Vegetable pulao recipe

Recipe Categories: Vegetarian Rice Dishes

Vegetable pulao is an  healthy, easy and quick  pulao recipe cooked in a pressure cooker. one pot comfort meal for one and all, a spicy rice dish prepared by cooking rice with various vegetables and spices. This is my mom’s vegetable pulao recipe and one of our favorite rice recipe, to prepare this pulao, i have added double beans, carrot, french beans, capsicum, potato,cauliflower, tomatoes and onion. You can also add your choice of veggies to prepare this pulao. 

Preparation time – 15 min

Cooking time – 15 min

Serves – 5

Ingredients to prepare Vegetable pulao – 

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Rice – 2 cup

Bay leaves – 3 no’s

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Cloves – 10 no’s

Cardamom – 4 no’s

Star anise – 2 no’s

Cinnamon – 2 medium sticks

Mace – 2 no’s

Onion – 3 no’s chopped

Tomato – 5 medium chopped

Green chilies – 4 no’s

Mint leaves – 1 bunch chopped

Coriander – 1 bunch chopped

Carrot – 1 cup chopped

Beans – 1 cup chopped

Capsicum – 1 cup chopped

Double beans – 1 cup

Potato – 1/2 cup chopped

Cauliflower – 1 cup chopped

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Fresh Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbs

Ghee – 1 tbs

Salt to taste

Oil to fry.

How to prepare or to make vegetable pulao – 

Rinse the rice till the water runs clears of starch, then soak rice for 10 to 15 min and drain the water and set aside.

Heat a pressure pan by adding oil in it,when it is hot add all the spices

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Fry for a while. Add chopped onion, whole green chilies, chopped mint and coriander together

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Fry until onion turns translucent

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Add ginger garlic paste and saute till you get a fresh aroma

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Add chopped tomatoes and saute /cook until it becomes soft

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Add all vegetables together, fry for a while

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Add coriander powder, chilly powder and turmeric powder and stir fry.

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Add 3 and a half cup of water to cook 2 cup of rice,bring it to boil add salt to taste. check the taste of the stock. if it tastes bland, then add some more salt.

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Add soaked and drained rice into it

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Stir it gently, bring it to boil

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Add 1 tbs of ghee into it. Close the lid of the pressure pan and cook in a low flame for 10 min. Turn off the flame, allow it to cool.

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when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and gently fluff the rice.

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Aromatic vegetable pulao is ready to be seved.This pressure cooked vegetable pulao goes well with onion-tomato raita or salad also accompany some onion slices, cucumber slices and lemon wedges.

Tips – 

Whole green chilly is added to prepare this pulao, which enhance the taste and also who ever wants to have hot/spicy can squeeze and enjoyed with pulao.

When the stock begins to boil 1 tbs of ghee is added which gives a rich taste to pulao and also rice doesn’t get sticky.

When the lid of the pressure pan is closed, cook in a medium flame till the pressure reaches to high and make/cook in a low flame for 10 min, no need to bring out whistle,the pulao will be done perfectly as the rice been soaked and drained.

 

 

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