Vegetable Pulao without Onion, Garlic

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Vegetable pulao without onion garlic is a pure vegetarian recipe famously eaten during festivities or fasting days in India.

The vegetarian pulao is made without adding even a shred of onion or garlic so this is essentially a healthy and sattvik version of food. You can easily prepare the dish by sauteing the rice with vegetables.

The spices like cardamom, cloves, star anise, cashews add the perfect flavor to the dish. The vegetables like cabbage, carrots and capsicum lend the perfect taste to the vegetable pulao. You can learn how to make this from our recipe guide below.

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  • 1 cup - shredded cabbage and carrot
  • 3/4 cup - basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup - capsicum
  • 1.5 cups - water
  • 4 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tbsp - ghee
  • 5 - cloves
  • 2 inch stick - cinnamon
  • 1 - star anise
  • 1 tsp - shah jeera
  • 1 - green chilli chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - ginger grated
  • 6 - cashews (optional)
  • 1 - potato, peeled and chopped lengthwise
  • a handful - beans
  • salt
  • a pinch - red chilli powder

How to Make Vegetable Pulao without Onion, Garlic

  • Rinse the rice. Add water and cook. The grains should be separate. Set aside.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a wide pan.
  • Add cloves, cinnamon, star anise, jeera, cashews, chilli and ginger, one by one.
  • When cashews turn golden brown, add potato and chopped beans.
  • Close the lid, lower the heat and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Now add cabbage, carrot and capsicum.
  • Sprinkle sat, red chilli powder. Fry for 6-7 minutes.
  • Capsicum should not turn soft. It should be slightly crunchy.
  • Gently mix the rice with the vegetables. Add salt if required.
  • Serve with raitha or plain curd.
  • Recipe courtesy: Indian Vegetarian Kitchen