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!

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