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veg pulao no onion no garlic navaratri recipe
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No onion no garlic veg pulao recipe | Stove top

No onion no garlic veg pulao recipe, easy one pot method. Perfect cooked basmati rice with colourful veggies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 carrot
  • 7 green beans
  • 9 cauliflower florets
  • 3 tbsp green peas
  • tsp kewra water optional
  • 10 Cashews
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • Salt as needed
  • To temper
  • 1 & ½ tbsp Ghee divided
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 inch cinnamon piece
  • 1 Clove
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1 Biryani leaf
  • 1 tsp Shahi jeera or cumin seeds


  • Wash and soak basmati rice for minimum 10 mins.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel or cooker, heat half the ghee. Add items given under 'to temper' in order.
  • Add vegetables except green peas. Sprinkle sugar and fry for 1 minute.
  • Drain water from rice and add to the veggies. Roast for 1 more minute carefully without breaking the rice.
  • Pour 1 & ¾ cup water to it. Add salt, kewra water and boil for 2 mins. By now the rice would have half done. Lower the flame and add green peas.
  • Mix and cook covered for 10 mins in low flame.
  • Once done, open and fluff the rice very carefully (just 2-3 turns)Keep aside for 5 mins. Mean while fry cashews in remaining ghee until golden and crisp.
  • Add to pulao and serve. It is important to give standing time for the rice to become fluffy and soft.



  • After adding water, boil in high flame, do not heat in low flame ( I add hot water and recommend same if you can)
  • Giving standing time is important for rice to get completely cooked.
  • If you choose pressure cooker method, after water boils, add peas and pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame.
  • Total cooking time should not exceed 14 mins after adding rice. The cooking time varies with the vessel, stove you use. So adjust accordingly.