Spicy veg pulao recipe

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Spicy veg pulao recipe – This flavorful masala vegetable pulao recipe. It can be a light meal or perfect as a lunch box with raita or yogurt.

Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

This pulao recipe is different that usual vegetable pulao. All the time we make or get from the restaurants the mild flavored vegetable pulao. I have already shared that recipe and it does not need any spice powders except touch of garam masala. While this one uses basic Indian spice powders.

For this spicy veg pulao, I like to cook the rice till it gets soft. The one we get in restaurants are not cooked all the way through. Those have some bite in it. It can cause the digestion issue. So for the day to day cooking, I prefer softer texture.

Any kind of pulao or mixed rice is good to pack in lunch box. It works for both kids and adults. If making for kids then you can reduce the chili powder and green chili in the recipe.

The name of the dish mentions ‘spicy’ term. But actually this pulao is not that fiery spicy. The term is added here just to differentiate it from the regular veg pulao. mild vs spiced.

Check out other pulao recipes
Tawa pulao  //  Paneer pulao  //  Mushroom pulao  //  Corn pulao


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1) Wash the rice under running cold water till water runs clear. Soak them in enough water for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile chop the veggies for pulao.

2) After soaking time, discard the water and let it drain.
soak and drain rice

3) Add the drained rice into a sauce pan.

4) Also add carrot, beans and green peas along with some salt.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

5) Add 3 cups of water. Turn the heat on medium. Bring it to a boil.

6) Once it starts boiling. Keep cooking for 12-15 minutes.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

7) Do stir once or twice in between and make sure that it is not sticking to the bottom of the pan. If the water dries out, you can add some more water and continue cooking.

8) Drain the all the water. Spread out the cooked rice and veggies on the plate. Let it cool down for 15-20 minutes. So it gets some time to firm up. And will not break while stirring with spices later on.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

9) Then heat the oil in a pan on medium. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

10) Then add cinnamon stick and cloves. Fry for 40-50 seconds, you will get nice aroma of spices.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

11) Then add Cashew nuts.

12) Saute with stirring constantly till they get light brown in color.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

13) Add chopped onions. Sprinkle some salt to speed up the process. Be careful, we already added salt while cooking rice.

14) Saute the onions till they get translucent and soft.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

15) Add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies.

16) Mix well and cook for a minute. Or till the raw smell of ginger-garlic goes away.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

17) Then add chopped tomatoes and capsicum.

18) Cook for 2-3 minutes. Tomatoes will get little soft.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

19) Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.

20) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

21) Then add cooked rice-veggies and chopped cilantro.

22) Mix well very gently so rice grains do not break too much. Make sure that all the masala is coated to the rice. Let the rice get heat up for 2 minutes. Then turn off the stove.
Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

Spicy vegetable pulao is ready to serve.

Serving suggestions: this can be served with any raita recipes like boondi raita, onion tomato raita, palak raita or mint raita. It can be served with plain yogurt as well. Also serve roasted papad on side for some crunch. This masala pulao is already spiced and flavorful, you can have it as such without any side.

Notes:

  • It is important to spread out the cooked rice-veggie on plate and let it cool for some time. By this time rice grains will get firm up. So they will break or get mushy while stirring with spices later on.
  • Addition of veggies are up to you. You can add potato, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, baby corns. Only make sure that you cut the veggies of desire size, so that can be boiled along with rice within 15 minutes. E.g. if using cauliflower, then cut into smaller florets. So it is cooked in 15 minutes.
  • Alternately, you can boil the veggies and rice separately. I have combined both, so I will have to wash one less pot. Also it saves some time.

Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao

Spicy veg pulao recipe | How to make spicy vegetable pulao
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Spicy vegetable pulao recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For cooking rice and veggies:

  • ¾ cup Basmati rice
  • ¼ cup Carrot chopped
  • ¼ cup Beans chopped
  • ¼ cup Green peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups Water

For spicy veg pulao recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ¼ inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts
  • ½ cup Onion chopped
  • 1 small Green chili finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup Tomato chopped
  • ¼ cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Wash the rice under running cold water till water runs clear. Soak them in enough water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. After soaking time, discard the water and drain completely.
  3. Meanwhile chop the veggies for pulao.

Cooking rice and veggies:

  1. Add the drained rice into a sauce pan. Also add carrot, beans and green peas along with some salt.
  2. Add 3 cups of water. Turn the heat on medium. Bring it to a boil.
  3. Once it starts boiling. Keep cooking for 15 minutes. Do stir once or twice in between and make sure that it is not sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Drain the all the water. Spread out the cooked rice and veggies on the plate.
  5. Let it cool down for 15-20 minutes. So it gets some time to firm up. And will not break while stirring with spices later on.

Making spicy veg pulao recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  2. Then add cinnamon stick and cloves. Fry for 40-50 seconds, you will get nice aroma of spices.
  3. Then add Cashew nuts. Saute with stirring constantly till they get light brown in color.
  4. Add chopped onions. Sprinkle some salt to speed up the process. Be careful, we already added salt while cooking rice.
  5. Saute the onions till they get translucent and soft.
  6. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  7. Then add chopped tomatoes and capsicum. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Tomatoes will get little soft.
  8. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
  9. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  10. Then add cooked rice-veggies and chopped cilantro.
  11. Mix well very gently so rice grains do not break too much.
  12. Make sure that all the masala is coated to the rice. Let the rice get heat up for 2 minutes. Then turn off the stove.

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