Quick, easy and delicious!! It is an Indian rice based dish with good flavor of veggies and spices. It goes well with pretty much every gravy based side dish. I usually serve it with chicken curry or paneer butter masala.


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  • Course Main Course
  • Cuisine Indian
  • Yield 6 serving
  • Cooking Time 20 minutes
  • Total Time 20 minutes


Basmati rice
3 cups
4 tbsps
5 numbers
4 numbers
Cinnamon (1 inch stick)
2 numbers
Star anise
2 numbers
Bay leaf
1 number
garam masala
1 1/2 tsps
garlic (crushed)
1 1/2 tsps
ginger (crushed)
1 1/2 tsps
5 cups
Onion (medium)
1 number
Vegetable Oil
2 tbsps
Golden raisin
1 tbsp
Coriander leaves


  1. Clean and drain the rice.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker or rice pan.
  3. Add spices - bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise. Saute it till you get the aroma of spices .
  4. Add ginger and garlic paste, garam masala and saute well for a minute.
  5. Add mixed veggies. I usually use carrot and frozen peas. Use vegetables of your choice. Saute veggies for 3  minutes.
  6. Then add drained rice. Saute it for another 3 minutes.
  7. Add water to it with enough salt. Mix it well. Cover and cook until rice is done. It would approximately take about 10 - 15 minutes.
  8. Thinly slice onion and fry it in a separate pan. Sprinkle salt and bit sugar.
  9. Garnish pulao with the above fried onions, roasted cashew and raisins and chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Serve it with a side dish with gravy and raita 🙂
Vegetable Pulao

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