Monday, March 24, 2014


This is a very simple pulao that I learnt from one of my friends.Whenever I feel like having a one pot meal but still lazy enough to make biriyani, I prepare this vegetable pulao in pressure cooker.It is quite easy to prepare with handy ingredients and goes well with paneer side dishes or just with plain raita.

Vegetable Pulao

Basmati rice: 1 cup
Chopped vegetables: 1.5 cups (Potato, carrot, green peas, corn)
Onion chopped: 1 small
Yoghurt: 1 tablespoon
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder: 1/4 tsp
Ginger paste: 1 tsp
Garam masala powder: 1/4 tsp (optional)
Green chillies: 2 
Salt: 1.25 tsp
Coriander leaves & Mint: a handful

To Temper:
Oil: 1 tablespoon
Cardomom: 1
Cloves: 2
Bay leaves: 2

  1. Soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add cardomom, cloves and bay leaves
  3. Add ginger paste and onion and fry until transclucent
  4. Add the vegetables and fry for a couple of minutes
  5. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, masala powder and mix well
  6. Add the yoghurt, coriander leaves, mint leaves and cook for a minute
  7. Now add this to the soaked rice in pressure/ electric cooker
  8. If using pressure cooker add 2 cups of water and cook for 3 whistles
Step by step pictures
Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao


  1. Yummy go to meal on the days I don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen

  2. My favorite pulao. love it anytime....

  3. looks great! have you tried adding things like black beans or avacado to change things up?

  4. Delicious vegetable pulao looks really yumm.

  5. wow , yummy pulao, i hope everyone will like your post.

  6. yummy pulao . happy to follow you di . will also view my space....