Plain pulau

Plain Pulau/Pulav Recipe | Basmati Rice Pulau | Matar Pulau

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Plain Pulau is a main course dish specially in India and Nepal. It is a great dish for lunch, party or on the arrival of surprise guest. There are different types of veg and non-veg pulau. You can serve this with any side dish like gravy curry, pickle, papadam and moong daal recipe.

It is very simple, delicious , flavourful aromatic dish . The recipe can be prepared by only basic ingredients which are often available at home and they are nothing other than flavoured spices.

Serve: 2-4 persons

Prepared Time: 30-40 minutes

Main Ingredients for Plain Pulau Racipe:

  • Basmati or long grain rice- 2 cups
  • Water- 4 cups
  • Ghee or butter- 3 table spoon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • 1/3 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tea spoon lemon juice
  • Cardemom- 1 pinch,cinnamom-1 stick, cloves-3/4 nays,
  • Kismis- 1 tea spoon, cashew 5/6 pieces

    Pulau recipe
    Photo:Recipe of India


  • vessel
  • rice cooker or pressure cooker
  • Heavy base pan
  • Spoon
  • Plate

Methods for Cooking Plain Pulau Recipe

  • Soak rice in a vessel for 30- 60 minutes and drain it.
  • pour 4 cups of water in rice cooker or pressure cooker then heat it. Also add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves into it.
  • Take a heavy base frying pan, heat on medium temperature.
  • Add butter or ghee on the heated pan. Pour rice, stir for few minutes, also add cashew and kismis,again stir and fry for 2 minutes( you can also fry cashew and kismis in oil untill golden brown color before adding into rice).
  • Pour the fried rice into the boiled water of pressure cooker.
  • Add green peas and salt into it , mix them well.
  • cover it and cook medium high temperature.
  • Let it make 1 whistle, and heat on low temperature for 2 minutes then turn off the heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • After the whistle open, Add lemon juice, stir well and transfer it into serving bowl. You will get nice aroma of cinnamon, bay leaves, cardemom around you.
  • You can garnish the rice dish with mint leaves or cilantro on the top center.
  • Enjoy the Pulau with your favourite spicy gravy curry.

Tips: Serve with hot.

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