Yellow Pumpkin Pulao Recipe

Yellow Pumpkin Pulao Recipe is a flavour and easy one pot pulao recipe that you can make in no time. Full of flavour and nutrition it can be packed into your kids lunch boxes along with a raita.

Yellow Pumpkin Pulao Recipe
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Yellow Pumpkin Pulao is an easy one pot Indian Pilaf cooked with mild spices, pumpkin and coconut. This is a no onion no garlic recipes & thus you can make in festive time too.

Yellow Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A C and E and lots of minerals including magnesium, potassium and iron.Yellow Pumpkin Pulao is full of nutrition and can be made quickly. You can pack it into your office or kids lunch boxes along with a raita of your choice. 

Serve Yellow Pumpkin Pulao Recipe along with Manipuri Style Sana Thongpa Recipe and Boondi Raita for a wholesome lunch.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Pulav recipes such as

  1. Egg Pulao Recipe
  2. Chana Pulao Recipe
  3. Kashmiri Pulao Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

30 M


2 Servings


  • 1/4 cup Basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coconut
  • 3 Green Chillies , slit
  • Salt , as per your taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar , optional
  • 1 Bay leaves (tej patta)
  • 1 Star anise
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil

How to make Yellow Pumpkin Pulao Recipe

  1. To begin making the Yellow Pumpkin Pulao Recipe, wash the basmati rice couple of times and soak in water for 20 minutes. Meanwhile cut the yellow pumpkin, wash them and keep it aside.

  2. Heat oil in a Pressure cooker and once the oil is hot add the bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise and cumin seeds. 

  3. Once the cumin seeds splutter, add in the green chillies, yellow pumpkin & coconut. Saute them for a min.

  4. Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pressure cooker along with turmeric powder, salt & sugar. Saute them in low Heat for a minute until combined. 

  5. Add in the water & when it comes to a rolling boil, close the pressure cooker & cook the Pumpkin Pulao on medium heat for 2 whistles. After two whistles turn off the heat

  6. Allow the pressure to release naturally and open the pressure cooker. Fluff  the Pumpkin Pulao with fork slightly and transfer into a serving plate and serve. 

  7. Serve Yellow Pumpkin Pulao Recipe along with Manipuri Style Sana Thongpa Recipe and Boondi Raita for a wholesome lunch.