Vegetable Pulao


This vegetable pulao is one recipe that can be made in a jiffy. Especially on those lazy weekends when you don’t want to cook an elaborate meal but still want to have a good food. During my earlier days of cooking, getting the separate grains of basmati rice was mission impossible πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› Either the rice remains under cooked or overcooked and sticky. After several trials, finally hope I learnt to make the separate grainy rice πŸ™‚

Ingredients :

  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • chopped vegetables – 1 cup ( I used frozen mixed vegetables. If using fresh vegetables, chop the vegetables in equal size to ensure even cooking)
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Mint leaves – 1 handful
  • Cinnamon – 1 piece
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Cloves – 1
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Salt – to taste
  • Finely cracked pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ghee or Oil – 2 teaspoons

Method :

1. Rinse and wash the basmati rice and soak it in water for 20 mins.

2. In a heavy bottom pan, heatΒ the ghee in a medium flame. When it is hot, add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaf. Then add the ginger garlic paste and the mint leaves.



2.Saute for 30 seconds till the raw smell goes. Now add in the vegetables.


3. Add the salt and the pepper to it and mix well. Now add the soaked basmati rice and water and mix well.


4.This is the stage where you can check the salt level and add if it is not enough. Mix well and cook covered in a low medium flame.


5. Cook till all the water is absorbed. Switch off the flame and let it stay covered for 10 more minutes. Then carefully open the lid.


6. Now using two forks, slightly fluff the rice and transfer it to serving bowl.

Serve it with any gravy.



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9 thoughts on “Vegetable Pulao

  1. coconutcraze April 6, 2015 at 11:18 am Reply

    This is a satisfying one pot meal! So here you have made it possible by making your rice grains stay distinct and separate! Hurray! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. srividhya April 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm Reply

    Pulao looks so inviting. A quick meal too as you mentioned.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Arasi Arumugam April 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Thank you Sri.. πŸ™‚


  4. Traditionally Modern Food April 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm Reply

    I love pulao, your version looks inciting dear

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Malar April 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm Reply

    Lovely Arasi, my favorite anytime πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Arasi Arumugam April 6, 2015 at 9:14 pm Reply

    Thank you Malar πŸ™‚


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