DIY nutritious vegetable pulao

Many of u might think the title is contradictory, pulao n nutritious??? Yes this is – I’ve used just 1tsp of ghee, coconut milk, carrot n beetroot juice, spinach juice n loads of veggies- convinced? N it tastes real good!

How to prepare 3 juices:Coconut milk – Add shredded fresh coconut into the mixer, and a little water 💦 n blend for few minutes until thick n creamy. Strain it n squeeze using a muslin/cheese cloth. Simple! Similarly prepare the below juices..

Carrot n beetroot juice – I have used 1 large carrot n beetroot.

Spinach/palak juice – I have used 1 big bunch of spinach leaves…

Ingredients for the Veggie Pulao:

  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Spices ( Cumin, 5 cloves, 5 cardamoms, 1/2inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf ) (adjust according to your taste)
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 8 green chilies sliced lengthwise (this will b a little spicy, adjust according to your taste)
  • 2 large onions sliced lengthwise
  • Cut Vegetables (1 Carrot, 1 potato, beans, cauliflower,fresh peas )
  • 2C basmati rice 🍚
  • 3C of above prepared juices
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak basmati rice 🍚 in water.
  • Add ghee in a non-stick/thick bottom cooking pan, add spices n sauté until fragrant.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, green chillies n onions n sauté until onions  turn light pink like this 👇

  1. Add the veggies, sprinkle some salt n sauté for 2 mins. Close the lid n let the vegetables get steamed for 10 mins.

  • Drain the water n add the basmati rice 🍚 n sauté.

  • Finally add 3C of juices and add salt accordingly. (Taste the liquid n check)

  • Cook it in the rice cooker… Once done, transfer to serving bowl and serve piping hot along with raitha!

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband 😊) . And about my likes - I love ❤️ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography 📸 , gardening 👩‍🌾 n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family 👪 n home 🏡 needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄 👁 👣 💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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