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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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Recipe# 10680
28 Sep 11

 
 by shresthamaheswari
No reviews
An interesting combination of khumbi(mushrooms) and rice in khumbi or mushroom pulao create an aromatic main course. A delicious chawal recipe loved by all.
Recipe# 10732
25 Aug 11

 
 by nimalka
No reviews
An interesting combination of coriander leaves and rice in coriander pulao create an aromatic main course. A delicious chawal recipe loved by all.
Recipe# 10745
04 Dec 10

 
 by Megha_a
No reviews
A step by step guide to prepare a delectable and aromatic rice preparation with sprout and spices. Serve this tasty rice with any gravy of your choice.
Recipe# 10784
24 Apr 02

 
 by pallavikamal
No reviews
A delightful Spinach and rice blend in spinach pullao goes exceptionally well with a range of Indian spices. An easy and yet healthful chawal recipe, spinach pullao or palak pulao with raita and papad is one of our favorites.
Recipe# 10963
19 Aug 11

 
 
by radhabaloo
No reviews
Devour the appealing and flavorsome brinjal onion kofta pulav as a main course complete meal. The rice and brinjal-onion dumplings or koftas are cooked together along with whole spices. Serve the kofta pulav with fried cashew nuts as topping and raita as accompaniment.
Recipe# 10992
12 Sep 02

 
 by Paarvathy
No reviews
Tomatoe Rice, a chawal preparation with rice cooked in tomato puree and spices. The sweet and tangy tomato flavor embodies the pulao and tastes excellent when served with any vegetable or meat gravy.
Recipe# 11054
26 Aug 11

 
 
by Foodie #48100
No reviews
Simple, easy and delicious rice recipe with chopped fenugreek(methi) leaves , potatoes, peas and whole indian spices. Methi mutter pulao is a nice variation to the good old pulao or chawal recipe. Serve methi mutter pulao with raita and papad.
Recipe# 11218
07 Jul 11

 
 by namrata_asrani
No reviews
Navratan pulao recipe attempts to bring the exotic authentic nawabi cuisine to your table. The choice of rice, spices and flavorings make this rice specialty a pure culinary delight.
Recipe# 11381
09 Feb 02

 
 by glorimarpr
No reviews
Aromatic pulao recipe attempts to bring the exotic Indian flavorful rice recipe to your table. The choice of rice, spices and flavorings make this aromatic pulao specialty a pure culinary delight.
Recipe# 11488
23 May 03

 
 by kams_
No reviews
Narangi pulav or orange flavoured rice recipe is truly one of the most amazing nad unique rice or pulav recipe. The soaked rice is cooked with orange juice, whole spices, orange rind juliennes and crushed peppercorns. Relish the narangi rice with saffron soaked water garnishing and chopped nuts as t ....
Recipe# 11886
09 Jul 01

 
 by sonia_thamman
No reviews
Tamater pulav is a nice variation to the traditional spicy and savory pulao recipe. A delectable mix of tomato puree with dried fruits, whole spices, and onion-ginger paste, cooked together with aromatic rice. A colorful spicy pulav recipe.
Recipe# 11901
28 Jul 01

 
 by syamalalakshmi
No reviews
If you like garlic then fry the chopped garlic or whole garlic in a little oil till golden brown. pour this over dal and close the lid before serving. it tastes very good.
Recipe# 11902
28 Jul 01

 
 by syamalalakshmi
No reviews
For the red pulav use diced beetroot pieces and potatoes,
and omit palak,coriander and mint leaves.
for kids do not put chillies.
garnish with fried kaju. I hope that kids will love this in their lunch box.
Recipe# 12310
29 Jun 01

 
 
by sushila36
No reviews
An irrestible rice recipe, sprouted dal and corn pula is a healthy pula recipe with sprouts and corn kernels . The ghee and whole spices simply blend magically with the rice, sprouts and boiled corn to prepare a flavourful delight, sprouted dal and corn Pula.
Recipe# 12311
21 Aug 11

 
 by sushila36
No reviews
Carrot and capsicum pula (kerala style) presents a lovely combination of carrots and capsicum with aromatic rice. An appealing and mouthwatering rice recipe, pulao is delicately flavoured with choicest herbs and kerala style spice mixture.
Recipe# 41783
24 May 17

 
 
by DRGG
No reviews
Power Pack Frutti Tutti Rice is healthy. It is packed with the goodness of fruits and sprouts and also tastes great. A healthy way to add nutrition in your diet.
Recipe# 40243
24 Jun 15

 
 by shweta soni
No reviews
Baked Basmati Rice with Squash and Chilli prepared with minimal and simple ingredients is quite satiating. You will love the sweet, nutty flavour of the squash perked up with garlic and chilli and also the creamy cheese toppping.This bright and delicious midweek, veggie recipe is a standout dish tha ....
Recipe# 40623
28 Jan 16

 
 by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Methi Batani Bhat, this is a combination of methi and peas with dash of masala, though simple very delicious. The coconut gives it a nice flavour.
Recipe# 40646
23 Aug 16

 
 by MSangeetha
No reviews
Green Peas Pulao, tasty and easy to make. This pressure cooked pulao is spiced and aromatic. Sauteing the rice in ghee gives a nice flavour. Interesting combination of garlic ,spices and green peas compliment each other and impart an aromatic flavour to the pulao.
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