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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Simple Vegetable Pulav

It is raining here heavily for the past 4 days. My family wanted hot vegetable pulao for lunch. So I prepared this easy pulao with potatoes in tomato gravy as side dish, the recipe for which I will be blogging soon. If you have the vegetables ready, this pulao can be done in a few minutes time. It is less spicy and tastes awesome. Since I do not like spending long hours in the kitchen, my recipes are mostly simple and easy to prepare.

vegetable rice How to make Simple Vegetable Rice

Ingredients needed

Basmati Rice -1 cup (soak it in water for 15-20 minutes and drain the water)
Carrot -1 big
Beans -6
Cauliflower - 4-5 florets (optional)
Potato -1
Onion -1
Peas - handful
Ginger – chopped 2 tsp
Green chilli -2
Pudina/mint leaves –handful
Lemon -1/2 a lemon
Oil -1 tbsp
Salt as required

For the seasoning

Cinnamon -1 inch piece
Cloves -4

Easy Vegetable Pulao pulav is done with ordinary raw rice variety


Cut all the vegetables lengthwise and keep it aside.

Heat oil and add the ingredients for seasoning.

Sauté onion till they turn light pink, add ginger and all the vegetables including mint leaves, saute for a few minutes.

Then add rice, needed salt, 2 cups of boiling water and mix well.

Squeeze juice of half a lemon and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

veg pulaoPulao using basmati rice, potato-tomato gravy & salad

After it is done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita or papads or any gravy of your choice. Pulao can be done with raw rice also, though tastes great with basmati rice.

Will meet all you again with a wonderful post, till then Bye from Padhu. Take care.


  1. WOW! The presentation is so pretty!

  2. Nicely presented and looks really delicious

  3. Delicious vegetable pulao with a beautiful decoration.You can visit myu blog and give ur comments.

  4. Lovely pulao with a nice creativity and click

  5. Lovely presentation..Looks delicious!

  6. love pulao, its a gr8 way to include different veggies in our meal..your look gr8..

    and thanks for dropping by n leaving your sweet comment

  7. delicious pulao da, lovely decoration!!

  8. Very well presented, vegetable pulao delicious.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. i too make it the same way..looks mouthwatering,nice presentation..thanks for dropping by my blog..:)

  10. Simple and delicious Pulav..Very healthy !

  11. Very nice presentation... I make it in a similar way.. Prefer to make them without Onions many a times...
    New here...
    Will visit youur blog more often...

    Cu sometime..

  12. Looks wonderful, great presentation! Pulav looks delicious and simple!!

  13. Dear Padhu

    Your recipes are very good and have lots of variety .We will try it and let u know the feedback .Keep up the Good work .Amma also had a look and congratulated you for ur work . We will keep going through ur blog regularly .


  14. Pretty presentation and easy to prepare too.Thanks for sharing.

  15. Nicely presented and looks wonderful!
    Nice blog here...

  16. Simple pulao indeed! Beautiful presentation... I'm going to try this version soon :-)

  17. That looks very pretty ur presentation!

  18. Garnish looks too pretty, dear. Lovely pulav.

  19. the presentation is a treat!

  20. delicious rice n wonderul garnishing :)

  21. delicious and simple puloa and nice presentation too.

  22. Lovely!the pulao has definitely made me hungry :D

  23. Hey dea..!!!
    Thanx a lot for stopping By vazhayila...
    Pulao looks so yummy!!!
    Keep rocking

  24. yummy pulao,beautiful presentation

  25. Its really simple and easy to prepare, prefect for lunch box menu:)

  26. Wow,looks so pretty and lovely presentation as well!Wow, thank you

  27. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. Now I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter.
    I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation with mouth watering picture of vegetable pulav. Oh! it looks delicious.

  28. Hi just loved your presentation.Please collect your awards from my blog.Keep rocking!

  29. Hey first time here..Lovely presentations and recipes following uuuu.

  30. Thanks a lot for dropping by my blog and for ur lovely comment.

    U have a nice blog...great going.

    Lovely presentation....tempting pulao.

  31. You are so creative with decorating your food!

  32. What a beautiful presentation! I love this kind of simple recipe, it looks and sounds so wonderful. I'll definitely give it a try very soon. Thanks for the recipe, Padhu!

  33. This is a very interesting blog and so i like to visit your blog again and again. Keep it up.


  34. can you tell us the difference between Veg pulav, veg biryani and veg fried rice?

  35. Dear akka,
    I tried this with potatao gravy came out good but rice is little mushy akka.By mistakely I put on 3 whistles instead of tastes good.I love it akka thanks for ur dishes.

  36. Hi padhu I tried this pulav and it came out well,however the basmati rice became very big

  37. lovely dishes .... great going n so helpful .... thank u

  38. Hey Padhu..Im a great fan of your blog. the first thing i love is your name. cos im Padmambika and my people call me Paddu too. :). I have made and tried lot of your receipes. infact you are my Guru. :) I was a novice and now my friends ask me tips. God Bless and Thank you.

  39. Thank u mam for such recipes.. Ur blog is the first thing tht help me decide on menu... Thanks a ton..


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