Broccoli and Peas Pulao

his delicious, healthy and easy broccoli pulao is the quickest dinner recipe you will ever make. Incredibly simple, one pot recipe which will have you and your kids wanting more.

It doesn’t become simpler than this. Broccoli pulao is full of nutritious broccoli and a fix of protein with peas. This pea and broccoli pulao is made at my house at least once a week and my favorite side dish with this recipe is a nice salad and a raita made with curd.

My daughter loves to take this in her lunch or tiffin box as well. She loves the small broccoli florets in the dish with speckles of peas. She fondly calls the broccoli as small tree that she is putting in her mouth.

Broccoli is a super food and is loaded with Vitamins like Vitamin K and Vitamin C, folate and minerals. It’s a powerful antioxidant too which is great for the gut and body. If you have come here, I am sure you will be interested in more broccoli recipes which are on this site.

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Broccoli Pulao

Broccoli pulao is a healthy and nutritious one pot meal made with rice, broccoli and peas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword broccoli pulao
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Nandita


  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 4 Cardamom Elaichi
  • 4 Clove
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic chopped or paste
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli florets steamed for 3 minutes
  • 1/4 cup Peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice, washed and soaked for 10 minutes
  • 1 3/4 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Coriander finely chopped


  1. In a pressure cooker, add ghee and once it is hot add the cumin seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf, and cloves.
  2. Once the dry spices have been roasted add onion and mix till translucent.
  3. Now add ginger and garlic chopped and mix well for a couple of minutes.
  4. Now add broccoli and peas and mix well.
  5. Add salt and black pepper powder and mix everything together.
  6. Now add drained rice and fry everything together for a couple of minutes.
  7. Now add water as required. For 1 cup rice, it’s usually 2 cups of water but I add a little less than 2 cups and pulao comes out absolutely perfect.
  8. Cook for 1 whistle on medium flame.
  9. Take the pressure out, garnish with coriander and serve hot with Dal, Curry or Curd.

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Comment (13)

  1. Nandita this broccoli pulao sounds a great recipe for all. With spices broccoli taste great and in pulao it will definitely add flavors.

  2. Broccoli pulao sounds very flavorful . I just love this kind of one pot meals for the ease and comfort. Lovely variation to usual pulao dishes.

  3. Its a good idea to add broccoli in pulao. This recipe sounds aromatic and flavourful. I must try it next time. Thanks for sharing.

  4. It is very flavorful and easy to prepare. Perfect one pot meal for lunch. Once I tried with coarsely grounded florets. This way I think we can feel the broccoli flavor in every bite.

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