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hariyali pulao
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Veg pulao recipe | Hariyali pulao recipe

Hariyali pulao is a one pot meal perfect for parties & toddlers alike. Learn how to make vegetarian pulao here
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Rice bowl
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: hariyali pilaf, hariyali pulao, pulao types veg, veg pulov
Servings: 4


  • deep saucepan
  • food processor for chopping optional


  • 1.5 cup basmati rice washed and soaked for 30 mins in water.
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 1 onion medium chopped
  • 2 cups spinach leaves any greens ,optional can be skipped if you like.
  • ¾ cup carrots
  • ½ cup capsicum chopped
  • ½ cup peas
  • salt as per taste
  • 2-3 tbsp. ghee or oil if vegan


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 black cardamom /badi elaichi
  • 3 cloves /laung
  • 3-4 black pepper /kali mirchi
  • 1 ginger small piece
  • 1-2 cinnamon or dalchini


  • Soak the rice in water after washing it for 2-3 times.
  • Chop the veggies and keep them ready.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan.Add bay leaves,cloves ,cinnamon and cumin seeds. Let it splutter. Add ginger and carrots. Add little salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now, add the mixed peppers and cook it until it softens slightly.
  • Add the chopped greens and mix well. You may add frozen or fresh spinach as per your choice.
  • Now, add the peas and mix well. If you like more spices in food you may add some vegetable stock powder and garam masala at this stage. Adjust salt accordingly. Note: stock powder has both onion and garlic in it so use according to your taste.
  • Add rice and water(water is double the quantity of rice) .Mix well. Cover and cook until the water is absorbed.
  • Serve hot with raita dip or with dal tadka if vegan.