Sunday, August 4, 2013

Vegetable Pulao

Here is an easy Vegetable Pulao recipe. You'll need at least 3 vegetables. I used carrots, Green peas, chick peas and beans. It doesn't take much effort or time.... plus doesnt create that much of a mess to clean up :P

Things you'll need are:
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups (This would server 4+ ppl)
  • Vegetables (I used 2 carrots, 4-5 Beans, half a cup cooked chick peas and half a cup cooked, frozen green peas) 
  • Chopped Onions - 2 medium sized
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic - 6 cloves
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Cinnamon - 1 stick
  • Cardamon - 3-4
  • Cloves - 3-4
  • Salt to taste
  • Sunflower oil/ Butter - 4-5 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1tsp

Direction to make:
  • Chop all the vegetables and keep aside.
  • Grind the garlic, ginger, green chillies and coriander leaves.. keep aside
  • In a heavy bottom vessel (which has a tight lid), heat the butter/oil and add the cardamon, cloves, cinnamon sticks. Saute for a few minutes, lower flame and add the onions.
  • When the onions start to turn brown add the ginger-garlic-coriander. Saute.
  • Add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt
  • Mix well. All these should be done on low flame so as not to burn them.
  • Now we add the vegetable. Between the carrots and beans, the beans take longer time to cook, so I added that first. Let it cook for a minute then added the carrot. Let that also cook for a minute. Then I added the cooked chick peas and green peas.
  • Now turn up the flames and add 4 cups of water. Use the same cup u used for measuring rice. If ur taking 2 cups rice, u need to take 4 cups water. The ratio is 1:2. 
  • Add the lemon juice and  rice. Mix well. Check salt. Cover with lid. Lower flame.
  • Check after 10-15 minutes. I didnt check the exact timings, so can't say if it took more than that to cook. Do check the rice and dont let it go mushy.

Serve with raita and pickles if u want. The rice would be spicy enough. We had it with raita :)

Try it out.. simple enough recipe...
Make and let me know how it turns out....


  1. Replies
    1. go make it then :) its simple enough...

  2. This looks really good. I will try to make it before we leave to India. :)

    1. You and chukku make it tmrw... make some chicken gravy to go with it... it goes well with raita, but I think father will want chicken too... so make chicken 65 with a little gravy...use the recipe without yogurt I have on this blog... let me know how it turns out :)

  3. You have a really great Cooking blog :)
    I am really gonna try some recipes and am really excited about it :)
    Keep up the good work !!