Apr 23, 2011

Vegetable Pulao (Pressure cooker method)

Vegetable Pulao

Serves: 2


Ghee / oil - 1 tablespoon

Bay leaves - 2

Cinnamon - 1 stick

Cloves - 4

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion (optional)

1 cup vegetables, cut into cubes ( 2 carrots, 6 French beans, 1 potato & 5 cauliflower florets)

Basmati rice - 1 cup (200 g)

Red chilli powder - 3/4 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

Water - 1 3/4 cups ( or 2 1/4 cup water required for 1 cup sona silky raw rice)

Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon


Wash and clean rice. Soak rice in 2 cups water for half an hour. Drain out water thoroughly.

Heat oil in cooker for about 3 minutes. Add bay leaves, cinnamon and cloves. Add sliced onions (optional) and fry till golden color.

Add cubed vegetables. Stir fry for about 2 minutes. Add all other ingredients except water and garam masala powder. Stir fry for about 3 minutes. Add water. Stir.

Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 3 minutes.

Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally for 10 minutes.

Open cooker. Place vegetable pulao on a serving dish. Sprinkle garam masala powder. Serve hot with curd / pickle / any gravy dishes of your choice.


Raji said...

This is made in pressure cooker but still each grain is looking so fluffy...looks so good.

Pradeep Pappu said...

I never thought it was this simple. Tastes great.

After 1st whistle I shifted into near medium and waited for 2nd whistle (which took almost 4 mins) and rested the cooker to cool. The outcome is amazing and delicious.

Thanks for the recipe.

Suhas said...

Hi, I was not feeling like cooking my regular Pulav. Tried yours, just want to let you know its come out nice. Thanks