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Instant Pot Vegetable Pulao|Karnataka Style Veg Pulao

Vegetable Pulao (Karnataka style) is an one pot rice dish made with rice, variety of vegetables and mildly flavored with various spices
Course Main Course
Cuisine karnataka, south indian
Keyword instant pot vegetable pulao, karnataka style, veg pulao
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 231kcal
Author bhavana

Ingredients

  • measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 1 cup Basmati rice ,washed
  • 2 1/2 cups Mixed Veggies(Carrots, Beans, Peas, Cauliflower, Capsicum and Potato)
  • 1 medium onion ,thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder optional
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil /Ghee(clarified butter)
  • 1.5 cups water depends on rice quality
  • 2 bayleaf
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for Grinding Masala Paste:

Instructions

INSTANT POT METHOD:

  • Take all ingredients listed "for grinding” and make a smooth paste in a blender using 1/4 cup water.Dont add too much water while grinding.
  • Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it's hot add Bay leaf and sliced onions.
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and light brown in color - stir regularly.
  • Add mix vegetables and cook for another one minute.
  • Then add mint-coriander masala paste, turmeric powder, salt and saute for 2-3 minutes until raw smell of spices goes away.Keep stirring else masala paste may get burnt.
  • Add washed Basmati Rice,water and give a stir .
  • Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.Set the pot to manual (High Pressure) and set timer to 6 minutes
  • Do a Quick Release(QR) (Wait until silver button on lid drops).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
  • Remove lid away from you,garnish with Cilantro and lime juice
  • Vegetable Pulao is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.

INDIAN PRESSURE COOKER METHOD:

  • Take all ingredients listed "for grinding” and make a smooth paste in a blender using 1/4 cup water.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil on medium flame, add bay leaf and onion and Saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn light brown in color -stir regularly
  • Add mix vegetables and cook for another one minute.
  • Then add mint-coriander masala paste, turmeric powder, salt and saute for 2-3 minutes until raw smell of spices goes away.Keep stirring else masala paste may get burnt.
  • Add washed Basmati Rice,water and give a stir .
  • Close the lid place a whistle and cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  • After 10 mins Fluff up the rice gently.garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice
  • Vegetable Pulao is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.

Notes

I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT
 

TIPS & VARIATIONS

  1. Since mint-coriander masala paste has water and also vegetables release water ,so add water accordingly.For basmati rice add 1:1.5 rice:water ratio.If you added more water while grinding reduce to 1:1.25 rice:water ratio.
  2. You can use any vegetables of your choice like capsicum(bell pepper),cabbage.Frozen vegetables also can be used.
  3. You can also do a 5 minute Natural Pressure Release(NPR) after the POT beeps and then do quick release.You can also cook on Rice mode if you have more time to cook.
  4. You can increase or decrease spices accordingly.
  5. Vegans can replace ghee with oil.
  6. I have used fresh peas here, if you are using dry peas then soak for at-least 4-5 hours.
  7. At the end, You can also add bread croutons, adds a nice taste and texture to the pulao.
Note:Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7.3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 45.1mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.5mg