veg pulao recipe or vegetable pulao
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veg pulao recipe, how to make veg pulao

A quick and easy rice recipe which is a special rice delicacy made by mixing veggies in flavorful rice.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • whole garam masala 2 bay leaves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 cardamom, 3-4 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp shahi zeera caraway seeds
  • 3 onions finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 8-9 green beans cut into long slices
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into slices
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup matar/green beans
  • 3 green chillies chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves/pudina
  • 2 tbsp yogurt/curd
  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups rice approx... 600 gms of rice
  • 1 tsp lemon extract


  • Firstly, take a pressure cooker, add oil and heat it.
  • Add whole garam masala such as 2 bay leaves, 2 small cinnamon sticks, 1 cardamom, 4 cloves, shahi zeera and saute.
  • Add sliced onions, saute until onions turn slight golden color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
  • Add veggies such as chopped green beans, sliced carrots, saute these veggies first for few minutes as they have more raw flavors in them.
  • Add diced potatoes, matar, green chillies.
  • Mix and saute all the veggies for few minutes.
  • Add salt as per taste and saute until the veggies change their color and the veggies release oil.
  • Add yogurt, coriander leaves, mint leaves and mix well.
  • Cook the vegetable masala for few minutes and until oil starts leaving the sides.
  • Add water and here I have added 5 1/2 cups of water into it (for 3 cups rice, add 5 /12 cups of water).
  • Add rice and mix well.
  • Add salt as per requirement.
  • Add lemon extract into it.
  • Cover the pressure cooker lid.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles on medium flame.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Reduce the steam.
  • Remove the cooker lid.
  • Serve the rice with raita.


For pressure cooking:
1. Do not pressure cook on high flame or low flame. Rice gets burnt at the bottom if pressure cooked on high flame.
2 If you are making 2 cups of rice, then add 3.5 cups of water and pressure cook.
For normal and slow cooking in vessel:
1. Take the rice and water proportion in such a way that is if rice is 1 cup, water quantity should be of 2 cups.
2. Instead of pressure cooking, we can even cook in slow cooking method, that is after adding water and rice, cook the pulao until rice is cooked completely in a vessel.
We can add vegetables of our own choice and additional veggies like paneer cubes and cauliflower florets.


Calories: 380kcal