Dec 2, 2015

Simple Vegetable Pulao Recipe - Veg Pulao Recipe

I love making pulao, most of the time i make it like a one pot meal. I prepare the masala, add rice directly in it and cook together. But this one is little different, the rice is cooked separately and masala is done separately and finally both are tossed well. This taste so yummy with some raita or any curries..

Similar Recipes,
Jeera Pulao
Soya Pulao
Shahi Pulao
Jeera Veg Pulao
Beetroot Pulao

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves: 2 to 4


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water - 2 cups

For Masala:
Butter - 2 tblspn
Onion - 1 large chopped finely
Green Chillies - 3 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Carrot - 1 large size chopped
Beans - 6 chopped
Peas - 1 cup  (i used frozen)
Salt to taste
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves a handful

Whole Spices:
Shahi Jeera / Black Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 3 cm piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 4
Cloves / Krambu - 4
Bay Leaf - 1


Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Now add salt to it and add in 2 cups of water. Bring this to a boil, simmer the flame and cook covered for 10 to 15 mins till rice is cooked. Now fluff the rice and spread it on a big plate and let it cool.

Now heat butter in a large kadai. Add in whole spices and let them sizzle.

Add in onions, chillies and salt. Saute for 2 to 3 mins.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in veggies and toss well. Cook this till the veggies are done.

Now add in salt and garam masala powder. Mix well. 

Add in cooked rice and toss well.

Add in pepper, coriander leaves and mix well.


Start by cooking the rice..Take basmati rice in a sauce pan

cover with water and let it soak for 30 mins..Then add in salt

heat it up and bring it to a boil

Cover and simmer and cook for 10 mins till rice is completely done

fluff the rice gently

spread it in a big plate and cool it completely

Take your other ingredients

In a big kadai..Add in butter

add in all the whole spices

let them sizzle

add in onions and chillies

saute them well

add in ginger garlic paste

saute for a min more

add in your chopped veggies

add salt

mix well

cook this till veggies are cooked

add in garam masala powder

mix well

now the masala is done

add in rice

toss well

add in coriander leaves

freshly ground black pepper powder

mix well

Serve hot


  1. Hi Aarthi,

    Can we use ponni pacharisi rice instead of basmati rice..

    1. Basmati is best. Since pacharisi will make it too sticky

  2. Can i use ghee instead of butter?? Will it give that taste or not??

  3. Hi! Can I use pressure cooker for cooking the rice? If yes tell me how please?

    1. yes u can. add everything to cooker, bring it to a boil and cover the cooker. Cook for one whistle or simmer the cooker and cook on a low heat for 10 to 12 mins. turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.


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