Brown Lentil Veggie Pulav & Raita


Brown Lentil Veggie Pulav & Raita

A delicious, heart-healthy, one-pot rice meal recipe.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


Brown Lentil Veggie Pulav & Raita
(Whole Foods, Plant Based)
  • 1 Cup Brown Basmati Rice, soaked for 1/2 hr.
  • 1 Cup Brown lentils, soak for 2-4 hrs
  • 2 Cups diced mixed veggies
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Salt to taste
 Whole Spices:
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Cardamoms
  • 2 Cloves
  • 4-6 Black pepper corn
  • Or 2 teaspoons Garam Masala
  1. Dry roast the spices - whole or roughly ground for a couple of mins in a 4Q pan or in saute mode in an Instant Pot.
  2. Add the soaked Rice and Lentils. Add the water and salt.
  3. Add the diced veggies
  4. Set IP to high pressure for 4 mins Natural Release.
  5. After the pressure is released let it sit for 10 mins.
  6. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and toss to mix. Do not overmix or mix with a ladle - it will turn mushy if you overmix.
Note: Use whole green moong or any small lentil.
Plant Based Raita Recipe
  • 2 cups plant based yogurt
  • 1 cup cucumber, finely diced or grated
  • A pinch jeera powder
  • A pinch chilli powder
  • ½ bunch chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste
Instructions: Mix all the ingredients to make Raita. Serve with viggie pulav!!!
Keyword Brown Rice Pulav, Lentil, Veggie Pulav

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