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Pulaos recipes


Last Updated : Sep 09,2021



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. 

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. 

53 Biryanis Recipes
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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Corn Methi Pulao
Recipe# 1744
20 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sweetness of corn and the innate bitterness of methi complement each other well in this pulao. By using simple seasonings and the pressure-cooking technique, tasty Corn Methi Pulao can be prepared quite fast.
Coconut Rice, South Indian Coconut Rice
Recipe# 32890
16 Sep 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
coconut rice recipe | South Indian coconut rice | nariyal chawal | easy coconut rice Indian recipe | with 28 amazing images. coconut rice recipe |
Chinese Fried Rice, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 3467
08 Sep 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
healthy fried rice recipe | Indo Chinese veg fried rice | easy and healthy fried rice | with step by step photos. healthy fried brown rice with vegetables is an occasional treat which diabe ....
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 ....
Gatte ka Pulao,  Rajasthani Gatte Ka Pulao
Recipe# 3895
27 Aug 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bengal gram is abundantly used in Rajasthani cooking because it grows in plenty in the arid desert conditions. Besan made from Bengal gram is used to make rotis, gatta, mithai a ....
Tomato Methi Rice, Healthy Tomato Methi Pulao
Recipe# 35073
17 Jul 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
tomato methi rice recipe | healthy tomato methi pulao | Indian tomato methi brown rice | iron rich fenugreek brown rice | with 36 amazing images. tomato methi rice recip ....
Tava Pulao, Tawa Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 33427
01 Jul 21

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by Tarla Dalal
tawa pulao recipe | mumbai roadside tawa pulao | mumbai street style famous tawa pulao | with 35 amazing photos. Tawa pulao, another quick treat off the Pav Bhaji cart is yet another popula ....
Gujarati Masala Bhaat, Khaari Bhaat
Recipe# 623
03 Jul 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati masala bhaat recipe | khaari bhaat | quick khari bhat | with amazing 23 images. Gujarati masala bhaat is a classic Gujarati rice dish, which is tradiona ....
Lahsuni Palak Chawal Or How To Make Garlic Spinach Rice Recipe
Recipe# 37298
22 Jun 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect rice delicacy to enjoy the authentic flavours of Northern India, the Lehsuni Palak Chawal is sure to steal your hearts with its pleasant green colour and vibrant flavour. Although this garlicky spinach rice is prepared with minimal ingredients, it has a lingering flavour and strong, spicy ....
Pressure Cooker Veg Pulao, Veg Pulao in Pressure Cooker
Recipe# 1745
17 Jun 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Veg Pulao in Pressure Cooker | Pressure cooker Veg Pulao | quick vegetable pulao | with 14 amazing images. quick vegetable pulao is actually Veg Pulao in Pressure Cooker ....
Dodkyacha Bhaat
Recipe# 40187
12 Jun 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dodkyacha Bhaat is neither a khichdi nor a pulao, but it has a very homely and satiating flavour! A Maharashtrian preparation of rice and ridge gourd perked up with common spices and pastes, Dodkyacha Bhaat is very easy to prepare and very tasty too. ....
Restaurant Style Jeera Rice
Recipe# 41702
26 May 21

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by Tarla Dalal
restaurant style jeera rice | jeera pulao | authentic jeera rice | with amazing 18 images. restaurant style jeera rice is a flavour-packed rice preparation with the enticing and appetizing ....
Chick Pea and Mint Rice, Healthy Chana Pulao
Recipe# 5586
28 May 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
chick pea and mint rice recipe | healthy chana pulao | pudina chana pulao | instant pot chickpea brown rice | with 36 amazing images. chick pea and mint rice recipe
Cabbage Pulao
Recipe# 5585
26 Apr 21

 
 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 ....
Methi Garlic Rice
Recipe# 40865
15 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
methi garlic rice recipe | methi pulao | methi rice Indian style | garlic rice with fenugreek | with 15 amazing images. methi garlic rice recipe |
Soya Granule and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 22377
05 Mar 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Soyabean is a versatile food not just because of it health benefits but also for its effect on stomach once it is consumed. It produces alkali in the stomach thereby making its place in the list of alkaline foods.
Spicy Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 2216
16 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
Have you ever wondered how common ingredients result in a wide range of delectable dishes when cooked smartly with varied cooking techniques and in balanced proportions? here is an example to prove this point. The spicy vegetable pulao features a common blend of veggies and everyday spices, yet the ....
Green Pea Pulao, Peas Pulao, Matar Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 668
15 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Come winter and the market is loaded with fresh, juicy green peas! And the first thing one would think of making with it is this delicately-flavoured pulao! With the exciting crunch of onions, juicy bites of green peas and the aesthetic flavour of whole spices, the Peas Pulao is indeed an all- ....
Green Peas and Methi Pulao
Recipe# 22376
22 Feb 12

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by Tarla Dalal
A rare combination of ingredients like methi and green peas makes this pulao the star of the day's menu! The best part is that this tasteful pulao is packed with stomach-friendly ingredients like green peas, fenugreek and onions, which are alkaline in nature, thus helping to curb
Moong Sprouts Pulao ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35108
19 Jan 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Protein-rich moong sprouts pulao can be made quite easily and quickly in the microwave. Keep some sprouts ready at all times, so that you can whip up such easy but healthy meals in a jiffy!
Aloo Gobi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 4758
27 Nov 20

 
 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.
Achari Paneer Pulao, Paneer Tikka Rice
Recipe# 7555
04 Aug 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
achari paneer pulao recipe | Indian paneer tikka pulao | paneer tikka rice | achari biryani | with 29 amazing images. achari paneer pulao recipe |
Shahi Pulao with Nawabi Curry ( Popular Restaurant Recipes )
Recipe# 33535
21 Oct 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
A memorable rice preparation with layers of rich nawabi gravy, and enriched with saffron and dry fruits. It has a slightly sweet flavour because of the fruits that have been used.
Spinach and Carrot Pulao with Coconut Curry
Recipe# 748
25 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chock-full of nutrients and bubbling with flavour, the Spinach and Carrot Rice with Coconut Curry is a tasteful preparation of spinach and carrot rice perked up with a spicy paste, layered with coconut curry, and baked in an oven so the flavours mingle and cause your taste buds to tingle!
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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