed (jeera / shahi jeera)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 10-12 raisin (optional) (kishmish)
  • 2 tbsp yogurt (dahi)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish (dhaniya)
  • salt as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Soak the basmati rice in water for 30-40 mins.
  2. Chop all the veggies and place aside.
  3. Immerse veggies like french bean, potatoes and carrots in water with little salt.
  4. Keep all the dry whole spices ready.
  5. Now take a pan or cooker add ghee + oil. Once oil is hot add all the whole dry spices.
  6. Saute until they leave aroma but don't burn them. Now add onion julienne.
  7. Also add salt and sugar which would help in caramelizing process of the onion.
  8. Once the onion changes color add the raisina and cashewnuts.
  9. Now saute the onion until they are light brown in color.
  10. Time to add the tomatoes. Saute until they soften.
  11. Pour the green paste and cook fro 2-3 mins.
  12. Also add the yogurt and combine everything.
  13. Put the chopped carrot, potatoes, french bean and green peas.
  14. Mix all nicely then add the soaked rice.
  15. Add water and salt for seasoning.
  16. Cover and cook until rice is cooked and water is evaporated. Alternatively you could pressure cook until 3 whistles. Also shallow fry one onion until light brown in color. In the same oil fry the cashews.
  17. Garnish the pulao with fried onion, cashews and coriander leaves. Serve the vegetable pulao hot with papd, salad and some gravy based dish like dal or chana masala.
1. Add any veggies of your choice.
2. Ensure you don't add too much water else the result would be mushy pulao. The proportion of water should be double of rice for instance 2.5 up of rice so 5 cups of water.
3. If you are not fond of yogurt then add lime juice toward the end with water for a tangy zest.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at