Vegetable Pulao

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A rice delight that is loaded with veggies and flavoured subtly with a fine choice of spices, the Vegetable Pulao is one dish that is famous all over the world. Within India too, it is so popular that there are umpteen versions, ranging from mild to spicy, and it is available in even tiny restaurants and roadside eateries!

This Vegetable Pulao is a Quick Recipe and easy to make, but very tasty, with the added flavours of ginger, green chillies and garam masala. Prepare it as close to serving time as possible so that the flavours are fresh and strong.

If you don't like your to eat your pulao plain, have it with Makhni Gravy or Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe) .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings


1 cup long grained rice (basmati)
3/4 cup roughly chopped mixed vegetables (french beans ,
and green peas)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
25 mm (1”) cinnamon (dalchini) stick
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 tsp garam masala

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes, drain well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions, bayleaf, cinnamon and cloves and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the soaked rice and mixed vegetables, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the green chillies, ginger, garam masala, 2½ cups of hot water and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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 on 10 Oct 15 04:58 PM

Easy way to make vegetable pulao.. really an instant way.. this pulao was simply aromatic and with loads of flavour to it.. Served this with mint raita.. and roasted papad.. everybody loved this pulao.. and they want this every week to be made atleast once..