Nov 14, 2011

Spicy Vegetable Pilaf Recipe / Vegetable Pulav Recipe

Happy Monday Guys...Hope you are doing great and had a wonderful day..I am in a bit hurry today...My sister is pushing me to do a presentation for her school homework..So I leave you with a small introduction and straight you go to the recipe..I made this for saturday lunch and it was totally a hit in my house..I was waiting to share this post ASAP..This is a spiced up vegetable pulav which is perfect for a spice hunter like me..So hope you like it and let me know what you think..Off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 2 to 3


Basmati Rice – 2 cup
Carrot-1 chopped
Beans -10 chopped
Frozen Peas / Fresh Peas-1 cup
Onion-1 chopped
Potato-1 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tblspn
Cilantro- ½ cup chopped
Mint Leaves – ½ cup chopped
Yoghurt / Curd – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Ghee or Oil-1 tblspn
Milk-1 cup
Water - 2 cup

Spices 1:
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp

Spices 2:
Cinnamon-1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai-4
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp


Soak Basmati rice for 30 mins..Drain and set aside.

Heat ghee or oil in a heavy bottom pan..I used my pressure cooker base..

Add in spices 2 ingredients and sauté for 1 min.Now add in onions and fry for 1 min.

Now add in spice 1 ingredients and fry for 30 sec.Now add in all the vegetables and mix well.

Add in cilantro and mint leaves and mix well.Pour in curd and give a stir.

Now add in the drained rice and mix well.Pour in 2 cup of water and 1 cup of milk(measure water and milk from the same cup you measured the rice)and mix well.Season with salt.

Bring this to a boil.Cover the pan with a lid and simmer it for 15-20 mins.

Now switch off the flame and let it rest for 5 more mins.

Fluff up with a fork and serve with raita.


Take all your ingredients..You need some milk and water for cooking the rice..
Spice 1 - Spice powders which you need
Spice 2 - Whole spices which you need
Prepare all ur veggies

wash it

chop ur herbs

heat some ghee

add in whole spices

now onions

add in ginger garlic paste

add in powdered spices

mix well

add in veggies

and mix well

add in herbs
and some curd

add in rice

and mix well

pour in water

and milk

mix well..Don't forget to add salt..

bring it to boil

cover and simmer

till done..

with some raita on the side..


  1. Nice pulao aarty. I love it with any raita. Wonderful preparation with useful stepwise picture.

  2. This does look like a tasty rice dish! I can understand why it was such a hit at your house. Spices one & two definitely makes this one flavorful dish. Great post-yum!

  3. this looks delicious!!! you have some great recipes here, esp. vegan and gluten free friendly!

  4. Looks awesome.. My method is almost the same. BTW I think your spice 1 and 2 are switched. :o)

  5. very tasty and yummy pulav...lovely recipe thanks for sharing!!

  6. Hey...I make it exactly the same way but calls it tahairi...It's my fav...

  7. I love creamy rice in a dish like this.Great array of spices here;)

  8. Aarthi,
    This dish looks sounds so good with all of those spices and veggies. I love your tutorial and pics.

  9. This looks delicious! I love all of the veggies and spices you have included here in the pilaf!

  10. This looks like a great lunch to me. so yummy!

  11. Wonderful and tasty looking vegetable pilaf. Must have tasted delicious.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. vegetable pulav looks absolutely delicious.. as always fabulous presentation..

  13. Feeling hungry now seeing ur pulao...yummy with raita

  14. Wonderful pulao...looks very yum

  15. My kid's favorite! Wonderful recipe!

  16. I too prepare the same way, some times i replace milk with coconut milk :)
    pulav looks spicy and delicious dear :)

  17. I just made pulav with just green peas for my daughter's lunch box...looks so yummy and filling for the tummy too:)..perfect one pot meal

  18. one of my fav pulao..looks very tempting!!

  19. I also make pulao and biriyani in cooker...yours looks so yummy.

  20. Tasty and yummy pulao,looks wonderful..

  21. Now THAT is what I call a side dish! This is just gorgeous! Thanks for all your hard work that goes into your posts - they're just wonderful!

  22. This looks so tasty! It looks like it can pair well with lots of other dishes. Awesome!

  23. Great dish for potlucks...looks great!

  24. Gorgeous pulao, cannot wait to try it.

  25. Very nice...looks very tempting

  26. I just love ur all receipes...wonderfulll..

  27. Nice simple easy recipe. .thank you very much.

  28. Is their any substitute for curd

  29. @Mumtaz begumjust add another tomato instead of curd

  30. nice food ! I like it .I have never eaten this type of roll.It is very testy and delicious.Online Order Food

  31. What is the other Option if you don't want to put milk.

  32. Any particular reason for using milk?? Thanks

  33. Hi Aarthi,
    The spice 1&2 in the method don't correspond with the pictorial. I followed the text n it was slightly wrong; nevertheless dish turned out fine. U might want to edit?:) just thought I shd point it out in case those new to cooking get confused.


  34. Is it coconut milk?

  35. Good receipe iam allergy to milk can I add water


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