Vegetable Pulao


Yesterday, I prepared Vegetable Pulao and raita. The vegetables I use for the regular pulao are carrots, beans, peas and potatoes. I rarely use cauliflower and capsicum for pulao. I use whole spices instead of masala powder which yields an aromatic mild flavor to the rice and a combination of ghee and oil for frying the vegetables which brings out their flavor beautifully.

vegetable-pulao
Vegetable Pulao

Its difficult giving exact proportions of ingredients and spices while writing a recipe since most of my cooking is done by ‘andaz’. Sometimes, I just follow my mood and the available ingredients/spices while preparing a dish like today’s recipe. I try my best to be close to the required amount of spices used in a particular dish while writing the recipe.

Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

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Ingredients:

2 cups basmati rice – washed and drained

1 1/2 tbsps ghee

1 tbsp oil

2 green cardamoms

4 cloves

2” cinnamom stick

1 star anise

2 bay leaves

very small pinch nutmeg pwd

2 onions finely sliced

1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste

1 1/2 tbsps of fresh mint leaves/pudina, finely chopped

1 1/2 tbsps fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups chopped mixed vegetables (beans, green peas, carrots and potatoes)

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 cup thick coconut milk

3 1/4 cups water

salt to taste

8-10 cashew nuts (lightly roasted in ghee till golden brown)

coriander leaves for garnish

1 Heat ghee and oil in a vessel, add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, caradamom and star anise and stir for a few seconds. Add the sliced onions, ginger-garlic-green chillis paste. Saute the onions till they turn transparent.
2 Add the coriander and mint leaves and saute for 2-3 mts. Add the chopped mixed vegetables and cook on medium for 4-5 mts.
3 Add a chopped tomato and stir fry for a minute. Add the drained rice and saute for 2 mts.
4 Add the coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil.
5 Add salt and nutmeg pwd and reduce heat to low-medium and cook covered with lid.
6 Once the rice and vegetables are cooked, turn off heat. Add fried cashew nuts and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
7 Serve warm with raita.

vegetable-pulav
Vegetable Pulav

Vegetable Pulao

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  •  rice
  •   vegetables

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Yesterday, I prepared Vegetable Pulao and raita. The vegetables I use for the regular pulao are carrots, beans, peas and potatoes. I rarely use cauliflower and capsicum for pulao. I use whole spices instead of masala powder which yields an aromatic mild flavor to the rice and a combination of ghee and oil for frying the vegetables which brings out their flavor beautifully.

28 thoughts on “Vegetable Pulao

  1. హా.హా. హా.. నాకు కూడా అలా చూసుకుంటూ మసాలాలు గట్రా వేయడం అలవాటు.సరియైన కొలతలు ఇవ్వాలంటే పెద్ద చిక్కు, కూర్చుని నేను ఎంతెంత వేసాను అని ఆలోచిస్తాను.:) మీ వంటకం చూస్తూనే అకలి మొదలైంది శైలజగారు.

  2. Hi Sailu,
    Thanks for another wonderful recipe with tempting pictures!!
    Believe me you are the best in quantifying the ‘andaz’!! 🙂

  3. WOW…again..! Simple, comforting, nutritious, quick and tasty, thats Veg Pulav, I rely on this for those days when I am pressed for time..A complete one pot meal..Great presentation again!

  4. hi sailu,
    pulao looks v.tempting…is coconut milk essential for this particular dish???..being a north indian we rarely use coconut.

    You can substitute with yogurt/curd.

    1. How do we use curd… will it not break out when you boil it? do we need to add besan or anything to the curd, before adding to the recipe?

  5. Hi sailu,
    I visit your website on almost once a week. I really like the way you present the food. As some readers pointed out that some of your photos are being used in few dailies I would recommend you to use water mark on your photos with your website name so that they cannot copy them. Its just a suggestion from my end. Your presentation of food is second to none. Keep it up..

    madhu

  6. sailu garu pls mention some of the names in telugu also like cardamum, cinnamom, bay leaves alantivi pls andi.

    Cardamom – Elakkaya, Cinnamon – Dalchini chekka, Bay leaves – Biryani akku.

  7. Hello Sailaja,
    I like your recipes and your site. I am following your blog from 3+ years. I have tried many of your recipes. I first started with fish curry and today I made paneer masala. They come out nice.
    I always wanted to post a comment but didnt. I also like the different varieties of dishes you cook.

  8. Hi sailu,

    I have tired a few recipes of yours which were really good tasty and perfect. But all your recipes have cup measurement. I would like to know whether it is 200ml measurement or tea cup. kindly let me know which cup?
    Thank you

    Its American cup measurement, 240 ml.

  9. Hello Sailu. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful, easy recipe for Veg Pulao. I was born in Andhra but grew up overseas – my mother always made very traditional Andhra veggie food that I loved throughout my childhood. Now for work, I am living away from my Amma’s delicious cooking. Your website has been so inspiring to me – this pulao recipe is the first I have tried but I am definitely going to attempt more of your recipes. Thanks again and please keep it coming! 🙂 Aparna

  10. Hello Sailu. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful, easy recipe for Veg Pulao. I was born in Andhra but grew up overseas – my mother always made very traditional Andhra veggie food that I loved throughout my childhood. Now for work, I am living away from my Amma’s delicious cooking. Your website has been so inspiring to me – this pulao recipe is the first I have tried but I am definitely going to attempt more of your recipes. Thanks again and please keep it coming! 🙂 Aparna

  11. Hello Sailu. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful, easy recipe for Veg Pulao. I was born in Andhra but grew up overseas – my mother always made very traditional Andhra veggie food that I loved throughout my childhood. Now for work, I am living away from my Amma’s delicious cooking. Your website has been so inspiring to me – this pulao recipe is the first I have tried but I am definitely going to attempt more of your recipes. Thanks again and please keep it coming! 🙂 Aparna

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