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May 9, 2022

18 Pulao Varieties - Different Types of Veg Pulao Recipes

Pulao varieties

Here is the list of 18 different types of vegetable pulao recipes from my blog. Most of them are prepared directly using a pressure cooker and its preparation time is less than 30 minutes. So anyone can cook it easily within less time during busy morning hours and pack it for yours and kids lunch box. I have shared both South Indian and North Indian style pulao recipes. Choose and try these flavour packed, healthy veg pulao varieties at home for weekend special lunch or for lunch box. I am sure you will love it.

I have also made a collection of vegetarian biryani varieties. Do check it out !

Lets start this collection with a basic post for beginners on How to cook basmati rice perfectly for Biryani and pulao.

HOW TO COOK BASMATI RICE

Hpw to cook basmati rice

BENGALI MISHTI PULAO – SWEET PULAO RECIPE

Here is a Bengali style sweet pulao recipe which is called as Mishti pulao. With the sweet taste and the flavor of spices, this pulao tastes awesome and unique.

Bengali mishti pulao

 MUSHROOM PULAO

Spicy and tasty pulao recipe with Mushroom that can be prepared directly in a pressure cooker with easily available ingredients at home.

Mushroom pulao
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 

















This pulao is a must try recipe in my blog. Its a show stealing and crowd pleasing recipe. So you can try it for birthday parties and get togethers. Its a fool proof recipe.


Karnataka veg pulao
 

In Karnataka, this pulao / Rice bath is a must try during Avarekalu season. Its a healthy and tasty rice variety that people make it at least once in a week during the season. Its an easy, one pot recipe.
 
Avarekalu bath recipe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







 
This is yet another version of Karnataka style pulao recipe adding Avarekalu / Field beans and methi leaves. It can be made in a pressure cooker directly and tastes so good. 

Avarekalu methi pulao
























 











 

Colorful and healthy beetroot pulao. Ideal for kids lunch box. Tastes so good !
 
Beetroot pulao
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 


Flavourful cabbage pulao / Cabbage rice in a pressure cooker. Try it for your weekend lunch or lunch box. You will be surprised to know its taste.
 
Cabbage pulao



 
 
Mild sweet tasting pulao adding colourful fruits, vegetables and nuts. Kids would love it !
 
Kashmiri pulao
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






 


Yet another healthy, tasty and colourful palak rice / Palak pulao also known as Green pulao. Try it out !

Palak pulao


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Easy, peasy Pulao recipe with Paneer and mixed vegetables. Tastes yum !

Paneer pulao
 




 

I made this Pulao for my husband’s lunch box during his weight loss journey. Tastes great and keeps you full for long time.

Sprouts pulao

 


Easy and yummy sweet corn pulao that can be prepared for your kids lunch box and birthday parties.

sweet corn pulao




One of the most popular North Indian street food, Tawa Pulao recipe. It can be prepared instantly if you have left over rice in hand.

tawa pulao
 


 



Its a different South Indian style Tomato pulao recipe with full of masala flavor. Check this out !
 
Tomato pulao
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

     
  
 
 


Karnataka style Tomato bath is a must try recipe from my blog. Its a popular rice variety in Bangalore.
 Its mostly served in temples and functions as prasad.

Karnataka style tomato bath



Colourful and tasty tri color pulao with 3 flavours. With Paneer, it tastes great and different. Ideal to attract your kids. 
 
Tri color pulao
 
 
 
Restaurant style vegetable pulao recipe for birthday parties and get togethers.
 
spicy veg pulao
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 EASY VEGETABLE PULAO RECIPE


Easy vegetable pulao made directly in a pressure cooker. Its a less spicy, quick and easy pulao to make it for your kids lunch box.

Easy vegetable pulao

Try these pulao varieties, enjoy and please don’t forget to share your feedback with me.
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March 3, 2022

Avarekalu Rice Bath Recipe – Karnataka Avarekalu Bath

Avarekalu rice bath

Avarekalu bath is one of the most delicious rice varieties that is prepared every year during avarekalu season. People in Karnataka make use of this season and prepare avarekalu recipes every single day. I too started making them after learning from my friends and neighbours. People here make Avarekalu sagu, avarekalu pulao, uppittu, avarekalu sambar, palya, avarekalu huli etc.

Every year, avarekalu mela is conducted at food street in V V puram and in different places of Bangalore during January to March. I have also attended one and relished some of the yummy avarekalu dishes, sweets and snacks from different stalls. I have shared many avarekalu recipes in my blog so far. But I wanted to try this most popular, restaurant style avarekalu rice bath for long time. Finally it happened this year. 

This Hyacinth beans rice / Avarekalu rice bath is a simple and quick one pot recipe that can be made in a pressure cooker easily.Its a working women and bachelor friendly recipe. I have used only avarekalu in this recipe. You can also use vegetables like carrot, beans, potato to make it more healthy and colourful. 

Lets see how to make this yummy Karnataka style Avarekalu rice bath with step by step pictures.

