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vegetable pulao recipe

Vegetable Pulao Recipe

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Cuisine: Indian


Vegetable pulao is a great main to serve guests when planning an Indian menu. Rice is cooked with spices and vegetables to create a lovely flavourful dish to complement your spicy side dishes.


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 carrot
  • 1012 beans
  • 1 capsicum / bell pepper
  • 34 green chillies, slit
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 piece of cinnamon
  • 34 green cardamom, lightly crushed
  • 34 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • 23 tsp of salt
  • A small bunch of coriander leaves / cilantro, for garnish
  • 2 tbsp of ghee or oil


  1. Slice the onions long and shred the carrot, beans, and capsicum
  2. Cook the rice for pulao and set aside
  3. Heat the ghee or oil in a wide pan and add the sliced onions
  4. When the onions begin to brown, add the cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom
  5. Stir fry until the onions turn a darker shade of brown
  6. Add the minced garlic and fry for another few seconds
  7. Add the shredded vegetables and green chillies and mix well with salt
  8. Cook on a low flame, covered, until the vegetables are soft
  9. Mix in the rice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves
  10. Turn off flame and keep partially covered until ready to serve