Veg Pulav
Vegetable Pulav Recipe
Written by Jayashree
Published on November 26, 2020

Veg Pulao is flavoursome and ideal for weekend lunch. The freshness of mint and coconut gives a good taste to this variety of pulao. 

Usually Sundays call for something different and I end up making a variety of pulav. These folks come leisurely for breakfast on Sunday, have a good breakfast and never hungry till late afternoon.

Pulav / Pulao is filling, tasty and usually loved by children. Being a one pot meal, it is easy to prepare. It can be paired with a curry or any yoghurt based salad.

I have earlier shared many different kinds of rice This one is different in the ingredients used for the masala. The coconut and the freshness of mint gives a good taste to it.

How do I  cook pulav? 

Pulav can be cooked in instant pot, pressure cooker or even directly in a thick bottom pan.

Which method of cooking pulav is the best?

In todays busy world, instant pot is a saver. But, if you do not have one, you can cook it directly on a moderate heat. Pressure cooker may be used but I find that the pulav is slightly smudgy.

What are the other kind of pulav recipes that I can make?

The other kind of pulav are mint pulav, kadai pulav, soya chunks pulav, vegetable pulao and tri-coloured pulao 

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Vegetable  Pulav Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup basmati
  • 2 onion
  • vegetables (beans, carrot, capsicum)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • water
  • salt
To be ground to a paste:
  • 20 mint leaves
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coconut
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 clove
  • 5 pepper corns
  • 4 cloves of garlic
Method:
  1. Rinse the rice and keep it aside for fifteen minutes.
  2. Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  3. Grind the ingredients mentioned together for paste.
  4. Take oil in a pressure pan. Add cumin and bay leaf to it. Once it splutters, put the onion to it. Saute for sometime.
  5. Add beans, saute it. After a minute, throw in the carrot pieces. Later, add capsicum to it and continue to saute.
  6. Put the ground paste and saute for three minutes.
  7. Add rice to it and saute for a minute.
  8. Put water and salt, give a stir.
  9. Close a lid and allow to cook on low flame.
  10. Once it done, fluff it slowly and serve after ten minutes with any curry or salad.
Take a tip:
  • You can use other vegetables and green peas. I have not used here.
  • The spiciness was moderate, use more green chillies if needed.

 

Veg pulav

Veg Pulav is flavoursome and ideal for weekend lunch. Pair it with any yoghurt based salad.
Course dinner, lunch ideas, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword mint pulav, pulav variety
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati
  • 2 onion
  • vegetables beans, carrot, capsicum
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • water
  • salt
  • To be ground to a paste:
  • 20 mint leaves
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coconut
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 clove
  • 5 pepper corns
  • 4 cloves of garlic

Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice and keep it aside for fifteen minutes.
  2. Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  3. Grind the ingredients mentioned together for paste.
  4. Take oil in a pressure pan. Add cumin and bay leaf to it. Once it splutters, put the onion to it. Saute for sometime.
  5. Add beans, saute it. After a minute, throw in the carrot pieces. Later, add capsicum to it and continue to saute.
  6. Put the ground paste and saute for three minutes.
  7. Add rice to it and saute for a minute.
  8. Put water and salt, give a stir.
  9. Close a lid and allow to cook on low flame.
  10. Once it done, fluff it slowly and serve after ten minutes with any curry or salad.

Recipe Notes

You can use other vegetables and green peas. I have not used here.
The spiciness was moderate, use more green chillies if needed. 

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7 Comments

  1. Maria

    I’m a huge fan of mint in pulao and mixed vegetable pulao. Would love to combine these two ideas. love the vibrant colour of your rice.

    Reply
  2. mayurisjikoni

    Such a delicious pulav with mint and coconut too. Perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch. I like using my good old rice cooker to prepare my rice dishes.

    Reply
    • jhumuhere

      Vegetable pulav looks absolutely tempting. I love the addition of coconut in this. I must say it is a perfect dish for lunchbox

      Reply
  3. Hem lata srivastava

    Such a healthy version of pulao. We make simple matar or veg pulao but never made it with coconut paste. It looks so inviting.

    Reply
  4. FoodTrails

    I like the use of coconut with mint leaves..we don’t add to pulao preparations… will try soon as was looking for some good recipe for pulao with coconut.. looks delicious.

    Reply
  5. preethi76

    This veg Pulao looks Super delicious. I love the mint and coconut combo flavours. A regular at our place too.

    Reply

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