Veg Pulao


Jeera Rice/ Thai Jasmine Rice – 1 1/2 cups

Water – 2 1/4 cups

Thick coconut milk – 1/4 cup

Salt – to taste

Ghee – 1 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Cloves – 3

Cardamom – 2

Bay leaf – 1 small

Cinnamon – 2 (2 ” piece)

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Onion – 1 chopped

Green chillies – 4 slit

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Mint leaves – 1/2 cup

Cauliflower florets – 1 cup

Tomato – 1 diced

Carrot – 1 diced

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp chopped


Wash and put the rice into a rice cooker.  Pour water and coconut milk into it.  Add salt and put it in the cooking mode.  Heat oil and ghee together in a non-stick pan and splutter cumin seeds.  Add the whole spices, followed by onions and green chillies.  When the onions turn pink, add the ginger-garlic paste.  Fry for a minute and add turmeric powder.  Stir and add mint leaves, cauliflower, tomatoes and carrots.  Fry till the mint leaves wilt.  Transfer it into the rice cooker.  Mix well and cook till done.  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve yummy ‘Veg Pulao’ with any side dish of your choice, pickle and pappads.  Enjoy!

  1. Wonderful looking veg pulao,love this one pot meal anytime..

  2. Looks so so good and with coconut milk it has to be delish.

  3. wow, looks simply delicious, love the flavors going in there 🙂

    US Masala

  4. Thats such a tempting pulao Lissie.I owe a thanks to you since i successfully tried your karimeen curry recipe.Came out really well.thanks Lissie.

  5. simply superb!! looks appetizing chechi!

  6. lovely color and very appealing. Coconut milk must be making it more flavorful.

  7. awesome pulav..looks so yumm!!
    hope u are keeping good 🙂

  8. yummy!sughamalle?

  9. Hey,

    Yummy and tsaty veg pulao..can have it any time..:)


  10. Hi Sangi,

    I was wondering who ‘sd’ is? Glad to hear from you after a long time… 🙂 Hope things are okey with you too!

  11. Hi Melange,

    Thank you for trying out Karimeen curry! Nice to hear that it turned out well.. 🙂


  12. Colourful one pot meal 🙂

  13. Looks delicious n perfect ..I love one pot meal

  14. the recipe sounds fantastic. haven’t tried it yet. can you suggest something else instead of coconut milk (since it is full of fat).

  15. Hi Meeta,

    Thanks for visiting my blog! 1/4 cup of coconut milk in 4 to 5 servings of pulao is not at all fattening! coconut, coconut milk and coconut oil, if used in moderation is actually good for you.
    You can use water or curd instead of coconut milk in this recipe..

    Happy cooking,

  16. Awesome and colorful looking veg pulao!