Vegetable Pulao Recipe | Pulao Recipe |


Hey guys I am Pritha from Ahmedabad and today we will learn step by step how to make vegetable pulao at home. I know you are afraid of making it, so please follow all the instructions given below to make your pulao delicious.

I also tried this one at home while writing this recipe so let's know what is it? and how to make it?

Vegetable Pulao Recipe

What Is Vegetable Pulao?

Pulao or Pulav is a very common rice dish in India. It is very easy and quick preparation. This one-pot dish made with rice and lots of veggies has added spices and herbs giving it a mild aromatic flavor.

This recipe is also ideal for fussy eater kids who generally do not love vegetables. It is a vegetarian dish and is tastes on its own or accomplish with raita, coriander chutney, pickle. One can also serve with egg curry, chicken or mutton curry, or panner curry whatever you want.

How To Make Vegetable Pulao?

It is easy to make pulao at home so don't worry and go through this recipe. Hope you will easily understand all. At first, you have to look for the Ingredients for making pulao and these are below:


*All the ingredients may change as per servings. [1 Plate]

No. Name Quantity
1 Rice (Aged Basmati) 250 grams
2 Cauliflower 1 cup
3 Carrot ½ cup
4 Beans ½ cup
5 Green Peas / Frozen Peas 1 cup
6 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) ½ cup (optional)
7 Sunflower Oil/Olive Oil/Ghee 3 tablespoon
8 Onion Slices 1 cup
9 Ginger Paste 1 tablespoon
10 Chopped Coriander/Mint 1 cup
11 Salt As per taste
12 Garam Masala Powder 1 teaspoon
13 Cashews (For Garnish) 5 - 6 pieces (optional)
14 Raisin (For Garnish) 5 - 6 pieces (optional)
15 Caraway Seeds (Shah Jeera) 1 teaspoon
16 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta) 1 no
17 Cloves 4 no
18 Green Cardamoms 4 no
19 Cinnamon 1 inch
20 Mace (Javitri) 1 small piece (optional)
21 Salt (For Rice) 5 teaspoon (or to your taste)
22 Nutmeg (Jaifal) ½ piece (optional)
23 Star Anise 1 piece

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Step By Step Process:

Please follow these steps for a better result.

( Preparation )

#1. Rinse rice for about 10 minutes till the water runs clear of starch and becomes transparent.

#2. Drain all the water from the rice bowl and keep aside at least 30 minutes for soaking.

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#3. Clean and cut all veggies above mentioned into small pieces.

#4. Cut the onion into slices.

#5. Make a ginger, garlic paste.

( Cooking )

How To Make Vegetable Pulao

#6. Take a pot or pan, heat ghee or oil, fry cashews, and raisins, keep them aside. Next, add all whole spices mentioned above to the same oil, fry it till the oil becomes aromatic and spices splutter.

#7. In the same oil, add onions and fry till golden brown in low medium flame. Then add ginger – garlic paste and mint or coriander leaves, fry till their raw aroma goes away.

#8. Add all chopped veggies, fry it in the same pan for 2 minutes, add salt as per taste, and garam masala powder and fry for another 1-2 minutes.

#9. Add soaked rice into the pan and fry it gently and for 1 -2 minutes on a low flame so that the rice gets well coated with oil.

#10. Add water into the pan as per required (generally the rice and water ratio is 2:4) and stir carefully and eventually. Cover pan with lid, keep it on low flame for about 10 minutes.

#11. Check-in between a few intervals whether pan water is enough or not. If required add water little by little and gently stir the rice with a spatula without breaking rice grains.

#12. Once the rice is cooked, fluffy, switch off the gas stove and keep the pulao over gas for 2-3 minutes. Do not remove the lid.

Vegetable Pulao Recipe

#13. Then transfer the pulao from the cooking pan to the serving bowl.

#14. Garnish it with fried cashews and raisins. Your favorite Pulao is ready to serve.

#15. Serve it with raita, salad, green chutney, or any favorite curry.

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Mistakes To Avoid:

If you want to make delicious vegetable pulao then you should have to avoid these mistakes. Please carefully read them and start making.

1. Always use aged rice which gives fluffy look to pulao.

2. You will need to adjust the quantity of water, depending on the rice.

3. Rinsing and soaking of rice are the best part to make perfect pulao. Always rinse rice at least 3 times until the water becomes clear because the starch of rice becomes pulao mushy and sticky.

4. Soak rice for at least 15-20 minutes, so that the rice grains absorb water and swell up to the maximum.

Recipe Of Vegetable Pulao

Additional Information:

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Recipe Type: Main Course

Recipe Origin: India

Recipe Variants: Matar Pulao, Tava Pulao, Paneer Pulao, Shahi Pulao, Aloo Gobhi Ka Pulao, etc.

Best For Served With: Egg, Chicken or, Mutton Curry

Our Ratings: (4/5) (10)

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Advantages Of Vegetable Pulao:

1. Rice contains no gluten, which makes it one of the simplest non-allergic foods.

2. Rice contains tons of carbohydrates that give our bodies the moment energy.

3. Carrot doesn't just sharpen your eyesight but also can restore it. In fact, urban legend states that eating large quantities of carrots will allow one to ascertain within the dark.

4. Carrots also improve the looks of the skin, hair, and nails.

5. When taken daily diet, carrots can lower cholesterol and vital sign.

Disadvantages Of Vegetable Pulao:

1. Pulao made with vegetables is sometimes tasteless for some people.

2. Imbalanced nutrition is one of the key points for it.

3. Contamination risks and pesticide residues are minor problems for it.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 1 Cup Cooked

*Percentages are based on a diet of 2000 calories a day.

No. Name Quantity
1 Calories 161 cal
2 Carbs 21 g
3 Dietary Fiber 1 g
4 Sugar 1 g
5 Fat 16 g
6 Saturated 7 g
7 Polyunsaturated 0 g
8 Monounsaturated 2 g
9 Trans 0 g
10 Protein 2 g
11 Sodium 34 mg
12 Potassium 165 mg
13 Cholesterol 16 mg
14 Vitamin A 10 %
15 Vitamin C 15 %
16 Calcium 4 %
17 Iron 8 %

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It is one of the dishes made often in many Indian homes. It is also the one most commonly found on the menu for parties, buffets, and celebrations served along with 'raita' or favorite curry.

There are a few different methods of making this recipe. Each region has a different way of making it. This not only goes well for a regular or a special meal but is also great to pack in office and school lunch boxes.

You can use a frozen mixed vegetable pack instead of fresh veggies. Also, you can add potatoes or your favorite veggies to this dish.

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Author Details:

Name: Pritha Barman

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Bio: Home Cheif And Food Blogger From India.