Healthy Pulao Recipe | Veg Pulao Recipe

The pulao recipe is a one-pot meal. This pulao recipe is also known as vegetable pulao or veg pulao. In this recipe, rice is cooked with common ingredients which are easily available in your kitchen like rice,vegetables, spices and herbs. This pulao is also aromatic in flavor and good in taste simultaneously this pulao recipe is easy to cook in less time. 
 
 
 
Pulao Recipe
 
 
 

About Pulao Recipe

 
The Pulao recipe is a very time-saving recipe. When you are busy or unable to cook several dishes for some reason you should go for the pulao orjeera rice you can make this recipe in a short time.
 
This pulao recipe is complete food or a one-pot meal because it contains rice with lots of vegetables. You can include paneer or soya chunks in pulao according to your choice. Here I am going to share the vegetable pulao recipe.
 
You can also make pulao recipes with non veg. If you are a non-vegetarian then you can get complete nutrition from this single dish. You can get the nutrition of rice with nonveg items like chicken, egg, prawns, etc.
 
In a Perfect vegetable pulao, veg are perfectly cooked, and rice are cooked but separated from each other and not overcooked like messy rice. The aroma of spices is not only in your pulao but also in your home from your vegetable pulao recipe preparation.   
 
Pulao generally uses basmati rice but if you haven’t then don’t worry you can prepare this with any kind of rice that is available at your home. All the ingredients are easily available at your home so you can prepare at any time when you want to eat something delicious. This vegetable pulao recipe is healthy and easy to prepare so you can also pack it for your office and kids’ school.

Different Types Of Pulao Recipes

 
Pulao Recipes is different types according to the different key ingredients used to prepare. That may be chicken pulao, veg pulao, peas pulao, Kashmir pulao, Tawa pulao, Paneer pulao, etc.
 
 
When rice is cooked with a large number of different types of vegetables then that is known as veg pulao or vegetable pulao. When we replace vegetables with panner that is known as paneer pulao.
 
 
Green peas lovers love to eat peas pulao. In this type, rice is cooked with green peas and spices. Due to green peas, this is known as peas pulao.
 
Tawa pulao is a very popular street food name. This type of pulao recipe is named according to the procedure of preparation.
 
In this procedure, pulao is cooked in a large-size griddle or Tawa. So this is named Tawa pulao. In Tawa pulao, we used boiled rice.
 
The method of preparation is not fixed. Many people make this recipe in any way. Some people are making this recipe with leftover rice. In another way, some are making this recipe with raw rice. Some are prepared with fresh half-boiled rice. 
 
Here I am sharing this pulao recipe with raw rice but you can prepare this recipe with half-boiled or boiled rice according to your choice.
 
I am also sharing here how to prepare rice if you are a beginner then it will help you when you use boiled rice in the pulao recipe.
 

Ingredients

Basmati rice—————– 200 gram

Vegetables (which are available in your home

like….carrot, Potato, green peas, beans, cauliflower, etc.)

Carrot ————————–1/2 cup
Potato————————–1/2 cup
Green peas——————-1/2 cup
Tomato ————————1 no
Green chili ——————–1 no
Onion—————————2 no
Garlic Cloves—————–3 to 4 no
Ginger————————–small piece
Cinnamon———————small piece
Cardamom——————–2 no
Black cardamom————1 no
Whole cumin—————–1/4 tsp
Bay leaf———————–1 to 2 no
Cashew nuts—————-4-5 no
Cumin seed —————–1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder—-1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder——1/2 tsp
Lemon————————-1/2 no
Salt as per requirement
Oil as per requirement

Preparation for  Pulao Recipe

  • Cut carrots into small pieces.
  • Cut beans into small pieces.
  • Cut Potatoes into small square pieces.
  • Cut all vegetables in equal sizes.
  • Cut tomato into cubes.
  • Cut green chilies into pieces it may be the small or large size your choice.
  • Cut onions into thin slices.
  • Fry half onion slices to get fried onions.
  • Make a paste of ginger and garlic or you can be chopped.¬†¬† ¬† ¬†
 
 

How to make vegetable pulao recipe(stepwise photo)

