Quick to prepare. Involves little preparation. One dish dinner. Healthy and filling. That is what pulav is. You can make it as rich as you want or serve it without any frills. Pulav can be served with all or any one of these – curd , salad, raita, pickle, gravy, chutney, buttermilk or any other condiment you prefer.

Preparation Time – 30 mins

Servings – 2 people


2 cups basmati rice

Ghee 2 tblsp

Hing one pinch

Zeera 1 tblsp

1 Tejpatta (curry leaves)

1 large potato

1 large onion

A handful of peas

3 cloves

Salt 3 tblsp

Red chilli powder 1 tblsp

Haldi 1 tblsp

Rinse and soak the rice in water for half an hour. Cut potato into 1 inch pieces and soak in water. Dice onion. Heat the cooker and add oil, zeera and hing. When zeera starts to sputter, add tejpatta and cloves. Add the onion, potato, peas, salt, red chilli powder and haldi. Add rice with 2 cups of water. Put the gas on low flame after one whistle for 12-15 minutes.


Tips – Cut carrots into thin one inch pieces and add. You can also add cabbage or fried cauliflower. If you want to increase the nutritional value of pulav, you can also add soya beans. To make it rich, nuts can be added.


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