Vegetable Pulav (Rice and Mixed Vegetables)


  • 2 c. white basmati rice
  • 6 cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 medium cinnamon stick
  • 1 anise star, opt.
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 c. onions, chopped
  • 2 – 3 green chilies, chopped
  • 4 – 6 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. garlic and ginger paste
  • 3/4 c. frozen mixed vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, carrots and lima beans)
  • 1/4 c. cashew halves
  • 1 – 2 oz. oil


  1. Heat oil in skillet and add cloves, cardamom, anise star, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cashews, chilies, curry leaves, onions and ginger and garlic paste.
  2. Add mixed vegetables. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes. Add rice and stir-fry until well coated, about 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer into rice cooker or saucepan. Add 4 cups water. Salt to taste. Cook until water is absorbed.

* Try with brown basmati rice.

Browse Cook(s): Padmaja Medidi
Browse Theme(s): Indian Entrees Lunch or Dinner

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