Home Style Veg Pulao in Stahl Versatil Pressure Cooker


Veg Pulao is a delicious, flavourful one pot meal by cooking veggies & spices along with rice. Veg Pulao called by different names like pilaf or pulav is a one pot meal, easy to make and loaded with the goodness of veggies. Veg pulao is a good option to make for weekend lunch & special occasions. How to make Veg Pulao is explained in this post with step by step pictures and video.


This Veg Pulao recipe is a quick version and can done in a jiffy.

veg pulao


  • 1/2 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 medium-sized Onion (sliced lengthwise)
  • 1 tsp¬†Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 tsp¬†Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 tbsp Mint Leaves
  • 1 cup Vegetables chopped [We used 1 carrot, 5 beans and handful of peas]
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt to taste


To temper:

  • 2 no.'s Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 small Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 tsp Shahi Jeera
  • 2 no.'s Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp¬†Ghee



1. Soak 1/2 cup basmati rice in water for 15-20 mins. You can even soak it for 30 mins, soaking helps in cooking rice softer and grain separated so do not miss this step.


2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee + 1 tsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add 1 inch cinnamon, 2 no.'s cloves, 2 no.'s cardamom, 1/2 tsp shahi jeera and 1 bay leaf. Let it splutter.

temper whole spices


3. Add 1 medium-sized sliced onion along with 1 green chilli and required salt. If you prefer slightly spicy pulao add 2 green chillies.

add onion, green chillies


4. Sauté until golden then add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.

saute until transparent


5. Sauté for a minute.

add ginger garlic paste and saute


6. Then add 2 tbsp mint leaves.

add minte leaves


7. Add rinsed 1 cup veggies along with 1/4 tsp garam masala powder.

add veggies


8. Sauté for a minute.

saute for few mins


9. Then add soaked, drained rice.

add rice


10. Give a quick mix. Mix gently without breaking the rice.

give a quick mix


11. Add 1 cup water. I use 1:2 ratio so for 1/2 cup basmati rice its 1 cup of water. After adding water taste check for salt, the water should be salty then salt will be perfect for rice.

add water


cook covered


13. Let pressure release by itself. Open.



14. Fluff and mix gently. Homestyle quick veg pulao ready.

fluff the rice and serve


Serve hot!

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