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Veg Pulao - Vegetable Pulao

Meenu Gupta
A delicious rice dish made with rice by topping up vegetables in it, and cooking along with spices.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Soaking time for rice 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Lunch & Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 363 kcal


  • Pan / Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot


  • 2 Cup Long Grain Basmati Rice Can use other rice too, but long grain rice gives best look
  • 1/2 Cup French Beans Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Green Peas Can use frozen as an alternative
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Carrots Chopped
  • 2 Onions Medium Size, thinly sliced
  • 1.5 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Bayleaves
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 12 Cashews
  • 1 Tsp Salt As per taste
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Oil For best taste use ghee or butter
  • 3 Cup Water


  • First of all, take the rice in a big bowl and wash them 3-4 times and then soak them for 30 minutes in enough water.
  • Place a deep and heavy bottomed pan / Kadhai / Pot over medium heat and warm ghee/oil in it. Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, black cardamom and cloves in it and sauté them for a minute.
  • Now add the onions and sauté them till translucent. Add all the veggies and sauté again for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the soaked rice and add them to the pan. Sauté gently for 2 minutes so that everything mixes well.
  • Add Water and lime juice. Cover the pan with lid and keep the heat to low.  Let it cook till all the water is absorbed  and rice are nice soft. You can adjust amount of water if rice is not done yet. 
  • Once the rice grains are cooked, switch off the flame, fluff them and cover the lid again. Let this settle for 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve the veg pulao hot either with Dal or curry of your choice Or you can simply relish it with salad, raita, pickle and / or cilantro chutney.


  • You can cook the pulao in pressure cooker as well. Just increase quantity of water by 1 cup and cook till 2 whistles.
  • You can add Soya chunks if you like your pulao that way.


Nutrition Facts
Veg Pulao - Vegetable Pulao
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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