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How to cook vegetable pulao in microwave in 15 minutes?
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Microwave pulao in 20 minutes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup rice preferably basmati
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 2-3 cardamoms
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets cut into small florets
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup green beans diced
  • 1/4 cup carrots diced
  • handful of raisins
  • handful of cashew nuts
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • sugar to taste
  • 2 cups water


  • Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain water and set soaked rice aside in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add star anise, cardamom, bay leaf, and ginger.
  • Add vegetables and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now add raisins, nuts, and salt. Remove from heat.
  • Add ghee, garam masala, and sugar to the soaked rice and stir to coat well. Now add the vegetables and 2 cups of water.
  • Microwave for 15-16 minutes (depending on how long it takes to cook rice in your microwave). If possible, give it a stir after 12 minutes of cooking. You may need to add some extra water.