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10 Minute Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Pulao- Aromatic & Delicious, Best & Easy Indian Recipe

Indulge in a culinary adventure with this 10-Minute Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Pulao, where every bite is a burst of flavors and aromas that will transport you to a world of deliciousness. This dish is the perfect harmony of convenience, taste, and nutrition, making it an ideal choice for busy weeknight dinners or last-minute gatherings.

In the Instant Pot, white basmati rice only requires 6 minutes of pressure cooking. A delightful fusion of mixed vegetables, aromatic spices, and perfectly pressure-cooked Basmati rice results in an exquisite fluffiness that’s simply irresistible.

Upon lifting the lid, you’ll find yourself enveloped in the enchanting fragrance of this delectable pulao. Enjoy!

10 Minute Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Pulao- Aromatic & Delicious, Best & Easy Indian Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Mixed vegetables- 1½ cups (carrot, beans, peas & corn)
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tbsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Water- 2¼ cups
  • White basmati rice, rinsed- 2 cups
  • Cilantro, chopped- 3 tbsp
  1. Use white basmati rice, I've taken 2 cups of rice & have rinsed the rice well.
  2. If you prefer you can soak the rice in water for 10 minutes & then rinse the rice taken in a strainer.
  3. Select saute setting on the Instant Pot, medium temperature.
  4. After the pot turns hot, add ghee.
  5. Add dried bay leaves & cumin seeds, saute for a few seconds. (Don't let the cumin seeds turn brown).
  6. Add onion & mixed veggies, saute for a minute.
  7. I've taken carrot & beans cut small, peas & corn kernels.
  8. Add all the spices & salt, any kind of spices or seasonings of your choice can be added.
  9. Combine well.
  10. Add 2¼ cup water.
  11. Add 2 cups of rinsed white basmati rice.
  12. In the Instant Pot, for cooking rice it's not 1 cup rice & 2 cups water ratio.
  13. For 2 cups rice, only 2¼ cups water is required. Don't add more water rice will turn mushy.
  14. Immerse the rice in the water.
  15. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  16. Close the pot with the lid.
  17. Cancel saute setting.
  18. Select pressure cook setting, set the time to 6 minutes at high pressure.
  19. After 6 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes & then do a quick pressure release.
  20. Open the lid, the aroma from this pulao is just amazing.
  21. Fluff the rice using a fork.
  22. Serve on a plate & enjoy with raita, pappad & pickle.
  23. This pulao can also be served with chicken, mutton, beef or vegetable curries or stews.
  24. Enjoy!



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