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Pulaos recipes


Last Updated : Aug 03,2021



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. 

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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. 

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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

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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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Happy Cooking!


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Corn Palak Pulao
Recipe# 5710
19 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Delicious and healthy, this is a dish that will win many a young heart with its mouthwatering combination of ingredients and attractive appearance! Tried and tested, the combination of corn and spinach works in almost any recipe thanks to their complementary colours, textures and flavours. This iron ....
Hara Bhara Subz Pulao
Recipe# 22145
19 Oct 19

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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 ....
Hara Bhara Subz Pulao ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33367
07 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hara bhara subz pulao, it gets its name from delicately flavoured green paste. Pressure cooking allows the absorption of intricate flavours of the paste, resulting in a uniformly charming taste throughout the dish.
Pizza Rice ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40138
04 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Um, never met a kid who does not like pizzas nor one who can resist any other pizza flavoured treat! You might have tried topping bread or even rotis and rolls with pizza sauce, but now here is a totally unique tiffin of rice perked up with all-time favourite pizza sauce, colourful veggies and sweet ....
Corn and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 2471
01 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Corn and vegetable pulao is a delicious combination of corn and colourful mixed vegetables with perfectly cooked rice. Onions and assorted spices give it a tasteful punch with fried cashews impart an enjoyable crunch. Make sure the grains of rice are separate and not clumpy.
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!
Cheese, Onion and Green Peas Pulao
Recipe# 33092
19 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
cheese onion green pea pulao recipe | kids tiffin cheese matar pulao | cheesy green peas pulao | with amazing 25 images. cheese onion green pea pulao is a unique tiffin that your kid is su ....
Paneer Pulao ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33366
14 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Paneer pulao, neatly cut cubes of paneer, sautéed to golden brown colour and cooked with rice and spices. Rajma curry. The paneer cubes do not break even if pressure cooked hence venture to make this dish without any fear.
Matki Pulao ( Cooking with Sprouts )
Recipe# 31069
23 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite, a book on sprouts can never be complete without matki pulao! ensure that the matki is cooked just right and not mushy.
Green Pea Pulao with Paneer Koftas
Recipe# 1547
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Green pea pulao with paneer koftas is a luxurious Mughlai -style pulao, which is marked not just by the mix-and-match colours of green peas and apricots, but also the splendid paneer koftas that are tossed into the rice! The fragrance of saffron and other spices ....
Paneer Mutter Pulao ( Pulao Recipe )
Recipe# 37668
17 Dec 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer is a show-stealer! undoubtedly one of my favourites. Layers of rice and spicy paneer mutter make this biryani a real delicacy. Definitely worth a try !
Paneer Rice, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 2776
14 Nov 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Entice your senses with this tongue-tickling Paneer Rice, which is nevertheless very easy to make using the microwave oven. Succulent paneer and crunchy capsicums team up with a range of common but tasty ingredients like tomato puree and garam masala to make a delectable rice dish. You will ....
Kashmiri Pulao, Veg Pulav with Mixed Nuts
Recipe# 41948
31 Jul 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Kashmiri Pulao is a unique dish, with a richness that reflects the spirit of the beautiful valley. Tinged with saffron and spices, this rice dish is loaded with plenty of dried fruits and nuts, which give it a pleasant sweetness and vibrant mouth-feel. The spicy aroma of this dish is intoxic ....
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 ....
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.
Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice
Recipe# 7468
05 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice is usually a no-no for diabetics because it causes a quick rise in blood sugar levels. To counter the effect of high glycemic index white rice, replace it with high fibre brown rice and toss in some fibre-rich vegetables along with diabetic-friendly ingredients like garlic and fenugreek to crea ....
Paneer Tikka Pulao
Recipe# 4754
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This festive season surprise your loved ones with this exotic Paneer Tikka Pulao. The juicy paneer and vegetables are marinated in a dense blend of curd and spices, before being cooked on a tava, and finally tossed in with the rice to make a finger-licking delicacy.
Soya Pulao
Recipe# 22329
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The low-calorie soya delicacy is a favourite with nutritionists. Its high protein and heart- protective compounds make a healthy addition to the regular pulao.
Chawli and Kabuli Chana Pulao
Recipe# 1542
26 Apr 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When you hear the word pulao, the first thing that comes to mind is veggies and rice cooked with whole spices. But, this Chawli and Kabuli Chana Pulao is completely different. Here, the rice is combined with two pulses of contrasting colours and tastes, perked up with tomatoes, onions and a temp ....
Coconut Rice, South Indian Coconut Rice
Recipe# 32890
13 Jan 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
coconut rice recipe | South Indian coconut rice | nariyal chawal | easy coconut rice Indian recipe | with 28 amazing images. coconut rice recipe |
Honey Lemon Rice with Paneer
Recipe# 41440
30 Jan 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Honey Lemon Rice with Paneer combines ideas from Indian and Oriental cuisine to give your palate a super unique, one-of-its-kind experience. With a dash of honey, a squeeze of lime and a goode dose of orange juice, this rice preparation is both sweet and sour. At the same time, a sprinkling ....
Aloo Gobhi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 22374
17 Aug 20

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 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 ....
Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry
Recipe# 2219
26 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One look at this appetizing dish, and you just cannot resist savouring it immediately. Indeed, what an innovative presentation and what a fantastic flavour! The Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry features rice sautéed with colourful veggies, served in the form of a ring that is filled with a cocon ....
Hariyali Mixed Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 39045
04 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This sumptuous yet simple rice preparation is enlivened by the addition of a peppy coriander-mint chutney and crunchy sprouts. Sprouting enhances the nutritive value of pulses and legumes, and also makes them easier to digest – making it a highlight of the Hariyali Mixed Sprouts Pulao. To ma ....
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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