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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# 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carrot and Peas Mixed Rice Pulao
Recipe# 8891
18 Nov 10

 
 
by rajsushma
No reviews
Its a tasty and healthy pulao. By adding almonds and cashewnuts makes this pulao rich rice preparation.
Carrot Garlic Masala Rice
Recipe# 39048
08 Dec 13

 
 
by me and my style
No reviews
Wow.... this was a special simple rice that I prepared for my husband today morning... It came out well .... the rice with lightly sweet and garlicky taste, nice.
Recipe# 15461
21 Aug 11

 
 by vidhyarajavel
No reviews
Carrot pulao is a vitamin a rich pulao recipe which looks great, tastes good and makes for an irrestible pulao recipe, especially for children.
Recipe# 39047
07 Dec 13

 
 by MEENA SAVLA
No reviews
I am sure all the Chivda lovers will enjoy this ` CHIVDA RICE. A quick and easily prepared rice. Take care cooked rice is not mushy, each rice grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Cook the rice with salt, 1 teaspoon ghee and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
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# 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# 15064
08 Mar 01

 
 
by alpana_f75
No reviews
Prepare the mouthwatering vegetable pulao recipe, Corn methi pulao with corn kernels and fenugreek (methi) leaves added to long grain aromatic rice. A flavoursome pulao recipe which can be enjoyed as meal or packed lunch with raita.
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