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Pulaos recipes


Last Updated : Apr 16,2020



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

Pulao recipes, Pulao recipes collection from all over India, quick pulaos, healthy pulaos

Pulao recipes, Pulao recipes collection from all over India.  Pulao is a rice preparation that combines rice with an aesthetic blend of spices, and other ingredients like veggies, Sprouts, Paneer, Dry fruits, nuts, green peas 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. See our matar pulao recipe for pulaos made with green peas. 

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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?

Matar Pulao, Green Pea PulaoMatar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao

Pulao recipes from different parts of India.

Pulao recipes from different parts of India.  From Gujarat try our famous Gujarat masala bhaat recipe.   

Gujarati Masala Bhaat, Khaari BhaatGujarati Masala Bhaat, Khaari Bhaat

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Pineapple also gives the Mughlai shahi pulao a juicy tanginess, which you are sure to enjoy. Self-contained with myriad flavours, this shahi veg pulao is a one-dish meal can be served with just a bowl of curd or raita.

Shahi PulaoShahi Pulao

Gatte ka Pulao is made on Rajashtani festive occasions when plain steamed rice is not served.

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As vegetables are not available throughout the year, cooked gattas are added to spice up this pulao.

Gatte ka Pulao, Rajasthani Gatte Ka PulaoGatte ka Pulao, Rajasthani Gatte Ka Pulao

jeera pulao from Punjab is a simple preparation of rice that has been flavoured with jeera or cumin seeds, which is quick and easy to make.

Jeera Rice, Quick Jeera Rice RecipeJeera Rice, Quick Jeera Rice Recipe

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Healthy Indian Pulao recipes

Brown rice vegetable pulao is a nice healthy ow salt Indian pulao. For methi lovers, there is a fenugreek and mushroom brown rice option. 

Brown Rice Vegetable Pulao, Low Salt RecipeBrown Rice Vegetable Pulao, Low Salt Recipe

A medley of spices, veggies, spinach and kala chana make this Palak Chana Pulao a real tongue-tickler.

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It acquires the name healthy chana palak brown rice not just because of the use of brown rice but also because of the use other nutria-dense ingredients like spinach, capsicum, tomatoes and kala chana.

Palak Chana PulaoPalak Chana Pulao

In sprouts pulao,  all you have to do is temper the brown rice and sprouts with just a spoonful of oil, and let them pressure cook together while you complete other chores. 

Spicy Sprouts PulaoSpicy Sprouts Pulao

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Pressure cooker pulao recipes which make it much faster to cook

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! See our pressure cooked paneer pulao recipe and pressure cooker veg pulao

Paneer Pulao, Quick Paneer Pulao RecipePaneer Pulao, Quick Paneer Pulao Recipe

  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

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Unusual Indian Pulao recipes

   Unusual pulao recipes 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

Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana PulaoAchari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana 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!

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Pulaos made with different grains

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. See our hara bhara sabzi pulao made with brown rice. 

Hara Bhara Subz Pulao

Hara Bhara Subz Pulao

Pulaos made with different ingredients

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! See our palak pulao recipe

Palak Pulao, Palak Rice, Spinach RicePalak Pulao, Palak Rice, Spinach Rice

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. 

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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!

Best accompaniments for pulao

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

Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)

5 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

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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!

Enjoy our Pulao recipes, Pulao recipes collection from all over India and other rice based recipes given below. 

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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
16 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
palak chana pulao recipe | healthy chana palak brown rice | healthy vegetable brown rice | Indian spinach brown rice pulao | with 25 amazing images. A medley of spices, veggies, spinach and ....
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 ....
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 ....
Coconut Milk Pulao
Recipe# 40727
22 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tasty pulao with the soothing flavour of coconut milk and the aesthetic touch of spices like cinnamon and cloves. The mild flavour of this Coconut Milk Pulao makes it ideal to serve with spicy vegetable curries like Spicy Kofta Curry ,
Green Peas and Methi Pulao
Recipe# 22376
22 Feb 12

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by Tarla Dalal
A rare combination of ingredients like methi and green peas makes this pulao the star of the day's menu! The best part is that this tasteful pulao is packed with stomach-friendly ingredients like green peas, fenugreek and onions, which are alkaline in nature, thus helping to curb
Spinach and Green Pea Rice
Recipe# 2469
14 Mar 20

