Andhra Vegetable Pulav


Andhra Vegetable Pulav

Rice cooked with coconut milk, soya chunks and vegetables
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Andhra
Servings 3 people


For Frying initially:-

For masala paste:-


  • Grind all the ingredients mentioned under the above masala paste.
  • Grind the grated coconut and mix with masala paste.
  • Filter the coconut and masala mix, to free the dregs and keep aside the filtered coconut & masala milk.
  • Heat ghee and oil in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Add cashew nuts, martimuga, mace, star anise, bay leaves, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon sticks, soya chunks, sliced onions, green chillies, and chopped mixed vegetables.
  • Fry them on medium heat and let them cook.
  • Add salt and keep covered for 3 mins.
  • Add 4 cups of coconut & masala milk, diluted with water, (exact measure of 2 cups for each cup of rice) along with turmeric powder, and let the contents boil on a high flame.
  • Add basmati rice and mint leaves and mix well.
  • Add salt, if required, at this stage.
  • Reduce heat to sim and let the rice cook while the vessel is covered with lid.
  • :- Serve with raita, vegetable curry or chicken curry. :- The above spices measure can be categorised as medium spice. You can increase the use of cinnamon cloves, pepper if you want a spicer pulao. I have used less spice to suit my toddler¦s palate.
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