Vegetable Kashmiri pulao

Kashmiri Pulao


This is a very simple, delicious pulao which is sweet and mildly aromatic with raisins, cashew and vegetables.  Usually it is a fancy pulao with dry nuts and mixed fruits.

Got inspired by Vidya’s Kashmiri Pulao as well Jayeeta’s Vegetable Pulao.  (cooking delight).  As a variation have blended vegetables and nuts using Mediterranean bulgur. The taste was very soothing…

Health Benefits:

Using Bulgur is a great way to add more whole grains in your diet. , Bulgur offers more fiber, protein, minerals, and vitamins. Plus, it’s a low-glycemic grain and boasts a great nutty flavor.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • Mediterranean bulgur-2cups
  • Thinly sliced carrot-1
  • Thinly sliced green beans-1/2cup
  • Frozen peas-1/2cup
  • Cinnamon sticks-1inch
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Clove-4
  • Cardamom pods-3
  • Raisins-a handful
  • Cashew nuts- a handful
  • Saffron – A big pinch (Soaked in 2-3 tbsp of Milk)
  • Low fat Milk – 1 cup
  • Shahi Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper corns-8
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Olive oil-1tbsp


  • Roasted nuts
  • Raisins


  • Bulgur cooks faster so haven’t pre-soaked it, can soak if desire and if using rice rinse and soak for 15-20minutes
  • Heat oil in a pan; Add Shahi Jeera, Bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper corns.
  • When the spices begin to release their aroma, add rice, cashews, raisins and saute for 4-5minutes until the bulgur changes it colour and is slightly crisp.
  • Add in carrot, beans and saute until they are half cooked.
  • Add 2cups of water, Milk, Salt, peas and cook on a medium low flame until the bulgur is fluffy and cooked.
  • Finally once the bulgur is cooked turn off the flame; Stir in soaked Saffron
  • Garnish with roasted nuts and raisins.



  • Any rice of your choice can be used.
  • Feel free to include ghee or butter but might add some calorie in your diet.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 8, 2014, in Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Love kashmiri pulao, loved you variation with bulgur!!!


  2. That’s a genius idea Chits ❤


  3. Wonderful Chitra I think the bulgur is a great idea replacing the rice.


  4. One of my favorite dish, Chitra 🙂


  5. Wow… What a genius fusion Chitra.. Loved it… 🙂 🙂


  6. Loved your version with bulgur……I am a fan of your creativity dear 🙂


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