An Indian vegetarian fare is incomplete without a dish of rice on the table. A perfect alternative for those who doesn't like plain rice, pulao makes for an ideal dish that isn't too heavy nor it is too light or bland like plain rice. Cooking pulao at home is also not a difficult task and yet it makes for a delectable addition to the menu, even when you have guests at home.
If you are the one who loves to experiment in the kitchen, the sheer variety of veg pulao will definitely get you sorted for a long time. We have 9 amazing vegetarian pulao recipes that will tantalise your taste buds and amp up your lunch table!
9 Veg Pulao Recipes You Can Try At Home:
A perfect festive pulao recipe, pashtooni zarda pulao is a traditional recipe made to celebrate Meethi Eid. Also known as 'Meethe Chawal' or Zarda in some regions, the 'Zarda Pulao' is claimed to have been derived from the word 'Zard' in Persian, which literally translates to yellow and suggests to the dish's orange-yellow hue. It is prepared by using saffron and rose water, which lend the dish its aroma and makes it colourful. The addition of khoya and sugar give it an indulgent sweet flavour. Find the recipe here.
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Tawa sabz pulao is a hearty, filling meal that can satiate hunger while pleasing the appetite any time. With a melange of veggies sautéed with just salt and garam masala, tawa sabz pulao might be the easiest pulao recipe ever! Find the recipe here.
The crunchy mix of dry roasted and grounded sesame seeds, and chillies with fried peanuts and cashews, cooked with cream and butter makes or a tantalising tempering to the rice. The boiled rice is cooked with urad dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves. A rich and fragrant mix, sesame seeds pulao is a wholesome dish to add to your lunch table along with some chilled raita. Find the recipe here.
Here is a creamy, milky rice dish that will give you a rich, flavourful and indulgent meal that you are sure to love. Zafrani pulao is a complete meal in itself with rice cooked in with some roasted dry fruits like raisins, almonds, and cashews. Dunk it in a creamy milk mixture made with milk, cream, sugar, cardamom, ghee and butter along with saffron that lends a beautiful yellow colour. Find the recipe here.
Here is a satiating combination of the goodness of chickpeas (or Kabuli chana) with rice and abundance of spices, this Kabuli chana pulao recipe will make you drool over its sumptuous goodness. Find the recipe here.
An unbelievably easy, quick and delicious pulao recipe with a crunch and flavour that is unmatched, matar pulao is a staple across all lavish Indian spreads. Shiny green peas and a handful of spices cooked with rice can instantly jazz a spread. Find the recipe here.
Also known as mishti pulao, basanti pulao is a popular Bengali delight often made during the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. It has a rich touch to it with the addition of raisins and cashew nuts along with the goodness of cinnamon and cardamom. Find the recipe here.
Handful of ingredients and a little more than 30 minutes will give you a delightful dish of rich and creamy pulao, brimming with the goodness of cinnamon and cashew nuts along with flavourful chillies and tomatoes. Cooked in coconut milk, you will not get over this decadent pulao anytime soon! Find the recipe here.
If you are looking for interesting ways to include oats in your daily meal, here's a spectacular recipe to begin with! With a delicious mix of coconut, ginger, garlic, onion, chillies and rice with shallots and oats tossed with spices like cinnamon, cardamom, red chilli powder and cloves, this pulao recipe makes or an incredible healthy, delicious and unique lunch option. Find the recipe here.
Try these exceptionally easy and delicious pulao recipes at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.