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Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Vegetable Pulao is a common dish in most Indian households especially in southern India. It is dish most common found in the district of Hyderabad or Mysore. Ask anyone there and they at-least eat this dish once a week if not a common replacement to their plain rice. This is a must know how to cook for all those interested in Indian cuisine as vegetable pulao is loved by all.

This is considered a simple one pot meal which can be done in one go and served with any of your favorite curries. We recommend pairing this with our healthy butter chicken recipe as they go extremely well together.

For all those new to Indian cooking, it is okay we recommend this to all the rookies who are just getting started as this recipe is very simple!

Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 1 cup of Basmati Rice
  • Chopped mixed vegetables (Carrots, Peas, and corn) 1.5 cups
  • 1 onion
  • 3 Green Chilli
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ghee (Please refer to our Ghee Recipe)
  • 4 small garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
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Once you have all your ingredients set and side and ready lets get started on making this amazing dish!

Step 1

First and foremost rinse and wash the basmati rice then set it in a bowl full of water and soak for atleast one hour! While the basmati rice is soaking lets prepare our other ingredients.

Step 2

While the basmati rice is soaking in a pot grab the onions and green chilies and slice them up int small fine slices. For our vegetables we will use 1 fresh carrot, 10 green beans, frozen peas and corn. Slice up the carrots and mix them with the beans, corn and peas.

Step 3

Get the ginger, garlic, Cinnamon and put them in a grinder with a small amount of water in order to grind it into a fine smooth paste.

Step 4

If you have a pressure cooker heat that up and add oil and add the onion, green chili and fry. This can be done in a regular deep dish pot if you don’t have a pressure cooker. Once the onions are transparent and sauteed add the ginger garlic paste.

Step 5

Stir this mixture and then add the vegetables and fry this on a medium flam for atleast a good 2-3 minutes so that the vegetables absorb all the flavors.

Step 6

Grab your soaked rice and drain out all the water and place it into the pot with all the vegetables and mix it into the vegetables, until the rice and vegetables are evenly mixed.

Step 7

Now we want to add coconut milk, salt to taste and bring this to a boil. If you are using a pressure cooker keep the flame very low and keep the pressure cooker covered. Cook only for 12- 14 minutes. For those of you who don’t have a pressure cooker cover your Pot and cook until all the coconut milk has absorbed into the rice and the rice is complete.

Step 8

After about 15 minutes your pulao should be complete, at this point we want to add the ghee into the rice and mix it in to give it a nice additional flavor.

We recommend serving this dish with any succulent curry with some roti on the side. Have you tried this recipe? Comment below and let us know what you think!



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