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Spicy and delicious Achari Vegetable Pulao. It is flavored with achar aka spicy Indian pickle and whole pickle spices. Great one pot meal for weeknights.


4 Servings

Total time

40 minutes






  • 1½ cups Basmati Rice, soaked for at least 15 minutes
  • 0.5 cup Chickpeas, boiled
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup Mixed vegetables
  • 2 tbsp Achar/ Pickle
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 0.5 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 0.5 tsp Turmeric
  • 0.5 tsp chili powder
  • 0.5 tsp Garam Masala
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro,


  1. In a pressure cooker, heat ghee and add fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cardamom, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Cook till the seeds start to splutter.
  2. Add the onions and ginger-garlic paste; cook till they turn lightly browned around the edges, about 3~4 minutes.
  3. Add the mixed vegetables, chickpeas, turmeric, chili powder, garam masala, salt and the achar/ pickle. Cook for 2~3 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and mix well. Cook on medium flame for 1~2 minutes.
  5. Add 3cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
Contains allergens

✅ Nut

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