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Vegetable pulao (Microwave recipe)

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Vegetable pulao (Microwave recipe) is a delicious and aromatic pulao recipe made in just 15 minutes. It is easy and quick to make


  • Long grain rice/Basmati rice (1 cup)
  • Ginger garlic paste (1 & 1/2 tsp)
  • Vegetables (Carrots, beans, cauliflower, 1 cup chopped)
  • Water
  • Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Chilly powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Bay leaves (2)
  • Cinamon stick (1 inch)
  • Cloves (2)
  • Green cardamom (2, skin pealed)
  • Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Black pepper corn (6)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Lime juice(1 tsp)
  • Mint leaves ( chopped, 1 tbsp)


  1. Wash and soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain away the water and keep it aside.
  3. In a microwave safe dish, add ginger garlic paste.
  4. Add vegetables of your choice.
  5. Add water (1/4 cup) and mix it well.
  6. Microwave it for 3 minutes on high powder.
  7. Remove the dish from the microwave. The vegetables are half cooked.
  8. Into it add the soaked rice and mix well.
  9. Add spices ie. turmeric powder, chilly powder, bay leaves, cinamon stick, cloves, green cardmaom along with the skn, yoghurt, black peppercorn & salt.
  10. Add water (1 & 1/2 cups) and mix all the ingredients well.
  11. Cover the bowl with a lid. Microwave it for 6 minutes on high powder.
  12. Remove the lid and add lime juice and mint leaves and mix gently with a fork.
  13. Cover the the bowl again and microwave for 7 minutes.
  14. After 7 minutes, remove the pulao from the microwave and wait for 5 minutes before removing the lid.

Garnish it with some mint leaves.

Delicious and aromatic microwave vegetable pulao is now ready to be served.

Serve hot. Enjoy!

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