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Pulaos recipes


Last Updated : Jun 08,2019



पुलाव - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pulaos recipes in Hindi)
પુલાવ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pulaos recipes in Gujarati)

Pulao is a rice preparation that combines rice with an aesthetic blend of spices, and other ingredients like veggies, Sprouts, Paneer, Dry fruits, nuts, etc. In this busy era, when people hardly have time to cook, pulao is a brilliant choice, because it can be eaten as a one-dish meal or served with simple accompaniments depending on the spice level of the recipe. Moreover, pulao is something that’s loved by everyone, young and old, so you can make just one dish to please the whole family! Who can resist the charm of evergreen delights like Veg Pulao, Green Peas Pulao, Jeera Pulao or the pleasantly sweet Kashmiri Pulao?

Pulao is always made with whole grains of rice, either white or brown. The long grains of Basmati are just perfect to make attractive and tasty pulaos. Health-conscious people these days opt to make their pulaos with fibre-rich brown rice, which is a good decision too.

Apart from rice and spices, your pulao can include an endless number of other ingredients, not just vegetables. You can toss in some greens like Spinach (Palak) or Fenugreek (Methi), herbs like Mint or Coriander, sprouts or beans, paneer, Tofu or even koftas! The ingredients used also contribute their flavour to the pulao. For example, if you have added Capsicum or fenugreek leaves to your pulao, you are sure to experience the unique flavours of these ingredients in every mouthful! Different combinations of ingredients give the pulao a different look and feel – so, there is no end to the variety of pulaos that are there. If you are bored of the standard ones, you can mix-and-match ingredients and make your own special pulao.

A pressure cooker will help you make the pulao really fast and easily too. Just temper the spices, add the soaked rice, toss in all the other ingredients and cook to perfection. You just need to be careful about the amount of water you add, and the duration of time for which you cook, because you want a pulao with perfectly-cooked grains of rice, not a glorious khichdi! While the pulao is usually made in a pressure cooker, a biryani is cooked in a handi. It is amazing how the utensil used changes the flavour of the food!

You can go for a popular pulao like:
1. Vegetable Pulao
2. Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao
3. Spicy Vegetable Pulao
4. Tava Pulao
5. Paneer Pulao
6. Aloo Gobhi Ka Pulao
7. Shahi Pulao

Or something unusual like:
1. Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry
2. Tava Sprouts Pulao
3. Gatte ka Pulao
4. Achari Chana Pulao
5. Green Peas and Methi Pulao

These unusual pulaos are especially handy when guests come over. They are easy to make but appear special! You can make a couple of starters, prepare a unique pulao and serve it with a few peppy accompaniments. Your guests will thoroughly enjoy the meal!

You have to choose your accompaniments depending on the spice-level of your pulao. If your pulao is bland, serve it with kadhi, else a simple raita or just a cup of curds will do. Papads are a must, to add an element of crunch to the tasty meal!

Some of the best accompaniments for pulao are:
1. Kadhi
2. Raita
3. Plain Curds
4. Papad
5. Khichiya
6. Kachumber
7. Masala Papad

Tips for making a good pulao:
1. Always use a big pressure cooker so that all the ingredients cook well
2. Make sure you add the correct amount of water mentioned in the recipe. Else, the rice might not be cooked fully, or it might turn out gooey like khichdi
3. Try and make sure each grain of rice is separate so it looks good and tastes good too
4. Make the pulao as close to serving time as possible so it will be nice and hot
5. Mix the pulao very gently just before serving

Go ahead and try the below recipes. You can prepare them without any fuss even after a busy and tiring day. Armed with our tips, you are sure to get them all right, and your loved ones will relish every bit of the meal!

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Soya Pulao
Recipe# 22329
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The low-calorie soya delicacy is a favourite with nutritionists. Its high protein and heart- protective compounds make a healthy addition to the regular pulao.
Chawli and Kabuli Chana Pulao
Recipe# 1542
26 Apr 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When you hear the word pulao, the first thing that comes to mind is veggies and rice cooked with whole spices. But, this Chawli and Kabuli Chana Pulao is completely different. Here, the rice is combined with two pulses of contrasting colours and tastes, perked up with tomatoes, onions and a temp ....
Lahsuni Palak Chawal Or How To Make Garlic Spinach Rice Recipe
Recipe# 37298
24 Jun 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect rice delicacy to enjoy the authentic flavours of Northern India, the Lehsuni Palak Chawal is sure to steal your hearts with its pleasant green colour and vibrant flavour. Although this garlicky spinach rice is prepared with minimal ingredients, it has a lingering flavour and strong, spicy ....
Honey Lemon Rice with Paneer
Recipe# 41440
30 Jan 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Honey Lemon Rice with Paneer combines ideas from Indian and Oriental cuisine to give your palate a super unique, one-of-its-kind experience. With a dash of honey, a squeeze of lime and a goode dose of orange juice, this rice preparation is both sweet and sour. At the same time, a sprinkling ....
Aloo Gobhi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 22374
13 Mar 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
A homely and simple dish that is sure to satiate you, the Aloo Gobhi ka Pulao is fortified with loads of stomach-friendly veggies. This mildly-flavoured pulao uses minimal spices so as not to irritate your stomach. Even if you have acidity problems, you can enjoy this dish occasionally when you ....
Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry
Recipe# 2219
26 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One look at this appetizing dish, and you just cannot resist savouring it immediately. Indeed, what an innovative presentation and what a fantastic flavour! The Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry features rice sautéed with colourful veggies, served in the form of a ring that is filled with a cocon ....
Vegetable Pulao, Quick Pressure Cooker Veg Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 1745
11 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Think rice, and Vegetable Pulao is the first dish that most people are immediately reminded of. Although the name sounds simple, the Vegetable Pulao is actually a very versatile one, and different people have different ways of preparing it. Some use whole spices to flavour the rice and veggies, whil ....
Hariyali Mixed Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 39045
04 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This sumptuous yet simple rice preparation is enlivened by the addition of a peppy coriander-mint chutney and crunchy sprouts. Sprouting enhances the nutritive value of pulses and legumes, and also makes them easier to digest – making it a highlight of the Hariyali Mixed Sprouts Pulao. To ma ....
Shahi Pulao ( Mughlai Khana)
Recipe# 37257
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The word “shahi” is associated with dry fruits in any cuisine. Here it’s the addition of apricots which in rice gain a new flavour when layered with spicy curds gravy. Green peas added to the rice make this dish a treat for your eyes. This dish is a little time consuming but is a great option ....
Shahi Pulao
Recipe# 1581
28 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The presence of the word Shahi always hints at the richness of a recipe. Indeed, the Shahi Pulao is a dish that is loaded with spices, veggies and a horde of other ingredients, which give it a memorable flavour and texture. While an assortment of spices including saffron and caraway seeds gi ....
Green Peas and Mint Pulao
Recipe# 5295
17 Nov 10

