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Vegetable Pulao

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Rice Pilaf or popularly known as Pulao is a one pot meal prepared with a variety of herbs, spices and vegetables. There is a common myth that Pulao and Briyani are the same. I would like to emphasize that they consist of similar ingredients however the method of preparation varies.


  • 2 Cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 and 3/4 Cups Diced Mixed Vegetables(Green Beans,Carrots,Green Peas,Cauliflower,Cabbage,Potatoes)
  • 5 Black Or Green Cardmoms
  • 4 Cm Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Tea Spoon Caraway Seeds
  • 1 Tea Spoon Cumin Seeds
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Bunch Mint Leaves
  • 1 Big Onion
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 4 Garlic Flakes
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 3 Tea Spoon Lime Juice
  • 5 Tea Spoon Oil Or Butter
  • 4 and 1/2 Cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Directions For Cooking

  • Heat oil in a big saucepan.
  • Add the spices – cumin, caraway, cloves, cardmom, cinnamon, bay leaves.
  • Let them roast for 1 min.
  • Add onions and fry till golden brown in color.
  • Grind garlic, ginger, mint leaves, cilantro, green chillies into a paste by adding little water and salt.
  • Add this paste to the onions and boil.
  • Add the vegetables and saute for 3 min.
  • Add the washed rice and saute for 1 min.
  • Pour the water and cook till it is dry.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves and lime juice.

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