For a hearty one pot meal with less time and minimal clean up, pulao/pilaf is perfect. You don't have to struggle to make a side dish; a simple raita or salad is enough to accompany a pulao. Pressure cookers are an integral part of our Indian cooking. I find cooking pulao and other variety rice in pressure cooker much easier and time saving. And yes, less cleaning up too! Check out my other one pot meal recipes too.
I have already shared a mild vegetable pulao recipe cooked in a kadai. But this vegetable pulao recipe is slightly different. This one is cooked in pressure cooker and is more spicy and masaledaar. The extra kick of spices and kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) makes the pulao more flavorful. This veg pulao can be done in 45 minutes and if you are working women or a beginner cook, this recipe is simple and apt for you. You can pack this for lunchbox for kids and adults with raita or plain yogurt. Now let's see how to make this quick vegetable pulao in pressure cooker.
Notes and Tips
- You can add other vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, sweet corn, capsicum and baby corn.
- Adjust spices according to your taste. If you want pulao to be mild, skip the red chilly powder.
- Soaking the rice helps to soften the grains, so do not skip it. If you are soaking rice for less time then add 1 cup water.