Veg pulao in pressure cooker

Veg pulao recipe made in pressure cooker – Yes the QUICKEST version of pulao that can be made if you are in short of time.

Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

For the mixed vegetables, use whatever you have handy in the fridge. You can keep the frozen vegetable mix in your freezer and use that. This will reduce the prep time and pulao can be ready in 15 minutes only.

There are many different kinds of pulao recipes, but mixed veg pulao is one of the healthiest because we are adding good amount of veggies.

I prefer to add lots of veggies in my pualo. But many prefers fewer veggies, it is up to you. You can increase or decrease the quantity.

I make this very often in the mornings for hubby’s lunch. Whenever I am lazy to cook roti-sabzi for lunch, I make this quick fix. And pack raita/yogurt in separate container. We are good to go.

Check out other pulao recipes
Corn pulao  // Mushroom pulao  //  Capsicum pulao // Kashmiri pulao


How to make veg pulao recipe in pressure cooker (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Wash the rice under running cold water till water runs clear.

2) Take that in a large bowl and add enough water. Soak them for 15-20 minutes. After the soaking time discard the water and keep it aside.
soak and drain rice

3) While the rice is soaking, prep all the ingredients. Chop the veggies and keep them ready.

4) Also prep the whole spices needed for pulav.
Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

5) Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

6) Then add whole spices (bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, black peppercorns, green cardamoms, black cardamom and mace). Saute for a minute or till you have nice aroma of the spices.
Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

7) Now add chopped onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and slit green chilies.

8) Mix and saute till the onions get translucent or light pink in color.
Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

9) Then add all the veggies. I have used tomato, green beans, carrot, potato, corn and capsicum.

10) Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

11) Add salt, black pepper powder, kasoori methi and garam masala.

12) Mix well.
Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

13) Now add drained rice.

14) Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

15) Add water.

16) Squeeze the lemon juice.
Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

17) Cover the cooker with lid, put the weight on. Cook on medium-high heat for 2 whistles. Then turn off the stove. Let the pressure go down by itself and then open the lid.

18) Discard the whole spices whatever you see on top. Then fluff up the rice using fork.
Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

Veg pulao is ready to serve.

For the variation or for spicier taste, you can add 1 teaspoon of red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of coriander powder along with garam masala.

Serving suggestions: Since this veg pulao has mild flavors, this can be served with dal fry or dal tadka. It can be served with raita like onion tomato raita, mint raita, boondi raita. Also serve roasted urad papad on side. This is the perfect dish to pack into the lunch box for kids or adults.

Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe

Veg pulao in pressure cooker | Easy vegetable pulao recipe
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Veg pulao recipe in pressure cooker

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 3 servings
Calories 380 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 3 Black peppercorns
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 1 strand Mace (Javitri)
  • ½ cup Onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 2 Green chilies slit
  • cup Tomato chopped
  • ¼ cup Green beans (French beans) cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup Carrot chopped
  • ¼ cup Potatoes chopped
  • ¼ cup Sweet corn kernels or butte ke dane
  • ¼ cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) chopped
  • cup Green peas
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups ** total mixed veggies (You can use mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli)
  • Salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • ½-1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Kasoori methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 ¾ cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Wash the rice under running cold water till water runs clear.
  2. Take that in a large bowl and add enough water.
  3. Soak them for 15-20 minutes.
  4. After the soaking time discard the water and keep it aside.
  5. While the rice is soaking, prep all the ingredients. Chop the veggies and keep them ready.
  6. Also prep the whole spices needed for pulav.

Making veg pulao recipe in pressure cooker:

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  3. Then add whole spices. Saute for a minute.
  4. Now add chopped onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and slit green chilies. Mix and saute till the onions get translucent or light pink in color.
  5. Then add all the veggies. I have used tomato, green beans, carrot, potato, corn and capsicum.
  6. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add salt, black pepper powder, kasoori methi and garam masala. Mix well.
  8. Now add drained rice. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add water. Squeeze the lemon juice.
  10. Cover the cooker with lid, put the weight on. Cook on medium-high heat for 2 whistles.
  11. Then turn off the stove. Let the pressure go down by itself and then open the lid.
  12. Fluff up the rice using fork and serve

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Veg pulao recipe in pressure cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g 16%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Potassium 420mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 64.7g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 7.3g 15%
Vitamin A 43%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 6%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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