Mixed Vegetable Rice (Pullao)

This is a really easy mixed vegetable rice called Pullao that can be eaten as a meal in itself or served with any kind of vegetables or gravy. You can use any combination of vegetables that you like in this dish.

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Mixed Vegetable Rice (Pullao)

Serves 8Print This Recipe


2 tbsp. ghee

1 tsp. jeera (cumin seeds)

2 bay leaves

1″ cinnamon

2 green cardamom

4-5 cloves

1 large onion sliced

1 ½ cups rice ( soaked in 3 cups of water)

Equal parts of carrots, green beans, potatoes, cauliflower, peas, chopped ( about  1/2 a cup of each)

Salt to taste


  • Heat 1 tbsp. ghee in a medium-sized cooking pot.
  • Add jeera and let it sizzle and pop for a few seconds.
  • Add the bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  • Add the sliced onions.
  • Cook for 15 minutes or so until the onions are browned.
  • Add the mixed vegetables.
  • Add the rice with it’s water and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook on a slow fire for about 25 – 30 mins until rice is cooked.
  • Remove from heat , add 1 tbsp. of ghee, fluff rice and serve hot.

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