Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Serving Size - 3


Preparation time - 10 minutes (rice soaking time is not included)


Cooking time - 30 minutes



I usually make 2 types of vegetable pulao. This is the recipe which I follow my Chithi (Mrs.Sudhandhira Nagarajan). She is our home chef :) She made lot of varieties for us. I love her cooking. I want to share this recipe with my blogging friends.





Basmathi Rice - 1 1 /3 cups
Water - 2 2/3 cups
Cinnamon - 1/2
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1/2
Onions - 1/2 (chopped)
Green chillies - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cauliflower - 8
Carrot - 1 (chopped)
Beans - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Potato - 1/2 (chopped)
Turmeric powder - less than 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Curd - 2 or 3 tbsp
Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt - as required






  1.  Wash basmathi rice and soak rice with water about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2.  Heat ghee in a pan, add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and fry for 3 seconds.
  3. Add green chillies and fry for 5 seconds. Add onions and salute it for a minute.
  4. Add gingergarlic paste and salute it until the raw smell goes from ginger garlic paste.
  5. Add all the veggies and fry for 2 minutes.
  6. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala. Fry for few seconds. Don't allow masala to burn without water. If you want to avoid burning, add little water.
  7. Add curd to the mixture and salute it for a minute.
  8. Drain basmathi rice and keep water aside for cooking.
  9. Add rice to the veggie mixture in the pan. Mix well and fry all together until the rice becomes crunchy.
  10. Add rice, salt and water (which we already kept aside for cooking ) to electric rice cooker. Allow it to cook completely.
  11. Serve this veg pulao with paneer curry or any vegetarian or non vegetarian curries / gravies.


  1. awesome yasho
    i m making pulao too but little different

    wud share once i write it up

  2. wow...My all time fav dish......Even I used to prepare the same way Yasho....

  3. Hey Yash Pulao looks so delectable and yum dear :) My fav too but I need a chicken combo for this ;)
    Kothu Kari Kulambu / Minced Lamb Curry / Kheema Curry
    You Too Can Cook Indian Food

    1. Thanks dear. Your husband really going to bang his head on the wall for getting this chicken lover as his wife :)))))

  4. Very inviting pulao Yasho. Fingerlicking good.

    Today's recipe:

  5. yummy and delicoius dear.....happy to follow you

  6. Perfectly made Pulav, this is my first time to your blog and happy to follow u here. I am part of SNC and would be happy if you visit my space too :)


    1. Thanks Priya :) Welcome to my blog!!! Sure I'll visit


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