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Vegetable Pulao | How to make Veg Pulao
Vegetable Pulao | How to make Veg Pulao
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

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. 

Course: Main Course, Rice Dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Rice Recipes, veg pulao, vegetable pulao
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
  1. Soak the rice for about 30 mins. Drain and keep aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Now add the rest of the vegetables. Mix well and cook for about 2 mins.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Once the rice is cooked add the ghee and fluff it up with a fork. Serve hot!!!