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one pot recipe of a spicy chutney pulao with mixed veggies.

4.5 from 2 votes
total time:
45minutes

chutney pulao recipe with step by step photos – one pot recipe of chutney pulao with mixed veggies.

chutney veg pulao recipe

pulaos are simple and quick recipes to prepare on busy days. this veg pulao variety has green chutney added to it, which makes it slightly spicy and more flavorful. the only additional step in this recipe is to make the green chutney.

so when you do not want to have the usual pulao, then you can make this spicy chutney pulao. some more spiced variations of pulao that you can check are tomato pulao, methi pulao and tawa pulao.

serve chutney pulao with raita, roasted papads, pickle, plain yogurt or a veggie salad.

if you are looking for more pulao recipes then do check paneer pulao, mushroom pulao, veg pulao, tawa pulao and matar pulao recipe.

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mix veg chutney pulao recipe
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mix veg chutney pulao

one pot recipe of a spicy chutney pulao with mixed veggies.
course main course
cuisine north indian
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 45 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for chutney pulao:

  • 1 cup heaped basmati rice or 200 grams basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 50 grams onion or 1 medium onion or ⅓ cup thinly sliced onions
  • 75 grams carrot or 1 medium to large carrot or ⅓ to ½ cup chopped carrots
  • 100 grams potatoes or 2 small potatoes or ½ cup chopped potatoes
  • teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice
  • 1.75 cups water
  • salt as required

for green chutney:

  • 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves (dhania patta) or 40 grams coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup mint leaves (pudina patta) or 5 grams mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoon fresh grated coconut (optional)
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves (lahsun) - chopped
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) - chopped
  • 2 to 3 green chilies, chopped, add just 1 green chilli for a less spicy pulao
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon water for grinding

whole spices for chutney pulao:

  • 1 medium tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 1 inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 cloves (lavang)
  • 2 green cardamoms (choti elaichi)
  • 3 to 4 black peppers (sabut kali mirch)
  • 1 or 2 single strands of mace (javitri) - optional

how to make mix veg chutney pulao

preparation for chutney pulao recipe:

  1. rinse 1 cup of heaped basmati rice in water very well. then soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
  2. after 30 minutes strain the rice of all the water and keep aside.
  3. meanwhile, when the rice is soaking, you can chop the veggies.
  4. also prepare the green chutney. take all the ingredients mentioned under the list 'for green chutney' in a grinder jar.
  5. grind everything to a smooth and fine chutney. keep aside.

making chutney pulao:

  1. heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. add all the whole spices mentioned under the list 'whole spices'.
  2. saute the spices for a few seconds till they become fragrant.
  3. add ⅓ cup thinly sliced onions. saute the onions on a low to medium flame, stirring at intervals, till they turn golden.
  4. now add the green chutney. stir and saute for a minute.
  5. add the chopped veggies and turmeric powder. mix the veggies very well with the chutney.
  6. add the rice. gently stir and mix the rice with the rest of the ingredients.
  7. add 1.75 cups water, 1 tsp lemon juice.
  8. season with salt. stir well.
  9. cover and pressure cook chutney pulao for 1 to 2 whistles or for 7 to 8 minutes on a medium to high flame.

  10. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, remove the lid. gently fluff the pulao.
  11. serve chutney pulao hot with a side dish of raita, curd or a veggie salad. you can also garnish with some chopped mint or coriander leaves while serving.

recipe notes

to make the pulao in a pan or pot:
  • add 2 cups water. cover tightly with a lid.
  • cook on a low flame till all the water is absorbed by the rice.

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step by step chutney pulao recipe:

1. rinse 1 cup of heaped basmati rice in water very well. then soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes.

rice for chutney pulao recipe

2. after 30 minutes strain the rice of all the water and keep aside.

rice for chutney pulao recipe

3. meanwhile, when the rice is soaking, you can chop the veggies. use your choice of veggies. here i have added carrots and potatoes. you can add about 1 cup of mix vegetables.

vegetables for chutney pulao recipe

4. also prepare the green chutney. take all the chutney ingredients in a grinder jar – 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves, ¼ cup mint leaves, 2 tbsp fresh grated coconut (optional), 3 to 4 garlic cloves (chopped), ½ inch ginger (chopped), 2 to 3 green chilies (chopped) and ½ tsp cumin seeds. add just 1 green chilli for a less spicy pulao.

making chutney for chutney pulao recipe

5. now add 2 to 3 tbsp water and grind everything to a smooth and fine chutney. keep aside.

chutney for chutney pulao recipe

6. heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. add the whole spices – 1 medium tej patta, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 cloves, 2 green cardamoms, 3 to 4 black peppers, 1 or 2 single strands of mace (optional). saute the spices for a few seconds till they become fragrant.

spices for chutney pulao recipe

7. add ⅓ cup thinly sliced onions.

onions for chutney pulao recipe

8. saute the onions on a low to medium flame, stirring at intervals.

onions for chutney pulao recipe

9. saute till the onions turn golden.

onions for chutney pulao recipe

10. now add the green chutney.

making chutney pulao recipe

11. stir and saute the chutney for a minute.

making chutney pulao recipe

12. add the chopped veggies and add ⅛ tsp turmeric powder (about 2 to 3 pinches).

making chutney pulao recipe

13. mix the veggies very well with the chutney.

making chutney pulao recipe

14. add the rice.

making chutney pulao recipe

15. gently stir and mix the rice with the rest of the ingredients.

making chutney pulao recipe

16. add 1.75 cups water.

making chutney pulao recipe

17. add 1 tsp lemon juice.

making chutney pulao recipe

18. season with salt. stir well. cover and pressure cook chutney pulao for 1 to 2 whistles or for 7 to 8 minutes on a medium to high flame.

making chutney pulao recipe

19. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, remove the lid. gently fluff the pulao.

making chutney pulao recipe

20. serve chutney pulao hot with a side dish of raita, picklecurd or a veggie salad. you can also garnish this veg pulao with some chopped mint or coriander leaves while serving.

chutney pulao

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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22 comments/reviews

  1. It will be more flavorful and tasty; and even more green if added palak puree.

    • Rachana, thanks for the suggestion.

  2. I tried dis recipe yday n it turned out so wekk dat i couldnt believe my hands. You really are god of cooking.

    • thank you rachna for your positive feedback 🙂 god bless you.

  3. its lovely

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