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Instant Pot 15 Minute Mixed Vegetable Pulao Recipe | Best Tasting Pilaf

Fragrant, colorful & flavorful vegetable pulao or pilaf cooked in the Instant Pot…

In the Instant Pot, it’s a breeze cooking pulao & this is my favorite recipe. I make this quite often, can be enjoyed as it is along with raita, or can be served with our favorite curries, or grilled chicken, steak, or seafood.

Incredibly delicious & flavorful.

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Instant Pot 15 Minute Mixed Vegetable Pulao Recipe | Best Tasting Pilaf
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Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 people
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Whole green cardamoms- 3
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Beetroot, diced- 2, medium-sized
  • Carrot, diced- 1
  • Onion, diced- 1
  • Green beans- ½ cup (cut into 1-inch slice)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • White basmati rice- 2 cups, rinsed
  • Vegetable or chicken stock- 2¼ cups
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. Select saute setting on the Instant Pot. The temperature should be normal or medium.
  2. Let the stainless steel pot turn hot.
  3. Add ghee, add cardamoms & dried bay leaves. Saute for a few seconds.
  4. Add the mixed vegetables & ginger-garlic paste.
  5. Add the spices, combine well.
  6. Saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Take the white basmati rice in a strainer, rinse under running water. Don't have to soak the rice.
  8. Add the rinsed basmati rice, combine well.
  9. Add vegetable or chicken stock, combine well.
  10. Vegetable or chicken stock has salt in it, so add salt accordingly.
  11. Close the pot with the lid.
  12. Select Pressure Cook setting, set time to 6 minutes at high pressure.
  13. After 6 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then do a quick pressure release.
  14. Open the lid, aromatic & fluffy vegetable pulao will be ready.
  15. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  16. The rice will be perfectly cooked, if you find the rice to be crispy close the pot with the lid & keep it covered for a few minutes & the rice will turn soft.
  17. Enjoy as it is with raita or with your favorite curries or grilled chicken, steak or seafood.



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