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Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Pulao Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This a delicious one-pot meal cooked with fragrant basmati rice, whole spices and vegetables. This is an easy pulao to make in Instant pot or pressure cooker or on a normal pan. It is a Gluten-free and tastes great by its own

Course: One pot meal, Rice, Under 15 mintues
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant Pot, Instant Pot Pulao, Instant Pot vegetable pulao, Veg Pulao
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani
  • Basmati rice – 2 ½ cups
  • Ghee /clarified butter – 2tsp
  • Shahi jeer/Black cumin – 1tsp
  • Chopped onion – 1 big one
  • Mixed veggies -1cup carrot,beans,peas,potatoes
  • Slit green chillies – 3 or 4
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Cloves– 3
  • Cinnamon -1/2inch
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Star anise -1
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Mace -1
  • Coriander leaves
  • Mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  1. Place the inner pot inside the Instant pot.
  2. Switch on the sauté mode. Once the inner pot is hot. Add ghee and allow it to melt.
  3. Then add cumin seeds and allow it crackle.
  4. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, bay leaf and mace. Stir it.
  5. Next, add chopped onions, slit green chillies and fry until onion turns into translucent.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 1-2 minutes until raw smell goes.
  7. Then add mixed veggies and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add salt, coriander and mint leaves. Sauté for a few minutes.
  8. Wash the rice under running tap water for 2-3 times. Don’t soak the rice.
  9. Add the rice to the bowl. Saute for a few minutes. Add garam masala and mix well.
  10. Add 3 cups of water and Check for seasoning and add more salt if needed. Mix well.
  11. Cancel the sauté mode. Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode.
  12. Select pressure cook mode and set to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  13. Once the cooking is done, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, followed by quick pressure release.
  14. Gently fluff the rice with a spoon or fork.
  15. Enjoy tasty and delicious Vegetable pulao/pulav with raita or with any curry.

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Recipe Notes
  • Adjust spices according to your taste.
  • You may use oil in place of ghee if you are making it vegan.
  • Add vegetables according to your choice.