January 4, 2012

Vegetable pulav

A yummy and healthy pulav loaded with veggies. A one pot meal perfect for lunchbox.


Basmati / Biriyani Rice - 2 cups, washed and drained
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Tomato - 1, chopped
Chopped mixed vegetables - about1.5 to 2 cups 
(I used beans, carrot, capsicum, green peas, potatoes, cauliflower and babycorns)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Ghee or oil - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 or 3, grind to a paste
Salt to taste

Whole spices
Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
Green cardamom - 2
Cloves - 4
Star anise - 1/2 of a flower
Bay leaves - 2

To garnish
Cashewnuts and raisins roasted in ghee 
Coriander leaves chopped

1. Heat ghee/oil in a pan and add the whole spices and fry for a minute. Then add ginger garlic paste and ground green chillies and saute. Add onions and mixed veggies and tomato and saute for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add the rice and combine everything well. Meanwhile boil 4 cups of water in another pan/kettle. Pour the boiling water and enough salt and cook covered till rice and veggies are cooked and all the water is evaporated.
3. Garnish with coriander leaves and Cashewnuts and raisins roasted in ghee.

Enjoy with raitha, papad and pickle.

This image is for Susan's B&W Wednesday.

The healthy pulav goes to the following events

Kerala Kitchen - Jan 2012 hosted by Kaveri


  1. Vegetable pulav looks awesome and flavorful..

  2. Delicious one pot meal..
    Thanks for linking it to the event.

  3. Love the color of the rice Ramya. Lovely Presentation. thanks for linking it to the event.
    Event : Lets’ Cook - Rice

  4. Delicious ....one of my comfort food

  5. My favorite one pot meal... Lokks yum

  6. I love the BW photo. The star anise provides a beautiful contrast. Love all one pot meals that are made of rice, so i 'd be happy to gobble this up.

  7. Flavourful one post meal,love it..

  8. Comforting food...lovely

    Thax 4 stoping by...........happy 2 follow u

  9. That vegetable pulao looks so delicious.

    Wishing you a very happy and successful 2012 :-)

  10. Simple and flavorful one pot meal,looks yummy and delicious.

  11. Pulao looks yummy... Love the picture!

  12. delicious looking pulav looks wonderful

  13. I love rice and this recipe with the star anise must taste yummy! I often add star anise to plain boiling rice too, love the flavor!

  14. Love Veg-Pulav, looks yumm.
    Wish you and family Very happy 2012 :)

  15. Yumm luking pulao.Mouthwatering recipe indeed

  16. perfect version..love it
    Wish you & your family a very happy new year...:)
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    Tasty Appetite

  17. yummy n tasty pulav... nice picture!


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