Vegetable Pulao Recipe, How to make Veg Pulao
Recipe type: Rice Dishes
Cuisine: South Indian
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Serves: 4 servings
Recipe for easy vegetable pulao made in the pressure cooker. Tamil style recipe made with coconut milk.
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 3 cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 inch piece of cinnamon
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (sombu)
  • 4 green chillies, slit
  • 3 cups diced mixed veggies (like carrots, beans, potatoes and peas)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • ¾ cup coconut milk (I used canned coconut milk)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  1. Wash and soak the rice in water before starting to cook. Let the rice soak for atleast 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Add in the sliced onions and fry till the onions are soft.
  3. Grind the ginger, garlic and fennel seeds (sombu) with quarter cup of water to a smooth paste. Add it to the pan along with sliced green chillies. Saute till the mixture is cooked and dry.
  4. Add in the diced veggies, salt, coconut milk and water.
  5. Add in the drained rice. Cover the pressure pan and cook on a medium flame for exactly 2 whistles.
  6. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle for 15 minutes. Open the cooker and fluff up.
Recipe by Kannamma Cooks at