Procedure Of Pulao 

  1. Switch on the gas.
  2. Put a heavy bottom pan on the gas.
  3. Put two to three tbsp of oil into the pan.
  4. Put some jeera into the pan when the jeera becomes brown.
  5. Then add cinnamon, cardamom, black cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, and star anise into the pan.
  6. Add onion slices to the pan. Cooked until the raw smell is gone.
  7. Then add ginger and garlic chopped.
  8.  Add all vegetables into the pan and saute them.
  9. Cooked for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  10.  Then add garam masala powder and black pepper powder, cumin powder.
  11. Then add tomato cube and saute very well.
  12. Then add salt as per your taste.
  13. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  14. After 2-3 minutes add raw rice to the vegetables.
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  15. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  16. Add a double amount of water to the rice.
  17. Now add some fried onions and half lemon juice.
  18.  Now cook in high flame till water boils.
  19. Then cover the pan.
  20. Cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame.
  21. Then check the rice in this step some water will be present and the rice will not be fully cooked.
  22. Then stir again and cover again.
  23. Now cook on low flame for 5-7 minutes.
  24. After 5-7 minutes open the cover and check the rice with the help of a knife or spoon if any water is present then cook for a few minutes to soak all water otherwise switch off the gas.
  25. Now check the rice with your fingertips if it is soft then the rice is prepared properly then you should open the cover.
  26. If rice is cooked at 90% then give a resting period by covering the pan for 10 minutes.
  27. After 10 minutes open the cover.
  28. Now Pulao is ready.
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  29. If you want you can sprinkle roasted onions over the pulao otherwise you can skip it. 
  30. Now serve the vegetable pulao.
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How to serve pulao?

After completing our recipe the word that comes to our mind is how to serve this dish and what should be the side recipe of this delicious pulao. 
To answer this puzzle I want to suggest to you some options to serve with this vegetable pulao.  
  • Main course¬†

You can serve this pulao in the main course with different types of other dishes and enjoy.
If you want to serve this recipe as a single dish then you can choose any option from below.
  • Plain Curd(Yogurt)

You can serve plain curd with this pulao. Yes, vegetable pulao will give a good taste with plain salted curd. If you like you can sprinkle a little bit of red chili powder over the curd.
  • Kadi

When curd boiled with a little amount of rice flour or gram flour, salt, and a pinch of turmeric pwd that is known as Kadi. In the end, kadi needs only a good temper with red chilies, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, and fennel seeds. We serve this Kadi with pulao as a side dish.
  • Raita

Raita is another option in the curd category to serve as a side recipe. In India large no of Raita, types are available. They may be Bundi raita, cucumber raita, bit root raita, etc.
  • Korma

You can serve this recipe with tasty gravy-type korma.
  • Chilli potato

Some people love to eat chili potato as a side recipe for pulao. I also love chili potato with pulao.
  • Pickle and flatbread (papad)

 If you are unable to prepare any side dish you can serve this with pickles it may be lemon pickles or roasted papad. 
 
Tips and tricks for the best pulao recipe
  • ¬†Choose the best quality rice for the pulao recipe

The key to the best pulao is rice. For pulao, you have to choose good quality white rice. You can choose long-grain rice or short-grain rice according to your choice.
 
 You can choose basmati rice for pulao. Due to its long grain and fragrance, this is the best rice for pulao preparation. Basmati rice should be aged for better results.
 
Some people are used to other varieties of long-grain rice and also short-grain rice. These are Sona masuri and steerage samba.
In some regions of India parboiled basmati rice are used for pulao.
 
After all, I suggest that if you haven’t this type of rice you can make this recipe with your normal rice and enjoy the pulao with your family.
  • Tricks for separated rice

If your cooked rice is separated then you can prepare the best Pulao. If your rice becomes overcooked then your pulao becomes sticky type. These types of pulao are not good in look as well as taste.
 
To get separated rice you have alert during the time of rice making if you make overcook then rice will be sticky.
 
  • If you are a beginner you can cook the rice separately.
  • You can prepare pulao with half-boiled rice.¬†
  • Check when rice breaks in your hand then switch off the gas.
  • Spread the rice on a plate.
  • Add 2 tbsp¬†desi ghee over the rice.
  • ¬†If you are not like ghee then you can add half of the lemon juice at the time of rice making to keep the rice separate from each other. In this procedure, rice will not overcook and rice will become separated.

Some Queries Related to Pulao Recipe

Q. What is pulao made up of?

Ans: Pulao also known as vegetable pulao. this is made from rice, vegetables, spices, and herbs. This is a one-pot meal.  you can also prepare this meal in a pressure cooker.

