veg pulao recipe
Veg pulao recipe, how to make veg pulao | Vegetable pulao recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
veg pulao recipe, classic and easy veg pulao recipe with whole spices and loads of veggies!
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 435 kcal
Author: Harini
Ingredients (1 cup=250 ml)
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Whole spices
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  1. Pick and rinse the basmati rice thoroughly. Soak in plenty of water for 1 hour. Drain and spread on a plate.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil or ghee in a heavy pan. Add the whole spices and saute for a minute.
  3. Add chopped onions and saute well.
  4. Add ginger,garlic and green chilies and saute well.
  5. Add chopped cilantro leaves and saute for few seconds. Add chopped vegetables and mix well. Cook in open pan for 7-10 minutes.
  6. Add the drained basmati rice and saute very well. Saute till all the moisture in rice is gone.
  7. Now add 3 1/3 cups of water. Mix well. Add lemon juice. Season with salt. Cook with keeping pan open until the water starts to boil.
  8. Once the water bubbles, close the pan with a tight lid. Cook in low medium flame for about 10-15 minutes. Do not mix more than once in the middle.
  9. Once done, keep the pan closed for 10 minutes. Open the pan and fluff up the rice gently.
Recipe Notes

1. You can use 1/2 cup tomato juice along with water.
2. You can add some fried cashews or bread pieces at the end.