Vegetable Pulao

On a lazy day I like to cook this. This is a complete meal full of flavor and no hard work. I call it instant vegetable pulao as it is prepared in 30 minutes.

Serves 2


1-1/2 cup rice

1 small size onion finely chopped

1 large tomato finely chopped

1 cup mix vegetable of your choice

1/2 cup green peas

1 table spoon ginger finely chopped

1 table spoon garlic finely chopped

1 table spoon green chillies chopped

Whole Spices:

1 bay leaf (Tej Pata)

4 black pepper

4 cloves

1 inch cinnamon stick

1 small cardamom (Choti elaichi)

1 big black cardamom (Badi elaichi)

1 star anise

Powder spices:

1/2 table spoon coriander powder

1 tea spoon red chilly powder

1 tea spoon turmeric powder

salt to taste.

For seasoning:

1/2 tea spoon mustard (rai)

1/2 tea spoon cumin (jeera)

2 table spoon oil

1 table spoon clarified butter (ghee)


Wash the rice and keep aside.

Add 2 table spoon oil in a pressure cooker heat it and then add clarified butter (ghee), mustard seed, cumin seeds and all the whole spices.

Add chopped onion and stir for a minute, now add ginger, garlic and tomatoes. Stir for another minute.

Add all the vegetable and powder spices along with some salt and stir for a minute.

Now add washed rice and water, Mix it properly.

Close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 long whistle.

Let it cool down and garnish it with some mint leaves.

Serve Hot with some Raita, Papad, Pickle and Raddish.

Thank you for reading.


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