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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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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!

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. 


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


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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102 Khichdi Recipe
43 Low Cal Rice Recipe
98 Quick Rice Recipes
147 Traditional Rice Recipes
88 International Favourites Recipes
16 Jain Rice Recipes
6 Soya Based Rice Recipes
Happy Cooking!


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Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe
Recipe# 7555
21 Nov 07

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer, marinated with achari spices like fennel and nigella is tossed together with rice, which is cooked to perfection with typical spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and caraway. This gives the feeling of having a nice pulao with a mild pickle, but it comes in a single package, making it conv ....
Aloo Gobhi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 22374
13 Mar 17

  This recipe has an associated video
 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 ....
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.
Recipe# 38737
19 Jun 15

 
 by sarika deepak jain
No reviews
Andhra Pulao, flavoured subtly and aesthetically with a blend of South Indian spices that will tease and please your palate. Serve with fresh curds, to complement the spicy nature of this delicacy.
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# 9749
31 Aug 07

 
 by Foodie #382689
No reviews
The bay leaves give a fragrance that would make the pulav taste even better and olives, soya chunks and mushrooms would make it chewy and soft. :)
Recipe# 10315
05 Aug 02

 
 by DIA
No reviews
A novel rice or pulao recipe, baigan pulao with fried eggplant or brinjals is easy to prepare and delicious. The appealing look matches with contrasting taste and an aromatic flavour in the baigan pulao or rice recipe.
Recipe# 33872
29 Jul 11

 
 by suman_001
No reviews
Bajra chana dal pulao is a winter pulao and by adding chana dal to bajra and rice makes it very innovative,nutritious and tasty too.
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# 13501
17 Aug 11

 
 by sudha_sundar
No reviews
An irrestible rice recipe, beetroot pulao is enrobed with rich taste and appealing looks. The grated beetroot, ghee and whole spices simply blend magically with the rice to prepare a flavourful delight, beetroot pulao.
Bengali Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 39916
31 Dec 14

 
 
by Uttam Kumar
No reviews
This pulav has a sweet taste to it with desi ghee and mostly in Durga Pooja you get it in Bhog and can enjoy with pumpkin curry.
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 ....
Recipe# 15291
19 Aug 11

 
 
by setseeani
No reviews
Bread pulao brings forth a lovely variation to the traditional rice based vegetable, pulao recipe. The breads are crushed and cooked with stir fried vegetables, spices and served hot.
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.
Brinjal Rice
Recipe# 38447
20 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The king of vegetables served in a new avatar! the succulent brinjal or eggplant is pressure-cooked in a unique blend of spices and rice. This rice is a complete meal by itself and a wonderful treat for brinjal lovers. Dig-in!
Brown Rice Vegetable Pulao, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42031
27 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pulao is one of the most famous Indian rice dishes, all over the world. A pleasant medley of spices, a colourful assortment of veggies and a sprinkling of biryani masala give the rice a ....
Bulgur Wheat and Matki Pulao
Recipe# 3505
10 Apr 20

 
 
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 ....
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 ....
Recipe# 15891
21 Aug 11

 
 
by rachna2005
No reviews
Add shredded capsicum and finely chopped cabbage to cooked rice to create the cabbage and capsicum pulao. The healthy, aromatic pulao recipe is quite easy to prepare and is typically relished with a cooling raita.
Cabbage Pulao
Recipe# 5585
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tasty rice delicacy, which we put together especially for those who love south Indian food. The Cabbage Pulao is tempered with the traditional South Indian combination of mustard seeds and urad dal, along wi ....
Cabbage Rice
Recipe# 1541
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cabbage rice is just the thing to make when you get back home late and wish for a quick-fix but filling dinner! sliced capsicum and a very mild dose of pepper are the only flavouring agents in this gentle rice and cabbage preparation. A sprinkling of cheese ensures that the meal is satisfying too.
Recipe# 14120
21 Aug 11

 
 by mubash
No reviews
Cook up delectable pulao like capsicum pulao at home with chopped capsicum stir fried and tossed with boiled rice and a choice of herbs.
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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