Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vegetable Pulao- A one pot meal...

After my husband is gone to office, I was just relaxing one day and my cousin called and told that she will be visiting me. I was thinking of eating the leftover food for lunch and as she called me, I quickly thought of making something which is less time consuming. I was going through the veggies in the refrigerator, I got carrots and beans and I decided to make this easy peasy veg pulao as this doesn't require a side dish. :)

There are different methods to make a pulao but this is my version of making this easy and simple dish. In this pulao, we can also add green peas, potatoes, capsicum and so on. I added whole spices as when the rice gets cooked the flavors will be well blended. With very little effort, we can make a delicious pulao. I am comfortable with cooking rice in pressure cooker, my mom will be doing it separately but I cannot. For making biryani, I prepare rice in a pressure cooker. It comes out fluffy and non sticky.

  1. Basmati Rice- 2 Cups
  2. Water- 2 ½ Cups
  3. Carrots- 3 nos
  4. Beans- a bunch
  5. Cloves- 4-5 nos
  6. Cinnamon- 1 stick
  7. Cardamom- 4 nos
  8. Ghee- 1 tbsp
  9. Oil- 1 tbsp
  10. Onions- 1 no
  11. Cashew- few
  1. Fry the sliced onions and cashew nuts separately till golden brown and keep it aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker add ghee and oil. When hot add the cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.
  3. Meanwhile cut the carrots and beans into long strips and keep it aside.
  4. Add the carrots and beans in the above and stir for a minute. In this add the washed and drained basmati rice, water and salt. Mix and close the cooker.
  5. After 3 whistles switch off the flame. When cooker gets cooled open and transfer the rice in a serving bowl.
  6. Sprinkle the fried onions and cashews over the pulao and enjoy a scrumptious meal.


  1. Assalam, pulao looks i know how to cook rice in a p. Cooker....i,ve never tried this way.

    1. Wa alaikum assalam dear... Thank you. Try this and let me know.

  2. Wow..perfectly done pulav.. i love these kind of simple pulav for myself..but everyone in my house like fried rice and biryani..
    perfectly done..just loving all those drooling shots..yumm

  3. Vegetable pulao looks wonderfully delicious, nice one-pot meal!


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