The rice cooked with spices and vegetables is called as Vegetable Pulao. This is one of the most liked rice varieties and loved by everyone especially the children. I have used the electric cooker to make this which simplifies the preparation of Pulao. It just took 15 minutes for preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. The aroma of the spices are wonderful which will last in the house for at least 2 hours.
Vegetable Pulao
Vegetable Pulao

Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins

Vegetable Pulao
Vegetable Pulao

Ingredients :

1. Spices (Masala)

Bay Leaves3
Cinnamon4-5 small sticks
Cumin Seeds2 teaspoon
Ginger Garlic Paste1 teaspoon
Chilli powder (optional)1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder1 teaspoon
Coriander powder1 teaspoon

2. Vegetables :
Potato1 medium size
Fresh Mint Leaves2 hand full
Fresh Coriander Leaves1 hand full
Green Peas1/2 cup
Green Chilli2
3. Others :

Basmati Ric2 cups*
Cooking Oil2 tablespoon
Curd (Optional)2 tablespoon
*1 Cup=250ml
Vegetable Pulao
Vegetable Pulao

Method :
  1. Finely chop the onion and carrot and keep it aside. Dice the potato into medium sized cubes. Wash the Basmati Rice and soak it in the water. I used the measurement of 1:2 for water. (1 cup of rice = 2 cups of water).  You can soak now, as we can finish the preparation of masala in 10 minutes. Keep everything ready and soak the rice in the water.
  2. Heat the Pan and add the Cooking Oil. Once the cooking oil is hot, add the masala ingredients one by one. (Bay Leaves, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cumin Seeds & Peppercorns). Also add onions and fry them till the onions become translucent.

  3. Add Green chillies, Ginger-Garlic paste and sauté. Add the fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, Red chilli powder (optional - if you want a spicy version of thePulao), Coriander powder and Cumin powder and mix them well. Add the chopped vegetables of your choice (in our case - potato's, carrot and green peas). 

  4. Also add curd (yoghurt) and mix them. Keep this mixture in the low flame for about 2 minutes. Add water to the pan along with salt and bring it to boil. 

  5. Add soaked and drained rice and mix gently. 

  6. Cover the pan and cook the rice in low flame for atleast 20 minutes. Using wooden Spatula gently mix the rice occasionally till all the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked and fluffy. For me it took exactly 20 minutes for the rice to cook with the vegetables. Switch off the flame.

  7. The scrumptious Vegetable Pulao is ready to serve. You can serve with Raitha.
  8. Vegetable Pulao
    Vegetable Pulao

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  1. My own little adaptation tonight - without the yoghurt...Came out beautifully....Thanks

  2. Hi Mami Excellent recipes thanks a lot. But could you please avoid cooking in Non-stick pans, as it's one of the key ingredient to cause cancer.