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Experience the magic of Indian cuisine with Vegetable Pulao – a symphony of basmati rice, vibrant vegetables, and aromatic spices, all cooked to perfection. A delightful, easy-to-make dish that brings warmth to your table.

Vegetable Pulao celebrates fragrant basmati rice and an assortment of vibrant vegetables in a symphony of Indian flavours. This one-pot wonder is not just a meal; it’s an experience that transports you to the heart of Indian kitchens, where simplicity meets exquisite taste.

About the Recipe

This Vegetable Pulao recipe is a testament to the beauty of Indian cooking – simple yet bursting with flavours. Each grain of basmati rice carries the aroma of spices, and every vegetable adds its unique texture, creating a harmonious, satisfying and delicious blend.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

If you crave the comfort of home-cooked Indian meals, Vegetable Pulao is your go-to choice. It’s quick, easy, and versatile – a flavorful journey that caters to your taste buds and busy schedules. Plus, the fragrant spices will fill your kitchen with an irresistible aroma.

Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao

Cooking Tips

Let the basmati rice soak in water for 30 minutes before cooking to enhance the flavour. When frying cashew nuts, ensure they turn golden brown for that perfect crunch. And for a richer taste, use homemade ghee if available.

Serving and Storing Suggestions

Serve Vegetable Pulao hot, garnished with fried cashews and with cooling onion raita. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to two days, maintaining their delightful taste.

Other Similar Recipes

Explore more Indian delights like Paneer Biryani or Mixed Vegetable Curry for a diverse culinary journey through the flavours of India.

Nutrient Benefits

Vegetable Pulao balances carbohydrates from basmati rice and a spectrum of vitamins from mixed vegetables, offering a wholesome and nutritious meal.

Vegetable Pulao
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Vegetable Pulao

Experience the magic of Indian cuisine with Vegetable Pulao – a symphony of basmati rice, vibrant vegetables, and aromatic spices, all cooked to perfection. A delightful, easy-to-make dish that brings warmth to your table.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time3 hours 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian


  • 2 to 3 cups Basmati Rice (250 g)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 6 Cashewnuts
  • 6 Cloves
  • 4 Brown Cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Potato
  • 50 g Beans
  • 2 Carrot
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1 cup Cauliflower (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 Onion (chopped)
  • 6 flakes Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • Salt (to taste)


  • Boil chopped vegetables with salt and water.
  • Add turmeric powder.
  • Fry cashewnuts in 1/2 tbsp ghee, then set aside.
  • In a pan, add remaining ghee, fry onion, garlic, and ginger.
  • Crush cloves, brown cardamom, and cinnamon; add to the pan.
  • Pour water, add rice and salt.
  • Mix and cook in a pressure cooker.
  • Serve hot with onion raita.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use brown rice instead of basmati?

While basmati rice adds a distinct aroma, you can use brown rice for a healthier twist. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Can I make Vegetable Pulao without a pressure cooker?

Absolutely! Cook the rice separately, and then mix it with the vegetables. Simmer until everything is well-blended.

What can I substitute for ghee?

If ghee is unavailable, you can use vegetable oil for frying and a dollop of butter for a rich flavor.

Can I add more spices for extra heat?

Certainly! Customize the spice level by adding green chilies or red chili powder according to your preference.

Is it necessary to soak the rice before cooking?

Soaking basmati rice enhances its texture and fragrance. It’s a recommended step for a more flavorful Vegetable Pulao.


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Thomas July 26, 2014 - 7:23 am

Wonderfull recipe..wife loved the pulao.., She said awesome.

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shwetha July 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm

i tried this recipie, its simply superb.

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chanu October 5, 2011 - 5:49 am

suuuuper pulao

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vaishali July 9, 2011 - 9:22 am

thnkzzzzzzzzzzzzz a lot

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pooja January 24, 2011 - 7:29 pm

whoever reads jus try this recipe

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pooja January 24, 2011 - 7:27 pm

awesome recipe……

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chaaru September 22, 2010 - 1:11 pm


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pratima August 28, 2009 - 9:38 am

its a lovely and heygenic receipy
its easy to kook and healthy

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Simantika July 22, 2009 - 1:41 pm

From last few days I am trying to cook different dishes and I also made this Pulao and found it amazing.

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Yamcha July 21, 2009 - 5:47 pm

i was looking for best pulao recipe on internet… and now i got it 🙂

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Vijaya February 1, 2009 - 4:25 am

I have seen quite few pulov this one was unique of its kind its taste great with all these spices…i tried this pulaov its tasted good..

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