Masala Pulao

Here is the recipe…

Add finely sliced onion to heated oil. When it becomes golden brown, add minced ginger & garlic. Cook for a few mins and add the masala powders and cook for a few mins…

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When oil starts appearing, add the lemon juice and salt. Mix well and add the cooked veggies…

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Add cooked rice to this and combine gently. Add chopped mint and coriander leaves and stir…

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Recipe adapted from Vanitha

Masala Pulao
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Masala Pulao

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Servings: 1 -2
Author: Maria Jose

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Cooked basmati rice
  • 1 small Onion (finely sliced)
  • 1 tsp Ginger and garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Meat masala (refer notes)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 cup Cooked vegetables (I used carrot and beans)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander and mint leaves (each, chopped)
  • Salt
  • Ghee / oil (I used sunflower oil)

Instructions

  • Heat ghee/oil in a deep bottom pan. Add finely sliced onions. When it turns golden brown, add minced ginger and garlic. Cook for a few mins. Add the masala powders and cook till the oil appears. Add lemon juice and salt and mix it. Add cooked veggies and mix. Add cooked rice and combine gently. Garnish with the chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • You can also garnish with fried onions and cashews. Serve with raita, pickle and pappad.

Notes

Meat masala wasnt used in the original recipe, but I recommend using it. If you are making it for some special occasion, I recommend using ghee. You can also use white rice like sona masuri also to make this, but the flavour will be more with Basmati. I microwaved the chopped veggies with 1-2 tbsp of water for 3 mins. You can use any veggies of your choice. To make a non veg version, you can add cooked chicken/beef/mutton along with the veggies and continue the same procedure.
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38 thoughts on “Masala Pulao”

  1. Hello Maria,

    I have tried Masala Pulav with your Egg-potato curry. It was awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing the Recipe

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  2. Hi Maria,
    I came across your blog accidently and ever since I am a big fan of yours! I have made a lot of your dishes on Fridays and everyone at home is extremely pleased and overwhelmed with it and now looking forward for my special Fridays!! A big “Thank you ” for that!! I just love the simplicity you put with each dishes and so we end up making it well which turns out delicious!! I have recommended this to my cousins and friends also and am sure they too are checking it out!! Today Ill be making this and I have no doubt it will turn out well!!

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    • Hi Suja,

      Thank you so much for your comment. Really happy to know that you’ve tried many dishes from here and it was appreciated by your family.

      Thanks again for recommending the site to your family and friends, appreciate it very much :)

      Happy cooking and wish you and your family a happy new year!

      Cheers
      Maria

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  3. hiiiii…..maria
    i was searching 4 a recipe which i could try with minimum ingredients……because my fridge was almost empty(juz few carrots)….i came across ur recipe and am gng to try this today.
    and i will let u know the result of my cooking..thnks 4 the recipe dear…

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  4. tried tis onee ,,, and it was excellent,,,my hubby was on an anti veg pulao mission ,, but i was the one who luvd veg pulao and i used to force him to eat and i failed most of the tym,, whn i made this pulao and kept in front of him he gave me an angry look , i said ” wait , jz try it’s frm “mariasmenu”, he frst opposed but the color the aroma and the look of the pulao was sooo tempting tat he said” if its frm mariasmenu i think i shud try it” at that moment i realized tat he trustd ur recipes than mine :P… and finally ended up changing his mind of hating veg pulaoss,,, phewwwww finally,, thnkzz mariaa :))))

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    • I loved reading your comment Juvaria dear :) Nice to know that your husband finally liked a veg pulao! Though the recipe is from here, it’s cooked by you, s o I cant take the whole credit :)

      Thanks a lot for the comment..

      Cheers
      Maria

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  5. Thanks Maria! Love this recipe, gonna try this very second! This is a long due comment from my side! Being a long time resident of Bahrain myself, I always favor your recipes over any other  :)  I hv even referred your site to my mom n dad , they r loving each n every post of urs!

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    • Hi Divya,

      Thanks a bunch for your comment! Great to know that we have some Bahrain connection too :) Thanks again for recommending my site to your parents too.

      Cheers
      Maria

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  6. Thank you for your recipe, Maria.

    Had a question, though. 3 cups of cooked rice is the result of how many cups of uncooked rice?

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    • Hi Sollupa,

      You are welcome! I think 1-1 1/2 cups of raw rice will give you 3 cups of cooked rice. I had some left over cooked rice with me and made this pulao with that…

      Cheers
      Maria

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  7. Looks lovely! I’m gonna try it asap. Thank you so much for your amazing recipes Maria. Your site is one that I turn to whenever I need inspiration. Be it sweet or spicy – you always deliver! Thanks a ton.

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