Vegetable Pulao | How to make Vegetable Pulao

By Sehej Mann  |  29th Oct 2015  |  
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About Vegetable Pulao Recipe

A flavourful pulao recipe that is sure to be a favourite at your dinner party.

Vegetable Pulao

Ingredients to make Vegetable Pulao

  • 100 grams basmati rice
  • 1 small sized onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables (peas/carrots/ tomato/ cauliflower)
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera Powder (roasted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger Garlic Paste
  • 750 ml water
  • 2 Bayleafs
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste
  • Spice ingredients:
  • 1 piece of cardamom
  • 1 piece of star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 4-5 pepper Corns
  • Half a stick of cinnamon

How to make Vegetable Pulao

  1. Soak the rice for 15 minutes before you start cooking. Then put the rice in a pot with water and the spices- bay leaf, a small piece of star anise, 2 cloves,cinnamon and a cardamom. Let it simmer and cook.
  2. In the meantime, dry roast the spice ingredients and grind into a coarse powder form.
  3. After the rice is cooked, spread it on a plate evenly and let it cool down.
  4. Let the vegetables steam and cook for 10 minutes till they are soft yet crunchy.
  5. Take a pan, pour in oil, once the oil is hot put in the cumin seeds. Once the seeds pop, put in the onion and stir fry for a minute.
  6. Then add ginger-garlic paste along with 1/2 teaspoon only of the spice mixture. Also put in the roasted jeera powder and garam masala powder.
  7. Stir and mix well, add salt according to taste. Next, put in the vegetables, saute and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Finally add in the cooked rice. Cover with a lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  9. Serve hot alongside your favourite veg or non-veg gravy.

Reviews for Vegetable Pulao (7)

Mohinder Chugh2 years ago


smita pimento2 years ago

Made it today. Everyone loved it

Pooja Jindal3 years ago


Archana Purohit3 years ago


Tamilarasi Subramaniyan3 years ago

thank u Sehaj Mann

Mona Jain4 years ago


Divyanshu Das4 years ago

Diwali night, 3am, playing poker, nothing to eat. Thnx Sehej for sharing this recipe. It helped our gang to stuff our stomach with this amazing veg pulao. This recipe was for 2 people, so we increaed quantity of rice, onions & . We used cauliflower and tomatoes. No peas and carrots. We did not have some other small ingredients like bayleaf, anise... so we used garam masala a bit more. Did not have ginger so, used the garlic paste instead. Overall, it was amazing experience espcially since it was our first time cooking. Keep the recipes coming !!!

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