One Pot Masala Vegetable Rice Recipe

A simple to prepare, Indian Recipe of a one pot mixed vegetable rice (pulao) spiced with garam masala and seasonal vegetables. Make this for a quick dinner with raita.

Archana's Kitchen
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One Pot Masala Vegetables Rice Recipe is an easy rice dish that can be prepared in less than 45 minutes. A delightful combination of easily available vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, beans and basic spice powders cooked in pressure cooker will want anyone who has never cooked before to want to give it a try right away. The rice will have all the flavours of a biryani, yet easy enough to make it without the inclusion of ground masalas. 

Serve this One Pot Masala Vegetables Rice Recipe along with a raita like Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or a simple Tadka Raita Recipe for a sumptuous midweek dinner. 

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Rice recipes

  1. Rajasthani Gatte Ka Pulao Recipe
  2. Spinach Rice Recipe (Palak Pulao)
  3. Thakkali Sadam Recipe (Spicy Tomato Rice)

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M


4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 cup Rice , washed
  • 1/4 cup Carrots (Gajjar) , chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green beans (French Beans) , chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , thinly sliced
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 cups Water , for cooking rice
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped

How to make One Pot Masala Vegetable Rice Recipe

  1. To begin making One Pot Masala Vegetable Rice Recipe, prep all the vegetables and keep them aside. 

  2. In a pressure cooker pan, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and let it warm. Once the oil is warm, reduce the flame to low and add cumin seeds and saute for a minute. 

  3. Now add in the sliced ginger, chopped cloves of garlic and onions and saute them until the onions turn soft and translucent. 

  4. Next add in the chopped tomatoes, and saute until them until they turn mushy. 

  5. Once the tomatoes are mushy, add in all the spices one by one - turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Stir in the masalas well into the onion and tomato mixture 

  6. Now add in the washed rice and chopped vegetables - Carrots, beans and cabbage. You can also add peas if you wish. 

  7. Mix well until all the vegetables and rice gets coated with the masalas. Add 2 cups of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Increase the flame to high.

  8. Put the weight of the cooker and let out 2 whistles and reduce the flame to low and cook it for 2 more minutes Turn off the flame and let the pressure release naturally. 

  9. One Pot Masala Vegetable Rice Recipe is ready. Garnish with chopped coriander if you wish. 

  10. Serve this One Pot Masala Vegetables Rice Recipe along with a raita like Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or a simple Tadka Raita Recipe for a sumptuous midweek dinner.