Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vegetable Pulao

BM # 65
Week: 4, Day : 2
Theme: Rice Recipes

Vegetable Pulao is very frequently made variety of rice in our house. We roast rice and veggies in a pan and transfer them to the rice cooker. I made this Pulao for the second day under Rice Variations. This Pulao has whole spices which lend a wonderful aroma and flavor to the rice.

Vegetable Pulao


2 cups rice

Whole spices
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 bay leaves
6-8 whole black pepper
2 cloves
A small piece cinnamon

Other Ingredients

1 onion, diced
1 cup cauliflower flowerets
1/2 capsicum, diced
1 tomato, diced
2 green chilly, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste

Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
Heat a pan, add a tbsp oil plus a tbsp of ghee.
Add whole spices, let the aroma release.
Add onion, Saute just till it changes color.
Add green chilly and capsicum. Saute for a minute.
Add cauliflower and tomatoes.
Add rice and roast for a couple of minutes.
Add dry spices and continue roasting till all the moisture is gone.
Add 4 cups water.
Switch off the flame and transfer to a rice cooker.
Put the cooker on cook mode.
Serve with a chilled Raita.

*The rice will be ready in about 40 minutes.

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  1. the pulao looks so tempting...nice clicks

  2. Pulao looks delicious and even I make it very often at home.

  3. Wow such a colorful setup and amazing recipe. Could finish it all in one go!

  4. love the rustic cutlery ! and the pulao too...

  5. One of my go-to recipes for any day. Love your presentation and the rose (tomato??) on top is beautiful.

  6. Who can resist to this beautiful vegetable pulao, my all time favourite.

  7. I normally fry everything in the pressure cooker itself..but I think this way it tastes different too..very nice one!

  8. I am always ready for pulaos.How delicious.