Spiced Onion Pulao Recipe - Pyaz Pulao Recipe
Spiced Onion Pulao Recipe is a delicious rice, made in a pressure cooker along with some whole spices, that's absolutely simple to make as the name suggests. Serve it along with dals or curries both vegetarian and non vegetarian for a delightful meal.
Spiced Onion Pulao Recipe is a super simple flavoured rice recipe that is roasted and then pressure cooked with some whole spices.
The rice is first washed, pat dried and dry roasted. Dry roasting the rice, enhances the flavour of the pulao and helps the rice grains stand out well separately after it is cooked.
Flavoured with ginger-garlic and onions, and aromatics like bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon, this pulao recipes needs no accompaniments and tastes great by itself too.
Try our other Pulao Recipes:
- Kashmiri Pulao Recipe
- Peas Pulao Recipe - North Indian Matar Pulao
- Narangi Pulao Recipe - Orange Flavoured Rice
- 1 cup Rice
- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- 2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
- 2 Cloves (Laung)
- 1 inch Cinnamon stick
- 3 Green Chillies , slit
- 2 Onions , thinly sliced
- 2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
- 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 1 Tomato , finely chopped
- Salt , to taste
- 1/4 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) , loosely packed & finely chopped
How to make Spiced Onion Pulao Recipe - Pyaz Pulao Recipe
To begin making the Spiced Onion Pulao Recipe, wash the rice thoroughly, and drain off all the excess water using a strainer.
Now pat dry the rice on an absorbent paper.
Heat a kadai, on medium-low flame, and dry roast the rice for about 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously. We are not looking for any colour here.
Turn off the flame and set aside.
Heat a pressure cooker with ghee on medium flame, into the cooker add the whole spices - bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon and allow them to sizzle.
Once the spices sizzle, add the onions, ginger and garlic and saute until the onions have softened
Now add the slit green chillies, chopped tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.
Once soft, mash the tomatoes slightly with the back of the ladle.
Finally add in the dry roasted rice, 2 cups of water, salt to taste and close the pressure cooker.
Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles and turn off the heat. Wait for the cooker to depressurise and then open the lid.
Once done, gently fluff with the Spiced Onion Pulao and transfer to a serving bowl.