Mar 14, 2012

Vegetable Pulao - In 15 minutes!!!!

Hi guys!!!

Like you can get from the title, this is an easy-to-prepare comfort food. I mostly prepare them on weekdays that I hit the "OFF" button instead of "SNOOZE" in my alarm and wake up to find that I have very little time before Ganesh has to leave to work. With just raita and papad this can be a very hearty and fulfilling lunch.

What I love about pulao (apart from the fact that it is ready in a jiffy) is that it looks so plain but the flavor and spice blend in the dish is quite amazing. Now lets see the recipe.


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Chopped veggies - 1/2 cup (I used beans, carrot, potatoes and peas)
Green chillies - 2
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 2 or 3 pods
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cloves - 4
Star Anise - 1
Cardamom - 2 pods
Bay leaves - 2
Salt - as per taste
Oil / Butter / Ghee - 1 tbsp


1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the whole spices and let them sizzle.
2. Meanwhile grind the green chillies, ginger and garlic into a paste.
3. When the spices start releasing their aroma add this ground paste and saute till the raw smell of the paste vanishes.
4. Now add the chopped veggies and mix well.
5. Add the rice along with 1.5 cups of water. Add salt and check for its level. Close the lid and let it cook under pressure for 10 minutes.
6. Switch off heat after 10 minutes and when the pressure is released open the lid and fluff the rice.

Quick and simple pulao is ready. Serve it just with raita or any gravy of your choice.


  1. Amazing recipe! I'm sure it would have tasted great too!


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