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Basic Pulao

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Comments 6
Rating 4/5.0
Occasion: Any   Total servings: 4-5
Cuisine: Pakistani   Calories:
Effort: Easy   Pre-Prep time:
Best for: All   Preperation time: 1 hour
How to serve: Hot    

Basic Pulao recipe by Nazia at
Pulao is a rice and meat preparation that can be served as a full meal on its own, made with basmati rice, meat and onions, the pulao is filling and flavorful.

4 cups + 1/2 cup + 3 cups Water
3 tsp GingerClick to find more about Ginger / GarlicClick to find more about Garlic
1 kg Mutton
3 tsp SaltClick to find more about Salt
8 10 small Green Chillies
1 tbsp Red Chilly powder
2 Black Cardamoms
6 Dried Plums soaked
10 Black Peppercorns
3 Tomatoes chopped
1 tsp Cloves
Oil 1/2 cup
1 stick CinnamonClick to find more about Cinnamon
2 large Onions chopped
1 tsp White Cummin seeds
1 kg Rice washed and soaked for 30 minutes

In a pot put 4 cups of water, meat, green chillies, cardamoms, black peppercons, cloves, cinnamonClick to find more about cinnamon, cummin seeds, gingerClick to find more about ginger / garlicClick to find more about garlic, saltClick to find more about salt, red chilly powder and dried plums.
Cover the pot and cook till the meat is tender.
Add the tomatoes. In another pot, heat the oil, and fry the onions till they are brown then add 1/2 a cup of water and set aside.
When the meat is tender, add it to the brown onions, stir and cook for a few minutes till the oil seperates.
Add 3 cups of water and any stock that remains. Bring it to a boil.
Add saltClick to find more about salt and the drained rice. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
After the water dries let it simmer for 10 minutes on slow fire.
Serve hot with raita and salad.

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There are 6 comment(s) for this recipe.
by hoorya 4/5 Stars
i love pulao and this pulao is very yummy

Thu Mar 08, 2012

by noor 4/5 Stars
it looks yummy,we will try this

Thu Mar 08, 2012

by tahira 3/5 Stars
i think tomatos r not used in this recepie

Wed Dec 07, 2011

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars

Sat Nov 05, 2011

by Anonymous 3/5 Stars
i have followed instructions precisely and my rice is all sticky also it has stuck to the pot so i have put some in oven in casserole to se if that helps !!!!!

Tue Aug 23, 2011

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars

Wed Aug 03, 2011

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