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Veg pulao recipe

Veg pulao recipe with step by step pictures. Easy lunch recipe with mixed vegetables, perfect for lunch box and as one pot meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 cup Mixed vegetables carrot, peas, beans, cauliflower -Chopped
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Green chilli
  • 1 & 1/2 cup Coconut milk or plain water
  • Salt - As needed
  • 1 tsp Ghee

To grind

  • 4 Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger piece
  • 1 Cinnamon

To temper

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 Cloves
  • 1 Biryani leaf


  • Soak basmati rice for atleast 10 mins.
  • Slice onion, green chillies. I used 1 small carrot, 8 beans, frozen peas and corn.
  • Peel and grind ginger, garlic, cinnamon with little water to fine paste.
  • Heat a small pressure cooker, add oil and temper with the items given under to temper table.
  • Add onion, green chilli and fry till transparent in medium flame. Add ground ginger garlic paste.
  • Give it a stir for a minute and add the vegetables.
  • Fry in medium flame for 2 mins.
  • Add the rice, drained from water. Mix well.
  • Add salt, coconut milk (or water) and bring to boil.
  • Close the pressure cooker and keep the flame in lowest flame possible and cook for 12 – 14 mins.
  • Or you can also keep for 2 whistles in medium flame also. Open and fluff the pulao carefully and mix ghee.


  • Soaking rice gives soft rice and needs less water to get cooked, hence we get separate grains.
  • Fry in medium flame to avoid browning of any ingredient which will make pulav look dull in colour.