Pulav, which is also called as Pilaf or Pulao, is a delicious Indian dish that is made in every state with different flavours and style of cooking. It is a rice dish that is made with the combination of rice, vegetables and different spices. You can also make a Non Veg Pulav by adding Chicken, Prawns, Mutton, Fish etc. These are also a great weeknight dinner, as they are easy to make and gets ready in no time. It is a common preparation in all the Indian households and is loved by the kids too.
While there are many Pulavs such as Mixed Vegetable Pulav, Tomato Pulav, Hare Chane Ka Pulav, Methi Mushroom Pulav, Moong Sprouts Pulav, Soya Pulav etc which can be served with any Raita of your choice, there are some other flavorful and equally delicious Pulav that you can serve along with your Curries and Dals as a side dish when you are making a full meal for any special occasion, festival or a weekend lunch or dinner, as they are light spiced and the taste and flavour enhances when paired with a Dal or a Curry.
So next time you are making a meal for your house parties or special occasions, do try these recipes and we are sure everyone will just love it:
Jeera Rice, flavourful and delicious and is available in almost all the North Indian Restaurants. In this recipe, cooked rice is sauteed in ghee with cumin seeds. It is a very easy recipe and can be prepared in very less time. It goes really well with all the Dals and Curries.
To make it more flavourful, you can also add finely chopped coriander leaves and some fried onions for that extra flavour and taste.
Mint Coriander Spiced Pulao, sound only delicious right? Well, its very easy to make and is perfect for your weeknight dinners or you can also pack it in your Lunch Box.
In this recipe, rice is sauteed with finely chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves which gives freshness to this dish. Try this Pulav with Paneer Butter Masala or Dal Makhani, it will surely satisfy your taste buds.
Peas Pulao, a very common Rice dish that is made in every household. In this recipe, green peas are added to the Pulao for that extra taste and crunch. You can use fresh Green Peas to make this recipe, and if not available you can use Frozen Peas too.
Add some finely chopped coriander for more taste and freshness. You will love this Pulav along with Dhaba Style Egg Curry. Do give it a try!
Filled with the goodness of vegetables, Aromatic Vegetable Pulao is a delicious Pulav that you can serve along with your Spicy Dals. We have added a Green Peas and Carrots in this Pulav, but you can also add vegetables of your choice in this Pulav.
In this recipe, you can either stir fry the vegetables or steam them to add in the Pulav. You can also use some whole masalas like cloves and bay leaf to make it aromatic and flavourful.
This is our absolute favourite! Just love the taste and texture of fried onions in this Vagharela Chawal. Serve it along with some Kofta Curries such as Broccoli Malai Kofta, Paneer Kofta Curry, Malai Kofta or any of your favourite Kofta Curries.
If you want more flavour, add some fried Garlic and finely chopped mint leaves on the top. Mouth watering, right?
Ghee Rice, is a famous recipe in South India, which is usually eaten with spicy South Indian curries.
In this recipe, rice is cooked along with a generous amount of ghee, curry leaves and whole spices like Star Anise, Cloves, Whole Black Peppercorns, Cardamom and Bay Leaf. You can also pair this rice with some North Indian Dals such as Dal Tadka or Lehsuni Palak Dal.
Matta Rice, a special rice which is made in every household in Kerala. This recipe is similar to Peas Pulao, the only difference is the rice used in this Pulav is different.
If you are planning to make a Kerala Style Curry, then you must definitely try this Pulao. You can also make plain Matta Rice and serve it along with Sambar, Thoran, Pachadi and Elai Vadam for a full South Indian meal.