Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vegetable Pulav

Vegetable Pulav is a very easy rice dish. It can be made with a lot of vegetables and the choice of vegetables is totally personal. I like to make it very colorful and vibrant using green peas, carrots and kidney beans. This is a very simple dish and mildly spiced. It tastes best served with Raita made out of cucumber, onions and curd.


Cooked Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Butter - 2 Tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1" stick
Cloves - a few
Bay leaves - 2-3
Star Anise - 2
Mace - 2-3
Black Peppercorns - A Few
Frozen/ Fresh green peas and carrots - 1 cup
Butter beans / Kidney beans - 1 cup
Salt - To Taste


  • Take 2 Tbsp of butter in a pan and allow it to melt.

  • To this add cumin seeds,cinnamon sticks,cloves, star anise, cloves, mace, bay leaves and black peppercorns.

  • Allow all these dry spices to roast in the butter for 3-5 minutes. Then add 1 cup of green peas and carrots and add salt to taste. Cook  for 5-7 minutes.

  • Add the kidney beans/ butter beans and allow it to cook for 5 more minutes.

  • Once the vegetables are cooked, add them into the bowl of cooked Basmati rice.

  • Mix the vegetables well with the cooked rice. Serve hot!


Priya Sreeram said...

absolutely loved it !

Pushpa said...

NIce addition of butter beans,pulao looks flavorful and yummy.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Loved it... simple and healthy :)

aipi said...

Its a very nice n delicate flavoring for rice..not too much not too it!

US Masala

Nithya said...

Vegetable pulav looks so yummy :) its my all time favorite and your version looks really good :)

Preetha Karthik said...

Hi Gayu,
I tried the vegetable pulav and it was yummy. Everbody enjoyed the rice! Shared the same in the Preethi Bhojan, Mughal feast for lunch :))