Pulao is a flavor-rich aromatic traditional Indian rice dish. The dish includes a variety of fresh veggies and is consumed throughout the world.
Things to know about Pulao Recipe
The English word “pilaf” is a later form of the Turkish word “Pilav.” It’s also spelled Pulao or Pilau. Its name has been mentioned in ancient texts. The famous Hindu script, Mahabharata, mentions an instance of the dish. Alexander The Great had been reported to like the dish so much that he brought the recipe back to Macedonia.
Apart from India, Pulao is consumed in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. In India, Pulao is famous in Kashmir and West Bengal. The two regions have their varieties of the dish. Chicken or Mutton can also be added to the flavor-rich dish.
Pulao – Indian Traditional Flavored Rice from Kashmir
— General Atributes of This Recipe:
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- 1 1/2 cups Basmati Rice
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 1/2 cups Water
- 1 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 unit Onion thinly sliced
- 2 units Green Chili
- 1 unit Carrot
- 4 units French Bean
- 1/2 cup Garden Peas – Sweet Peas – English Peas – Green Peas
- 1 unit Potato cubed
- 3 tbsp Fresh Mint Leaf
- 1 unit Bay Leaf
- 3/4 tsp Caraway Seed
- 4 units Green Cardamom Pod Seeds
- 4 units Clove
- 2 inch Cinnamon Stick
- 1 unit Star Anise
- 1 strand Mace
- 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg Powder
- 1/2 tsp Fennel Seed Powder
- Take a pan and heat the oil.
- Add all the spices and sauté for a minute.
- Add onions and chilies and fry until the onions turn golden.
- Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté.
- Now add all the veggies and mint.
- Pour water into the pan and add salt. Bring it to a boil, and add rice.
- Cook on low heat until all the water gets absorbed.
- Turn off the stove after 15 minutes and serve.
— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:
Cooking tip for making Pulao
- Use aged rice.
- Do not add too much mace or nutmeg; the Pulao will become bitter.
- If the veggies are frozen, then use 1.5 cups.
What to serve with Pulao?
Serve with curd or Raita. Raita is a side dish made by mixing veggies with curd.
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