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Quick Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Here is the recipe to prepare mixed vegetable pulao without pressure cooker. The recipe uses saboot masala which gives it a fabulous aroma and taste.


1 cup Rice (Chawal) 
2 cup Water 
200 gms Cauliflower (Phool gobi) Florets 
2 small Potato (Aloo) 
1/2 cup fresh Peas (Matar) 
1 large Onion (Pyaj) 
3-4 black Cardamoms (Elaichi) 
1/2 tsp Red chilli (Lal Mirchi) Powder 
1 x 1 inch Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini) 
2-4 Cloves (Lavang) 
4 tblsp Oil 
1 tsp Salt (Namak) 

How to make quick vegetable pulao:

  • Wash and soak the rice for 1 hour, drain and keep aside.
  • Slice the onion finely and chop the potatoes into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown, add all the vegetables, cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms.
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes, add little water and cook till the potatoes and peas are half cooked.
  • Then add the drained rice, salt and red chilli powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of water and boil.
  • When the water starts boiling, reduce the flame and cover and cook till the rice is done.