Broken wheat(lapsi) vegetable masala pulao

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 cup broken wheat or Lapsi

1 onion,roughly chopped

1 small carrot,diced into 1/4" cubes

5-6 french beans,threaded and cut into 1/4" pieces

1 small potato,diced into 1/4" cubes

2-3 cauliflower florets,cut into thin pieces

1/4 cup green peas

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

juice of 1 small lemon

salt to taste

1 teaspoon ghee

3 tsp oil

2 1/2 cups of water

To grind:

1/2 cup coriander leaves

1/4 cup mint leaves

4-5 green chillies

3/4" ginger

2-3 garlic pods

3-4 cloves

1/2 " cinnamon

1 green cardamom

For garnish:

2 tablepsoons chopped coriander

1 tablepsoon grated coconut(optional)


  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a kadai and fry broken wheat until light brown in color. Let it cool and keep aside.
  • Grind cloves,cinnamon,cardamom to a coarse powder. Add ginger,garlic and green chillies to it and blend again.
  • Add coriander and mint leaves and grind to a coarse paste. Heat 2 teaspoons oil and 1 teaspoon ghee in a thick bottomed pan or pressure cooker and crackle cumin seeds.
  • Add chopped onions and fry until they are translucent. Add all the vegetables one by one and fry them for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add ground masala paste and fry until dry and add the measured water and let it come to a boil and add enough salt and broken wheat and mix well and cook it covered for 4-5 minutes until the broken wheat is cooked.
  • If you are using pressure cooker,pressure cook it for 1 whistle. Once you open the lid add lemon juice and coriander and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander and grated coconut. Serve it hot with vegetable or simple onion raita ,papad and salad.


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