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Vegetable Pulao | How to make Veg Pulao
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Vegetable Pulao | How to make Veg Pulao

A simple and quick to make Vegetable Pulao recipe. Made with mixed vegetables, spices and rice, this Vegetable Pulao will be a perfect side dish for your lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Rice Dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People


  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1 chopped
  • Mixed vegetables – 1 cup carrot, beans, cabbage, green peas etc
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies – 3 slit lengthwise
  • Chopped mint and cilantro leaves – a handful
  • Fennel seeds sombu – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 stick
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cardamom/ elaichi – 3
  • Star Anise - 1
  • Yogurt – ½ cup
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 2tsp
  • Salt – to taste


  • Soak the rice for about 30 mins. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan; fry the fennel seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves. Now add the chopped onions, salt, ginger garlic paste and the green chilies and fry until the onions are translucent.
  • Now add the rest of the vegetables. Mix well and cook for about 2 mins.
  • Mix the yogurt with the drained rice and add it to the vegetables. Also add 1 ½ cup of water and mix well. Add the chopped mint and cilantro leaves.
  • Transfer it to a cooker and let it cook for up to 2 whistles. You could also cook it on stove top or rice cooker or make the whole recipe in the instant pot.
  • Once the rice is cooked add the ghee and fluff it up with a fork. Serve hot!!!