Vegetable Pulao

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Vegetable Pulao

An exception for the adage”no pain no gain”. With a little effort you can make a delicious pulav. This recipe comes under the quick cooking category.

  1. Basmati rice – 2 cups
  2. Water – 4 cups
  3. Carrot & Green peas – 1/2 cup each
  4. Cinnammon, cardamom & clove – 8 pieces each
  5. Ghee – 4 Tablespoon
  6. Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  7. Salt – to taste

Soak the basmati rice for 25 minutes. After that drain out the water completely. Boil 4 cups of water with 4 pieces each of cinnammon, cardamom & clove. Heat 2 tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Splutter the remaining cardamom, cinnamon & clove. Add the rice & stir. When the rice starts cracking add the boiled water, lemon juice & salt. Cover & cook until the rice is cooked & water is completely absorbed. Microwave the carrot & green peas for 3-4 minutes. Heat remaining ghee in another pan. Add the cooked carrot & green peas, stir for 5 minutes. Add the rice & mix well.

Source:My own

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  • Divs

    This is a very simple and easy to make Pulav….Great for working mothers

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Divya for the comment and keep trying other recipes & let me know your thoughts.

  • Riya Joseph

    Hi…this is really a quick recipe…its good. Should we add a pinch of turmeric powder or not?

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Riya, I didnt add turmeric powder. I think for this type of pulav’s we dont add turmeric powder.

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Riya. I didnt add turmeric powder. I think we dont add turmeric powder for this kind of pulav’s.

  • Divya

    My pulav generally comes a little sticky. Whats the tip for getting the grains separate in the pulav?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Divya

      First of all, sorry for the delayed reply. I missed this comment somehow :(

      May be you can try reducing the water qty, usually the qty of water is double the amount of qty of rice, however some brands of rice require less water. So next time try cooking rice with lesser water. For eg, for 2 cups of rice, use 3 cups of water instead of 4.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Divya

        Thanks for the reply. I tried the pulav yesterday and it was superb. it’s so simple, yet so tasty. My 1and 1/2 yr old son, too liked it!!! Thanks for the lovely recipes and the time n effort you put in to reply to reply to our queries.

  • Sheethal

    this one simple way to make a delicious pulao,i love it

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Sheethal :)

  • shruti kubsad

    i like this recepie very much

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Shruti :)

  • Nisha

    Hi Maria,

    I tried this recipe with a little variation as it was stated in Nisha’s (Look who is cooking too) blog.
    I am very bad in making pulav and fried rice… and this was a piece of cake.. it came out well and we liked it… will email you the pic… I made a ooty chicken curry from Nisha’s website to go with the rice…
    will email you the pic..
    And thanks for the easy recipe..

    Nisha

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Nisha,

      How are you?

      Thanks for making this recipe and as you said its a very easy recipe to make :) Glad that you liked it.

      I remember seeing ooty chicken curry at Nisha’s place, it looked nice :) Please send me the pics, I would love to see them & put it here as well.

      Take care..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • silpa mathew

    tried it… it was simple at de same tim a good recipe… actually dats de speciality of ur blog… i feel a bit confident abt my cooking these days.just waiting 4 ur book…

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Silpa,

      Thank you so much dear. I really appreciate your effort for leaving a comment for all the recipes you try.

      Hope the work for the books gets done soon :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sherin

    Hello dear..
    Gr8 , easy & simple recipe especially for kids. My guests enjoyed it. Thanks a lot.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thank you Sherin :) I’m very happy that the recipe came out well for you…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anu

    Can you share a good recepie for Veg Biriyani (Could be adding some Paneer,Mushroom etc)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Anu,

      I havent tried a veg biriyani as such. I happened to try a paneer biriyani lately, which came out well. But unfortunately I wasnt able to take its snap. Hopefully it gets done soon & you can see the recipe here :)
      Cheers
      Maria

  • mariamma

    it came out very well tanku

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome :)

  • Pika

    Hello Maria, thanks for your nice recipes. We are married for 7 months already and i am from Azerbaijan whereas my hubby is from India, so i learned cooking kerala dishes from your lovely website. It helped me a lot to keep my sweetheart happy with the food as the proverb says: the key to man’s heart is thru his stomach ;) Keep posting more yummy dishes please. As for this recipe, i wanted to clarify this one :

    Boil 4 cups of water with 4 pieces each of cinnammon, cardamom &
    clove. Heat 2 tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Splutter the remaining
    cardamom, cinnamon & clove.

    Should we put all 4 pcs each cinnamon, cardamon and clove in water and boil, and the other 4 pcs splutter in oil, and then add all of the 8 pcs in rice? Please explain in more details, i got confused now first time in 7 months ;)

    Thanks in advance.

    Pika.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Pika,

      First of all congrats on your wedding! Wish you both a happy and blessed married life :)

      I’m thrilled to know that you learnt Kerala cooking through this blog, thanks a lot dear.

      About your doubt… the whole spices (cardamom, cinnamon and clove) is used in two batches. The first half is used while boiling the water and the second half is used for frying just before adding the rice. When you add the boiled water, the whole spices used there, is also added along with it to the rice.

      Hope it’s clear now and I didnt confuse you more..

      Sorry for the delayed reply.. I’m down with a bad flu now, that’s why..

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Pika,

      First of all congrats on your wedding! Wish you both a happy and blessed married life :)

      I’m thrilled to know that you learnt Kerala cooking through this blog, thanks a lot dear.

      About your doubt… the whole spices (cardamom, cinnamon and clove) is used in two batches. The first half is used while boiling the water and the second half is used for frying just before adding the rice. When you add the boiled water, the whole spices used there, is also added along with it to the rice.

      Hope it’s clear now and I didnt confuse you more..

      Sorry for the delayed reply.. I’m down with a bad flu now, that’s why..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Pika

    Hi Maria, thanks for your wishes and the recipe explanation. Wish you soonest recovery from flu. Keep well. Pika

  • alka

    hai maria,
    hope u r doing well….i made veg pulaav today….great….my husband liked it a lot
    thank u for this simple recipe…
    i forgot 2 take a snap of that…nw my favorite hobby is to try ur recipies. next time i’ll take a snap of the food and i’ll post t

    bye
    alka

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Alka,

      Thank you so much for your comment :) I’m so excited to know that your hobby is trying out recipes from here, thank you!

      I’d love to see the pics..

      Wish you and your family a happy new year!

      Cheers
      Maria

      • alka

        hai maria.
        wish u and ur family a happy and blessed new year….2mrrw am planning 2 cook chicken biriyani+ caramel custard……unfortunately my husband is not in town,,,my in laws are with me…..

        happy new year 1ce again

        bye
        alka

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Hi Alka,

          Thank you so much for your wishes and wish you the same!

          Hope your chicken biriyani and caramel custard was a hit with your in laws. You can make it again for your husband ;)

          Cheers
          Maria

  • alka

    hai maria.

    can u get me a recipe of chola batura

    regards
    alka

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Alka,

      I havent tried it yet.. may be sometime in future, let’s see :)