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



  • 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

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


  • 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.
  • Add the soaked Rice and Lentils. Add the water and salt.
  • Add the diced veggies
  • Set IP to high pressure for 4 mins Natural Release.
  • After the pressure is released let it sit for 10 mins.
  • 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.

Plant Based Raita

  • Mix all the ingredients to make Raita. Serve with viggie pulav!!!


Note: Use whole green moong or any small lentil.
Keyword Brown Rice Pulav, Lentil, Veggie Pulav

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