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- हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pulaos recipes in Hindi)
- 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!
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!
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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19 Jun 15
Andhra Pulao by sarika deepak jain
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.
09 Feb 02
Aromatic Pilau by glorimarpr
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.
12 Feb 01
Arpinder Pulav by kamini1974
Cook up delicious pulav like Paneer Pulao, Coconut Pulao, Vegetable Pulao and many more with tarladalal.com.
31 Aug 07
Australasian Pulav by Foodie #382689
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. :)
05 Aug 02
Baingan Pulao by DIA
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.
29 Jul 11
Bajra Chana Dal Pulao by suman_001
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.
24 Jun 15
Baked Basmati Rice with Squash and Chilli by shweta soni
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 ....
17 Aug 11
Beetroot Pulao by sudha_sundar
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.
31 Dec 14
Bengali Vegetable Pulao by Uttam Kumar
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.
20 Apr 03
Bhaji Pulav by dhara_panchal
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19 Aug 11
Bread Pulao By Setseeani by setseeani
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.
19 Aug 11
Brinjal Onion Kofta Pulao by radhabaloo
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.
21 Aug 11
Cabbage and Capsicum Pulao by rachna2005
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.
21 Aug 11
Capsicum Pulao by mubash
Cook up delectable pulao like capsicum pulao at home with chopped capsicum stir fried and tossed with boiled rice and a choice of herbs.
21 Aug 11
Carrot and Capsicum Pulao ( Kerala Style) by sushila36
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.
18 Nov 10
Carrot and Peas Mixed Rice Pulao by rajsushma
Its a tasty and healthy pulao. By adding almonds and cashewnuts makes this pulao rich rice preparation.
22 Jun 11
Carrot Corn Pulao by Rehana Khambaty
Colourful pulao with white, red and green color.
08 Dec 13
Carrot Garlic Masala Rice by me and my style
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.
21 Aug 11
Carrot Pulao by vidhyarajavel
Carrot pulao is a vitamin a rich pulao recipe which looks great, tastes good and makes for an irrestible pulao recipe, especially for children.
07 Dec 13
Chivda Rice by MEENA SAVLA
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.
06 Sep 02
Coconut Milk Pulav by saviman
Garnish with the fried cashew nuts and chopped coriander leaves.
serve with raita.
25 Aug 11
Coriander Pulao by nimalka
An interesting combination of coriander leaves and rice in coriander pulao create an aromatic main course. A delicious chawal recipe loved by all.
26 Aug 11
Corn Butter Methi Pulao by Foodie #48100
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.
08 Mar 01
Corn Methi Pulao By alpana_f75 by alpana_f75
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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