Pulav | How to make Pulav

By Sharon Dcosta  |  25th Oct 2015  |  
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  • Homemade Chicken Stock

About Pulav Recipe

My mom used to cook this pulav for me since I was a small kid. Though I never liked peas much, I remember refusing to eat the pulav without peas as it was not looking colourful enough.

Pulav, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Pulav is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Sharon Dcosta. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Pulav is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Pulav recipe by Sharon Dcosta. Pulav can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Pulav just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Pulav can serve 8 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Pulav.


Ingredients to make Pulav

  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 4 cups vegetable / chicken stock
  • 2 pods green cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 medium onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium tomato (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashew nuts
  • salt to taste

How to make Pulav

  1. In a pressure cooker heat the oil and ghee. Fry the chopped cashew nuts and keep aside.
  2. In the same oil, add the cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and saute.
  3. Add the onions and tomatoes and cook till they become soft.
  4. Wash and add the rice and the stock. Add turmeric powder and salt as per taste.
  5. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. After that, lower the flame and cook for 4 minutes.
  6. When cool, fluff up the rice grains with a fork and remove the bay leaves.
  7. Garnish with chopped cashew nuts and serve hot.

My Tip:

You can also add peas and chopped carrots to the pulav to make it look colourful and attractive. If you do not have vegetable / chicken stock, you can use 4 cups of water and 2 Maggi Vegetable Stock / Chicken Stock Cubes.

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