Check out my other AVAREKALU RECIPES too.

avarekalu rice bath recipe

Avarekalu rice bath recipe - Karnataka Avarekalu Bath


Avarekalu rice bath recipe - Karnataka Avarekalu Bath

Avarekalu rice bath recipe - Karnataka style Lilva beans rice


 
Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Lilva beans / Hyacinth beans / Avarekalu - 1/2 cup
  • Sona masoori rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Black stone flower - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Big onion – 1(finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 (-do-)
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
To grind
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Green chilli - 2 to 3
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic - 5 cloves
  • Mint leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few
HOW TO MAKE AVAREKALU RICE BATH
  1. Wash and soak Sona masoori water in 2 cups of water.
  2. Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” to smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in a cooker. Add bay leaf, cardamom and black stone flower.
  4. Saute onion till transparent. Add tomato and saute till mushy.
  5. Now add the ground masala and saute till mushy.
  6. Lastly add dhania powder, salt and soaked rice with water. Let the water roll boil.
  7. Cover the cooker. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  8. Open the cooker after the steam is released naturally. Fluff the rice and serve with raita.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak the Sona masoori rice in 2 cups of water. Set aside. Wash Avarekalu and set aside.
  • avarekalu bath
  • Grind all the ingredients given under “To grind” to a smooth paste. Wash the avarekalu. I have used Hitikida avarekalu ( i.e squeezed ones). You can use whole ones with skin.

  • Heat oil in a cooker base. Saute bay leaf, cardamom and black stone flower. Saute onion till transparent.
  • avarekalu bath
  • Add tomato and saute till mushy. Then add the ground masala paste and saute for few minutes. Add avarekalu and saute for a minute.
  • avarekalu bath
  • Add soaked rice along with water, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and wait for the water to come to a boil. This helps for the masala to blend with rice else masala floats on top after the rice is cooked. Now cover the cooker with a lid and pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle.
  • avarekalu bathavarekalu bath
  • Open the cooker after the steam is released naturally. Fluff the rice gently and serve with raita. Enjoy !

Note

  • I have used Hitikida avarekalu. You can use whole ones.
  • For variations, you can add more vegetables like carrot, beans and potato.
  • For variations, you can saute all the ingredients given under “to grind” in little oil and then grind to smooth paste.


Try this easy, yummy Avarekalu rice bath at home and enjoy !

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November 16, 2021

Paneer Pulao Recipe In Pressure Cooker

Paneer pulao

Paneer pulao is a popular, kids friendly lunch box and weekend special recipe for lunch. Its so easy to make directly in a pressure cooker. There is no grinding job. So it can be prepared quickly under 15 minutes. I added mixed vegetables to make it more colorful and healthy. You can make this rice with paneer alone and make mixed vegetable sabzi for side dish.

Actually I served this paneer pulao with onion raita. But I felt some tangy and spicy tomato based gravy would have made a best side dish for this pulao as its mildly spiced. You can make some mixed vegetable sabzi or dal makhani.  Friends, do try this healthy and easy paneer pulao recipe for your weekend lunch. It tastes yummy.



 paneer pulao

Paneer pulao recipe


Paneer pulao recipe

Paneer pulao recipe in pressure cooker


 
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Paneer / Cottage cheese - 200gms
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp + 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Black stone flower - 1
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Big onion - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Carrot – 1 ( finely chopped)
  • Frozen Green peas – a handful
  • Mint + Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Crushed Kasoori Methi - 1 tsp
HOW TO MAKE PANEER PULAO IN PRESSURE COOKER
  1. Wash and peel carrot, chop finely.
  2. Chop paneer into small square pieces.
  3. Chop vegetables into small cubes.
  4. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker base.
  5. Saute whole spices, onion, gg paste, green chilli.
  6. Add tomato and saute for a minute.
  7. Add carrot, green peas and saute for a minute.
  8. Add soaked basmati rice, water and salt.
  9. Add finely chopped mint and coriander leaves, crushed kasoori methi.
  10. Mix well and lastly add the toasted paneer pieces.
  11. Close the cooker and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  12. Open the cooker after the steam is released.
  13. Fluff the rice gently and serve with any gravy or raita.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel carrot. Chop finely. Chop paneer into small squares. Heat oil in a dosa tawa.
  • Toast the paneer pieces on both the sides till golden in color. Remove in a plate.
  • Heat oil + ghee in pressure cooker base. Saute cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, black stone flower and bay leaf. 
  • Paneer pulao
  • Add onion, ginger garlic paste, green chilli and saute till onion turns transparent.
  • Paneer pulao recipe
  • Add tomato and saute till mushy. Add carrot, green peas and saute for a minute. Add soaked basmati rice, water and salt.
  • Paneer pulao recipe
  • Lastly add the chopped mint+ coriander leaves and crushed Kasoori methi. Mix well and cover the cooker. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Fluff the rice gently and serve hot with some tomato based gravy. I served with onion raita but some gravy would be a better side dish.
  • Paneer pulao recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations, you can add red chilli powder instead of green chilli. But pulao looks red in color.
  • You can also add garam masala powder for more flavor.


