Chettinad Vegetable Pulav Recipe -

Chettinad Vegetable Pulao, a simple and delicious Rice recipe which you can make for your everyday meals. You can also pack this for your Lunch Box.

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Chettinad Vegetable Pulao is a classic South Indian way of making rice. The spices are a unique blend of saunf (fennel seeds), black peppercorns with the addition of baby onions, ginger and garlic which add to the taste.

This Pulao is made with Basmati rice, which is aged & matured naturally for 24 months for its soft shiny look & sweet taste. Serve the Chettinad Vegetable Pulao along with Tomato Onion Raita and Vegetable Kurma for lunch or dinner.

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If you like this recipe, you can also try Pulao Recipes such as:

  1. Chana Pulao Recipe
  2. Kashmiri Pulao Recipe
  3. Spicy Daliya Pulav Recipe

Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

60 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Rice , washed well in water
  • 12 Pearl onions (Sambar Onions) , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic , grated
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit
  • 1 Bay leaves (tej patta) , torn into half
  • 3 Cloves (Laung)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , diced
  • 12 Green beans (French Beans) , chopped
  • 2 Potatoes (Aloo) , peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil , for cooking
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped or mint leaves
  • Salt , to taste
  • To garnish
  • 1/4 cup Green peas (Matar) , steamed
  • 1/4 cup Green peas (Matar) , steamed
  • 1/4 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) , finely chopped

How to make Chettinad Vegetable Pulav Recipe -

  1. To begin making the Chettinad Vegetable Pulao, first prepare the entire ingredient like chopping the vegetables and getting all the ingredients measured and keeping it handy. Soak the rice for 30 minutes.

  2. Pound the ginger and garlic in a pestle and mortar and keep aside.

  3. Into the pressure cooker, add a tablespoon of Figaro Olive Oil.  Add the ginger garlic and saute for a few seconds. Add the chopped pearl onions, saute until softened and not caramelized.

  4. Once the onions are softened, add in the spices, the powder, rice and vegetables. Add water, salt to taste and cover the pressure cooker. Cook for 3 to 4 whistles and turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally.

  5. Once the pressure has released, open the cooker, stir in  Figaro Extra Virgin Olive oil to add to the flavor and serve warm.

  6. Serve the Chettinad Vegetable Pulao along with Tomato Onion Raita and Vegetable Kurma for lunch or dinner.