Q. How To prepare pulao from rice?

You can use leftover rice or fresh rice for different types of pulao.
Here I am sharing the procedure of rice-making
  • Put a pot on the gas and add water then cover it.
  • When water is boiled then add rice to the pot.
  • Cooke in high flame.¬†
  • Check when rice breaks in your fingertips easily then switch off the gas and drain out the water.
  • ¬†Transfer all the rice to a plate add one spoon of desi ghee over the rice and spread on the plate.
  • ¬†Use boiled vegetables for this type of pulao.
  • Then follow the above steps till 15 no.

Ans:- According to some historical records root of pulao comes from the Sanskrit word Pulla which means rice and meat.

Q. What is the difference between pulao and fried rice?

Ans:- Pulao is prepared from raw rice. In the pulao recipe absorption method is followed where rice, vegetable sock water, and other stocks of vegetables to used whereas in fried rice pre-cooked rice is used. In fried rice, much water is not needed to cook. Only saute all vegetables, and spices with cooked rice. 

Q. Which is the best rice for pulao?

Ans:- Basmati rice is the best rice for pulao. If you don’t have basmati rice you can use any aged rice which is available in your home. Only you have to adjust the water to make perfect pulao because different rice needs a different amount of water.

Q. How do you soak rice for pulao?

Take a bowl and soak the rice for thirty minutes. After soaking time is complete you wash rice in your hand by lightly rubbing and draining the water. Repeat all these procedures 2-3 times. Now rice is ready for the pulao recipe.

Q. Is Vegetable Pulao healthy?

Ans;- Vegetable pulao contains rice, lots of vegetables, and spices which are delicious in taste and rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This is easy to make. This pulao can be taken as a breakfast and lunch without any side dish. Especially you serve to kids because it contains lots of veggies which is good for them.  They love to eat pulao due to the aroma and taste of pulao.  

Q. How To Serve Pulao?

Ans:- You can serve pulao with raita, sorba, kadi, and korma and you can also serve it with plain yogurt. 

 

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Pulao Recipe

Healthy Pulao Recipe | Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 200 Gm Basmati Rice Long Grain(optional)
  • 1 No Carrot
  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 1 unit Tomatoes Large
  • 1 unit Onion
  • 7-8 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 piece Cinnamon small
  • 2 unit Cardmom
  • 1 unit Black Cardmom
  • 1/4th tsp Cumin seeds Whole
  • 1 No. Bayleaves
  • 7-8 unit cashew nuts Rosted(optional)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Switch on the gas.
  • Put a heavy bottom pan on the gas.
  • Put two to three tbsp of oil into the pan.
  • Put two to three tbsp of oil into the pan.
  • Put some jeera into the pan when jeera becomes brown in color.
  • Then add cinnamon, cardamom, black cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, and star anise into the pan.¬†
  • Add onion slices into the pan. Cooked until the raw smell is gone.
  • Then add ginger and garlic chopped.
  • Add all vegetables into the pan and saute them.
  • Cooked for 2 minutes in medium flame.
  • Then add garam masala powder and black pepper powder, cumin powder.
  • Then add tomato cube and saute very well.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • After 2-3 minutes add raw rice to the vegetables
  • Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add a double amount of water to the rice
  • Now add some fried onions and half lemon juice.
  • Now cook in high flame till water boil.
  • Then cover the pan.
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes in medium flame.
  • Then check the rice in this step some water will be present and the rice is not fully cooked.
  • Then stir again and cover again.
  • After 5-7 minutes open the cover and check the rice with a help of a knife or spoon if any water is present then cook for few minutes to soak all water otherwise switch off the gas.
  • Now check the rice with your fingertips if it is soft then the rice is prepared properly then you should open the cover.
  • If rice is cooked at 90% then give a resting period by covering the pan for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes open the cover.
  • Now pulao is ready.
  • If you want you can sprinkle roasted onions over the pulao otherwise you can skip it.¬†
  • Now serve the vegetable pulao.

Notes

  • If you are a beginner you can cook the rice separately.
  • You can prepare pulao with half-boiled rice.¬†
  • Check when rice break in your hand then switches off the gas.
  • Spread the rice on a plate.
  • Add 2 tbsp¬†desi ghee over the rice.
  • ¬†If you are not like ghee then you can add half of the lemon juice at the time of rice making to keep the rice separate from each other. In this procedure, rice will not overcook and rice will become separated.
 
 
 
If you have any questions about making this Pulao recipe you can leave your queries in the comment box then I will get back to you. Always I am sharing other recipes. You can try my other useful recipes.
 
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