Sunday, 3 January 2016

How to make Vegetable Pulav

Recipe of Vegetable Pulav | Vegetable Rice

Vegetable Pulav is a delicious one pot meal. It is quick, nutritious and flavorful. It is easy to cook and healthy. Veg Pulav is rich aromatic rice which can be quickly made in jiffy. It is a comforting rice which goes well with any curry dish. It tastes great with a a bowl of raita, pickle and papad. The best part about it is that it is very easy to make and filling. It is packed with spices and flavor. It is best for lunch boxes and relished by kids too.

vegetable pulav, rice, biryani

Veg Pulav is a rich, aromatic and flavorful rice which is a perfect comfort food. It is prepared by cooking rice with veggies and spices. You can customize it according to taste.

vegetable pulav, rice, biryani

Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
15 minutes20 minutes35 minutes Serves 4 

Recipe Type : Rice
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients :
  • 2 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 chopped carrot
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup florets of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup chopped potato 
  • 8 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cloves/laung
  • 2 cardamom/hari elaichi 
  • 4 whole black pepper
  • 1 Indian bay leaf/tejpatta
  • Salt according to taste
  • Oil
Preparation :
  1. Soak rice in water for 30 minutes
  2. In a pressure cooker, pour 1 tablespoon of oil and add cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, whole black pepper, Indian bay leaf, garlic, ginger and green chillies
  3. Add onion and let it cook until it turn golden brown
  4. Add garam masala, coriander powder, pepper and salt in it and cook
  5. Add all the vegetable in it (cauliflower, potato, carrot, peas, coriander leaves)
  6. Add rice and 2 1/2 cup of water (as required)
  7. Let it cook till two whistle and then turn off the flame
  8. Let it cool down until pressure inside cooker comes down naturally
  9. Serve hot with raita, pickle and papad
Note : 
  1. You can add any vegetable that you like
  2. Instead of using pressure cooker, you can make it in an open pan 
vegetable pulav, rice, biryani

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  1. Light, yet very flavourful and tasty. Thanks for sharing, RItu.

  2. yum! Looks so tempting! I love the spices you used

  3. Colorful veg pulao with nice aroma of spices used.

  4. quick meals are always welcome...its inviting too

  5. This looks so very warm and inviting. Rice will always equal comfort food to me. I would have trouble putting down my fork or spoon eating this dish!

  6. My all time favorite... Flavorful and easy

  7. this rice looks so delicious Ritu, love all the flavours in there...

  8. This is a most satisfying meal! I love the additions of the vegetables and spices. A complete one-pot meal.

  9. WOW! Beautiful clicks and flavorful rice recipe dear!

  10. I like all varieties of pulao. Veg pulao is my favorite.

  11. I'm not familiar with this dish, but I love the colours, dear! Happy 2016! xoxo

  12. I am always for one pot dishes. Looks absolutely delicious!

  13. This is my all time favorite... Lovely photos ritu

  14. love veggie pulav so nice and yumm

  15. delicious ..Quick ...vegetable Palav...

  16. Hi Ritu, this could be one of my favorites, love all the ingredients you used.

  17. Looks so colourful.loved the texture of rice

  18. Delicious and a comforting pulao...

  19. Pulao looks so colorful and inviting..


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