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From biryanis to rice desserts, we have talked about and tasted them all. Yet something’s still waiting to be curated by the folks at ricefullyyours.com! We’re definitely not leaving behind the main attraction of every Indian party and of Sundays, Pulao. When you’re a foodie, there’s only one motto to follow-VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE. And when we are all avid rice eaters, trying and tasting all kinds of rice preparation becomes an unspoken law.
Before we dig in, here's a delicious tip from yours truly - use Fortune Super Basmati Rice for any Pulao recipe, for it will make your dish look fluffier and appetising with its non-sticky, slender grains, perfect for any kind of experimental cooking. Now that we have put it all out there, it’s time to gobble down some of India’s most aromatic and mouthwatering pulaos.
Two words: Spicy! Healthy!
This dish is a great fusion of rice, variety of veggies and spices. Preparing this dish isn’t that difficult. Firstly, you sauté the assortment of spices, rice and veggies in oil or ghee (according to your preference) and then cook it in a pressure cooker, just like how you prepare plain rice. The uniqueness of this recipe; however, lies in the age-old garam masalas, i.e., bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves for a deleightful aroma and taste.
Ideal match: Serve vegetable pulao with potato korma or any type of curry for a more mouthful experience.
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For the unacquainted, Kashmir is also referred as paradise on earth. So it doesn’t come off as a surprise that the recipes originating from this place too would taste like a bite of paradise. An exotic dish often cooked in vegetables and or meat, this pulao is mildly spicy and sweet in taste. Garnish it with fresh fruits like pineapple slivers, pomegranate seeds, apple slices and dry fruits like pistachios, cashew nuts, almonds and raisins generously. Your taste buds will achieve a whole new level of delicious nirvana!
Ideal match: You can serve it with lauki yakhni or onion tomato raita or spiced raita.
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This variety of pulao is dedicated to the health conscious. Soya chunks are a healthy addition to our meals and this variation of pulao is low in calorie, high in protein and filled with many more nutrients. The soya granules are sautéed in ghee with fresh veggies and spices so that they are completely ready by the time you add rice. Your well balanced meal is cooked and ready to be served now.
Ideal match: You can serve this dish with cucumber raita or simple plain yogurt.
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This simple and yet savoury pulao is one of those recipes that pretty much anyone can easily cook and enjoy without much efforts. A toothsome treat for quick get together and beginners in the kitchen. If you wish for a more earthy touch, garam masalas like cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper can be used to give it subtle flavouring.
Ideal match: You can complete this meal with some makhni gravy, green tomato curry or salad on the side.
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As a rice casserole recipe, Peas Pulao is easy to make and only requires the basic garam masalas, rice and lots of peas. A discovery of North India, first you need to stir fry the rice and peas with onions, garlic, cinnamon, cloves and green chillies. Once done, you can finally steam the rice to perfection and later garnish it with mint leaves for a rejuvenating flavour.
Ideal match: You can team it up with dahi or onion tomato raita, onion rings, papad and pickle.
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Arroz com Camarao de Goa, also known as Goa Prawn Pulao, is that mouthwatering combo of prawns and rice originated from Goa. Addition of cloves, green cardamom and cinnamon and both prawn stock and coconut milk gives this pulao recipe an authentic infusion of Goan and Portuguese flavors with some spicy kick.
Ideal match: You can garnish it with coriander and serve it hot with a side of fish fry or salad.
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