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Vegetarian Parda Pulao

Archana Potdar
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Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Vegetarian Parda Pulao RECIPE

Actually #Parda Pulao is made from mutton but that in no way should stop us vegetarians from making this delicious pulao.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Festive
  • Hyderabadi
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. For the Parda: 1 cup wheat flour
  2. 1/2 cup ghee
  3. 1/2 tsp sugar
  4. 1 egg ( I did not use)
  5. For the Vegetables and Rice: 4 onions sliced
  6. 2 each onions sliced then fried and carrots diced
  7. 1/4 french beans broken in peices
  8. 3 cauliflower florets diced
  9. 1/2 cup each milk curd and green peas
  10. 250 grams rice
  11. 2-3 tbsp ready biryani mix
  12. 2 tbsp ghee and ginger-garlic paste
  13. a pinch of kesar/saffron
  14. salt to taste


  1. Mix the vegetables with curd and the ready biryani mix, add salt mix and refrigerate for 12 hours but 1/2 an hour is okay.
  2. Mix the flour with sugar and ghee.With water knead to a soft dough. Cover and set aside.
  3. Whisk the egg and reserve to use as egg wash. (If using) I used plain milk.
  4. Pre-heat the oven at 220°C. Cook the rice on the stove top and set aside to cool.
  5. Heat ghee, add sliced onions and sauté till golden. Add the vegetables and cook till al dente .
  6. Once vegetables are done, adjust the thickness of the gravy with a little milk, check the seasoning and reserve.
  7. Dissolve the saffron in the balance milk. In an oven-proof dish add the vegetable with the gravy first.
  8. Add the rice and fried onion. Drizzle all the saffron milk.
  9. Roll out the dough into a sheet large enough to cover the pan, sealing the sides. Brush the egg wash on the dough,(if using) or milk wash the dough.
  10. Place in the oven and cook till the dough acquires a light brown colour on top and it’s cooked through.
  11. Cut away one-half of the dough from the centre to release the fragrance.
  12. Serve with raita of your choice.

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Prathibha Narendra
Prathibha Narendra   Jun-14-2016

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