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Vegetable Pulao (Veg Pulav)

Vegetable Pulao - Pressure cooker Recipe

Easy Vegetable pulao recipe to make fragrant, fluffy and perfect rice every single time! You can make this Indian Vegetable pulao in 20 Minutes. Recipe to make best veg rice pulao.
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Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine
Keyword: one pot meal, pulao, rice, rice recipes, veg
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 200 g basmati rice washed and soaked
  • 100 g Onion medium sized sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger green chilli paste
  • ¼ cup Peas
  • ¼ cup potato cubed
  • ¼ cup french beans chopped
  • ¼ cup carrot cubed
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 teaspoon jeera
  • Red chilli powder as per taste
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 tablespoon mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • 2 cups water


  • Wash and soak the Basmati rice in water and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Put the pressure cooker on medium heat and add the ghee or oil.
  • Add all the dry whole spices, cumin/jeera, cloves, bay leaf, star anise for a minute.
  • Now add the thinly sliced onions and saute them till light pink in color.
  • Add the ginger-green chili paste and saute it for another 2 -3 minutes.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables and saute for 3-4 minutes, mix it well.
  • Now drain the rice and add the soaked rice, mix them gently so the grain remains intact, mix everything and
  • add the water and stir.
  • Add the salt and stir again.
  • Finally, add the coriander and mint leaves and close the lid of pressure cooker.
  • Cook the vegetable Pulao in pressure cooker on medium heat for 2 whistles or as per the quality of your rice.
  • Serve this delicious pulao steaming hot with raita or plain curd and papad.



  • You can use a pressure cooker or any heavy bottom pan to cook pulao.
  • Add ghee or oil as per your own preference but ghee brings in better taste.
  • Add dry fruits to make it richer.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1565IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg