Indian Pulao Recipe

Indian Pulao Recipe

Indian pulao is a delicious one-pot rice dish that’s popular all over India. It’s typically made with fragrant basmati rice, spices, vegetables, and sometimes meat or poultry. Here’s a simple recipe to make pulao:


Basmati rice 2 cup (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)
2 tbsp ghee or oil
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 cloves
3-4 cardamom pods
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1-2 green chilies, slit
Mixed vegetables (carrots, beans, potatoes, Peas) 1 cup
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
Salt, to taste
4 cups water

  1. Heat ghee or oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, and cardamom pods and fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
  2. Put sliced onions in pan & fry until they turn golden.
  3. Add ginger paste, garlic paste, and green chilies and fry for another minute.
  4. Put mixed vegetables in cooking pan fry for 4 minutes.
  5. Add cumin seeds, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well.
  6. Drain the water from the soaked rice and put it in the pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  8. Lower the heat, cover the pan, and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the water has been absorbed.
  9. Let the pulao rest for 5 minutes after turning off the heat.
  10. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot with raita or your favourite curry.
  11. Enjoy your delicious Indian pulao!


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