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by Tarla Dalal
A thoughtful blend of minimal but well-matched ingredients like mint, peas and brown rice together with flavour boosters like green chillies, onions and garlic, results in a delectable Green Peas and Mint Pulao that throws you into a tizzy. Brown rice and green peas are rich in fibre, which binds an ....
Tava Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 5583
23 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mildly spiced rice, to which sprouts and veggies have been added, is garnished with mint, to enhance its flavours. Sprouting pulses leads to the production of enzyme called "amylase" which helps in enhancing the process of digestion. The pulses when combined with any other cereal like rice, as i hav ....
Gatte ka Pulao,  Rajasthani Gatte Ka Pulao
Recipe# 3895
04 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bengal gram is abundantly used in Rajasthani cooking because it grows in plenty in the arid desert conditions. Besan made from Bengal gram is used to make rotis, gatta, mithai a ....
Coconut and Vegetable Rice
Recipe# 39572
20 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Thai cuisine is known for its use of coconut milk, garlic and red chilli paste. Here is a rice preparation that combines rice and vegetables with precisely the same flavourful combination of ingredients. Lemon rind and basil are two unique ingredients used in this Coconut and Vegetable Rice to impar ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 3585
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pulaos are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulao can often make a complete meal by itself. The soya chunks added to this aromatic pulao are easily available in the market and are a rich source of protein and vitamin b12 - a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.
Corn Palak Pulao
Recipe# 5710
29 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Delicious and healthy, this is a dish that will win many a young heart with its mouthwatering combination of ingredients and attractive appearance! Tried and tested, the combination of corn and spinach works in almost any recipe thanks to their complementary colours, textures and flavours. This iron ....
Soya Granule and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 22377
01 Mar 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Soyabean is a versatile food not just because of it health benefits but also for its effect on stomach once it is consumed. It produces alkali in the stomach thereby making its place in the list of alkaline foods.
Shahi Pulao with Nawabi Curry ( Popular Restaurant Recipes )
Recipe# 33535
21 Oct 12

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
A memorable rice preparation with layers of rich nawabi gravy, and enriched with saffron and dry fruits. It has a slightly sweet flavour because of the fruits that have been used.
Vegetable and Lentil Pulao
Recipe# 1546
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A concoction of rice, dal, mixed veggies, saffron and fried onions, is layered with a rich gravy made with onion paste, and baked in an oven. This is a relatively easy-to-make main course, but the effect is grand because baking creates a ‘dum’ effect in the vegetable and lentil pulao.
Corn Pulao (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1552
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Layers of rice, cooked along with corn, carrot, capsicum and a few simple spices, interact with a richly-flavoured curry… and, the conversation between the layers in the corn pulao is rather interesting! Baking the arrangement in an aluminium foil wrapper gives a special touch to the pulao.
Palak Chana Pulao
Recipe# 22146
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A medley of spices, veggies, spinach and kala chana make this Palak Chana Pulao a real tongue-tickler. Brown rice enhances the fibre content of this pulao while spinach makes it look appetizing and colourful while providing a bounty of iron. Kala chana is an ideal ingredient that boosts the nutritiv ....
Palak Pulao, Palak Rice, Spinach Rice
Recipe# 40890
26 May 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Simple elegance, that describes the Palak Pulao best of all. Easy and tasty, this Spinach Rice is loaded with spinach and moong dal, and derives its flavour from ingredients like onions, green chillies and tomatoes. You will be surprised to note that this Palak Rice does not use any spices, bu ....
Pizza Rice ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40138
02 Oct 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Um, never met a kid who does not like pizzas nor one who can resist any other pizza flavoured treat! You might have tried topping bread or even rotis and rolls with pizza sauce, but now here is a totally unique tiffin of rice perked up with all-time favourite pizza sauce, colourful veggies and sweet ....
Spinach Pulao
Recipe# 1629
29 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A smashing dish for your little Popeye and everybody else in the family too. Rice tossed with milk and butter is topped with a simple spinach mixture, and served in an interesting way to lure your family to a healthy meal. Once you have cooked rice and spinach ready, Spinach Rice can be prepared in ....
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