Cook's Hideout: Sprouts Mixed Vegetable Pulao

June 06, 2014

Sprouts Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Today's recipe is from a Telugu cooking show and I have made it a number of times since I watched the show. It is a healthy and delicious dish with sprouts, mixed vegetables and spicy masala paste. This is a great way to use sprouts and with the addition of mixed vegetables, it is a balanced dish to serve for lunch or dinner. It also reheats really well making it perfect for lunchboxes. 
Sprouts Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Sprouts Mixed Vegetable Pulao
Basmati Rice - 1cup
Onion - 1 large, finely chopped
Ginger + garlic paste - 1tsp
Mixed Vegetables - 1cup (I used 1 small potato and 1 small carrot)
Sprouts - 1cup
Tomatoes - 2 medium, chopped
Mint leaves - 2tbsp, finely chopped
Cilantro leaves - 3tbsp, finely chopped
Salt - to taste

For the Masala Paste:
Coriander seeds - 1tbsp
Cumin seeds - 2tsp
Red Chilies - 3
Green chilies - 3 (adjust the quantity of chilies based on your taste preference)
Grated coconut - 3tbsp, fresh or dry
Peppercorns - 4~5
Mint leaves - 2tbsp 

  • Rinse and soak the rice in cold water for at least 30 minutes.
  • Microwave the veggies until tender and keep aside.
  • Boil the sprouts until cooked through and keep ready.
  • Make the masala Paste: Grind all the ingredients for masala with little water to make a smooth paste.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil + 1tbsp ghee in a large saute pan; add the onions and saute until lightly browned around the edges, about 8~10 minutes. Add ginger+garlic paste and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  • Next add the masala paste, cooked mixed vegetables and sprouts. Mix well and cook for 3~4 minutes until the masala doesn't smell raw anymore.
  • Add the herbs, tomatoes and salt. Mix well and cooked covered until the tomatoes turn mushy, about 4~5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice and mix well. Cook covered for 3~4 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.
Sprouts Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge: June -- Week 1'.



  1. I also buy those veggie straws you photographed with the pulao :) lovely color on pulao - must taste awesome

  2. Tasty and a nutrition packed dish. I love your plates pavani. They look cute.

  3. I love my pulao with plenty of sprouts, looks completely my kind of food.. Very colourful and healthy;

  4. Such a healthy pulao Pavani..I always love these one pot meals..


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