Sindhi Pulao Recipe

Sindhi Pulao is a delectable and flavourful Pulao recipe where rice is sauteed with caramelized onions, green chillies, cumin seeds and cinnamon. Serve it along with Sai Bhaji and Lauki Raita for a weekday meal.

Seema Shringi
Sindhi Pulao Recipe
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Sindhi Pulao or Sindhi Pilaf with Caramelised Onions Recipe is a delectable one dish meal that gets its flavors from the caramelized onions, green chillies, cumin seeds and cinnamon. 

Serve Sindhi Pulao along with Sai Bhaji and Lauki Raita for a weekday meal. You can also pack this meal in your Lunch Box.

Here are a few more Rice Recipes, that you can make for your everyday meals:

  1. Broad Bean and Courgette Zucchini Pilaf (Pulao) Recipe
  2. Soya Pilaf/Pulav Recipe
  3. Quinoa Brown Rice and Vegetable Pulao Recipe

Note: While caramelizing onions make sure to constantly stir them to avoid burning, or else you will be left with a sour taste. The salt that is added to the onions, makes the caramelization pretty quick.

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M


3 Servings


  • 2 cups Basmati rice , cleaned and washed
  • 3 Onions , thinly sliced
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil , or ghee
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Sindhi Pulao Recipe

  1. To begin making the Sindhi Pulao Recipe, take the cleaned and washed rice in a large bowl, cover it completely with water and soak it for at least 10-15 minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.

  2. Next, heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker, add the onions, a pinch of salt and fry the onions till they become golden brown in colour. Make sure you saute the onions on low heat, else they will brown too quickly and wont get caramelized.

  3. Once the onions are caramelized, add the green chilies, cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon and tomato to the onions and sauté them for another 2 minutes until the tomatoes have become soft.

  4. Stir in the rice to the spices and salt to taste in the cooker and add 3-1/2 cups of water. Cover the lid of the pressure cooker, place the weight on and cook the rice until you hear one whistle.

  5. After the first whistle, turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes and turn off the heat.

  6. Allow the pressure cooker to rest, so the pressure released naturally on its own. This takes about 10 minutes. Once the pressure has released open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. 

  7. The delicious and fragrant Sindhi Pilaf with Caramelised Onions, is ready to be served.

  8. Serve Sindhi Pulao Recipe along with Sai Bhaji and Lauki Raita for a weekday meal. You can also pack this meal in your Lunch Box.