Vegetable Pulao in Pressure Cooker, How to make Vegetable Pulao Recipe | Stepwise
Recipe type: Main, Vegan Vegetarian
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2-3
Vegetable Pulao in Pressure Cooker recipe is an easy and one pot recipe. It’s a comfort, warm and healthy food to have during winter’s.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1.5 cup long grained rice (I used basmati) soaked in water for 30-35 mins
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 bay leaves (tejpata)
  • 2-3 nagkesar
  • 4-5 green cardamom (elaichi)
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 1 tbsp caraway seed (shahi jeera)
  • 2 stone flower (dagagdphool)
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak)
  • ½ mace (javitri)
  • 3-4 cloves (lavang)
  • 7-8 peppercorns (kalimirch)
  • 3-4 whites of spring onion or 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped greens of spring onion
  • 5-6 cauliflower florets chopped (phoolgobi)
  • 2 tbsp green peas (matar)
  • ½ cup carrot chopped finely (gajar)
  • 1 medium sized potato chopped into chunks (aloo)
  • ¼th cup capsicum or bell pepper chopped finely (simla mirch)
  • ¼th cup cabbage chopped finely (gobi)
  • 3-4 mushroom chopped into chunks (khumb)
  • ½ cup french beans chopped
  • 2 cup coconut milk or water + cup water (nariyal dudh)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder or biryani masala
  • salt as required
For Garnish:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ inch ginger julienne
  • 8-10 cashews
  • few raisins (optional)
  • few chopped greens of spring onion
How to make the recipe?
  1. Heat oil in the pressure cooker once hot add all the whole ground garam masala (spices). Saute until they are fragrant.
  2. Add ginger and fry until the raw smell disappears.
  3. Now add the whites of spring onion.
  4. Add salt so that the onion caramelizes faster.
  5. Time to add all the chop veggies.
  6. Also put the garam masala powder.
  7. Add 1 cup water and mix all nicely.
  8. Pour the coconut milk.
  9. Strain the water from the soaked basmati rice. Lastly add the rice and salt for seasoning. Mix gently. Cover with the lid.
  10. Pressure cook until 3 whistles then switch off the gas. Fry all the ingredients for garnish except greens of spring onion until light brown and place aside. Once the cooker cools down. Serve your pressure cooker vegetable pulao hot with raita, salad or papad.
  11. Garnish with the fried ginger, cashews, raisins
1. You could add coconut milk and water at 1:1 ratio half and half.
2. Add any veggies of your choice.
3. If you are cooking on a pan then cook on a slow heat until the pulao is cooked.
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