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by Tarla Dalal
spinach green peas rice recipe | palak matar pulao | green peas spinach pulao | quick palak peas pulao | with 29 amazing images. spinach green peas rice is an
Rice with Mixed Vegetables, Savoury Spicy Rice with Vegetables
Recipe# 2221
12 Mar 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
What a sumptuous treat this Savoury Spicy Rice with Vegetables is! Cooked rice and a colourful assortment of veggies are perked up with a flavourful paste of coconut and spices, and garnished with deep-fried onions. The addition of lemon juice helps to strengthen the flavour of the Rice with Veg ....
Green Pea Pulao, Peas Pulao, Matar Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 668
06 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Come winter and the market is loaded with fresh, juicy green peas! And the first thing one would think of making with it is this delicately-flavoured pulao! With the exciting crunch of onions, juicy bites of green peas and the aesthetic flavour of whole spices, the Peas Pulao is indeed an all- ....
Bhaji Pulao, Layered Pav Bhaji Pulao
Recipe# 36421
15 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Love Pav Bhaji? Well, let’s bring the magic of this snack into our lunch and dinner menus too, albeit in a different form! This innovative Bhaji Pulao features spiced rice, layered with mouth-watering bhaji, and served with crunchy-munchy, tongue-tickling churi papad. A brilliant one-dish meal ....
Spicy Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 3583
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A spicy rice delicacy, which makes a perfect main course on days when you find yourself a bit too busy to cook anything elaborate. All you have to do is temper the brown rice and sprouts with just a spoonful of oil, and let them pressure cook together while you complete other chores. The ....
Sprouted Moong Methi Pulao
Recipe# 31068
01 Jan 1900

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by Tarla Dalal
The magic of sprouts unfurls in yet another form in this recipe. Rice and moong sprouts are cooked together with flavourful fenugreek leaves, whole spices, pastes and powders, to get a fantabulous pulao that is both tasty and satiating. The addition of tomatoes does wonders to this recipe because it ....
Green Pulao, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 33901
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Just a sprig of coriander is enough to pep up a dish. Imagine a recipe that is characterised mainly by coriander—colour, flavour, et al! The coriander paste is what imparts a pleasant, green colour to this spicy pulao. The pulao by itself is so flavourful that all you need is a simple
Sprouted Matki Rice
Recipe# 1971
30 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
This fantabulous recipe using matki is so tasty that you will soon want to prepare the same dish using other sprouts as well! Crunchy veggies like onion and capsicum, a host of aromatic spices and perfectly cooked long-grained rice team up brilliantly with wholesome matki sprouts to create a s ....
Bulgur Wheat and Paneer Pulao
Recipe# 4255
02 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Bulgur wheat has a rustic flavour and chewy texture, which makes it popular amongst many people. Not only that, it is also quite satiating and wholesome making it a wonderful alternative to rice. Here is a delicious pulao made with broken wheat and paneer perked up with other veggies and simple spic ....
Dodkyacha Bhaat
Recipe# 40187
08 Sep 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dodkyacha Bhaat is neither a khichdi nor a pulao, but it has a very homely and satiating flavour! A Maharashtrian preparation of rice and ridge gourd perked up with common spices and pastes, Dodkyacha Bhaat is very easy to prepare and very tasty too. ....
Khumb Pulao
Recipe# 2775
14 Nov 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Succulent mushrooms with zesty spring onions, perked up with spices and powders make a delicious Khumb Pulao that will be loved by the whole family. What is so convenient about this delectable treat is that it can be prepared quite easily using the microwave oven. Once soaked for ten minutes and sau ....
Coconut Pulao
Recipe# 1746
21 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional recipe from goa, the coconut pulao is characteristic of the cuisine of the west coast where coconuts and cashews are used abundantly. Cooked in coconut milk and garnished with cashews and coconut slivers, this is indeed rich fare! You can also try other
Vaal Ni Dal No Pulao ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 624
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rice and sprouted vaal waltz together to make a delectable one-dish meal! you can also make this pulao with only garlic and red chillies. Whichever way you make it, remember that the specialty of this dish is that it is to be cooked in oil unlike other rice preparations, which are usually cooked in ....
Aloo Gobi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 4758
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Soft potatoes and cauliflower florets are sautéed with cinnamon, dry ginger and turmeric and other spices and then pressure-cooked with rice for a tasty one-dish dinner. Served hot garnished with mint springs for a comforting dinner.
Moong Sprouts Pulao ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35108
22 Feb 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Protein-rich moong sprouts pulao can be made quite easily and quickly in the microwave. Keep some sprouts ready at all times, so that you can whip up such easy but healthy meals in a jiffy!
Mixed Sprouts and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 31079
01 Jan 1900

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by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need to pep you up after a hectic day! obviously, it is very easy and quick to make. But if you do have some time on your hands and wish to further enhance its taste, let the mix marinate for at least 30 minutes before pressure cooking. A balanced one-dish meal that provides you all th ....
Pearl Pulao, Rice with Baby Onions
Recipe# 4759
21 Jul 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
With a unique flavour that is sweet and pungent, baby onions fit beautifully into this flavoursome pulao. An assortment of spices ranging from cardamom to cloves work along with the onions to give the Pearl Pulao a mind-blowing flavour, while the generous use of fresh cream and cheese give it an awe ....
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Pulaos
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 on 18 Feb 20 11:01 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Chetan, thanks for the feedback.
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19 Feb 20 10:25 AM