Tasty Paneer pulao is ready to serve ! Enjoy !

paneer pulao


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June 29, 2021

Baby potato biryani in pressure cooker | Potato rice recipe

Baby potato biryani

This is my second version of baby potato biryani in pressure cooker. Earlier I had shared a Chettinad baby potato biryani. I tried this recipe after watching a YouTube video. It came out so well. Its a very simple potato rice recipe. No grinding work. You can finish the entire cooking process under 15 minutes. Its ideal for bachelors and working women to make a quick lunch box recipe. Kids would also love it.

You can use regular potato instead of baby potato. I used baby potato with skin as my potatoes were really small. You can peel the skin and use it. Friends, do try this easy potato biryani in pressure cooker. You will love it for sure.

 Potato biryani

Potato biryani in pressure cooker / Potato rice recipe


Potato biryani in pressure cooker / Potato rice recipe

Potato biryani in pressure cooker / Potato rice recipe


 
Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Main course
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250 ml
  • Jeera rice / Seeraga samba rice - 1 cup
  • Baby potato - 15 OR Potato - 3 (cubed)
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cloves - 1
  • Black stone flower / Kalpasi - 1
  • Big onion - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato - 1
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder / Dhania powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Mint leaves – few
  • Curd – 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 1.5 cups
HOW TO MAKE POTATO BIRYANI
  1. Wash and peel the skin of baby potato or normal potato. Chop into big cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Saute the whole garam masala spices.
  3. Saute onion, ginger garlic paste till raw smell goes off.
  4. Add potato and tomato pieces. Mix well.
  5. Add the spice powders. Mix well. Add mint leaves, curd.
  6. Lastly add the washed rice, required water and salt.
  7. Mix and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released.
  8. Mix gently and serve hot with raita !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the baby potato. (If you are using potato, peel the skin and chop into cubes). Chop onion, tomato and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Saute bayleaf, cinnamon, cloves, black stone flower. Add onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute till raw smell goes off.
    • potato rice
  • Now add tomato and potato cubes. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well.
  • potato rice
  • Add the mint leaves, curd. Mix well. Lastly add washed rice, required water and salt. Mix well. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released.
  • potato rice
  • Mix gently and serve hot with onion raita. Enjoy !
  • Potato rice

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as per your taste.
  • You can use baby potato with skin if you like.


Easy and yummy baby potato biryani is ready to serve !

Potato rice


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July 15, 2020

Mayonnaise Dip For Chips, Nachos - Garlic Mayo Dip Recipe

mayonnaise dip for nachos

Usually Nachos is served with salsa, cheese sauce, bean dip, curd mayo dip etc. But I wanted to try some simple and instant dip recipe using store bought, eggless mayonnaise just like the ones served in restaurants like Mc Donald's and Tacos. Finally I prepared this no cook, garlic flavored mayo dip without cheese and without fire when I was looking for some easy mayonnaise dips for chips and nachos. It can be served with potato wedges and French fries too. I won't say this one tastes exactly like restaurants, but it tasted delicious. Kids would love it for sure. We relished it with salted nachos and potato chips for our weekend evening snacks. Raksha loved it very much. Basically we all love to eat chips with plain, store bought mayonnaise. When you pep it up with spices like garlic, oregano, basil, pepper powder, chilli flakes and Olive oil, it goes to the next level. So friends, do try this easy, instant, no cook, yummy mayonnaise dip for Nachos and chips. You will love it !

Also check out my Avocado dip for nachos !

mayonnaise dip for nachos

Mayonnaise dip for chips and nachos


Mayonnaise dip for chips and nachos

Easy, yummy  garlic flavored dip for chips and nachos using store bought mayonnaise



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Mayonnaise - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato ketchup - 1.5 tbsp
  • Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder or crushed garlic - 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano or Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Basil - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oilve oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Hot water - 1 tbsp ( if needed)
HOW TO MAKE MAYONNAISE DIP FOR NACHOS
  1. In a wide bowl, mix all the ingredients given above except hot water.
  2. After mixing the dip, check for consistency. 
  3. If its too thick, add little more olive or hot water. 
  4. Mix well and serve with Nachos, Chips, Potato wedges or French Fries !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • In a wide bowl, mix mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, garlic powder, chilli flakes, pepper powder, Italian seasoning or oregano, basil and olive oil.
  • mayonnaise dip for nachos chips mayonnaise dip for nachos chips
  • Check for consistency. If its too thick, add little more olive oil or a tbsp of hot water. Mix well, check for taste. Add more seasoning or ketchup if required. Mix well and serve with Nachos, Chips, French Fries or Potato wedges.
  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of Italian seasoning, chilli flakes and pepper powder as per your taste.
  • You can skip pepper powder if you don't like.
  • For variations, you can add some hung curd instead of tomato ketchup.

Enjoy this easy, yummy Mayonnaise dip for Nachos and share your feedback with me !
mayonnaise dip for nachos chips

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