Veg Pulao Recipe/Quick and Easy Veg Pulao Pressure Cooker Method

Veg Pulao or Vegetable pulao is a delicious one pot meal and my personal favourite .Veg Pulao goes well with any veg or non veg gravies or even a simple veg kurma or dahi kadhi taste yumm wiht it..Usually served with raita and a roasted papadam in restaurants.
Veg pulao/Pilaf can be made  quickly in pressure cooker and can be best option for lunch boxes especially in those busy mornings if you keep your veggies chopped in the fridge a day ahead.
I prefer making this in a pressure cooker ,however it can be made in a pan too .

1 cup basmati rice (soaked for 20 minutes)
2 cups water
maggi cube/stock cube (optional)
1 cup veggies ( green peas,1 carrot ,3-4 french beans)
1 onion sliced (Crisp fried till golden brown )
5-6 cashews
7-8 raisins
2 bay leaves
1 inch cinamon stick
3 green cardamom
3 cloves
1 blade mace/javitri
2 star anise
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
 1 1/2 tbsp ghee/oil


  • Wash and soak the Rice for 20 minutes.
  • Boil 2 cups water and keep it ready.
  • In the cooker  add ghee/oil ,once hot add the whole spices
  • Saute for a minute
  • Add the Mixed vegetables and the soaked drained rice and saute for 2-3 minutes on medium flame
  • Add the hot water and salt and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Let the steam escape ,open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
  • Serve with any veg/non gravy.
  • Garnish with fried onion and nuts

I do not add  ginger garlic paste to my pulao .If you want you add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste after you add the whole spices and saute till the raw smell goes away.
Then add rice and water
You can add maggi cube or any stock cube to the water while its boiling it will enhance the taste,i usually add a veg stock cube 
You can use kolam or any variety of short grain rice as well.
Always use aged rice for pulao ,new rice tends to be sticky and will result in a mushy pulao.

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  1. Wooooow. .It looks super tempting

  2. So perfectly made... I wish I could grab that platter for myself...

  3. Perfect for a quick lunch idea, nicely made Gloria!

  4. WOW, Gloria!!! What an amazing combination of flavors are in this dish. I can only imagine how wonderful it must taste. I sure wish you would send some my way, lol...I'd love just a mouthful!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...

  5. perfectly made pulao!! Easy one pot meal!!

  6. Saludable y muy tentadora una perfecta cena,abrazos

  7. in love with this presentation.. lovely rice dear

  8. Vegetable pulao is the best option when you don't to cook really.This pulao recipe is so easy and taste yummy.Thank You