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.

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  • Hi Maria,
    You are a life saver indeed. My friends used to tell me about Maria’s menu. But I never thought I would be commenting here one day!!! I am an addict now. I have tried out a few of your recipes and they all came out really great. Thanks a lot.

    I am having around 13-15 people for dinner tomorrow night and do you think it will be okay if i increase the amount of the ingradients and do it all in one go or should I do this vegetable pulao in batches? Does it really matter?

    Sorry if my question sounds stupid. Because I have never cooked myself for more than four and a bit scared if cooking too much rice will end up soggy.

    Thanks again for giving a lot of girls the confidence to enter the kitchen.

    Alka

    • Hi Alka,

      Thanks a ton for such a wonderful comment! It’s a pleasure to know that you’ve tried recipes from here and liked it.

      I think it would be better if you cook rice in batches. I very much understand how you feel. Since I mostly cook for 2 people any number more than 4-6, I’m kinda clueless ;)

      Hope you’ve a great dinner! All the best!!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • 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

    • 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

      • 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

        • 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

  • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  • 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…

    • 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

  • 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

    • 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

    • 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

      • 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.

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