• Prep Time 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time 15-20 minutes
  • Serving For 2 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

this is quick pulao made in pressure cooker, Maharashtrian style.

Ingredient                                                      Quantity

Basmati rice                                                    2 cup

Onion thinly sliced                                          1 no. (Large)

Carrots cut into small cubes                           1 no. (Small)

Potatoes cut into small cubes                         1 no. (Large)

Cauliflower florets                                          1 no. (Small)

French beans cut into small cube                   ½ Cup

Green peas                                                      ½ Cup

Green Capsicum cut into small cubes            1 no. (Small)

Tomatoes chopped                                         1 no. (Large)

Red chilli powder                                            1 tsp

Turmeric powder                                            ¼ tsp

Coriander Powder                                           1 tbsp

Roasted Cumin Powder                                  ½ tsp

Garam masala powder                                   1 tsp

Salt                                                                  to taste

Oil                                                                   for cooking

Ginger-garlic paste                                         1 tbsp

Dry Spices:

Cinnamon stick                                               1 inch

Green cardamoms                                          2 no.

Black cardamom                                             1 no.

Cloves                                                              2 to 4 no.

Whole black pepper                                        1 tsp

Bay leaf                                                           2 no.

Cumin seeds                                                    1 tsp

For Green Paste:

Green chili chopped                                        3-4 no.

Coriander leaves chopped                              ½ Cup

Fresh Coconut Grated                                     ½ Cup

Mint Leaves                                                    10-15 no.

Water                                                              as required



  1. Rinse the rice till the water runs clears of starch then soaks the basmati rice in 3-4 cups of water for 15 minutes. Drain and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 2-3 tbsp of oil in the pressure cooker; add the dry spices and sauté for 1 min. or till cumin’s gets brown.
  3. Mean while make a green paste in a mixer as given ingredient and keep it aside.
  4. Add sliced onions in to the pressure cooker and sauté for 2-3 min.
  5. Add Potato, carrot and cauliflower, mix well and sauté for 3-4 min.
  6. Add chopped tomato, ginger-garlic paste, mix well and sauté for 2 min.
  7. Add Red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder, garam masala and salt, mix well and sauté for 2 min.
  8. Add french beans, green peas and green capsicum, mix well.
  9. Add prepared green paste, mix well.
  10. Add 1½ cup of water, mix well, cover and cook for 4-5 min.
  11. Add Drained basmati rice, add little water if required and mix well.
  12. Cover the pressure cooker tightly with its lid.
  13. Pressure cook vegetable pulao for 2 whistles on a medium heat.
  14. When the pressure settles down on its own, take out the lid.
  15. Remove veg. pulao in serving plate, garnish with mint leaves and serve hot

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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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