Veggie Pulao

Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Carrot: 1, diced
Green Peas: ½ cup, cooked
Green Beans: ½ cup, chopped
Ginger: 1” piece, grated
Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
Onion: 1 medium, diced
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Cardamom: 2
Cinnamon: 1” piece
Bay leaves: 2
Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
Green Chili: 3, split
Ghee: 2 Tbsp
Cilantro: ½ cup, chopped
Cashews: handful
Garam Masala: 1 ½ tsp


  • Soak rice in water for 30 minutes, drain and keep it aside
  • Heat ghee in a thick bottom pan
  • Add cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seeds, bay leaves and let it sauté for a minute or two
  • Now add onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, green chilies and sauté till the raw smell goes away
  • Add salt, garam masala, and veggies. Mix well and let it sauté for a minute
  • Add rice, mix well and pour 4 cups of water
  • Cook it covered until the rice is well cooked and all the water evaporates. Do this in low-medium heat
  • Add chopped cilantro leaves, roasted cashews, and fluff the rice using a fork
  • Serve hot with chicken curry or raita and pickle


  1. A perfect flavorful one pot meal....yummy..

  2. looks so easy to prepare and delicious...lovely mouthwatering dish!

  3. looks yummy.And I have to master my pulao making.I invite you over to my site and hope you like it,dear!

  4. Looks delicious n yummy !!
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