Vegetable and Egg pulav

vegetable egg pulav
Nupur sent me a lovely package of very fresh & fragrant Kolhapuri masala. I had totally forgotten the aroma of this masala which I had tasted in Belgaum at my pachi’s place. I have always relished this aromatic masala and continue to do so. Thanks a lot Nupur.

Now, I wanted to experiment with this masala. I used it in all kinds of dishes, one particular dish which I am sticking to is, this very fragrant pulav. If you don’t find this masala, you can always use goda masala or a simple garam masala. A very tasty and simple dish for the lunch box :). Leave out the egg if you are a vegetarian.

1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup green beans
1/2 cup potatoes
1/4 cup capsicum
3 boiled eggs
1 cup basmati rice
3 green chillies
2 cloves
2 cardamom
1 tea spn ginger paste
1 bay leaf
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spn kolhapuri masala/garam masala/goda masala

Heat ghee and add bay leaf, cardamom, cloves.
Add ginger paste, finely chopped green chillies and all vegetables. Fry for few minutes.
Add rice and fry again for few minutes. Add masala powder, turmeric and fry again.
Now add water(about 1 and 3/4 cup), salt and cook till done.
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Peel eggs and cut into small pieces (I discard yolks and just use white part). In another pan, heat some ghee and add little salt, pepper and tumeric. Saute them for a few minutes. Mix with rice before serving.
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Serves : 2
Preparation time : 30mins

21 thoughts on “Vegetable and Egg pulav”

  1. Hi
    Looks good. Will definitely try this recipe.
    Just a basic question – I always pressure cook pulavs because when i try this method veggies dont get cooked well. Am i missing something? Would frying veggies on high flame help? Or maybe adding more water. Pressure cooking changes the taste , so if you could help me out here I will be grateful.

    Shilpa: Fry vegetables on high flame for 3-4 minutes. Then add rice and fry for 2-3mins. Add water and cook on medium or medium low heat. Rice & vegetables get cooked well.

  2. Smitha Mascarenhas

    Thanks for the mouthwatering recipe. I am a big fan of rice recipes such as Pulaos, biriyanis, puliyogare etc. since I don’t like to eat plain white rice. So once or twice a week, it is pulao week in my home. I was always wondering how to include eggs in pulaos because whenever I have used them, its always turned rubbery textured. Will try this very soon.

  3. … And my lunchbox has a cheese and tomato sandwich! 😀
    I love making pulavs though – simple and you don’t need to bother with any side dishes if you’ve put enough veggies in it!

  4. very simple and nice recipe.. biryani masala is also available in markets and could go well with this recipe. and veggies can substitute egg cubes with paneer.. will try soon

  5. Hi Shilpa, this looks very tempting and easy. Best part of your recipes is they are not very time consuming. I tried the Hirva batata this weekend and it came out excellent. I’m a Maharasthrian. Thanks again.

  6. Very nice. Also the yolks have very good nutrients and one egg a day is perfectly fine to eat. The natural fats are good for brains and heart health. It is a myth that cholesterol in eggs is bad for us. So you should eat the whole egg Shilpa 🙂

    Shilpa: I don’t add it because I don’t like the taste in pulavs. It gets completely messy. Nothing to do with cholesterol.

  7. Hey Shilpa – Got a question. Whenever i try to cook rice in the method you have mentioned , either it doesn’t cook properly or the rice starts to stick to pan (even if its nonstick). Hence i always resort to a pressure cooker.I also finds that this method takes a longer time for the rice to cook completely.Any tips for cooking rice this way ?

    Shilpa: Please check my reply to comment #1. Another thing I follow is, I keep one flat tava and keep the pan on top of it. Just to give two layers of thickness, this avoids sticking

  8. Hi Shilpa,
    I am commenting again after a time.
    Great going girl!!!
    Your site is like a 2nd homepage after my email!
    I am happy to tell you that after seeing your art campus frequently i finally joined a knitting class and completed my first cap project couple days ago. I was now going to start on a scarf and liked the palindrome design very much. Is it too ambitious to do for a beginner?Also your art campus link is missing on this site, I hope it is only temporary.

    Shilpa: Its quite easy if you know how to knit the cables.

  9. Liked the new look of Yet to browse through the site for last whole months posts. Enjoying vacations at present.

  10. I’m a total fan of your site and always reconfirm any new recipe i’ve learnt from other sites with yours, as yours are always the simplest, tastiest and best explained! thanks Shilpa!

  11. Hi Shilpa, thanks for this vegetable & egg pulav recipe. Its easy & delicious. I wonder if you a recipe for Besan Barfi? Keep up the good work.

  12. Thank you Shilpa. The healthy dish is very tasty . I added more vegetables and omitted potatoes and my little one ate quite a lot without any fuss.

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