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An easy way to cook Vegetable Pulao

Updated on August 3, 2015


Vegetable pulao is a delicious mouth-watering recipe from North Indian regime relished in every Indian home.It is an appetizing combination of rice and veggies served with freshly made raitha (onion sauce) and salad. Vegetable pulao is more nutritious when you add vegetables, mushroom or Soya Nutri nuggets.

Nutritive Information

Vegetable pulao serves around 230 calories per serving. The cooking time in an microwave oven is 16.20 minutes. One serving of Vegetable Pulao has rich fat content of 10.8 gms, 9.65mg of cholesterol, 283.8 mg of potassium and 44 gms of carbohydrates and 3.5 gms of protein. The dish is rich in Vitamin C and Iron .
Vegetable Pulao has 33.1% of FAT, 60.1% Carbohydrates and 4.8% protein estimated in terms of Calories.


1 cup basmati rice 50 gms shelled peas

50 gms Chopped Carrot

1 chopped onion(Should chop the onion diagonally so that the taste is retained on peeling the outer layer and adds more taste to the rice)

50 gms Potato chopped evenly 50 gms chopped Cauliflower(cleaned with hot water and then lukewarm water )

1 table spoon Cumin seeds

2 Cinnamon sticks

2 Cloves

2 black cardamoms

2 bay leaves

1 table spoon of Ghee or Oil 2 cups of water

Salt to taste

Black pepper powder to taste

Chopped Cashew nuts fried golden brown in Ghee (Optional for additional taste. Not advisable for low-calorie preference)

Method of Preparation

Wash and Soak the rice for 20 minutes in water(preferably in warm water).

Drain the excess of water and keep aside In a microwave safe bowl, microwave oil or ghee for 30 seconds at 100% power Add Cumin,cinnamon,cloves,black cardamoms, bay leaves, salt and chopped onion and microwave at 100% power for 2 minutes.

It is a must to stir in between Add all other vegetables like carrot,cauliflower,potato,shell peas to soaked rice and add 2 cups of water and microwave covered at 100% power for 9 to 10 minutes and then at 60% power for 5 to 6 minutes.

Stir in between. Allow the dish to stand for 5 minutes .

Garnish the entire dish with fried Cashew nuts adding more taste and aroma to the delicious dish.

Serve the Vegetable rice with Onion Sauce or ginger garlic sauce for more delicacy.

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    • Debangee Mandal profile image


      19 months ago from India

      I tried it at home and its lovely.

    • Padmajah Badri profile imageAUTHOR

      Padmajah Badri 

      3 years ago from India

      Hi Akriti.Thank You.Visit my place to taste it too.

    • Akriti Mattu profile image

      Akriti Mattu 

      3 years ago from Shimla, India

      Love your recipes :)

    • Padmajah Badri profile imageAUTHOR

      Padmajah Badri 

      3 years ago from India

      thank you so much venkat sir.happy to know that you liked it.Thank you for your visit.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      We like it very much and used to prepare it every weekly off for many years while in Northern India. Now, I prepare it once in a blue moon.

      Thanks for refreshing the memories of good days with my wife. Voted up and awesome.

    • Padmajah Badri profile imageAUTHOR

      Padmajah Badri 

      3 years ago from India

      Thank you poetryman for your nice comment

    • poetryman6969 profile image


      3 years ago

      Sounds spicy and looks colorful. I would like a taste.


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