Vegetable Pulao


‘Vegetable Pulao’ is an all time family favorite!  It is a North Indian vegetarian rice dish.  Here I am posting a simple method to make a really tasty ‘Vegetable Pulao’.  Serve it with any chicken, mutton or veg side dish or simply enjoy it with raita, pickle and pappad!

I am sending this recipe to Priya for the event “AFAM- Bell Peppers” which was initiated by Maheswari.

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Basmati rice – 2 cups

Water – 3 1/2 cups

Frozen green peas – 1/2 cup

Green capsicum – 1 cubed

Carrots – 2 cubed

Potato – 1 cubed

Tomatoes – 3 sliced

Onion – 1 sliced

Green chillies – 5 slit

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp chopped

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Cardamom – 3

Cinnamon – 2″ piece

Cloves – 3

Bay leaves – 2

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp

Ghee – 2 tsp



Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes.  Heat oil and ghee together in a pressure cooker.  Add the whole spices and fry for a minute.  Then add the onions and green chillies and fry till the onions are light brown.  Put the ginger garlic paste and fry.  Now add the tomatoes and fry well.  Add all the vegetables and garam masala.  Saute for about 5 minutes.  Strain the rice and add to the cooker.  Mix well and add salt.  Pour water over it.  Close the lid and when the first whisle comes, reduce the flame and cook for 4 minutes.  Switch off the flame and let it cool.  Open the cooker and add coriander leaves.  Serve it with your favorite side dish.  Cheers!

  1. Palav looks so delicious n colorful Lissie 🙂

  2. Veg Pulao is our fav too Lissie..NUtritious and kids friendly..yours look mouthwatering !

  3. Pulao looks colourful… 😆

  4. pulao looks delicious & easy to make

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  5. Vegetable pulao looks fabulous, my all time favourite too…Thanks for sending pulao to AFAM!

  6. my favourite..though ive never tried adding bell peppers to it!

  7. Thank you Padma, Ann and Sangi! Please give it a try and let me know… 🙄

  8. Trupti and Priya, thanks a lot! keep on visiting… 😀

  9. Superchef, adding bell peppers doesn’t make any difference in taste. next time you try it and see… 😛

  10. Yummy pulav… Spicy and colorful 🙂

  11. Thank you Anu for your support! 😉

  12. Aww my favourite pulao! Though I prefer non veg compared to veg dishes, veg pulao always stands apart! Thanks for dropping by my blog. You have a lovely blog 🙂

  13. Looks so good! You have lovely blog, nice recipes…

  14. I love pulav any time and love them with raita…pulav looks great dear..

  15. Pooja and Preethi, welcome to my blog! see you often… 😀

  16. Thank you Preeti! hope you will try it this weekend, dear… 😛

  17. Vegetable Pulao looks absolutely authentic…well hopped in first time in your have very good collection there..

  18. Hi. i m a little bit lazy for cooking & my bf is likes to eat spicy food. i tried this vegetable pulao for him n i got so many complements for the first time. thanks a lot for this easy n instant recipe……..

  19. Dear Ma’am,

    I have just 2years experience in cooking. An LKG student in this feild. I love cooking and i tried ur veg pulao yesterday. And it was wonderful, my hus liked a lot. U r Great and thax a lot

  20. Hi Namitha,

    Thanks a lot for trying ‘Veg Pulao’! Glad to hear that you and your hus liked it.. 🙂

    In fact, my intention is to help young women like you who are novices in cooking. Please try my other recipes too and let me know about the out come.


  21. I m crazy 4 pulav i want to eat right now!

  22. Just tried it today and it worked out awesome.. thanks a lot for your recipe. Appreciate it.

  23. hey lissie,
    tried veg pulao today…it was yummmy…soon wil try ur other recipes tooo….. thanx a lot…

  24. awesome recipe…
    I tried it n it was fab…al my fmly mmbrs liked it a lot..thnx mam..u have an evergreeen,yummmy blog ! 🙂

  25. great 🙂