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Vegetable pulao

Vegetable pulao is the one of easiest and delicious lunch box  vegetarian recipes. If you want something special and healthy in no time this is the one to go with. I would say vegetable pulao is the best way to make your children eat vegetables. You can opt to pack this as lunch for schools and offices, take this to tour, serve as one of the dishes in the feast etc. Onion Raita can be a simple side dish. To make it more special on some occasions, serving any sort of gravy makes your lunch extra special. Usually   made with Seeraga samba rice.  You can also replace it with basmati rice as per your taste.  There are many varieties of vegetable rice. but the following one is prepared as a flavorful one with less amount of spices usage.


Seeraga samba rice -1 and 1/2 cup 

large Onion - 1(200gm)

medium sized Tomato - 1

Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 Tablespoon

Chili powder -3/4 teaspoon

Coriander leaves and mint leaves chopped both half hand - 3/4 cup

Green chili -3

Potato, Carrot, Beans 1 cup (250 gm), you can include more vegetables as per your choice.

1/3 cup of oil. Included 2 teaspoons of ghee.

garam masala - 3/4 teaspoon

Cloves - 2

Cardamom- 1

Cinnamon -1/2 inch

Homemade Garam masala

Bay leaf - 1

Cinnamon - 1 inch

Cardamoms - 3

Cloves - 4

Black stone flower - 1 

Star anise - 1

Fennel seeds - 1/2 teaspoon 

Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon

Blend it into the powder take 1 teaspoon


  1. Blend a tomato into puree

  2. Blend the coriander leaves, mint leaves and 2 pearl onions in pulse mode.

  3. Heat oil in a vessel, add onion, Saute till it attains the golden stage. Add green chilies.

  4. Add ginger garlic paste Saute it continuously, be careful not to burn it as it will change the taste.

  5. Add the  blended mint- coriander leaves and onion. Saute it for a minute. 
  6. Add tomato puree and 1 tablespoon of curd into it. Mix it well. leave it for a minute.

  7. Add 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder and 1 teaspoon of garam masala. Saute for a minute. make them to gravy consistency.

  8. Add 3 cups of water and let it boil, check the salt, (the water should be a little salty).

  9. Then add the rice and cook it for 5 minutes on high flame, cover the lid tightly and do not let the air go out.

  10. After 10 minutes in low flame . Keep in Dum for 20 to 30 minutes.



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