Harabhara Sabz Pulao – Zero oil recipe loaded with green vegetables

Making pulao that too without oil looked impossible to me. I love ghee tadka in all my dal, khichdi or other recipes. So when I came across this recipe, I was like no way this is going to taste nice. But I am glad I tried this recipe.. omg it’s really the best one. We are not going to use oil but we are going to use fresh grated coconut to give it same texture we expect from pulao.


It is oil free recipe so if you are watching your weight, here you go. Also I tried it with brown rice so doubled up benefits, but you can use basmati rice as well. We are going to put green vegetables so it will be a healthy recipe.

Let’s jump in to our recipe,


  • Brown rice (1/2 cup)
  • One big onion (chopped)
  • Carrots (1 small piece chopped) you can use potato also instead of carrot
  • French beans (4/5 chopped)
  • Matar or green peas (1/2 cup)
  • Capsicum (1 small chopped)
  • Green chilies (1 chopped)
  • Lemon Juice (1 tbsp)
  • Fresh coconut grated (1/2 cup)
  • Coriander leaves (to make green paste)
  • Mint leaves (to make green paste)
  • Whole Spices
    • Bay leaf
    • Cloves
    • Cinnamon stick
    • Jeera (1 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste


First chop all vegetables. Take brown rice or basmati rice for pulao, wash them and soak them in water. Take coriander leaves and mint leaves, wash them and make thick paste in mixture.

In cooker we are going to make it, so take cooker and put it on gas stove. Switch on the gas and add whole spices we have taken. Roast them a little. Now add chopped onion to it and let it cook a little.

Add chopped vegetables and chopped chilis to it. Add fresh grated coconut to it. Add green paste we have made and mix them all nicely. Add little water and let this all cook a little.

Now add salt and lemon juice to it. Add brown rice soaked and water to it. Now let it get boiled and close the cooker lid and let it cook till 3/4 whistles.

Your oil free and vegetables loaded Harabhara sabz pulao is ready!

Enjoy it with cucumber raita, onion raita or with plain curd. Also you can cook this recipe in pan also. Just you need to cook rice before hand. So cook your vegetables same way in a pan and add boiled rice to it. Whether you cook it in a cooker as a one pot cooked meal or in a pan, it is going to taste awesome.

Do try this healthy recipe and let me know how was your experience. As I always say shower your love with likes & comments. Also you can request any complex recipes you want me to try and make it simple.

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