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Veg pulao recipe | Vegetable pulao in pressure cooker | Easy veg pulao

Veg  pulao recipe using pressure cooke r-A very quick and easy recipe for making vegetable pulao in pressure cooker in 15 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cups basmati rice
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped veggies potatoes,carrots,cauliflower,green peas,baby corns,sweet corn etc
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • Water
  • Salt
  • 2 bread slices cut into small squares
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 3 tablespoons + 3 teaspoons oil
  • Spices:
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 " cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2-3 black cardamomns
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed ginger-garlic
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • Handful of mint leaves


  • Rinse,wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes. While the rice is soaking wash and chop the veggies. Do not chop the veggies very fine as they will turn mushy while cooking. You can peel the veggies like potato,carrot if you wish.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a heavy deep pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds,cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add ginger garlic,green chillies and saute well.
  • Add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent. Add the chopped and torn mint leaves and saute well for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chopped veggies and mix well. You can add 1/8 cup curd if needed here. 
  • Drain the soaked rice well and add to the veggies. Mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 3 1/2 cups water and salt. (3 cups water for 1.5 cups rice and 1/2 cup water for veggies). Let the water come to a boil.
  • Close the pressure cooker cook for up to 2 whistles. Now lower the flame and cook for 4-5 minutes. Switch off the flame and let the pressure release.
  • In the meantime heat a small pan and add 2-3 teaspoons oil. Fry the cut bread pieces and cashews till olden brown.
  • Once the pressure is released,open the cooker and mix the pulao very gently. Remove to a serving dish and add the bread pieces and cashews. Serve easy vegetable pulao immediately with raita.


1. You can add 1/2 cup curd after adding veggies OR add 1 small tomato after adding onions OR add 1/4 up tomato juice along with water to cook the pulao.
2. Adding mint leaves is optional but adds a very nice flavor.
3, Instead of bread pieces you can add fried onions too.


Calories: 409kcal