Vegetable Pulav

Serves 2


Carrot, aloo, capsicum – 1 each (cut into pieces)

Beans – 12-15 (cut into pieces)

Red Chillies – 4-5 (chopped)

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Water – 3 cups

Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1tbsp

Sombu (fennel seeds) – 1 tbsp

Bay leaves, cloves (optional) – 1

Garam masala powder – ½ tbsp

Ghee – 3 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Milk Cream – 1/2 tbsp

Coriander, cashew – For garnishing

Preparation of Pulav:

  1. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker or a vessel and add sombu (fennel), jeera (cumin), bay leaf and clove.
  2. After a light fry, add the vegetables, chillies and fry lightly.
  3. Now add basmati rice and water.
  4. Add garam masala powder, salt and close the vessel or cooker.
  5. Cook for 15 – 20 mins till the rice is cooked and all water evaporates. If it is a pressure cooker wait for 4 whistles and remove from flame. Add milk cream before serving.

Have with raita or chips.

Additional Info:

You can add other vegetables like cauliflower, corn, peas etc….

Cucumber or bondi raita will go well with this rice.


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