Veg pulao recipe

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Veg pulao recipe – healthy and most popular rice dish. This vegetable pulao is mild, aromatic, flavorful and loaded with veggies.

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The method of making veg pulao is similar to how I make my plain rice. The only difference is veggies and garam masala is added here. You can check out the detailed post of how to cook rice. I have shared many tips to get perfect rice.

Each and every rice grain is separated in this pulao. This method or way of cooking works like a charm for me. I make any kind of rice recipe by following this method. It is quick and one pot method. So you don’t have to wash multiple pots and pans.

I have shred few tips below after the stepwise photos, don’t forget to read those.

Veg Pulao Recipe | Vegetable Pulao | How to make veg pulao

This is my go to pulao recipe whenever I don’t want to cook elaborate meal (dal, rice, roti, sabzi). You have busy work day and you want to take break from cooking. Make this veg pulav. While pulao is cooking, make raita to go with it. Within 45 minutes, your dinner is ready. It is much better and healthier than picking up the to-go food from outside.

There are many variations in making it.
Spicy version of veg pulao
Made in pressure cooker
— Coconut milk veg pulao (Coming soon)

Raita recipes goes well with this vegetable pulao
Onion tomato raita  //  Boondi raita  //  Palak raita  //  Cucumber raita  //  Mint raita


How to make veg pulao recipe (Step by step photos):


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1) Wash rice under running cold water till water runs clear. Soak in enough water for 20 minutes.

2) After 20 minutes, drain the water.
soak and drain rice

3) While rice is soaking, let’s do the prep work. Chop all the veggies and keep it aside.

4) Also keep whole spices ready.
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5) Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.

6) Then add whole spices (cinnamon stick, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom and bay leaf). Saute for a minute. You will get nice aroma of spices.
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7) Add onions.

8) Cook for 2 minutes. Or till they get translucent.
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9) Add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies.

10) Mix well and saute for a minute. Or till the raw smell of garlic goes away.
Veg Pulao Recipe | Vegetable Pulao | How to make veg pulao

11) Add tomato, cook for a minute.

12) Add rest of the veggies (carrots, green beans, potato, peas). Mix well.
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13) Add salt, pepper and garam masala.

14) Stir well and cook for a minute.
Veg Pulao Recipe | Vegetable Pulao | How to make veg pulao

15) Add lemon juice.

16) Also add rice.
Veg Pulao Recipe | Vegetable Pulao | How to make veg pulao

17) Mix well and saute the rice and veggies for 1-2 minutes.

18) Add water.
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19) Crank the heat to high. Let it come to a boil.

20) Once it starts boiling, LOWER the heat to lowest possible. Cover with the lid. Let it cook for 17-18 minutes. Do not peek or open the lid while it is cooking. Put the timer for 17 minutes. meantime do other tasks. e.g. make raita or salad to go with it or roast papad while pulao is cooking.
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21) After 17 minutes, turn off the stove. Let it rest covered for 5 minutes. Then open the lid.

22) Fluff up the rice with fork and mix gently. So the rice grains do not break.
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Serving suggestion: Serve veg pulao with raita or pickle. It tastes good with kadhi as well. Many prefers to have it with dal fry or dal tadka. For some crunch have some roasted papad on side.

Notes:

  • You can double  or triple the recipe. Always follow the 1:2 ratio of rice and water. Meaning you need 2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice.
  • Once pulao is cooked. It is important to let it rest for 5 minutes covered. With in this 5 minutes rice grains will firm up. So they will not get mushy when you fluff up or stir.
  • You can add chopped coriander leaves or mint leaves at the end. It gives very refreshing flavors.
  • In some restaurants, they add cashews and raisins as well. First lightly fry them in oil, remove it to a small pate. Then continue making pulao. Mix cashews and raisins, once pulao is ready.
  • The mixture of vegetables are up to you. remove any vegetable that you don’t like. Add other veggies of your choice. The bottom line is, you need about 1 – 1 ½ cups of veggies for 1 cup of rice.
  • You can add corn, baby corn, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower.
  • Instead of garam masala, try adding ready made pulao masala or biryani masala.

Veg Pulao Recipe | Vegetable Pulao | How to make veg pulao

Veg pulao recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 3 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

Whole spices to add into tempering:

  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ½ inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2-3 Black peppercorns
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Bay leaf

For vegetable pulao recipe:

  • 1 cup Long grain rice or basmati rice I used basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ cup Onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 1 Green chili chopped finely
  • ¼ cup Tomato chopped
  • ¼ cup Carrot chopped
  • ¼ cup Green beans (French beans) chopped
  • ¼ cup Green peas
  • ¼ cup Potatoes chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 2 cups Water

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Wash rice under running cold water till water runs clear. Soak in enough water for 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes, drain the water.
  3. While rice is soaking, let’s do the prep work. Chop all the veggies and keep it aside.
  4. Also keep whole spices ready.

Making veg pulao recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.
  2. Then add whole spices. Saute for a minute. You will get nice aroma of spices.
  3. Add onions. Cook for 2 minutes or till they get translucent.
  4. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies. Mix well and saute for a minute.
  5. Add tomato, cook for a minute.
  6. Add rest of the veggies (carrots, green beans, potato, peas). Mix well.
  7. Add salt, pepper and garam masala. Stir well and cook for a minute.
  8. Add lemon juice and soaked rice.
  9. Mix well and saute the rice and veggies for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Add water. Crank the heat to high. Let it come to a boil.
  11. Once it starts boiling, LOWER the heat to lowest possible. Cover with the lid. Let it cook for 17-18 minutes. Do not peek or open the lid while it is cooking. Put the timer for 17 minutes.
  12. After 17 minutes, turn off the stove. Let it rest covered for 5 minutes. Then open the lid.
  13. Fluff up the rice with fork and mix gently.

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