Vegetable Pulao  is an easy one pot Indian rice pilaf cooked with mild spices and veggies.

Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 carrot
  • 10-12 beans
  • 1 capsicum / bell pepper
  • 3-4 green chillies, slit
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 piece of cinnamon
  • 3-4 green cardamom, lightly crushed
  • 3-4 cloves
  • ½ tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • 2-3 tsp of salt
  • A small bunch of coriander leaves / cilantro, for garnish
  • 2 tbsp of ghee or oil


  • Slice the onions long and shred the carrot, beans, and capsicum
  • Cook the rice for pulao and set aside
  • Heat the ghee or oil in a wide pan and add the sliced onions
  • When the onions begin to brown, add the cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom
  • Stir fry until the onions turn a darker shade of brown
  • Add the minced garlic and fry for another few seconds
  • Add the shredded vegetables and green chillies and mix well with salt
  • Cook on a low flame, covered, until the vegetables are soft
  • Mix in the rice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves
  • Turn off flame and keep partially covered until ready to serve