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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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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
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 ....
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
Bulgur Wheat and Matki Pulao
Recipe# 3505
20 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This sumptuous and simple dish is enlivened with the addition of vegetables and sprouts. Sprouting not only enhances the nutritive value of foods but also makes them easier to digest. It is really easy to make sprouts at home - simply soak the matki in water for 6 to 8 hours and then wrap them i ....
Hara Bhara Subz Pulao
Recipe# 22145
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
A medley of veggies add colour and flavour to this hot and spicy dish. Brown rice is a storehouse of various nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A and iron, and when combined with fibre-rich veggies and a herby green paste, it makes a wholesome and delicious treat. When you have tried thi ....
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!
Zaffrani Pulao
Recipe# 38026
30 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
After having seen Mughlai food it is evident that saffron or kesar is a much-loved ingredient that can be used in a number of dishes. Zaffrani Pulao or saffron rice is simply rice prepared with saffron flavouring. Paneer, cashewnuts and raisins make this pr ....
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 ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5296
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Nutritious soya nuggets add a full-bodied flavour to this pulao. Soyabean and green peas, both functional foods, play a major role in reducing bad cholesterol (ldl) and increasing good cholesterol (hdl) levels in our body.
Tava Sprouts Pulao ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33044
20 Aug 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Tava sprouts pulao, the famous tava rice has been given a healthy makeover – i’ve added a sprout which makes it rich in protein, iron, zinc and fibre. Veggies spiced with pav bhaji masala add just the right touch of flavour!
Sprouted Vaal ka Pulao
Recipe# 38963
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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An elaborate recipe, no doubt! it might take a little time to prepare, but is definitely not tough to make – so do give it a try, and you are sure to keep making it again and again!
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