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Vegetable Pulao using MTR powder


Vegetables are daily requirements of human body. So is the right of taste buds to relish different tastes. In order to please oneself you need to keep exploring new ideas and experimenting on regular recipes. Same thing I have done here. Pulao is a filling dish whether for lunch or dinner. Since I have already posted Pulao recipe, you might be wondering why this repetition. As always same thing is boring; I have done this different method to get a special taste. MTR Pulao powder is easily available in the market. I have just used this powder along with some colourful vegetables and good quality rice. Try out this recipe and you will love it.

I had posted two Vegetable Pulav/Pulao recipes earlier – the regular Vegetable Pulav/Pulao one and the other which was Coconut based. I tried a variation of this Pulav/Pulao recipe using MTR Pulav/Pulao powder available in the retail store. It came out quite well.

Vegetable Pulav/Pulao using MTR powder

Vegetable Pulav/Pulao using MTR powder

Vegetable Pulao/Vegetable Pulav Ingredients:

  • MTR Pulav/Pulao Powder – 2 tsp
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Beans – 15 pieces
  • Carrot – 2
  • Potato – 1 big sized
  • Peas – 1/2 cup
  • Cauliflower – 10 florets (optional)
  • Chopped Green Chillies – 2
  • Onions – 1 medium sized chopped
  • Ginger + Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Cashew Nuts – 10-12
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera or Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 5-8
  • Salt
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Water – 2 cup
  • Coriander Leaves / Cilantro

Time to Make:30 min

How to Prepare:

  1.  Wash the Vegetables thoroughly. If you purchase dry peas, keep them soaked for at least 12 hours before use.
  2. Cut the Vegetables and keep aside.
  3. Wash Rice well with water and drain out the water completely since rice should stay as dry as possible.
  4. Take the pressure cooker container (the outer container itself and not the inside vessel). Heat Oil and Ghee in the cooker container until the Ghee melts. Add Mustard Seeds, Jeera and fry for a min until Mustard Seeds splutter.
  5. Now add Curry Leaves, chopped Green Chillies, chopped Onions (cut length-wise) and Ginger + Garlic paste fry until the Onions appear transparent. At this stage, add Cashew Nuts and fry till it turns golden brown.
  6. Then add cut Vegetables and soaked Peas from Step 1 to the cooker container. Mix the contents well. Add Sugar now; Sugar helps to retain the color of the Vegetables.
  7. Add washed Rice from Step 2 and fry Rice well for about 2 min.
  8.  At this stage, add MTR Pulav/Pulao Powder, Salt and stir once. Finally add 2 cups of water, close the cooker lid and allow the contents to cook.
  9. For best results, when you hear the 3 whistle of the cooker, switch off the flame and allow the cooker pressure to ease.
  10. Once you open the cooker lid, you can add Lemon Juice and Cilantro/Coriander leaves and mix it well with Pulav/Pulao.

MTR powder based Vegetable Pulav/Pulao is now ready to be served.

Vegetable Pulao/Pulav can be had with Raita (see recipe below).


Raita Ingredients:

  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Cucumber – 1
  • Onion – 1 big sized
  • Tomato – 1 big sized
  • Coriander Leaves / Cilantro
  • Salt

Raita preparation:

Finely chop the Cucumber, Tomato and Onion. Add these finely chopped vegetables to Curd along with Salt, Cilantro/Coriander leaves and mix well.

Vegetable Pulao/Pulav with Raita
Vegetable Pulav/Pulao with Raita

Now Raita is ready to be serve with Vegetable Pulav/Pulao.


  1. Hi Hema,

    I was searching for the good website specially which has a lot of south Indian dish and found this site. I was very happy to see so many dishes which am looking for in this website. today i prepared “Vegetable Pulav” and it came out well.. Thank you for your effort 🙂


  2. I like you receipees of all veg. food, I made it & everybody like it. Pls. advice me how to make Chinese Sejwan Chutni

  3. Hi Hems,

    One more wonderful recipe. I had kept aside after trying the method mentioned on the pack as no one liked it. But with the same powder everyone liked it today. Thanks for the correct method.

    One request, can you please post any noodles recipe if you have.


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