Vegetable Pulao Recipe

A Perfect One-Pot Meal!

Vegetable Pulao is a flavorful rice dish with origins in the Indian subcontinent, showcasing a blend of aromatic spices and mixed vegetables.

Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Are you looking for a quick and easy one-pot meal that can satisfy the taste buds of a gathering of six people? Look no further! Veg Pulao, a flavorful rice dish loaded with aromatic spices and colorful vegetables, is the ideal recipe for you. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply want to enjoy a wholesome meal with your family, this recipe is sure to impress. So, let's dive into the world of fragrant spices and create a delectable Veg Pulao that will leave everyone asking for seconds!

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 50 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 6 Calories: 303 Cal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

To serve six people, gather the following ingredients:

For pulao:


  1. Making pulao:
    • Rinse the Basmati rice thoroughly under cold water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 20 minutes, then drain and set aside.
    • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
    • Add the sliced onions and sauté until golden brown. This will take about 5-6 minutes.
    • Stir in the minced garlic, grated ginger, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, bay leaf, and cumin seeds. Sauté for another minute until the spices release their fragrance.
    • Add the diced carrots, bell pepper, green peas, and cauliflower florets to the pot. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.
    • Now, add the soaked and drained Basmati rice to the pot, followed by turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well to coat the rice and vegetables with the spices.
    • Pour in the vegetable broth or water, ensuring that the liquid covers the rice by about an inch. Bring the mixture to a boil.
    • Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid, and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed. Avoid opening the lid during this time to maintain steam and avoid mushy rice.
    • Once the rice is cooked, remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for another 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
    • Finally, fluff the rice gently with a fork, garnish with freshly chopped coriander, and serve hot with lemon wedges on the side.
  2. Conclusion:
    • Preparing a delicious Veg Pulao for six people is a breeze with this easy-to-follow recipe. The combination of aromatic spices, colorful vegetables, and fluffy Basmati rice creates a flavorful and wholesome dish that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Whether it's a family gathering or a casual get-together, this one-pot meal is a winner. So, put on your chef's hat, gather your ingredients, and get ready to impress your guests with this delightful Veg Pulao recipe!
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 303kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 1198mg50%
Potassium 383.99mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 39g13%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 4g

Calcium 51 mg
Iron 2.01 mg

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Vegetable Pulao, Pulao recipe, Rice dish, Indian cuisine, Vegetarian recipe,Mixed vegetables, Aromatic dish, One-pot meal, Healthy recipe, Quick and easy,Flavored rice

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